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Green Gables Shore: Family Vacation Ideas

Here's just a small sample of the many things to see and do in Green Gables Shore. For a full list of activities, click here.

Anyone who has read L. M. Montgomery’s novels certainly knows why the north shore of the Island has earned the name Green Gables Shore. Cavendish and the surrounding communities served as the fodder for Montgomery’s vivid imagination, and are a must see for anyone who is familiar with PEI’s favourite red head, Anne of Green Gables. You can visit Green Gables Heritage Place that inspired the books, or various locations that were dear to Montgomery’s heart – the Anne of Green Gables Museum in Park Corner, her birthplace in New London, and Cavendish Beach.

Anne of Green Gables

If attractions and amusement parks are more your thing, Cavendish is full of fun activities for families. Sandspit Amusement Park, Shining Waters Family Fun Park and Yippee’s Playcade will all have activities to get them moving and engaged. These are great spots if you’ve got a mix of older and younger children, as they’ve got a variety of things to do. From roller coasters and waterslides, to wading pools and mini golf, there’s something for everyone.

Sandspit Amusement Park

Outside of Cavendish you’ll find things like The Toy Factory and the Butterfly House at Prince Edward Island Preserve Co. in New Glasgow; or the Stanley Bridge Marine Aquarium’s touch tanks are always a big hit. You’ll find lobster suppers in both New Glasgow and North Rustico if you’re looking to indulge in some local flavour.

New Glasgow Restaurant