Our municipality has one of the best trail systems in the province. You can walk safely from MacCoubrey Lane to the Cavendish Boardwalk, from Marco Polo Land to the shore and all along Graham’s Lane into the PEI National Park.
The Prince Edward Island National Park also has a number of trails that are easily accessible.
Cavendish Grove became part of Prince Edward Island National Park in 2005 and there have been many discussions about the future identity of this treasured place. Since that time, the buildings and infrastructure of the former amusement park have been removed and hiking and biking trails developed to create an expanded network of trails in the Cavendish area. A new washroom was also built. Visitors were invited to use the area for picnicking in a peaceful, natural, park-like setting. This natural oasis in the heart of Cavendish, referred to affectionately as ‘The Grove,’ has been identified as a focal point for restoration work, with the additional potential of enhancing visitor experience opportunities. A comprehensive plan is being developed to guide the restoration and development of this natural area.
There are three parks in the Resort Municipality:
- The Swimming Rock located in Stanley Bridge
- The Stewart Homestead Community Park located near the entrance of Shining Waters Family Fun Park
- The Montgomery Park and AB Simpson Memorial Site. Located at 7512 Route 13. The park consists of a statue of L.M. Montgomery along with cats that the author loved, a monument representing the three founding families: Simpsons, MacNeill and Clarks, wheelchair accessible washrooms, trails, and some playground equipment.
These parks are also available for large group gatherings, family reunions, weddings and events. Please contact the office of the Resort Municipality for information.
The Resort Municipality along with the summer book club hosted by Judith Rowell have installed a mini-library near the computer centre of the Visitor Information Centre on the corner of routes 6 and 13. There is one bookshelf that holds books and the way it works is take one and leave one if you can or take one and return it when done if you can’t leave one. The shelf is already quite full so please do not leave more books than the shelf can hold. Thanks to Judith Rowell, Pat Clark, Sue McKenna, Lana Waugh and Linda Lowther for organizing the library.
The summer book club is hosted by Judith Rowell. It meets from May to September and welcomes new members any time.