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NOTE: The below information is also on our website www.mckfolly.com. On our site, most bolded information is linked to online sites.

 If you've just arrived and want a place to EAT NOW, try Rick's Fish and Chips - St. Peters community, Lins Takeout - St. Peters Bay (Greenwich Rd.), or HolyCow! - Morell. Location, HOURS OF OPERATION (best check before setting out) and menu details are on their websites or Facebook pages - all linked from our website.

 Some of the reasons why we love life on Prince Edward might help you plan your visit to Canada’s smallest island province.

 The climate

 The climate is temperate. Spring 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 Trail, developed 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. 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 Souris, St. Peters Bay, and Mount Stewart - all along the Trail.

 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 - Greenwich, a 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 favourites include: (in St. Peters Bay) Rick's Fish &Chips, Lin's Takeout, The Inn at St. Peters; (in Morell) Holy Cow!, Wicked Fries, (in Souris) 21Breakwater Restaurant; (in Georgetown) Eden'sGate, Clam Diggers Beach House andRestaurant; (in Montague) Windows on the Water; (in Mount Stewart) The Trailside Cafe and Inn (great dining/music venue); (in Brackley) TheDunes Cafe; (in New Glasgow) The PEI Preserve Company Restaurant, The Olde Glasgow Mill Restaurant; (in Charlottetown) The Gahan House - great local micro-brewery, The ChurchillArms - tasty curries, Buono Mangia, The Thoughtful Squash, Leonards Cafe, Water PrinceCorner Shop - top notch seafood. Please tell us 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, Morell and Charlottetown; Atlantic Superstores & Sobeys in Montague, Stratford & Charlottetown). Lobsters, mussels, oysters and "fish that swim" are available from nearby sources (in shops, at the wharf & "off the truck"). Two of our favorites are By the Bay Fish-mart  (seasonal) at St. Peters Landing and M R Seafoods in Charlottetown and Friday's after lunch (about 2pm) off the truck at the Morell Co-op parking lot. Farmers markets (Charlottetown Farmers Market, Morell Farmers Market, King'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 beehive of activity here on PEI, especially during the summer months. Many artists - painters, sculptors, writers, comedians, musicians, filmmakers and others have made the Island their home, and many come to PEI through various events, to the delight of both tourists and 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 Harbourfront Theatre Summerside and at St. Mary's Church Indian River. Popular sites nearest McKfolly include the The Kings Playhouse (Georgetown), The St Peters Courthouse Theater (St. Peters Bay), Trailside Cafe (Mount Stewart).

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


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