Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island

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Venture into Prince Edward Island National Park to discover a striking natural landscape of wide beaches, sandy dunes, saltmarshes, and freshwater wetlands. The area was the inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" novels. Take relaxing walks along its numerous stretches of sand, or choose to trek one of the scenic hiking trails. Visit the Queen Anne Revival mansion, a National Historic site of Canada. Wandering the picturesque park--a designated Important Bird Area--you might see an array of bird species, as well as raccoons, red foxes, weasels, and beavers. See if you can spot the endangered piping plover skittering along the shore. Plan to visit Prince Edward Island National Park during your Stanhope vacation using our convenient Stanhope trip planning app .
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  • We visited the Greenwich section and also the Cavendish sector. The park is beautiful. Trails at Greenwich are easy, well groomed and well marked. We did the Dunes trail, which includes a floating boa...  more »
  • Whether you are into hiking, camping, cycling, picnics, fishing, paddling and more, there is a lot to do in such compact area. We actually stayed in the park during our two nights at the historic Dalv...  more »
  • What a great park to drive and walk through. Right along the Ocean and lots of great views along the way. Stopped at a few spots to take pictures. There is even a bike trail that goes from one end of ...  more »
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  • Beautiful spot for the whole family. We have been visiting the island for over 10 years now and always enjoy the national parks. They are clean and offer amazing beaches, views, and walking trails. It’s great for wildlife sighting, rock/ shell collecting and exploring. The beaches are so large that they never feel over crowded, especially since we have no young swimmers and can venture into the non-lifeguard areas. Just watch out for jelly fish and don’t feed the foxes! :)
  • Had a fantastic time at Prince Edward Island National Park. The staff at the interpretive Center for helpful and knowledgeable and there is a movie that you can sit and watch that explains all about the park and the island. My wife and I took our son 7 and another couple who had a son 5 on the floating Boardwalk to the dunes and it was well worth the time about two and a half or three hours depending on how long you stay at the beach. After our walk we had lunch picnic of course and then it was off to the swimming area which was clean and fantastic with only about 30 people and of each about two and a half or 3 km long. Water was slightly cooler than the show side beaches but it refreshing reprieve from the heat.
  • What a wonderful park! We were visiting from California. We drove all the way from Boston to visit the island. What better way to visit, we thought, than to go to a National Park named after the island. It did not disappoint. The beaches were large and clean. The water was warm. Although we didn't swim, there didn't appear to be a large drop off like at home so there was no apparent undertow. The park workers we encountered were very polite and helpful. We would highly recommend a stop here.
  • Great stretch of pristine shoreline that is well maintained. See the amazing colors of the PEI beaches and don't miss a sunset here. There is a fee to enter by car during the day by car but that contributes to the maintaining to areas natural beauty and providing facilities. There are some hotels, camp grounds, food vendors, homes, etc, but mostly just a beautiful ride.
  • Great hiking trails, wonderful views of the ocean blue. Soil unlike anywhere else I have visited, it is almost neon orange in some places. A beautiful National Park, very remote. The combination of the landscape & the ocean are unequivocally & lavishly splendiferous!! If you ever are in the area (as it is quite off the beaten path - on the northern end of Nova Scotia or far east off of Newfoundland), it is an absolute must see. Anne of Green Gables was filmed here - and, if you're here with that special someone...you can traverse the official "Lover's Lane." What a majestic place, yes, indeed. A truly unique area of this beautiful blue & green ball. P.S. = Gulf Shore Parkway E, along the coast is an absolutely beautiful & stunning drive right along the ocean blue.
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