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Address: 191 Hache Gallant Dr, Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island C0A 1H2, Canada
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Drive over to get another view of the Charlottetown Harbor and some local history in the visitors center.

I recommend this as a place of beauty and quiet - picnic and trail-walk. Read up on he history. French - English - local Indians fought some significant battles here and very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Tom S
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The walkway and stunning views of water are spectacular and refreshing for the soul! When you get off the cruise, this is better than any excursion you might take!

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Blind River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Although there are no buildings here, it is a place with much history. The signage for the fort and the deportation of thousands from Ile Saint-Jean is thoroughly documented. The site overlooks the harbour and the cruise ships can be seen at Charlottetown. There is a path along the water that takes you by one of the rangelights and another... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I recommend this as a place of beauty and quiet - picnic and trail-walk. Read up on he history. French - English - local Indians fought some significant battles here and very interesting historical things relating to the French / English squabbles over the control of the New Country which became CANADA.

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Thank Tom S
Mukilteo, Washington
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116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were biking for a few days on PEI and needed a destination from our Charlottetown stay. We did't want to tackle Route 1 on a bike so drove to Argyle Shores Provincial Park to start our ride.. it was a 15 mile ride to the fort and the views of the town were quite impressive. Plus great signage to... More 

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cornwall, ontario
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stumbled across this lovely place near our rental cottage and spent a great afternoon checking out the nearby light house, swimming at the beach, and walking on the gorgeous gravel paths. Loved that the distances were well marked so you could choose how far you wanted to walk. Unbeatable views, no crowds, washroom facilities.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

It was a truly perfect day at the Fort with my wife, son, daughter-in-law and 3 month old granddaughter. Well marked walking trails with very good signage explaining what we were seeing. I thought that I was reasonably knowledgeable about this particular geographic area and its history but I now see that wasn't the case. Tremendously helpful and knowledgeable staff... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We stopped here, really, by accident and what a beautiful spot with a fantastic view of Charlottown and the neck of Charlottetown Harbour. The tourist center is also open so you can get some brochures and use the clean washrooms if necessary. I will post pictures to give you a birds eye view. Enjoy the history lesson on such peaceful... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I never saw this in my history books. I wish I could have gotten a fact sheet about this area. I found it fascinating. The area lighthouses were beautiful. I wonder what tales they would speak if they could talk.

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Thank KarenLynnRS
Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Had a good time learning more about the Island and the Acadians. I never learned about this in my history books. Also saw two lighthouses.

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Duanesburg, New York
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I drove up to this place and it is historically significant with a lovely view of Charlottetown and the harbor.

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