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Kensington - 18 kms


The town of Kensington has plenty to see and do. There are flea markets, a haunted mansion, miniature golf, a museum and much more. Check out the ice cream shops or better yet, watch the signs for a strawberry social. Another favourite is a Ceilidh, a maritime tradition. On the way back, make the one kilometre side trip to historic St. Mary's Church. Kensington is the crossroads to the island's  cities of Summerside  and Charlottetwon. Stores, restaurants, banks, gas stations, and everything you might expect from a small town can be found here.



Cabot Beach Provincial Park - 11 kms


Cabot Beach is the largest park in western PEI. This beautiful park has a large day-use area with playground equipment, an activity centre with children's programs and a naturalist on staff who provides guided nature walks. There is also supervised swimming on scenic Malpeque Bay. There is a government dock beside the park and Malpeque Bay Sea Kayak Tours is a short drive away down one of PEI's many red clay roads.


Malpeque - 7 kms


Across the bridge from the fishing village of Darnley, historic Malpeque has a few attractions; the Keir Museum, the Malpeque Community Hall, and of course the Princetown church with it's soaring steeple. The church often has a strawberry social and the community hall usually has a ceidlih on Monday  or  Wednesday  evenings. There is a restaurant, gallery, and a roadside vegetable stand. There isn't much else but it is a quaint and picturesque village, as are many of the hamlets and villages on Prince Edward Island.


Summerside - 30 kms


Nearby Summerside is a small city with all the services of a larger centre.  Major stores such as Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire, as well as major grocery and drug stores can be found here. There is  a regional hospital, fire department and police service. The city is host to sporting events, cultural events, and attractions. During the summer months, most major stores are open on Sundays for your shopping convenience. The local theatre, on the scenic waterfront has several concerts and events throughout the year.

City of Summerside - Official Site


Cavendish - 30 kms


Cavendish, on PEI's north shore, is home to several tourist attractions and offers much for children and adults alike. Several golf courses are in the area, as are great restaurants. For children, there is an amusement park, water park, and other theme parks to explore. Cavendish also has one of the largest and most popular beaches on the island but you should be prepared to pay to park your car and to walk to the white sandy beach. Nearby North Rustico has fishing charters, lobster suppers as well as seal watching and more beaches.



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