Maplehurst Properties and its Surroundings
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Maplehurst is secluded on 25 acres where you can walk on white, sandy beaches, walk the one-mile sandbar and experience clam digging, or look for sea shells, beach glass, driftwood, and sea creatures.
You can have coffee and freshly baked muffins while looking at the waters of Cardigan Bay from your verandah. In the evening, you will see the most beautiful sunsets on the Cardigan Bay.
The Bed & Breakfast is a Georgian Colonial Manor which was built by Americans who fell in love with P.E.I. while vacationing on the island in 2000. Guests will marvel at the elegant accommodations, spacious, comfortable rooms and warm hospitality which is bestowed upon all guests.
Guests can relax in the many common rooms, enjoy the artwork, period antiques and island quilts.
Delicious healthy breakfasts using local products is served each morning from 8 to 9am in the elegant dining room. Guests may also help themselves to complimentary snacks, beverages and baked goods from the Bulter's Pantry until 10pm.
See the natural beauty of the island with an ever changing array of colours throughout the year. Guests will find the roadsides abloom with Lupins and Wild Roses, Fireweed Daisies, Brown-Eyed Susan, Queen Anne's Lace. In woodland areas, and on scenic Heritage Roads, the Provincial Flower, the Lady Slipper, can be found. The flowers seem to change magically every few weeks, like a beautiful set on a screen play.
Experience the culture of P.E.I. through Ceilidhs which are located close by. Discover the local crafts and arts in various studios and gift shops in the Eastern area of P.E.I.
Visit the Panmure Island Lighthouse, build in 1853, Cape Bear Lighthouse, built in 1881, and Marconi Station (the first to receive an S.O.S. distress call from the Titanic as she sank), the Woods Island Lighthouse built in 1876, and the Point Prim Lighthouse built in 1846 which is Prince Edward Island's oldest lighthouse.
Spend a day visiting historical places of interest in the Eastern End of the Island. St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, in Sturgeon, was built in 1888 and was designed by William Critchlow Harris, famous architect. Guests can also visit the Historical Village of Orwell Corner, Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead, Roma at Three Rivers and the Garden of the Gulf Museum, which was formerly the Post Office and Customs House located in Montague.
Take a seal watching cruise, seaplane air tour, try deep sea-fishing, go canoeing, kayaking, horse-back riding, or golfing. All of these are located close-by.
Experience the opportunity to explore wildlife in a natural habitat. View the colourful flowers, watch for ruffled grouse, Showshoe hare or one of the 333 species of birds that are found on the island. The most common are the Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Common Eider, Great Comorant, Bald Eagle, Northern Pintail, Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Osprey, Black-Throated Green Warbler, Brown Creeper, and the Red-Breasted Nuthatch.
Visit the Rossignol Estate Winery, take a picnic lunch and have this at one of the parks located in the area.
See a play at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown or attend various community festivals, church suppers, country auctions, the 70 mile yard sale, or the Abegweit Pow Wow (located on Panmure Island in mid-August). Many popular events are scheduled from early June to October each year.