Green Gables Walking Trails (Balsam Hollow Trail, Lovers Lane, and the Haunted Woods) // Prince Edward Island, Canada

October 20, 2021

Happy Wednesday friends! I am excited to spend the next couple of weeks sharing with y'all some recap posts from the girls trip that I took four years ago through New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia (along with some new posts from this time that I never shared also!)! I hope that it encourages you to consider taking a road trip (in part or in whole depending on your circumstances) this fall to these beautiful places in the world. 
Happy Tuesday friends! As I shared last week, I am so excited to share more about our time on Prince Edward Island, specifically today sharing more about our day that we spent on all things related to "Anne"! I know for a lot of people visiting the island this is one of the main reasons and so I hope that these posts are helpful in planning your own trip someday soon!
As last week we started our "Anne" day (after waking up at the wonderful Montgomery Inn at Ingleside!) at the Anne of Green Gables Museum (which you can read more about our visit and the museum HERE!). After this we drove over to Green Gables and on the way we had a brief visit at L.M. Montgomery's Birthplace (which you can read about HERE). Like many girls who grew up loving "Anne" and her adventures we found visiting the Green Gables home to be delightful (which you can read about HERE!). After our time exploring the house we decided to walk along the trails that are at Green Gables. 

There are two different trails that are at the Green Gables Heritage Site. There is the Balsam Hollow Trail and the Haunted Wood Trail. 
The Balsam Hollow Trail begins with Lover's Lane and then wanders along a brook through woodlands. This trail is approximately a mile long with very easy paths to follow and walk on.
The Haunted Wood Trail (very popular in Anne of Green Gables) is connected to the Cavendish Home and typically requires a different entry fee or combination pass. With the celebration of the 150 years this year we did not have to pay an extra fee for walking along this trail. This trail, similar to the Balsam Hollow Trail is about a mile long and also had easy paths to follow and walk on.
I definitely recommend taking the time to walk one or both of the trails. For those who love all things Anne you will definitely want to make this part of your trip.

A funny thing about this last picture of my friend Ali and I- we both had decided to wear long skirts and dress "up" for our "Anne day" for fun. When we were walking on the Balsam Hollow Trail we asked a couple if they would mind taking a picture of us. They happily obliged and we chatted with them as we walked along. They decided to turn back at one point and we said that we were going to keep going. At that point they said their goodbyes and then said that we were doing a good job. Hahaha! They thought because we had on our long skirts that we were part of the cast that worked at Green Gables. Hahaha! We definitely explained that we were not and we all had a good laugh. For the record there is no cast that is walking along the trails. Just so you know! Hahahaha! 
The trails were absolutely beautiful and incredibly peaceful!

This last picture also provided some good laughs. There were so many people that were walking the trails and all of the women and girls kept talking about all of the pretty flowers, the inspiration that L.M. Montgomery had, and all things Anne. At different points along the trail you can see that there is a golf course that surrounds the property. What do you think the men were talking about? You guessed it- the golf course. It was so funny- I couldn't stop giggling at the contrast of the moment. Hahaha!
And yes, this little hopeless romantic heart of mine was not talking about the golf course! Hahaha!

This was truly one of our favorite "Anne" stops and I hope that each of you have the opportunity to visit the Green Gables Heritage Place Home and take a walk on the trails! when you are on Prince Edward Island
You definitely will want to add it to your "Anne" schedule!
I hope you enjoyed reading more about the Green Gables Trails! If you have any questions please let me know! If you are interested in finding out more about the Green Gables Heritage Place - you can do so on their website HERE. If you are interested in reading more from my recent trip through New EnglandNew BrunswickPrince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia, you can read all of the posts from the trip by clicking on the links below:


Peggy's Cove: //  Peggy's Cove //  Peggy's Cove Lighthouse //  

A huge thank you to the Prince Edward Island Tourism Board that sponsored my trip to the Island, provided so much helpful information, and a special thank you to Laura who worked to organize everything for our time in Prince Edward Island.

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