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A Travel Guide with Eric Dowdle: Prince Edward Island

This Week, We’re Relaxing on Prince Edward Island!

The following post was first published on BYUtv

Last night, we joined Eric as he traveled to the quaint hometown of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, the peaceful Prince Edward Island, in Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle!

After getting to know the charm and history of this picturesque island off the coast of Canada, Eric is dying to share all his secrets about what to do around the town. So we joined forces with him to create an all-new travel guide to help you navigate the streets like a local!

Whether you’re looking for a vacation destination packed with enchanting countryside views or one full of good food and good people, look no further—Prince Edward Island has got it all!

Famous Landmarks Worth Giving A Visit:

The Bottle Houses(6891 PE-11, Wellington, PE C0B 2E0, Canada)
Nestled in gardens of lush plant life and blooming flowers, this recycling project has turned into a gorgeous array of art open for viewing to the public. Prices range from $3.00–4.00 per person.

The Gardens of Hope Respite Cottage (2841 New Glasgow Road New Glasgow, PE, Canada C0A 1N0)
As a charitable donation, the Country Gardens Foundation of Hope, Inc. shares 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with the public and offers a place of rest at their “Respite Cottage” for those suffering with terminal illnesses. Come to the Gardens of Hope for a chance to experience the profound peace and tranquility offered in the nature of Prince Edward Island.

Green Gables Heritage Place (8619 Cavendish Rd, Cavendish, PE C0A 1M0, Canada)
Located in Cavendish in the Prince Edward Island National Park, the Green Gables House invites you to explore the site that inspired L.M. Montgomery to write her tale of the red-headed orphan, Anne.

Harness Racing at Pinette Raceway (55 Greenwood Drive, Summerside, PE, Canada)
Experience Prince Edward Island’s tradition that hails back to their agricultural roots: harness racing! Enjoy the views of open fields and lofty pine trees as you take part in the fun of a good old-fashioned horse race.

Wood Islands Lighthouse Museum (173 Lighthouse Rd., Wood Island, PE, Canada)
Discover the history of Prince Edward Island through a museum tour at the Wood Islands Lighthouse, where you can catch your own seafood, admire rare sea glass sculptures, and take in beautiful 360° views of the landscape!

Eric's Favorite Places to Eat:

Famous for its honey, preservatives, and potatoes, Prince Edward Island is certainly not lacking in delicious flavors. Check out some of Eric’s favorite eats on the island!

The Preserve Company(2841 New Glasgow Road, New Glasgow, PE, Canada C0A 1N0)
Associated with the Country Gardens Foundation of Hope, The Preserve Company is known island-wide for its tasty jams, honey, and marmalades.

New Glasglow Lobster Suppers (#604 Route 258, New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island)
Don’t miss out on an island favorite—delectable lobster cooked to perfection that is perfect for a sit-down family meal!

The "Prince Edward Island" Painting

The stunning landscape of this quiet island was the perfect scene for Eric’s folk art painting of the town. Filled with the local charms that make the island what it is, this painting is one of a kind!

And if you love this painting, don't forget to buy the puzzle!

Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle

Be sure to tune in to BYUtv every Tuesday night at 8:30pm MT for new episodes of Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle!


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