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Near Cavendish in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Cavendish Dunelands Trail/Cavendish Sentier Dunelands

Cavendish and Tourism/Cavendish et le tourisme

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 22, 2019
1. Cavendish and Tourism Marker
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Toward the end of the 1800s, Prince Edward Island became known as an excellent vacation spot. Its clean air, rural landscapes and beautiful beaches were offered to travellers made weary by the stress of urban life. By the 1920s, thanks to L.M. Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables, Cavendish became a particularly popular destination. Her many fans wanted to see the landscape that inspired their beloved author. Her former neighbours started to offer accommodations and other services to the growing number of tourists.

In 1936, when the federal government was looking to create a national park on Prince Edward Island, Cavendish was a natural area to include. Prince Edward Island National Park opened in 1937. A narrow band just a few hundred metres wide, the Park stretches 40 kilometres along the north shore from New London to Tracadie Bay. Along with the sand dunes and beaches, the park preserves Green Gables and Dalvay-by-the-Sea as cultural landmarks.

Since the Park opened, tourism has grown even more in the Cavendish area, making it the busy attraction it is today. However, you can still see traces of
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By Steve Stoessel
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old farmsteads and find quiet places that are reminiscent of days gone by.

Vers la fin du XXe siècle, l'île-du-Prince-Édouard s'est acquisune réputation de lieu de villégiature par excellence. Son air pur,ses paysages bucoliques et ses plages magnifiques étaient pour lescitadins gage de repos et de détente. Vers les années 1920, grâce au roman de L.M. Montgomery Anne...La Maison aux pignons verts, Cavendish était un endroit très couru. En effet, les enthousiastes de l'auteure voulaient voir le paysage qui l'avait inspirée, et ses anciens voisins commencèrent à offrir de l'hébergement et d'autres services au nombre croissant de touristes qui affluaient dans la région.

En 1936, alors que le gouvernement fédéral se proposait de créer un parc national à l'île-du-Prince-Édouard, Cavendish s'est imposé tout naturellement, et le parc national de l'Ile-du-Prince-Edouard a été 1937. C'est une étroite bande de terre de 40 km qui s'étire, le long de la côte Nord, de New Lóndon à Tracadie Bay. Outre qu'il vise à préserver les dunes et les plages, le parc protège également des hauts lieux culturels comme Green Gables et Dalvay-by-the-Sea.

Depuis l'ouverture du parc, Cavendish est devenu un endroit touristique très fréquenté. Mais on d'anciennes fermes et y trouver des endroits paisibles qui rappellent « le bon vieux temps »

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L.M. Montgomery’s thoughts on the Cavendish Shoreline:

I think the Cavendish shore is the most beautiful in the world. This is not merely my fond and foolish fancy. I once heard a man who had been all over the world say he had never seen a more beautiful beach than that of Cavendish sandshore …
The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery Vol. 1, May 24, 1908 L.M. Montgomery

Je pense que la plage de Cavendish est la plus belle du monde. Et ça n'est ni moi, ni mon imagination qui le dit. J'ai un jour entendu un homme qui avait parcouru le monde dire qu'il n'avait jamais vu de plus belle plage que celle de Cavendish …
The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery Vol. 1, May 24, 1908 L.M. Montgomery
 
Location. 46° 29.945′ N, 63° 22.846′ W. Marker is near Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cavendish Dunelands Trail/Cavendish Sentier Dunelands (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Cavendish Dunelands Trail/Cavendish Sentier Dunelands (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Cavendish Dunelands Trail/Cavendish Sentier Dunelands
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(about 120 meters away); Lucy Maud Montgomery (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); North Rustico War Memorial (approx. 6.8 kilometers away); Rev. John Geddie D.D. (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Springbrook World War II Memorial (approx. 9.7 kilometers away); Springbrook First World War Memorial (approx. 9.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cavendish.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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