Winter Fun in the Kensington Area
Published December 13, 2021 | Verna Lynne Weeks, Tourism PEI
Categories: Attractions & Sightseeing
The little town of Kensington is a busy summer stop-over for visitors with its intersection of five lanes each leading to tourist attractions of the Central Coastal Drive region. Now is the chance for you to discover the characters and charm of this popular hub town. This half-day itinerary invites you to explore local favourites along with the town’s newest spots for dining and discovery.
Satisfy your sweet tooth
The Willow Bakery & Café at the rail yard has received rave reviews for their baked treats since its doors opened in 2020. Grab a Caledonia coffee and a treat or plan to return for their daily lunch special made with locally-sourced ingredients and a fresh baked loaf of bread to take home. Gluten-free choices too!
Hit the trail
The John Hogg Kensington Public Forest is a delightful place for a family excursion or on your own. Home to a mature Acadian forest and hedgerows, it offers 2.4 kilometers of natural surface trails, including cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. Access the trail by parking at the end of Douglas Street and walking the tree line to the trail entrance.
Relax and unwind at a cozy and well-appointed day spa…on a farm. The views of grazing horses, goats and rolling hills are all part of restorative environment at the Stable Spa. You may even be lucky enough to meet Gloria the pampered pig!
If you visit on the right day of the week, lunch options are plentiful in Kensington. The C&B Corner Café is the newest kid-on-the block to gain huge support for their culinary creations and daily specials. The authentic house-made bagels alone are worth the drive.
Before country roads take you home
Your visit will not be complete without a stop at Bloom House Flowers to meet Sharon and her furry associates “John Denver” and "Norma Jean". Your spirits will be lifted as soon as you walk in – take in the sweet smell of the flowers and plants and the beauty of her collection of made-in-PEI products and home décor.