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The Best Campground to Stay at in PEI
Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia
August 3, 2008
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When I was a 19 year old summer assistant I planned a trip for a local 4-H group to Prince Edward Island. One of the places that we stayed was at the New Glasgow Highlands Campground and Camp Cabins. I had such a wonderful experience that years ...
When I was a 19 year old summer assistant I planned a trip for a local 4-H group to Prince Edward Island. One of the places that we stayed was at the New Glasgow Highlands Campground and Camp Cabins. I had such a wonderful experience that years later when planning my honeymoon I was drawn back to this hidden gem.
When most people think PEI, one of the first things that come to mind is Anne of Green Gables. If you are someone like me, who would rather avoid the whole Green Gables phenomenon this is a wonderful retreat. For those that love to get back to nature this place is it. If you travel RV style there is a place for even your biggest rig. If you backpack and travel with a tent, they have campsites nestled in the trees. If you're like me I enjoy knowing that I will be dry even in the rainiest of weather you will love their cabins.
The cabins are not your run of the mill cabin. These give you the enjoyment of tenting without the irritation of having everything be damp, dirty and cramped. The cabins are very simply appointed, 1 double bed, with ample space underneath for luggage and toys next to a built in bunk bed. There is a window separating the two sleeping quarters with a shelf underneath it with a bedside lamp. There is a built in futon so if needed there would be another place to sleep, or hang out on a rainy day. There is a built in picnic table indoors as well as out to accomodate all weather and there is a small cupboard and counter to hold groceries and prepare meals. It is wired for electricity and has lights and plugs, so if you have an electric cooler or portable dvd player or gaming system for your kids they will be to able to keep connected. The main door (and only entrance) is a sliding patio door, however both door and window have dark coverings, so be careful if you close the curtains at night! You'll have great difficulty waking up to the sunrise because of those dark curtains. Much to my suprise our first morning there, my husband and I slept in past NOON!
Outside your cabin there is a small deck with attached picnic table for outdoor dining, dug out permanent fire pit and place to park your vehicle. When planning on staying at the New Glasgow Highlands Campground and Camp Cabins you will need to bring everything that you would normally bring tenting, cooking supplies, food, coolers, utensils etc. There are mattresses though, covered by plastic sheets (pee sheets) so make sure to at least bring a fitted sheet to cover these noisy and sweat inducing things. You can bring your own bedding or just sleeping bags if that is what you would like.
The grounds are second to none! There is an in ground swimming pool, clean showers, and washrooms. There are two dish stations to clean up from your meals, a small store to buy just about anything that you might of forgotten, plus free access to the internet to plan your day trips. There is also pay phones on site and a community bullentin board so visitors can see what is going on. Coin operated washers and dryers are also on site, located in the same building as the washrooms and showers for those who need to be able do laundry. Also, one of my most favorite things is that this campground separates trash into compost, recycling and garbage. If you aren't familiar with this concept, there are very clear signs that will help you out! Way to go Marlene and Les! Let's reduce our carbon footprint!
Marlene and Les are the owners and managers of this campground and are familiar faces around the grounds. If you need anything there are willing to help out and are just about the friendliest and accomodating people you will have the chance to meet. Plus, if you've been looking for a place to stay near Cavendish, you know how expensive it can be. My husband and I spent less than $500 for a week's stay! Unbelievable! This is a family friendly campground where your kids can ride their bikes, enjoy the pool, or you can go for a hike with them.
Located in the hills of New Glasgow, you will need a map of the island to find your way there, however it is only 15 minutes to Cavendish, and just up the hill from the PEI Preserve Company, Cafe on the Clyde, The Mill Restaurant and a Toy Company. In my opinion, this is a great way to visit PEI without breaking the bank on accomodations. You don't have to lower your standards either about the quality of the place that you are staying in.
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