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South Eastern Prince Edward Island
to the Points East Coastal Drive Area of south eastern Prince Edward Island. As
you tour this eastern area you will be continually surprised
at the sheer beauty of this region - the line of cultivated
fields stretching to cliff edges, the unexpected forests of
trees, white farmhouses with laundry blowing in the breeze,
a tantalizing stretch of red dirt road to an unknown destination,
the clear blue waters of the Northumberland Strait and fishing
harbours. Listen for the sound of the steady drone of the fishing
boats, while the fishermen work their traps traveling effortlessly
across the water. Smell the tantalizing smells of cultivated
earth as the farmers work the red soil and the wild rose bushes
mingled with the salt air.
a microcosm of the Island as a whole, this area offers diversity encompassing
not only the three major industries of fishing, farming and forestry,
but a variety of landscapes that include coastal cliffs and beaches,
forests, rolling farmland, pastoral rivers, and the ever present waterways.
You’ll experience the sense of peace and quiet, of an unhurried,
timeless lifestyle that remains so elusive today in the eastern region.
(pronounced ‘kay-lees’) originated as “kitchen
parties” and have grown into popular events. For anyone who
can play an instrument, sing or dance in the traditional style,
they will find that the many ceilidhs provide an opportunity to
perform, thus capturing the true essence of these spontaneous musical
gatherings. Feel the hospitable charm of the local inhabitants of
the south eastern area, which is predominantly the Irish and
Scottish heritage of the region.
native Mi’kmaq people honor their spiritual traditions
at the Abegweit Pow Wow held annually in mid August. The Cliffside
views from the Panmure Island grounds provide the perfect
backdrop for this celebration. All are welcome! The Panmure Island beach is an excellent swimming beach.
and cabers abound at the annual Highland Games held in early
August in Eldon at the Belfast Highland Provincial Park. Piping,
highland dancing and traditional athletic competitions pay tribute
to the Scottish heritage of the Island. Sign up for the Belfast
Highland Greens Golf tournament and be sure to wear your kilts.
addition, many communities in our area host annual festivals that
feature local entertainers. Discover our local craft and gift shops
that are filled with island handcrafts. View quilts, pottery, paintings,
jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods, music CD’s, knitted items
and more, made on the island for you!
the year, nature displays an ever-changing array of colours.
You may find our roadsides abloom with lupins & wild roses,
while fields fill with fireweed, daisies, brown-eyed susan,
Queen Anne’s Lace and other wildflowers. Wooded areas
are home to our provincial flower, the delicate “Lady
On a sunny day, sun and swim on one of our beautiful beaches,
we a surrounded by them. Overcast or raining try beach comb
for shells, driftwood and pieces of sea glass. Our region
is dotted with trails and other opportunities to experience
wildlife in it natural habitat.
community festivals to church lobster suppers, country auctions, to the
’70 Mile Yard Sale’, friendly faces abound on ‘the
island’. We enjoy meeting people that “come from away”
and sharing the island ways. During our “wee” chat you
will find the best spots to go for music, a feast of lobster or
a secluded picnic. PEI is considered a very friendly place and those who come to visit often come back or purchase homes.
…………..our Island flavors
island is know around the world for our ‘Island Blue Mussels’,
which you’ll see throughout the waterways. Most of our waterways is actually estuary's and have tides, which are needed for the mussel industry. The island is well known for its
P.E.I. potatoes, we also have lobster, scallops, lamb, and strawberries,
high and low bush blueberries, dairy products and fresh vegetables.
Freshly served to you from the local wharf, family farms or restaurants,
they are all served throughout PEI in our restaurants!
In the fall you can experience many island delights at our :Fall Flavor Festival, which is in the month of September. The festival is celebrated across the entire island and the island cuisine is bountiful.
provincial government has ‘preserved the past’
by designating select roads “Scenic Heritage Roads”.
While enjoying these drives, along these red dirt roads, imagine
the horse drawing carriages or sleigh and the horseback riders
of days gone by. These clay dirt roads are excellent for biking and walking and very maintained.
lighthouses that still guard our shores, architecture of older homes, churches, barns
and commercial buildings whisper of times past. Our museum
artifacts, photos, displays and exhibits will inform and entertain
you with yarns of our past. The names of many villages and
towns tell of the former communities from which our earliest
settlers came. Our churches range in style from simple country
chapels, to island stone structures designed by William Critchlow
harbours that are in the Points East Coastal Drive area are excellent
for those of you who love to travel by water. You can travel the
eastern end of the island visiting all the fishing villages by the
water and drop anchor at beautiful wharfs. There are many of our harbours that can accommodate sailboats.
surfing our web site and learn more about what the Points East Coastal Drive
area has to offer you when you come and explore southeastern Prince