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Exploring Prince Edward Island one hiking trail at a time

Homestead Trail, Prince Edward Island National Park

Cavendish Section

Prince Edward Island National Park

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The Cavendish section of the park has a wide variety of trails. Cavendish Beach is the most popular and juts out into New London Bay for five kilometers. In behind the beach you can explore farm fields and the inner bay on the Homestead Trail. After visiting the beach walk along the back of the large dunes on the Dunelands Trail. A floating boardwalk will take you across the edge of the Lake of Shining Waters.

If history is what you are looking for check out the Balsam Hollow and Haunted Wood Trails at Green Gables Heritage Place. You will feel like you are in an episode of Anne of Green Gables. Cross highway 13 and find out the history of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the writer of the Anne of Green Gables books, at the L. M. Montgomery Cavendish National Historic Site.

If you have a bike, or just want to enjoy the views of the red rock cliffs along the shore, take a walk on the 8.5 kilometer paved Gulf Shore Way West Trail. A popular place to explore is Orby Head near the middle of the trail.

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Cavendish Pictures Galleries

Trails in this section of the park

  • Balsam Hollow Trail
  • Cavendish Beach Trail
  • Clarks Lane Trail
  • Dunelands Trail
  • Graham's Lane Trail
  • Gulf Shore Way West Trail
  • Haunted Woods Trail
  • Homestead Trail
  • L.M. Montgomery's National Historic Monument Trail (adjacent to the park)

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Directions

There are many different ways to get to Cavendish depending on where you are coming from. The best way to get there is to use Google Maps. When you get there you will find everything on Cavendish Road. The directions to each of the trails can be found on the trail pages.

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