Alright, RV travelers, the warm weather isn’t going to last much longer in the northern-most parts of Canada and the United States. It’s time to head out on a trip to Prince Edward Island while the sun is still shining!
Many Americans know Prince Edward Island as the home of Anne Shirley in the beloved Anne of Green Gables series of books and films. Similar to their fictional depiction, Prince Edward Island is full of farms and down-to-earth, hardworking people. In addition to being one of the agricultural capitals of Canada, the island is also ringed with charming seaside villages that are well worth a stop for exploration. This is the best time of year to visit the island, as the peak tourist crowds will be gone, but the weather will still be warm and bright.
Start your trip at the nearest El Monte RV rental location in Boston, Massachusetts. Once you’ve picked out the rig you want to take on your vacation, you’re in for an awesome road trip through New Hampshire and Maine before crossing over into the Canadian province of New Brunswick. From there, head on over to the Confederation Bridge and cross it to enter Central Prince Edward Island.
One of the best ways to travel the island is to make a large clockwise loop. After entering the central portion of the island, you will make your way up the shore into Western Prince Edward Island to the village of Summerside and Spinnaker’s Landing. This must-stop destination is designed as a small fishing village full of shops and authentic local restaurants. Take a walk down the boardwalk and enjoy a boat ride or even a Segway tour of the area! And the Visitor’s Destination Centre is conveniently located next door to Spinnaker’s Landing to help you get better acquainted with the area.
Continuing on around to the north shore of the island, visit Prince Edward Island National Park. This is a great location for walking along protected sandy beaches and watching native wildlife like the Piping Plover. If you love watching or photographing unspoiled wildlife and natural vistas, this is the place to go! Taking a trip here is one that will forever remain as an all-time favorite! Make time to put this on your travelling agenda for next year if time in running short this year.
Another great stop in Central Prince Edward Island is the Avonlea Village and the Anne of Green Gables Museum. Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne series, grew up here and based her worldwide bestseller on the area. Watch as actors reenact the daily life of the characters as they go to school, have fun and even walk in the Avonlea Parade! This vacation will make you a part of “real-life fiction,” if you will. A unique adventure for the entire family!
When you’re ready to rest for the night, the Cymbria Campground is a wonderful RV park to camp your RV rental. It has a fantastic view of the ocean, and your whole family will love the onsite heated pool, miniature golf course, and playground!
Continuing on into the small, seaside villages of Eastern Prince Edward Island, you should stop and sample the authentic seafood for which this area is famous. The Clam Digger’s Beach House and Restaurant near Georgetown is a definite palate-pleasing choice for locally caught, fresh seafood of all kinds!
Summer is ending soon, but there is still time for some unforgettable trips while the warm weather lasts. Head up to Prince Edward Island and discover one of the hidden jewels of Canada!
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Photo credits: Confederation Bridge by Dennis Jarvis and PEI National Park by David Wilson are licensed under Flickr Commons