Cavendish Grove, as part of Prince Edward Island National Park, opened in summer 2007 as a day-use area. It is named for a large stand of sugar maple trees, a rarity on Prince Edward Island and one of the most significant natural features of the site. Facilities at the newly opened site include a new washroom that uses green technology and a peaceful setting for picnicking and enjoying nature.
Expanded Trail Network
The trail network within this section of the park connects this site with other facilities, including Cavendish Beach and Cavendish Campground. This area has over 12 kilometres of trails for cycling and hiking, offering excellent views of the beaches, sand dunes, freshwater ponds and salt marshes that make this park so special.
Cavendish Grove in PEI National Park is not maintained between Thanksgiving and Victoria Day each year. The washrooms and kitchen shelter are closed, and trails will not be maintained. During this period there is no Parks Canada emergency response. Natural hazards are present in the area. There is, therefore, an increased risk of serious injury or death. By choosing to use these unmaintained trails, visitors assume all legal and actual risks absolutely.
Consultation on Site Plan for Cavendish Grove
Parks Canada is developing a comprehensive site plan for Cavendish Grove, Prince Edward Island National Park. To build a good plan we need to hear from you. We are inviting local residents, stakeholders and interested Canadians to share their thoughts with us on the future of Cavendish Grove.