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Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island: Savor succulent seafood in this spectacular province

Drive 64.8 miles, 2 hours, 5 minutes

As the land of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island has always stirred the imagination. Writers and artists flock here for the serenity and rugged beauty, and on this trip through the island’s cultural and culinary centers, you will find yourself celebrating the unique charm of seaside life. Bring your appetite.

1. Borden-Carleton

Starting Point

Borden-Carleton sits at the northeastern end of the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, which spans the Northumberland Strait that separates the island from the mainland province of New Brunswick. At the Visitor Center, friendly vacation planners will help you select just the right foodie experience. But if you’re too hungry to wait, take a seat at Scapes, which serves up fresh fish cakes, hot hand pies and more. Ingredients are locally sourced, meaning that you’ll enjoy a wholesome eating experience.

Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Summerside, Prince Edward Island

2. Summerside

18.9 miles, 38 minutes

As the second-largest community on the island, Summerside hosts all of the amenities and attractions that you can expect from a medium-size city. A great place to start is the Summerside Waterfront, home to the fabulous Spinnaker’s Landing. This array of shops and eateries sits on a pier complex and provides beautiful views of the Northumberland Strait. Take a quick nosh at one of the snack shops, or find a fine seafood restaurant nearby.

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 3. Cavendish

23.1 miles, 46 minutes

With tasty food and family-friendly beaches in full swing, Prince Edward Island’s largest summer community epitomizes life on this charming island. Cavendish Beach offers miles of dunes, cliffs and wetlands to enjoy, including red sandstone bluffs at the eastern edge. In town, hit up the handful of beachside restaurants to try the local Malpeque oyster—a hand-harvested variety and the perfect introduction for oyster newbies. After eating, stop by the Green Gables House, which inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery to pen the literary classic, Ann of Green Gables.

4. Charlottetown

22.8 miles, 41 minutes

Few towns take such great pride in their history. Discover this link to the past starting with a stroll along the manicured lawns, flowerbeds and painted Victorian homes of the historic downtown. As you wind your way toward the waterfront, be sure to stop at Peakes Wharf, where the many pubs and restaurants offer local brews along with freshly caught seafood from just beyond their doors.