Marg’s Local Guide to PEI

Marg
Marg’s Local Guide to PEI

Things to do

Children favorites
42 minutes. Children love this place and it’s a locals favorite. Enjoy an authentic PEI farm experience. Check out their website for further details.admission is around $10.
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Island Hill Farm
351 PE-225
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42 minutes. Children love this place and it’s a locals favorite. Enjoy an authentic PEI farm experience. Check out their website for further details.admission is around $10.
5 minutes. Mini golf. When leaving cottage, turn left at the end of the Thunder Cove Road.
Darnley Greens
307 Lower Darnley Road
5 minutes. Mini golf. When leaving cottage, turn left at the end of the Thunder Cove Road.
30 minute drive. Amusement park and fun for the whole family. 70 foot Ferris wheel with a view of the beach. They have mini golf too.
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Sandspit Cavendish Beach
8986 Cavendish Rd
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30 minute drive. Amusement park and fun for the whole family. 70 foot Ferris wheel with a view of the beach. They have mini golf too.
30 minute drive. Favourite local attraction. Pre-booking may be required. 40 attractions both wet and dry. This is a local favourite for small children.
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Shining Waters Family Fun Park
8885 Cavendish Rd
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30 minute drive. Favourite local attraction. Pre-booking may be required. 40 attractions both wet and dry. This is a local favourite for small children.
17 minute drive. Take your bikes and join the Confederation Trail in Kensington. The trail covers all of PEI from tip to tip and I’ve done the full trail. Locals say the most beautiful scenery is from Morell to St Peter’s and I agree it is beautiful however I enjoyed Summerside to Wellington and biking through the small village. I also enjoyed going off the trail from time to time and exploring the small villages by bike. In O’Leary we enjoyed lunch at Maple House.
Confederation Trail
17 minute drive. Take your bikes and join the Confederation Trail in Kensington. The trail covers all of PEI from tip to tip and I’ve done the full trail. Locals say the most beautiful scenery is from Morell to St Peter’s and I agree it is beautiful however I enjoyed Summerside to Wellington and biking through the small village. I also enjoyed going off the trail from time to time and exploring the small villages by bike. In O’Leary we enjoyed lunch at Maple House.
53 minute drive - live shows with the most famous being Anne of Green Gables. Confed Center also operate the Mack. A cabaret Theatre that has great shows.
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Confederation Centre of the Arts
145 Richmond Street
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53 minute drive - live shows with the most famous being Anne of Green Gables. Confed Center also operate the Mack. A cabaret Theatre that has great shows.
90 minute drive. The most beautiful scenery you’ll see in the world! Hiking trails, beach. You need a full day for this activity. Pack a lunch or pick up a picnic from Mary’s Bakery in Kensington on the way (order first). The famous Greenwich beach is also nearby. There is an admission charge.
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Greenwich National Park
59 Wild Rose Rd
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90 minute drive. The most beautiful scenery you’ll see in the world! Hiking trails, beach. You need a full day for this activity. Pack a lunch or pick up a picnic from Mary’s Bakery in Kensington on the way (order first). The famous Greenwich beach is also nearby. There is an admission charge.
20 minutes, a 9 hole golf course with best value on PEI, 14 km from cottage
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Red Sands Golf Course
27 Hurst Rd
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20 minutes, a 9 hole golf course with best value on PEI, 14 km from cottage
15 minutes. Also called Under the Spire Music Festival. The venue has great sound and great concerts over the summer including Island favourites Lennies Gallant and Rose Cousins.
Indian River Festival
1374 Hamilton Rd
15 minutes. Also called Under the Spire Music Festival. The venue has great sound and great concerts over the summer including Island favourites Lennies Gallant and Rose Cousins.
15 minutes - Recommended to me by a friend. Cindy has great ideas including last year yoga on the beach and a session at a lavender farm. Her studio is in Kensington. Currently she has 4 classes a week. Further info at https://lunayogapei.ca/
Luna Yoga PEI
61 Broadway Street North
15 minutes - Recommended to me by a friend. Cindy has great ideas including last year yoga on the beach and a session at a lavender farm. Her studio is in Kensington. Currently she has 4 classes a week. Further info at https://lunayogapei.ca/

Restaurants & take out food (including seafood)

