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  What to See and Do in the Region

Rustico Acres is perfectly positioned to take easy advantage of everything Prince Edward Island has to offer.

We have listed below only a very small selection.

The best place to go to find out everything there is to now about Prince Edwards Island events, attractions and things to do is the PEI government web site which we think is one of the best you will find anywhere.

If you want to be notified when this page is complete, email webmaster@rusticoacres.ca.

Anne of Green Gables

Avonlea is very near Rustico AcresAvonlea Village itself is only a few kilometres away. Traditional Island story telling and song; children's music show the whole family enjoys; traditional songs and tales of the sea; traditional East Coast music, fiddling, step-dancing and some dramatic moments as the characters of Avonlea showcase the best in Island talent; enjoy the talents of the Children of Avonlea School as Anne debuts and Charlie Sloan steals the show; picnic in our beautiful gardens while enjoying lively Island music.

Silverbush near Rustico AcresAt the old Campbell homestead at Silverbush, enjoy the beautiful grounds overlooking the Lake of Shining Waters that inspired L. M. Montgomery. View many artifacts pertaining to L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.

Santa's Woods

Santa's Woods is within walking distance of Rustico Acres. Santa's barbecues; little tykes wagons, baby change and play centre; an abundance of toys, games, activities around every pathway; small bird/animal pets; motorized vehicles, little tyke trains; Santa's surprise visits; Bouncin' Boxers. Glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Natural forest adventures, multi-trampoline, bocce, Gingerbread Park, Pirates Cove. Glide Ride through the trees, horseshoes, basketball, marble ball pen, kids' fishing pond.

Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing from North Rustico

Inland fishing possibilities are practically endless. See the guide here...

Island and Local Festivals and Events

Island and Local Festivals and Events are listed in a diary form here...

Ceilidhs

Governor General's award-winning family entertainers, Scottish fiddling, bagpiping, step-dancing, singing, piano, accordion, guitar, stories. More information here...

Arts and Crafts

One of the island's outstanding galleries is The Dunes - just a short drive away.

The Dunes at Brackley Beah near Rustico AcresThis architecturally striking complex overlooks beautiful, flowering water gardens and panoramic dunes. Fine Canadian crafts by over 70 contributing artists. Watch Peter Jansens and Joel Mills produce award-winning pottery. Island Art Gallery features paintings, prints, photography and sculptures by Island's leading artists. Open June 1 - Oct 24. Off season by appointment.

You can find out more at the Central PEI Arts and Crafts Trail.

Food

Food on PEIWhen touring Prince Edward Island, you'll see miles of lush rolling farmlands and coastlines dotted with fishing harbours, so it may not come as a surprise to discover that the food industry is the single most important contributor to our provincial economy. PEI is proud of its "clean and green" reputation world-wide and offers tourists a wonderful opportunity to "tour and taste" some of the best we have to offer.

All the detail you need to plan your gastronomic tour is here...

Golf

Golf near Rustico AcresOne of the island's many excellent golf courses is nearby: Rustico Resort. Recently redesigned to blue, white and red tees with full irrigation added, 6455-5500 yds. Offers challenge to beginning and experienced golfers. Pro shop, power- and pull-carts. Quality rental clubs (left and right). Considered one of the most beautiful courses, with view of sea from every hole. Full practice area. Accommodations, licensed lounge, restaurant, grass tennis courts, heated pool.

National Park

Preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Island's North Shore, including Greenwich. All areas of the National Park highlight sand dunes, supervised beaches, sandstone cliffs, salt marshes, ponds, woodlands, wildlife as well as cultural landmarks including Green Gables and Dalvay by the Sea. Activities for the outdoor enthusiast include camping, swimming, hiking, biking, picnicking, golf, tennis. A variety of food outlets, gift shops.

Seal Watching

One of the several opportunities for seal watching is available in Charlottetown itself. Board the MV Fairview for a Charlottetown Harbour or seal-watching tour while viewing marine life and historical sights.


 
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