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If you've just arrived and want a place close by to EAT NOW, try Rick's Fish and Chips St. Peters (4km), Lins Takeout - St. Peters Bay/Greenwich Rd. (9km), Holy Cow! or The Seafood Shack - Morell (6km). Location, HOURS OF OPERATION (check before setting out) and menu details are on their websites or Facebook pages.

 

The climate

The climate is temperateSpring is comfortable. Late May and early June are fresh and green, and temperatures usually range from 8 to 22 degrees C (46 to 71 degrees F). Summer is warm, but rarely humid. Daytime temperatures are usually in the 20Cs (70Fs) and occasionally can reach 32C (90F). The water temperatures off Prince Edward Island are the warmest north of the Carolinas. Autumn is clear, bright and alive with color. September and October afternoons can be quite warm, evenings cool. Temperatures range from 8 to 22C (46 to 71F).

 

Opportunities abound for on-road and off-road cycling and motorcycling; hiking, walking and running; for canoeing and kayaking on rivers, bays and the open gulf; for river and deep-sea fishing ... all in our 'hood

 

A favourite of ours is PEI’s 350 km (220 mi) tip-to-tip Confederation Traildeveloped on former railway lines through wetlands and hardwood groves, alongside sparking rivers and bays, past working farms and in quaint villages. The 8 km section between the communities of St. Peters and Morell (and passing by the top of our driveway!) is one of the most scenic rides.

 SPECIAL NOTE for 2021: The Morell Confederation Trail bridge is being replaced and during reconstructionall traffic is detoured. Visit: Morell Confederation Trail Bridge Detour Route  Due to the Trail's origin as a railway line, the flat/low slope grades and rolled stone-dust surface make it easy and comfortable to negotiate on foot or by bicycle. Read more here about Prince Edward Island's beautiful Confederation Trail. Check the websites for information on our nearby communities of SourisSt. Peters BayMorell and Mount Stewart - all along the Trail.

 

Locally, bicycles and watercraft may be rented at: Confederation Trail Bike Rental Adventures (bikes only) and at Bayside Recreation (watercraft only) in St. Peters, and at Kingfisher Outdoors located in Morell at the Rossiter Park parking lot next to the river bridge. Further afield, bicycles and watercraft are available for rental in numerous island communities. 


Golf

Links-golf, river-golf and rolling woodland courses - we have them all on Prince Edward Island. Three top-rated (challenge) 18-hole courses are closest to McKfolly:Crowbush Cove (15 minutes drive), Brudenell River (35 minutes) and Dundarave(35 minutes). For the more timid or beginning golfer (easygoing), consider these nearby 9-hole courses: Rollo Bay Greens (25 minutes) or Peakes Tee (35 minutes). Drive a little farther for numerous other top-rated PEI courses.

 

Beaches

PEI has about 1100 km (nearly 700 mi) of coastline ....... believe us, there are "a few good Beaches" to discover with a choice of white, champagne, pink and red sand. Our favourite local is St. Peter’s Harbour Beach, a short 10-12-minute drive (35-40 minute cycle via the Trail and local road) from Mckfolly. There you can enjoy a choice of "bay" or "gulf" waters. Or you could cycle or drive a similar distance around the bay to the PEI National Park - Greenwich Site Beach on the Gulf.

 

PEI National Park - Greenwich site

The western tip of Greenwich, a peninsula that separates St. Peters Bay from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, became part of Prince Edward Island National Park in 1998 to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources found in the area. PEI National Park - Greenwicha 10-12-minute drive from McKfolly, offers an Interpretation Centre featuring numerous exhibits, hiking trails through varied landscape and the sustainably designed and constructed beach facility at the Gulf shore.

 

For the foodies

If it’s dining out you seek, there are spots of all stripes (pub and bar food, casual eateries, fine dining) to be experienced on the Island. There is an Extensive Listing on Trip Advisor for primarily Charlottetown and environs. A few of our favorites include: (in St. Peters Bay) Rick's Fish &ChipsLin's Takeout; (in Morell) Holy Cow!The Seafood Shack; (in Souris) 21 Breakwater RestaurantThe Lobster Shack; (in Georgetown) The Wheelhouse; (in Cardigan) Clam Diggers Beach House and Restaurant; (in Montague) Windows on the Water; (in Brackley) The Dunes Cafe; (in New Glasgow) The PEI Preserve Company RestaurantThe Olde Glasgow Mill Restaurant; (in Charlottetown) The Gahan House - great local micro-brewery, The Churchill Arms - tasty curries, Buono MangiaLeonards CafeWater Prince Corner Shop - top notch seafood; Receiver Coffee Co. and Receiver Coffee - The Brass Shop - great coffee, breakfast, lunch and evening specials; (further afield) Point Prim Chowder House. There are many, many more spots not mentioned above - please let us know about good spots that you find.

 

For preparing meals at McKfolly and "dining (or barbequing) in", there are the usual grocery chains (Co-ops in Souris and Morell; Atlantic Superstores & Sobeys in Montague, Stratford & Charlottetown). Lobsters, mussels, oysters and "fish that swim" are available from nearby sources in shops and at the wharf. Our favorites are Julios Seafood Market (seasonal) at St. Peters Landing, M R Seafoods and the Water Prince Corner Shop in Charlottetown, The Lobster Shack at Souris Beach (on the causeway entrance to Souris). Farmers markets (Charlottetown Farmers MarketMorell Farmers MarketKing's County Farmers Market - Cardigan offer Island beef, pork and lamb, seasonally available veggies (including potatoes!), fruits (strawberries, raspberries, black berries and blue berries) dairy and baked goods. The Seaside Bakery in Souris West, In the Mix Bakery in Mount Stewart and MacDonald's Bakery in Montague are great sources for baked goods of all kind. Specialty Island Products abound … there's so much to choose. And, Fall Flavours is the Island’s most successful food festival offering numerous events in September each year.

 

Entertainment

When it comes to arts and entertainment you will discover a hive of activity here on PEI, especially during the summer months. Many artists - painters, sculptors, writers, comedians, musicians, filmmakers and other have made the Island their home, and many come to PEI through various events, to the delight of both tourists and the local population. The entertainment venues are as special as the entertainment itself - local churches and halls host ceilidhs, established community theatres mount plays and musical events, "seasons" of entertainment are offered at special centers, such as the Confederation Centre of the Arts Charlottetown, the Guild Theater and Gallery Charlottetown,the Harbourfront Theatre SummersideSt. Mary's Church Indian River, and the Watermark Theater North Rustico.  Popular sites nearest McKfolly include the The Kings Playhouse (Georgetown) and The St Peters Courthouse Theater (St. Peters Bay). The Trailside Music Hall (formerly in Mount Stewart) has relocated to the newly opened Arts Hotel in Charlottetown, offering the same intimate, Trailside experience you've always known. 

 

For up to date news on "what's on" entertainment/infotainment-wise anywhere on the Island while you're here, check the monthly publication on-line,The Buzz or on paper for free wherever you may be. 


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