31 minutes. This is an absolute must eat. Overlooking the River Clyde enjoy some great food. The scenery in this area is stunning.
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Prince Edward Island Preserve Restaurant
2841 New Glasgow Rd
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31 minutes. This is an absolute must eat. Overlooking the River Clyde enjoy some great food. The scenery in this area is stunning.
5 minute drive. They have a general store and dairy bar where you can get supplies. turn right at the end of the Thunder Cove Road.
Twin Shores Camping Area
705 Lower Darnley Rd
5 minute drive. They have a general store and dairy bar where you can get supplies. turn right at the end of the Thunder Cove Road.
5 minutes. great fresh local seafood. Cook all seafood outside on the side burner, the barbecue or on the fire pit. Pot provided for outside by the firewood.
Basin View Seafood
72 Reubens Ln
5 minutes. great fresh local seafood. Cook all seafood outside on the side burner, the barbecue or on the fire pit. Pot provided for outside by the firewood.
15 minutes to Kensington, a must visit. They have delicious coffee and dessert. Great service in a nice atmosphere, on instagram at thewillowbakerypei
The Willow Bakery & cafe
13 Commercial Street
15 minutes to Kensington, a must visit. They have delicious coffee and dessert. Great service in a nice atmosphere, on instagram at thewillowbakerypei
15 minutes. In Kensington, a spot locals go for a picnic food or to buy great homemade bread is Mary’s Bake Shop. In July they sell strawberry pie too. great food, great prices
Mary's Bake Shoppe
15 minutes. In Kensington, a spot locals go for a picnic food or to buy great homemade bread is Mary’s Bake Shop. In July they sell strawberry pie too. great food, great prices
33 minute drive. Knowns locally as one of the best restaurants on the north shore. It’s in North Rustico. A must try.
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Blue Mussel Cafe
312 Harbourview Dr
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33 minute drive. Knowns locally as one of the best restaurants on the north shore. It’s in North Rustico. A must try.
53 minutes. This is our favourite Charlottetown restaurant. Good food and good service, nice atmosphere.
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Pilot House
70 Grafton Street
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53 minutes. This is our favourite Charlottetown restaurant. Good food and good service, nice atmosphere.
15 minutes. In Kensington, Island Stone Pub has the best food of the two restaurants. It is quite busy. Sitting out of the patio is an option.
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Island Stone Pub
15 yerel halk öneriyor
15 minutes. In Kensington, Island Stone Pub has the best food of the two restaurants. It is quite busy. Sitting out of the patio is an option.

Sightseeing and eating

Beautiful Victoria, PEI has lovely shops and a must see half day trip. The restaurants on the wharf are great too.
43 minutes. It’s a great place for a walkabout and to take photos. There’s artisan shops and pictures can’t describe how beautiful it really is. The restaurants on the wharf are terrific too (I'd recomment the lobster barn - reservations may be required)! Visit Island Chocolate's too!
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Victoria
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43 minutes. It’s a great place for a walkabout and to take photos. There’s artisan shops and pictures can’t describe how beautiful it really is. The restaurants on the wharf are terrific too (I'd recomment the lobster barn - reservations may be required)! Visit Island Chocolate's too!
55 minute drive. Walk along the water. There are great restaurants and a 2022 photo. It’s a great vibrant place to be in the summer. Most of the big box stores are along University Ave. The tourist shops are along the waterfront. Our favourite restaurants in Charlottetown are Pilot House and Sims (expensive). A rainy day activity for children is the play area at Owl’s Hollow.
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Charlottetown
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55 minute drive. Walk along the water. There are great restaurants and a 2022 photo. It’s a great vibrant place to be in the summer. Most of the big box stores are along University Ave. The tourist shops are along the waterfront. Our favourite restaurants in Charlottetown are Pilot House and Sims (expensive). A rainy day activity for children is the play area at Owl’s Hollow.
30 minutes to Summerside, Pick up groceries at Loblaws, Walmart or walk or bike the extensive Summerside Boardwalk. Good selection of restaurants with Brothers 2, 511 West (and there’s a pub in back that’s great value), Gentleman Jim's and others. My favorite is Brothers 2. That’s Spinnaker’s Landing (tourist gift shops) in downtown Summerside in the picture with our grandchildren. Note grocery stores in Summerside open at noon on Sunday. Bring your own bags (BYOB) as we charge for all bags since we are plastic free.
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Summerside
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30 minutes to Summerside, Pick up groceries at Loblaws, Walmart or walk or bike the extensive Summerside Boardwalk. Good selection of restaurants with Brothers 2, 511 West (and there’s a pub in back that’s great value), Gentleman Jim's and others. My favorite is Brothers 2. That’s Spinnaker’s Landing (tourist gift shops) in downtown Summerside in the picture with our grandchildren. Note grocery stores in Summerside open at noon on Sunday. Bring your own bags (BYOB) as we charge for all bags since we are plastic free.

