September is a great time to visit Prince Edward Island for those travelers who grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables series. Escaping the hot summer months, you’ll see the lovely changing of the leaves while you visit all of the memorable sites from your favorite novels.
Lucy M. Montgomery’s books have such a large following that setting up your trip to Canada will be relatively easy. If you don’t want the fuss of planning each leg of your visit, purchasing an Anne Vacation Package may be the best way to go. You will have the opportunity to choose from different packages that each offer a unique experience connected to the novels.
If you know your favorite scenes of the series and have a particular vision for your trip, it’s best to plan your own itinerary. While there are no customer reviews listed for this guidebook, you may consider purchasing a used copy of Finding Anne on Prince Edward Island by authors Kathleen Hamilton, Sibyl Frei, and John Sylvester if you need some initial ideas. Then, if your novels are in disrepair from multiple readings, consider making your own guidebook by making two lists in your travel journal. Your first list should include your must see locations and the second list should include your favorite scenes with page numbers.
Seeing the sites is essential, but also plan some of your days around your favorite moments and quotes instead. Do you love Anne’s descriptions of the ocean? Then spend an afternoon at the beach reading about the “ropes of diamonds.” Maybe you can enjoy a cup of tea as you read about the time Anne mistook the bottle of red currant wine for raspberry cordial that made Diane drunk. When you are your own guide the sky is the limit, but whatever you decide, make sure you take square dancing lessons in Avonlea Village and visit Green Gables Heritage Place, the Montgomery house that inspired Anne’s loving home in the novels.
While September is a perfect time to experience the beauty of Prince Edward Island, there are different Anne Shirley inspired activities for different times of the year. For example, if September is too soon and you want to wait until October, you will get to experience “Hallowe’en in the Haunted Wood” where you will be able to take a tour of the woods Anne claimed were haunted in your Halloween costumes. Whatever time of year you decide to go, you are sure to feel more connected to Anne Shirley the second you step foot on Prince Edward Island.