Discover the picturesque region of Prince Edward Island known as the Green Gables Shore on this half-day tour from Charlottetown. Located on the island’s north-central coast, partly in the national park, the area is home to colorful fishing villages, rolling hills, sandy beaches, sandstone cliffs and, of course, Green Gables, where devoted fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel visit in pilgrimage-like fashion. Tour the farmhouse with a knowledgeable guide, and then stop at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, a converted 1912 butter factory showcasing some of the islands best products, preserves and gardens.
Meet your tour guide and group at the Charlottetown Visitor Information Centre. Then board your vehicle and head out of town to the Green Gables Shore, a region on Prince Edward Island’s north coast that’s known for its natural beauty and Anne of Green Gables-related attractions. During the approximate 45-minute drive, listen to commentary from your experienced and informative guide, and admire the landscape as it changes from rolling farmland to windswept coastline. Pass by tiny fishing villages and make photo stops at lighthouses and Cavendish Beach, a broad stretch of sand in Prince Edward Island National Park. Known for its dunes and cliffs, it’s a favorite local beach.Next, head to Green Gables itself. Famous for being the inspiration and setting for native daughter Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel, the 19th-century farm in Cavendish is a National Historic Site. Tour the classic green-and-white farmhouse to see its Victoria-era decor and artifacts.Finally, stop by the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company in the lovely village of New Glasgow. You can browse the selection of jams, marmalades and other goodies made with locally grown fruit. Your tour ends with the 30-minute drive back to the departure point in Charlottetown.