Sightseeing

13 minute drive from the cottage and great photo op spot. Many wedding pictures taken here. It’s featured on a Canada Post stamp.
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French River
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13 minute drive from the cottage and great photo op spot. Many wedding pictures taken here. It’s featured on a Canada Post stamp.
5 minute walk. Follow the sign outside the door. The beach and red cliffs are a perfect background picture. On a low tide, walk the 10 minutes to the teacup. Keep walking another 5 minutes and there’s great pictures at the lighthouse too from the steps. Stay away from the sandstone cliffs though because they are fragile and rocks could tumble.
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Thunder Cove Beach
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5 minute walk. Follow the sign outside the door. The beach and red cliffs are a perfect background picture. On a low tide, walk the 10 minutes to the teacup. Keep walking another 5 minutes and there’s great pictures at the lighthouse too from the steps. Stay away from the sandstone cliffs though because they are fragile and rocks could tumble.
27 minutes. Cavendish beach is world famous and on the same beach (north shore) that Thunder Cove is on. There’s a boardwalk with restaurants and shops and many tourist venues along the main highway going into Cavendish. There’s Ripleys Believe it or Not and a few mini golf too. The Anne of Green Gables house is in Cavendish (walk through the haunted woods).
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Cavendish
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27 minutes. Cavendish beach is world famous and on the same beach (north shore) that Thunder Cove is on. There’s a boardwalk with restaurants and shops and many tourist venues along the main highway going into Cavendish. There’s Ripleys Believe it or Not and a few mini golf too. The Anne of Green Gables house is in Cavendish (walk through the haunted woods).

Craft and tourist shops

15 minutes - A flower, plant and gift shop. You’ll find nice things here, that something special that’s a bit different than many other shops such as soaps, lavender, candles and knits. Closed on Mondays all summer.
Bloom House Flowers
67 Woodleigh Drive
15 minutes - A flower, plant and gift shop. You’ll find nice things here, that something special that’s a bit different than many other shops such as soaps, lavender, candles and knits. Closed on Mondays all summer.
10 minutes from the cottage in Seaview, you’ll find something unique here.
Foxtrot Antiques
144 PE-103
10 minutes from the cottage in Seaview, you’ll find something unique here.
15 minutes from the cottage in Kensington, this is where locals go for their yarns.
Trailside Yarn Shoppe
25001 Prince Edward Island 2
15 minutes from the cottage in Kensington, this is where locals go for their yarns.
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Summerside
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Ice cream

30 minutes. Old fashioned ice cream shop where you can sit in the gardens to eat in the evening by a cozy fire.
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Holman's Ice Cream Parlour
286 Fitzroy St
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30 minutes. Old fashioned ice cream shop where you can sit in the gardens to eat in the evening by a cozy fire.
30 minutes. It’s along the west end waterfront in downtown Summerside, delicious ice cream treats
Sunny's Dairy Bar
559 Water St
30 minutes. It’s along the west end waterfront in downtown Summerside, delicious ice cream treats
15 minutes. In Kensington. Has take out food and ice cream treats with a bit of sitting area. Is always busy so be prepared for a bit of a wait.
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Frosty Treat Dairy Bar
109 Victoria St W
6 yerel halk öneriyor
15 minutes. In Kensington. Has take out food and ice cream treats with a bit of sitting area. Is always busy so be prepared for a bit of a wait.

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Water

Bring a refillable water bottles. Almost anywhere will fill it for free. Cottage water is tested and safe to drink and both Summerside and Charlottetown have tested safe water.
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Parking in Summeride / Charlottetown

All parking is free in Summerside. Charlottetown free during the evening and weekends.
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Grocery Shopping

Many stores open at Sunday at noon and close at 5 pm. Bring your own bags as PEI has a surcharge on bags. Twin Shores Campground General Store is a 5 minute drive, Kensington (15 minute drive) has the Food Basket and Your Independent Grocer (recommended). Summerside (26 minutes) has Loblaws (Superstore) and Walmart for a larger grocery order.
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Beach surf conditions - safe swimming

beach surf conditions are posted at https://www.tourismpei.com/beachreports . Sometimes (but not all) riptides are associated with high winds. You should always check surf conditions before swimming.
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PEI Sand Dunes are fragile

Use only established pathways to the beach. The dunes and seagrass are fragile, protect the coastline and prevent erosion and once walked on can break down. Do not climb beach cliffs.
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Waste disposal on PEI

Sort garbage using the PEI Waste Watch chart. Interactive sorting at www.iwmc.pe.ca.
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Travelling to PEI

You pay when leaving PEI on the Confederation Bridge.