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Member - 2. Central Coastal Drive - Scenic Look Offs

Inman Park Look Off Listing: Inman Park Look Off
Canoe Cove was discovered and surveyed in 1764 by Samuel Holland, Surveyor-General of North America. Holland named the cove "Allen Cove", but it was then re-named by British soldiers to "Canoe Cove" because the Mi'kmaq people (First Nation population on PEI) would take the soldiers ashore by canoe. The Canoe Cove community was established in the 19th century by mostly Scottish Presbyterians. Canoe Cove has been a popular site for camps since the 1920's, but as the number of campers and their activities grew, a more convenient site was needed. In 1986 an all-year-round facility was built at Canoe Cove beach and today still exists as an ideal place for community activities. Canoe Cove Beach lies on the central South Shore facing the Northumberland Strait and the cove itself is a natural inlet consisting of a sheltered sand flat leading into a low shore entrance. The flat cove presents itself in contrast to the high rocky red cliffs that surround it. The bed of the strait, which reaches from the cove area to Nova Scotia, is one of the shallowest and most even off the South Shore and is made up of sandy red mud.

Open: Year round

Website: centralcoastalpei.com/CentralCoastalDrive_ScenicLookoffs.pdf
Address: PE Rte 19, Bonshaw, PE
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com

Skmaqn-Port-La-Joye/Fort Amherst Listing: Skmaqn-Port-La-Joye/Fort Amherst
Originally established by the French in 1720, Skmaqn-Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst commemorates the first permanent European settlement on Île Saint-Jean (today Prince Edward Island). After falling to British forces in 1758 it became the site of a major deportation of French and Acadian settlers. The fort’s grassy ruins are still visible, and interpretive panels explore its rich history. The grounds also offer superb views of the surrounding countryside and Charlottetown Harbour.

Open: Year round

Address: 191 Hache Gallant Drive, Rocky Point
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com

Grand Tracadie Look Off Listing: Grand Tracadie Look Off
Grand Tracadie, a village, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, NW. of Mount Stewart, partly in PEI National Park.

Open: Year round

Website: centralcoastalpei.com/CentralCoastalDrive_ScenicLookoffs.pdf
Address: 56-106 Beach Rd, York, PE
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com

Swimming Rock Listing: Swimming Rock
The Swimming Rock is a day-use only community park and rocky beach overlooking New London Bay. Picnic shelters are available. Look for the sign at the entrance off Route 13.

Open: Year round

Website: centralcoastalpei.com/CentralCoastalDrive_ScenicLookoffs.pdf
Address: 9908 Cavendish Rd, Stanley Bridge, PE
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com

Victoria-by-the-Sea Look Off Listing: Victoria-by-the-Sea Look Off
Located just outside of Victoria, approx. 30 seconds before entering the Village of Victoria.

Open: Year round

Website: centralcoastalpei.com/CentralCoastalDrive_ScenicLookoffs.pdf
Address: Main Street, Victoria, PE
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com

West River Scenic Look Off Listing: West River Scenic Look Off
West River, a river, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, Flows SE. into Charlottetown Harbour.

Open: Year round

Website: centralcoastalpei.com/CentralCoastalDrive_ScenicLookoffs.pdf
Address: 1173 Rte 19, New Dominion, PE
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com

Cavendish Scenic Look Off Listing: Cavendish Scenic Look Off

Open: Year round

Website: centralcoastalpei.com/CentralCoastalDrive_ScenicLookoffs.pdf
Address: Route 6, Cavendish Road, just east of Cavendish Corner at Routes 6 & 13, Cavendish
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com
GPS: 46° 29.567', -63° 20.72'

North Carleton Scenic Look Off Listing: North Carleton Scenic Look Off
North Carleton, an unincorporated area, is located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, N. of Port Borden.

Open: Year round

Website: www.centralcoastalpei.com
Address: Route 10, North Carleton
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com

Central Coastal Drive Listing: Central Coastal Drive

Open: Year round

Website: centralcoastalpei.com/CentralCoastalDrive_ScenicLookoffs.pdf
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com

Darnley Scenic Look Off Listing: Darnley Scenic Look Off
Darnley, an unincorporated area, is located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, N. of Kensington.

Open: Year round

Website: centralcoastalpei.com/CentralCoastalDrive_ScenicLookoffs.pdf
Address: 2681 Rte 20, Kensington
Email: peggy@centralcoastalpei.com


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