The fall season is awash with gorgeous, vibrant colours and cooler weather. There is so much that you can do and see this fall across Prince Edward Island. So, why not spend some quality time outside with your friends and family experiencing everything that fall has to offer.
Here are 50 things to do across Prince Edward Island.
North Cape Coastal Drive
Taste of Tyne Valley – Tyne Valley
Chef Charlotte Langley celebrates Tyne Valley by creating an amazing meal. Taste of Tyne Valley is an evening with roving tasting stations and a sit-down dinner, with live entertainment.
Annual Fall Craft Fair – Summerside
Over 50 vendors come to the Annual Fall Craft Fair to showcase their new Fall and Holiday products. It is a great place to find unique items for the special or hard to buy for people in your life.
Grand Ruisseau Song Festival – Mont-Carmel
The last weekend of September is packed with workshops and live concerts at the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival. This popular song festival is fun for music lovers, songwriters, and musical artists alike.
Wyatt Heritage Properties/Culture Summerside Historic Ghostwalk – Summerside
The Wyatt Heritage Properties/Culture Summerside Historic Ghostwalk tells the darker side of the Islands history and allows visitors to experience Halloween with true, hair-raising stories that are acted out by volunteers. The guided tours leave every ten minutes from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Arlington Orchards – Richmond
The Arlington Orchards is a family run farm that grows over 40 types of apples, plums, and pears. From around the middle of September to the end of October, they will have apples ready to be picked. They will be hosting a Pumpkin Festival on October 7, 2018.
Kool Breeze Farms – Summerside
Kool Breeze Farms is the largest garden centre in Prince Edward Island. During the fall, they have a corn maze that is open from 9 am to 7 pm every day until November. There is also a Haunted Farm taking place in September.
Spooktacular Haunted Mansion – Kensington
Get ready for some scares at PEI’s Largest Haunted House. The Spooktacular Haunted Mansion is open from 6 pm to 9 pm. During October, the haunted house scares are ramped up at night. They are open during the day without the undead ghosts and the extra scares, if you are a person who is faint of heart.
North Cape Nature Trail – North Cape
The North Cape Nature Trail is on the northwest tip of PEI. The trail is a linear boardwalk that starts at the North Cape Windmill Farm, and takes you through the Black Marsh. Along the trail are great views of the ocean.
PEI Marathon – Across PEI
Join the annual PEI Marathon for a weekend of runs and walks across PIE. There is a range of categories, so there is something for all skill levels.
Points East Coastal Drive
Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge – North Lake
Fisherman from across travel to North Lake to test their skills and see who is the best fisherman at the Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge. It is the ultimate sport fishing catch & release encounter.
70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale – Wood Islands
Over a hundred of vendors line up and sell their items at the 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale. There is everything including the kitchen sink. from September 22 to 23, 2018
Surf & Turf Eastern PEI Style – Lakeside
It is the ultimate steak showdown, beef steak versus tuna at the Surf & Turf Eastern PEI Style. Chef Lynn Crawford and other Island chefs work together create a unique feast with PEI flair. on September 22, 2018
Trailfest Annual Island East Recreational Cycling Event – Mount Stewart
Bring the family to the Trailfest 12th Annual Island East Recreational Cycling Event for a great bike ride and to see the amazing colours of the leaves. You can choose how many days that you bike. There are trails that are great for all skill levels. from September 28 to 30, 2018
Murray Harbour Farmers’ Market – Murray Harbour
The Murray Harbour Farmers’ Market has a lot of great PEI products. The fall is the best time to visit the market as it is harvest season, and there is great fresh fruits and vegetables, along with soap and craft. until October 27, 2018
Grilling and Chilling – Bay Fortune
Join Chef Michael Smith, Upstreet Craft Brewing, Brewmaster Michael Hogan and the Fire Brigade for Grilling and Chilling. The team of talented chefs serves up an amazing feast of beer-inspired dishes using a fire to cook under the stars. on September 30, 2018
Montague Night Market – Montague
Spend an evening shopping under the stars at the Montague Night Market. The market opens at 2 pm and ends at 7 pm. Vendors from across PEI will be at the market. on October 13, 2018
MacPhee’s Orchard – Cardigan
The MacPhee’s Orchard U-pick opens in the middle of September, and each week there are new apples coming into season. The orchard is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. There are over 4,000 trees, which are pruned to make it easy to pick the apples.
