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Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island, Canada
902-672-6350
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This narrow park stretches 40 kilometers through beautiful coastal landscape and includes the Green Gables House, immortalized in the famous novel... more » Owner description: This narrow park stretches 40 kilometers through beautiful coastal landscape and includes the Green Gables House, immortalized in the famous novel "Anne of Green Gables." « less
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

There are three small national parks along the north short of PEI. The most eastern of the three is Greenwich PEI National Park, about a hour drive from Halifax on good roads. Buy your entrance ticket at the information station before the last mile to the park entrance. The thing to see are (believe it or not) the parabolic sand... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We tented in the Stanhope campground of PEI National Park. Showers and toilets all modern, clean and free. Our tent site was just across the road from the ocean. We went to sleep listening to the surf. No mosquitoes. Great restaurants close by. Hiked on the beautiful beach for many kilometres. Quiet.

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Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

There are actually 3 areas to this park: cavendish, Brackley-Dalvay, and Greenwich. We visited Greenwich yesterday and we're not disappointed. I'm glad to see so many recent good reviews of this area, and echo all those comments. The hike out to the dunes is relatively short - 1 1/2 hrs. return, and an easy walk. You'll walk through many different... More

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Greenwich dunes trail at PEI National Park walks along a meadow about 1.2 km, then through a forest, over a beautiful pond and then through the dunes, which are magnificent. This is an easy hike with a great payoff. The beach at the end of the trail is lovely and very sparsely visited.

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We returned to Greenwich five years after our last visit. The trail remains stunning - the kids admired hundreds of huge dragonflies through the old farm, then looked (unsuccessfully) for fish and frogs along the boardwalk. We spent hours walking up and down the beach, with its pristine white sand. The dunes are impressive - to adults. Admittedly, our kids... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wish we could have stayed longer. Found a wonderful spot with a large sand dune, giving a great buffer to have calmer waters to swim in and still chances to jump over waves. We did spot a few jelly fish, but if you are mindful it shouldn't be to bad. Upon leaving found another beach area with great dunes. Only... More

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Scranton
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stress free walking at the Prince Edward Island National Park, lighthouses, dunes, sand and sky! What else would you ever need.

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful, quiet beach, with many stretches almost deserted. We took several long walks on the beach, enjoying the contrast between this tranquility and the frenetic New Jersey beaches we are more used to. We stayed at Shaw's Hotel and visited the section between our hotel and Delvay. Shaw's provided a deeply discounted park pass, so the concerns about admission didn't... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited the Greenwich Peninsula portion of the PEI national park after talking with some PEI residents. We were completely enthralled with the Greenwich Dunes Trail which included a floating boardwalk portion on Bowley Lake before terminating at a lookout on top of one of the parabolic dunes. As it is only about 5km, I would recommend making this part... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The beach was covered w seaweed on aug 13. The smell was so strong I started to gag. Living on the Maine coast, I know the smell is not pollution but the smell was so strong that I couldn't enjoy the Dalvay beach up the road in the park. I wish I'd been warned. Went to the Dalvay hotel in... More

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