I came home last Wednesday for one of my best friends wedding and to visit family. I love coming home for a visit… especially in the summer. PEI is a must see this time of year. My summer growing up was filled with trips to the beach, playing soccer, lots of biking and meeting my friends at the local bridge for some good ol’ bridge jumping. I thought I’d put together a list of must do’s if you ever head this way for vacation.
1. Eat to your hearts delight
Let’s be real, being an Island we have amazing seafood! And I take full advantage of it when I am home. Lobster, oysters, and mussels are my favourite, and believe nothing tastes better than fresh from the water.
2. Get your beach on
The beaches here are lined with red sand that seem to go on for miles. Build a sand castle, look for sea glass, jump into the ocean and cool down in the salt water. To me there isn’t much better than relaxing on the beach.
3. Tee time
It’s no secret that.. PEI has amazing golf courses. It’s home to over 25 golf courses all located within 45 min of each other. “ScoreGolf Magazine rated Prince Edward Island as Canada’s top golf destination for the second straight year, but Travel+Leisure magazine rated PEI the top island destination in North America, and one of the Top 10 in the world.” Pretty cool for a little island nestled on the East Coast.
4. Anne of Green Gables
We’ve all read the books, you can visit Cavendish and see where L.M Montgomery got her inspiration. While you’re in the Cavendish area there is plenty to take in so be prepared to spend the day in the area.
5. Bike the Confed
Did you know, the Confederation Trail where there were once train tracks is now almost 300 kilometres of groomed trails, perfect for biking. Many cyclists consider PEI an untapped treasure. The trail takes you through many of the towns and villages, a perfect way to take in the island. Personally, this is on my bucket list and I’m very much looking forward to scratching it off.