Discover traces of the Prince Edward Island’s earliest Scottish settlers through a unique historical and ecological view.
The road less travelled will take us along the pristine coastline of Prince Edward Island’s south shore to The Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell. The 140-acre woodland provides a glimpse into the Island’s cultural and natural past. You will hear tales of the important contributions the Macphail’s made to the Island’s economic and social life, as we tour through the 19th century homestead. Strolling through its exquisite gardens is a great way to explore the Island’s flora and fauna while learning about conservation and restoration of our native forests.
A short walk up the road is the Orwell Corner Historic Village, an agricultural crossroads first settled in the early 1800’s. Restored to its late 19th century state in the early 70’s, its charm lies in exploring the old church and cemetery, picnicking beside the schoolhouse or visiting the working blacksmith shop. You can even stop by the barnyard to see horses, goats, pigs and maybe even chickens! It’s a great educational experience for the whole family. Outside you can get an amazing view of Orwell Bay that will leave you breathless!
Grab a snack at the general store before hopping back on the bus to make our way back to the City of Charlottetown!