At Green Gables we have two trails for you to explore: the Haunted Wood Trail and the Balsam Hollow Trail, which begins as Lover's Lane. Interpretive signage highlighting the inspirational sources for Montgomery's writing is located along the trails.

Balsam Hollow Trail

Length: 0.8 km return
Difficulty: Easy

This trail begins with Lover’s Lane and wanders through woodlands and follows a brook.

Haunted Wood Trail

Length: 0.9 km return
Difficulty: Easy

This wooded area served as the inspiration for the Haunted Wood that appeared in Anne of Green Gables. Passes near the Cavendish Cemetery, resting place of L.M. Montgomery, and connects to Site of L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish Home (separate entry fee required).

Please note: Beginning in late September 2018 and continuing throughout the fall, portions of the Haunted Wood Trail will be closed for infrastructure improvement work. For more information: Federal Infrastructure Investment Program

Off-Season Access

Trails and other facilities at PEI National Park are not maintained between Thanksgiving and Victoria Day each year. However, visitors are still welcome to use the trails. During this period there is no Parks Canada emergency response.

Prince Edward Island National Park Trails

Other trails can be found in nearby PEI National Park. For further information, please click here.