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Old Aug 4th, 2019, 02:22 PM
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See link below to National Geographic review of PEI amazing photos.....just in case you can not decide to include PEI in your travel plans!!!

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/t...est-road-trip/
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Wheelchair Beach Access

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince...hair-1.4201886


Basic beach wheelchairs are available at Brackley, Cavendish and Stanhope Beach. These chairs feature wider, softer tires that easily navigate the uneven sand surface. Additionally, Stanhope Beach is also equipped with a buoyant beach chair, allowing the user to get right into the water for the full beach-day experience. These chairs are available on a first come first serve basis from June 22 to September 3. The special mobility mat surface begins at the base of the beach entrance ramp and stretches over the uneven, soft sand, giving access to the hard-packed wet sand along the water’s edge. This creates an easy path of access for wheels of all kinds.
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North Cape Drive

http://northcapedrive.com

Black Marsh Nature Trail & Wind Energy

On our recent visit in late August to PEI we visited the above trail, see web site below. If you want to know more about wind turbine energy and a close up view of the equipment this is the place to visit.

https://northcapedrive.com/explore/n...retive-centre/

The nature walk in the beginning is not well marked on the signs. If looking at the museum a covered hut is located on the left side of the building. Start here to view the info on the trail. Walk towards the lighthouse until you come to the first road that is the beginning of the trail. Make a left and walk on the road until you see a grass pathway on your left. The grass path will take you through the forest (do not forget your bug spray) and will end at a wood boardwalk. Continue on the boardwalk to the end to the remains of “elephant rock” the path ends here. Turnaround and walk back on the boardwalk until you come to the dirt path, stay left, it will follow the beautiful coast line back to the lighthouse.

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The Black Marsh Nature Trail is 5.5 kilometres return and is marked by 25 bilingual interpretive panels describing points of interest in more detail. The trail winds through a wind-blown forest, along the red capes and across a vast bog. You can walk under a giant whirring windmill, with a tower height of 80 metres and sense its great power. You will see seabirds, dragonflies and butterflies and maybe catch a glimpse of an eagle soaring. Walk slowly and look closely as you cross the bog boardwalk. There are tiny and uncommon plants in this area, including beautiful orchids and carnivorous plants. The ecology of the area is distinct and rugged, but most of all captivating. You will see Elephant Rock as it stands today and learn more about the geology that both created and destroyed this natural landmark. Check out the North Cape Lighthouse, important historically because it warned of the often-hidden rock reef. Put on your hiking boots and grab your binoculars – there is something new around every bend.

https://northcapedrive.com/explore/b...-nature-trail/





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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by tlc195 View Post
Charlottetown Stuff To Check Out

Mouse Self Walking Tour????
http://www.downtowncharlottetown.com...t_brochure.pdf

11 cool things to know about Charlottetown
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince...-day-1.4693912

St. Dunstan's Basilica
Beautiful old church, make sure you go inside.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince...gain-1.4186402
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti..._Edward_Island

Victoria Park
Nice walk along the water with a great view of the city. One path for walking (wood boards) the other for biking.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...rd_Island.html

Farmers Market
Whether you're looking for fresh produce, baked goodies, or works of art, the Charlottetown Farmers' Market is a wonderful place to visit. Every Saturday 9am - 2pm. Open seasonally on Wednesday’s. 100 Belvedere Avenue, Charlottetown PEI

Victoria Row

Nice shops and restaurants adjacent to the government center and performance arts facility.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...rd_Island.html

Beaconsfield Historic House
Beaconsfield Historic House is a very fine example of Victorian architecture with many original features intact. Next to Victoria Park and the governor’s mansion.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...rd_Island.html

Cruise Ship Charlottetown
As far as going into Charlottetown check this
http://portcharlottetown.com/cruise/cruise-schedule/
If a cruise ship will be in port on the day you plan to visit you may want to go another day. The town does get crowded when you have a ship in town especially the restaurants and bars.

https://www.tomsportguides.com/uploa...09-18-2014.pdf
See linked article on more things to do in Charlottetown it provides a great overview of the city.

Charlottetown, PEI: One of Canada?s Best Kept Secrets | Riviera Buzz

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Facebook sites for PEI information and beautiful photos taken by locals check out “We Love Prince Edward Island



For General information

“ Ask PEI”
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When we get back to PEI , hopefully this year or most definitely in 2022, I am definitely checking out a few lighthouses I have not been to, https://www.lighthousefriends.com/pu...8lvFVIMN4xwBWE
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If you like to hike/walk this website lists many of the trails on the island


https://www.hikingpei.ca/?fbclid=IwA...r-siE6MH29kjVw
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Bus Service on the island is usually limited to Charlottetown, Cornwall, Stratford and Summerside areas. But bus service from Charlottetown with St. Peters and Souris, and Charlottetown with the Montague, Cardigan and Georgetown areas has started. Another bus service connects the eastern communities of Souris and Montague. The routes will be operated by T3 Transit and cost riders $2 per trip. They will run three round trips per day, Monday to Friday. It is unknown how long these new bus routes will run so check with T3 at https://www.t3transit.ca/

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A 435-mile Walking Route Opened in Canada — and It Comes With Spectacular Views, Seafood Stops, and Charming Small Towns. https://www.travelandleisure.com/tri...-walking-route
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Car rental 'shortfall' A Problem!!

Make sure you have your car rental confirmed, going to be another crazy summer in PEI

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/princ...erns-1.6397546

Industry group estimates nearly 9,000 customers looking for rental won't be able to get one. P.E.I. tourism officials are concerned that a shortage of rental cars could pose a significant problem this summer as the Island anticipates a big jump in visitors flying to the Island.

"There's a shortfall of cars. We're not going to be able to meet the demand," said Kirk Nicholson, the agency owner of Avis Budget P.E.I., and transportation committee chair with the Island's tourism industry association (TIAPEI).

"There's increased capacity at the Charlottetown Airport, and well in advance of that, a lot of the companies, ours included, are currently sold out for most of the summer already."

Nicholson says at the onset of the pandemic, the car rentalbusiness took a big hit, and companies around the world sold off much of their fleet
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Paddle Board Locations on the Island.

Just a few locations on the island to paddle board.

1.Bonshaw River (West River beside Bonshaw Provincial Park) - sheltered water, beautiful scenery.

2.Fortune River - the water is slow moving and makes it easy and calm for all paddlers.

3.Morell river in Morell

4.Georgetown along the Brudenell River or Cardigan river.

5.Victoria by the Sea

6. Grand River Bay, Malpeque Bay and Bedeque Bay.

Enjoy the island.

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Lobster roll reviewed just in case you can not decide where to go since they have SO many on the island.


If on Facebook look for “foodguypei”

Enjoy the island truly a beautiful place.

Tom

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If you are not on Facebook here are the top results for lobster rolls as per the PEI Food Guy. The results are listed in the photo below.


The Lobster Shack -

Best in taste, vessel, value, and overall winner of our tour! Simple and straightforward, lobster was fresh, cooked to perfection and seasoned correctly, and the vessel was buttered to the heavens and toasted golden brown. A real winner.


FIN Folk Food at Blackbush at Old Tracadie Harbour -

Best Overall experience and most weight! We enjoyed sitting on their stunning deck and looking out at Tracadie Harbour while enjoying a beautiful lobster roll that was just shy of best on the island!


JMK Fish Mart -

Most potential! Great value, fresh lobster, and nice vessel. Just lacking a few little tweaks here and there... this could be top of the pack with a little butter on the vessel and proper seasoning on the lobster!

Peake’s Quay -

Biggest Surprise! Peake's surprised us with a hit of garlic butter in their lobster, good value, and a crunchy vessel!


The Seafood Shack -

Creativity and Choice! They offered various choices, including the Dilly Boy (Roll of the Dill), Holy Aoili, Strait Up, and Classic Catch. We enjoyed the creativity and the options available here!



Reviews that did not make the top 10

Water Prince Corner Shop

Sou'West

Frosty Treat Dairy Bar



PEI Food Guy total scores are heavily weighted on value and weight scoring to keep it fact-based. The scoring works like this:
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Enjoy your time on the island and your lobster rolls!

Tom

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