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Island Stone Pub, Kensington Railyard

Winter Fun in Kensington Prince Edward Island

Winter Fun in the Kensington Area

Published January 2, 2023 | 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 trails

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.

Along the new Kensington Nature trail (1.5 km), discover the beauty of lush greenery and calming landscapes of the Alysha Toombs Memorial Park and beyond. As the trail is not a loop, snowshoe in and out or return via path between two baseball fields. Park at rink at 25 Garden Drive. 

Hit the greens

Stay in the game all winter at Let It Snow Golf. Play the world's top courses including St. Andrews. Simulators are available for hourly rentals and bookable online. 

Hot chocolate and plated treats, Willow Bakery Kensington
Willow Bakery & Cafe, Kensington
Interior view of table with vase of tulips, shell table marker and menu at C&B Corner Cafe, Kensington
Individual entering winter trail on snowshoes, Kensington

Late lunch

If you visit on the right day of the week, lunch options are plentiful in Kensington. The C&B Corner Café is known for their culinary creations and daily specials. The authentic house-made bagels alone are worth the drive. 

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