Day 4 of Adventure
Today was supposed to be all sun and no rain all day. So we decided that this is the day we would go venture around the island for memories of Anne of Green Gables. We started off by driving 45 mins in search of the “Lake of Shining Waters”. Krysta’s GPS took us to a water-park.
After driving around we followed the road to the beach and some lookout points in hopes of finding it near there. We didn’t find it but the coastline was epicly beautiful. The red clay cliffs and dunes in the background were just a sight to see.
As we looked out along the coastline, I mentioned the lighthouse from the movie and we decided that it’s the one way out in the distance. We got back in the car and drove around and found Anne of Green Gables Heritage House with trails to the “haunted forest” and “Lover’s Lane”. The building was closed and major construction was going on while we were there. We did talk a walk through the haunted woods. It was surrounded by a golf course which was beautiful but not that reminiscent for the fans of Anne of Green Gables.
The path was quick but pretty, so we made it back to the vehicle quickly and off we were to the lighthouse. Krysta popped it up in her GPS. It probably took us another 30 mins to get there, well to the road that leads to the lighthouse.
We turn down the road that it says to and about 1/4 mile in we are on clay road. Meanwhile the whole trip I have been wanting to go off roading, after seeing all the trails on the sides of the roads everywhere on the way here. So we go, we begin nice and easy. Slowly turning into sliding slightly because its moist and clay, with big gaps all over the place. We continue, I am slightly nervous because my best friend is not feeling well and if we were to get stuck in this mud, I would have to take off my socks and shoes and roll up my pants and get out in my dress and push while Krysta steers us out! That was going through my head, becoming drenched in red clay from getting stuck! That would have been hilarious and very grateful that, that did not happen! hahaha.
I see what looks like a pile of dirt, as it turns out it was a pile of unmelted snow. I attempted to go over it and then we both looked at each other and we were like nope. She says we are going to have to back out of this entirely. I look back, look at her, look back and say ok, here goes. I did a very good job, if I didn’t I probably wouldn’t be sharing it! We came to the flat landing where we started to slide around. I turned the car around and we made it out safely with zero clay on my body!
And apparently it’s supposed to loop around, there are no signs warning anyone to enter at your own risk. So when we made it to paved road I look out and I see the Anne of Green Gables Museum. I was all excited. I grew up with this movie and before I came up here, I was able to watch all of them with my friend who actually had all the movies.
We cruise up the way to the museum. Honestly it looked closed, much like everything around. A beautiful dog and kitty greeted us as we got out of the car. Apparently the museum was the house of the author of Anne, L.M Montgomery.
It was $6 to go through the house. Teenie tiny house, but very neat. We enjoyed walking through. They said to look out the window at the top of the stairs and that’s where she was looking out and decided to call the water, “Lake of Shining Waters”. So technically there are 2 in PEI, but the one on the property is the OG.
So we def had an amazing adventure in search of Anne of Green Gables. And we were ready to head back as we had an appointment with a lovely woman named Nora. We did have some time before our appt. so we decided to go on a search for one of the only metaphysical shops on the island. We found it in Summerside, Celtic Mist. The owner was extremely nice and helpful. It was a very enjoyable experience and brought some goodies home.
We left there in time to still make it to our appointment on time. Glorious day of beautiful scenery and experiences.
Info on the places…
Celtic Mist: https://www.facebook.com/celticmist77/
Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place: