A trip to PEI wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the quaint Avonlea Village. This is an ode to the village that Anne lives in. It’s a fun, whimsical place to visit. There are some shops, restaurants, the schoolhouse L.M. Montgomery taught in, and the historic Long River Church. It is a fun place to spend a couple hours, and transports you into the time period. You can check out their website here. Admission is free, and I highly recommend eating at Red Island Baked Potato. One of the best baked potato’s I’ve ever had!
According to my research, when Avonlea Village was first created, it appears to have been more of a living history place to visit (kind of like Williamsburg, VA is). I guess this wasn’t as popular/ they weren’t making enough money to make it worthwhile. This was disappointing for us, as we thought that there would be actors running around recreating some iconic Anne of Green Gables scenes. Nevertheless, it was still an enjoyable time.