What to visit?
Cavendish is the more popular location with larger campgrounds and various destinations. Cavendish is also known for its many shops and its large amusement park. The gem here is the Cavendish Campground with impressive hiking trails and first rate beaches . Extensive bike trails are also here through fields, over streams, the bay, and by the sea. The Park even organizes a sand castle competition for kids at the beach complex.
Another famous destination in the Park is the Green Gables Heritage Site. Cavendish is best known as the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery: Author of Anne of Green Gables (as well as many other books). Parks Canada has created the fictional childhood home of Anne Shirley, the famous protagonist of the Anne of Green Gables book series (also movies, television series, theatrical productions, and Broadway level musicals). Even the “Haunted Woods” and the “Lover’s Lane” are here in the Green Gales farm. There are actors dressed like Anne and her friends in 19th century clothes. You can even dress up as Anne with red hair and pigtail braids. The ice cream and gift shops are not to be missed. The fictional life here is more solid than the reality. The Montgomery Farm, where the Author grew up, is next door and its trails interconnect with those at Green Gables. The small village of Cavendish serves up its local Church, School and Cemetery as well. At the Montgomery Farm you will find a bookstore as well as the foundations of the Montgomery home. To top it all off, do not miss the Anne of Green Gables Musical at the Confederation Center of the Arts in nearby Charlottetown. It is well worth the ticket cost.
Where to stay?
Cavendish Campground is the more popular location with larger facilities and various destinations. The park actually has two campgrounds: Cavandish and Stanhope. Go online at Cavandish Camping and Stanhope Camping to reserve a spot at one of the campgrounds. The Cavandish Campground is just behind the dunes in a wooded area. Modern facilities are found in this campground with full bathrooms with showers.
Hotels: Many hotels and Inns are available on Prince Edward Island. The top hotels are located in the Provincial Capital of Charlottetown. Keep in mind that this Island is a Province of Canada on to itself and is 225 km long and 65 km in width. Reccomended Hotels in the Cavandish area are: Hotel Stanley Bridge and Resort at Cavandish Corner.