Belfast Corn Maze – Eldon
The Belfast Corn Maze at the Chuckwagon Farm Market is ready to challenge you to find your way out of the 10 acres of the maze. They also have giant board games, jumbo jumper, farm animals and much more.
The Fiddling Fisherman – Souris
Join JJ Chaisson on his boat, lovingly named the ‘Chaisson a Dream’. The Fiddling Fisherman tours are an unforgettable experience. The tour is a great way of seeing PEI and the amazing fall colours. until October 1, 2018J
Forest Hill Trail – Albion Cross
Five miles north of Bridgetown and south of St. Peter is the popular Forest Hill Trail. The trail is a 7.8 km looped trail that takes you through the extensive woodland. To get the best view of the fall colours, you should climb the 40-foot tower that overlooks the watershed.
Boughton River Hiking Trail – Bridgetown
Boughton River Hiking Trail is a 4.5km marked trail that runs along the north bank of the Boughton River. The trail is a great option for ‘leaf peeping’ because the river makes a good foreground for photos. The trail is an easy hike that will take between 3 to 4 hours for most people to walk.
Gairloch Road Trail – Iona
Gairloch Road Trail is made up of the main loop that has many smaller trails. It is a shared trail for hikers and cyclists, so the trail is wide. It is a great place to visit, especially if you want to see the glorious colour of the fall leaves.
Mooney’s Pond – Peakes
Mooney’s Pond is a well-maintained trail, which includes a floating dock. Around 1/3 of the trail is made up of boardwalks and bridges. There are four observations decks that are great for taking photos.
Green Gables Shore
The Ultimate Chef’s Table – Oyster Bed Bridge
The Ultimate Chef’s Table is a spectacular evening of scrumptious Island fare and excellent wine. It is an exclusive five-course feast of the best of PEI’s land and sea fare. on September 27, 2018
Taste of North Rustico – North Rustico Harbour
Taste of North Rustico is the ultimate kitchen party. Lobster and other Island fare are paired perfectly with the live music at one of the North Shore’s busiest and prettiest fishing villages. on September 28, 2018
Matthew’s Carriage Rides – Anne of Green Gables Museum – Park Corner
Take some time and enjoy a Carriage Ride with ‘Matthew’, as your driver and guide, around the Anne of Green Gables Museum. There are half hour rides and hour-long rides that you can choose from. Both rides will take you through the gardens and to the Lake of Shining Waters. until October 15, 2018
Mariner’s Cover Miniature Golf – Cavendish
Head outside for one last round of mini-golf at Mariner’s Cover Miniature Golf. It is 18 holes of fun for all ages. After a round of mini-golf, make sure to visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Wax World of the Stars. until September 30, 2018
Knit Pickers PEI – Mayfield until October 6, 2018
Learn to knit at Knit Pickers PEI, or pick out environmentally friendly and luxurious Island treasures. Watch them create amazing handmade items using wool from PEI sheep.
The Table Culinary Studio – New London until October 31, 2018
The Table Culinary Studio is an award-winning culinary studio that focuses on experiential cuisine. It is a delightful place where you can taste the best fresh local island flavours. You can choose to join a cooking class or enjoy a delicious nightly dinner.
Winter River – Suffolk
The Winter River trail has a lot for visitors to see and do. Just north of the parking lot, there is a family of rabbits that dine of the mushrooms around their home. The trail will take you to boardwalks overlooking the Winter River ravine. You can still spot birds, squirrels and even more rabbits during the fall.
Red Sands Shore
Savour Victoria – Victoria
At Savour Victoria, Chef Chuck Hughes will create a four-course meal using the best Island fair. You should take some time to enjoy the culinary walkabout before the meal.
Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park – Bonshaw
Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park is right on the Trans-Canada Highway and has over 18kms of trails for hiking and cycling. The trails will take you through the forest. If you need a break, there are picnic areas, and a fun natural adventure playground.
Venture Stables Trail Rides – Freetown
Venture Stables offers trails rides, so you can see the breathtaking fall colours on horseback. They offer basic trail rides that are an hour long, or longer if you are an experienced rider.
Joy of Watercolor – Clyde River
At the Purcell Parlour Galley, they offer group programming. The Joy of Watercolor is one of the most popular programs and each class its two hours long. Learn to paint with watercolors, and become inspired by the fall landscapes. until October 31, 2018
I Dig Therefore I Clam – Kayaking Adventure – Victoria
Clamming has been a tradition on PEI for centuries and is still extremely popular today. The I Dig Therefore I Clam Kayaking Adventure will get you paddling out on the ocean before heading on to the sandbars to dig for clams. On your return, there will be chowder by the beach to warm you up. until September 30, 2018
Milk Make Taste – Hampshire
At Milk Make Taste, Owner, Flory Sanderson will give you a hands on learning experience by milking the goats and making food from the fresh milk. Spend time with the friendly goats and barn animals after making the goat milk items. until October 30, 2018
Breadalbane Nature Trail – Breadalbane
The Breadalbane Nature Trail is the geographic centre of PEI. The trail goes through a diverse terrain. It is two looping trails, so you can choose how long your hike is. The local beavers shape the forest as they chew and down trees.
Deep Roots Distillery – Warren Grove
PEI Farm Centre’s Pop-Up Farmers’ Market
Every Thursday evening until October 11, 2018, the PEI Farm Centre’ Pop-up Farmers’ Market opens its doors. Along with returning vendors, there will new businesses and one-time vendors at the market.
Anne & Gilbert the Musical
Anne & Gilbert the Musical is an award-winning show that is unforgettable family entertainment. It is a must-see show when you visit Charlottetown. until October 23, 2018
PEI Beer Festival
The PEI Beer Festival is a part of the Fall Flavour Festival. This popular festival focuses on educating people about the art and craft of brewing and tasting different varieties of beer. There will be sampling and live entertainment for visitors to enjoy. September 21 to 22, 2018
Charlottetown Farmers’ Market
Open year-round on Saturday mornings, the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market is an amazing place to see what the harvest season has brought this year. Vendors from across PEI travel to the market to showcase their work.
The Great Big BBQ
Maximum Overdrive – An All-Star Tribute to the 80’s
Maximum Overdrive is a Halifax all-star 80s band that is coming to Charlottetown to have a wild night playing 80’s gems. The concert is being held at the Hunter’s Alehouse. September 29, 2018
5th Annual Etsy Made in Canada Day – Charlottetown
Etsy Artisans from across PEI and the Maritimes celebrate their crafts at the 5th Annual Etsy Made in Canada Day. Along with the artisans, there will be live music, door prizes, and much more. on September 29, 2018
Farm Day in the City
At Farm Day in the City, farmers, crafters, artists, and producers come from across Prince Edward Island for the largest outdoor market of the year. It is a lovely fall day where you can taste what the local harvest season has to offer. September 30, 2018
Rise and Climb Adventure Course
You can challenge yourself on high ropes and zip lines that take you high in the sky, giving you breathtaking views of the forest. The courses are challenging but fun for all ages and experience at the Rise and Climb Adventure Course. They also have High Tech Laser Tag that you can play with the kids, especially if you prefer to stay on the ground. until October 27, 2018
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Secrets of Charlottetown Walking Tours
Take the family to hear about Charlottetown’s folklore, secrets, and legends during the hour-long Secrets of Charlottetown Walking Tour. This popular guided walking tour starts at the corner of Queen and Water Street. until October 31, 2018
Tour PEI Brewing Company
Made in Canada Food Tour
You can learn about PEI history and unique fresh food on the Made in Canada Food Tour. The tour has a heavy focus on local favorites and fresh Canadian produce. It is a great way to spend 3 hours, especially if you want to try many of Canada’s favorite dishes. until October 13, 2018