Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island

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#2 of 34 in Parks in Prince Edward Island
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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  • Stunning beach and rugged shoreline make for a beautiful walk anytime of the year. Make sure you stop by and see what the fuss is really about.  more »
  • Came across this park almost by chance as we tried to follow the coast. Hesitated when we realised it was a national park, with a toll collection booth at the entrance. Remembered that we had a pass s...  more »
  • The drive is pretty as it follows a spit along the ocean. Amazingly there are some dense thickets of pine trees at times between the road and the ocean views. Several lighthouses and beaches.  more »
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  • PEI has some of the most beautiful untouched landscapes there are many wonderful parks to visit but this is a must at the top of the list. There are beautiful rolling sand dunes amd gorgeous red stone cliffs over looking the ocean front. Its clean and very well kept. The water at most of the PEI beaches is on the colder side even in August. So be prepared for that but the beaches are long and have a slow incline into the ocean so good for little ones. Beware the sand flies and other pests near the grassy sand dunes best to stay away from there.
  • Very unique beaches with sand dunes and red cliffs. Informative and fun panels along the way and lookouts at great spots :) scenic drives are great too with bike Lanes as well! Most trails in Cavendish Grove and Stanhope were easy and smallish. Robinson island also had nice bike trails.
  • Visitor Information was helpful on walking trails. Park is 3 long skinny beaches. Well marked and maintained. Beautiful views of beach, water and dunes. Great bike trails.
  • Simply beautiful. I love pei and it's lovely scenery.
  • Stayed at Stanhope Campground for two nights then had to leave because they closed for the season. Great campground. Beautiful beaches with great parking and dune walkovers. Lots of nice trails. Then camped at Cavendish Campground. It was not as wooded as Stanhope but really nice too. Bathroom facilities were very clean and the staff at both campgrounds very helpful. Nice that Canada is celebrating their 150 years of parks with free admission to all parks (2017).

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