Anne Vacation Itinerary
Anne fan? Here's a map to help you discover many Anne related attractions
Drive to Cavendish (Green Gables Shore) through the pastoral farmland that L.M. Montgomery made famous in her books. Your first stop will no doubt be Green Gables Heritage Place in Prince Edward Island National Park. Here is the preserved gabled house that inspired the setting of Montgomery's story of the red-haired orphan. Allow lots of time to explore the house and grounds, including the Haunted Wood and Lovers Lane. There are also interpretive programs, films on L.M. Montgomery, gift shops, and a snack counter. Not to be missed in Cavendish is the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home; relatives of the author, John and Jennie Macneill, still reside there, offering guided tours of the grounds and an impressive selection of books for sale. Avonlea Village has recreated the type of rural community where Anne lived (music, wagon rides, candy shop, period costumes, and heritage buildings). Keep your eyes peeled in the Cavendish area, as Anne and Diana are often seen greeting tourists and performing small vignettes. In early July, the L.M. Montgomery Festival is in full swing with a variety of special events tied to the author and her most famous fictional character. End your day in New London with a visit to the Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace, which is decorated with authentic Victorian period pieces and overlooking New London Harbour. Keep your eyes peeled for a replica of the writer's wedding dress and personal scrapbooks containing copies of her many stories and poems.
In the Park Corner area (Green Gables Shore) visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush, where you will find artifacts from L.M. Montgomery's time at this home of her relatives, the Campbells. Enjoy tea and shopping here at the Shining Waters Craft Shop & Tea Room, which also offers special wedding packages arranged in the very same parlour where L.M. Montgomery was married. Don't miss Matthew's Carriage Ride around the Silver Bush property, down by the Lake of Shining Waters or overlooking pastoral farmland on the way to the beach. Also in Park Corner is the Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Museum, the author's family home; you'll find original furnishings, many featured in "Anne books, including "Magog" (the china dog), the "Rosebud-Spray Tea Set", autographed first editions, and much more. In July and August, join Anne of Green Gables Treasury author Carolyn Strom Collins for "Anne's Perfectly Scrumptious Wild-Rose Tea Party." At Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton, fulfill that urge to have long red braids, as Cavendish Figurines invites you to have your photo taken while dressed as Anne. In Lower Bedeque visit the Lower Bedeque Schoolhouse where Montgomery taught; the period furnishings, books, and written materials will transport you back in time. In Bideford the local community has restored the Parsonage (where 19-year-old L.M. Montgomery lived), and opened it as a museum depicting the era's lifestyle and the Island's shipbuilding industry.
Finish your tour in Charlottetown, searching the craft and gift shops for that perfect Anne memorabilia. (Watch for the tags that confirm the product has been officially authorized by the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority.) The Anne of Green Gables Store probably has the most complete selection of Anne-related goods, including chocolates! Purchase tickets to Anne of Green Gables - the MusicalTM presented at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Anne of Green Gables - the MusicalTM is Canada's longest running family musical and never fails to draw large and appreciative audiences from mid-June to mid-September. You can also purchase tickets at The Guild to see Anne & Gilbert, the Musical, which celebrates Canada's greatest love story.