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Cavendish and Beyond

Strange looking tree Photo, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Cavendish Area has been developed to the point where it's kind of tacky with lots of family type attractions. The main attraction here is Green Gables Heritage Park (see "Attraction" review and since it's so utterly popular, the tourists come here in droves and by bus-loads. They have to have something to keep them busy! There are lots of camp grounds and cottages here and there are attractions like amusement arcades and a Believe it or Not and a Wax museum. There's also a replica historic village meant to represent Avonlea because the main thing that's put PEI on the map is Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables books.

Lucy Maud was born near Stanley Bridge (and her home is open to the public). She had relatives in the Cavendish area and spent a lot of time here. Green Gables was not her home but one belonging to a cousin, I believe.

The House is part of a national park. Mom and I weren't planning to go there but we said what the hey, we're here and we might as well.

We spent an hour or so wandering around the house and the buildings. We browsed the gift shop and left there late afternoon. We headed back to the B&B and were still quite full from lunch so we had some snacks we'd bought, borrowed another couple of videos, fired up the heater and tucked in for the night.

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