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  • A disappointing message awaited us at the mansion
    A disappointing message awaited us at...
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  • Creepy eyes staring around a corner at the mansion
    Creepy eyes staring around a corner at...
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  • The Haunted Mansion in Kensington, PEI
    The Haunted Mansion in Kensington, PEI
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Kensington Things to Do

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    Kensington's Haunted Mansion

    by 850prc Updated Nov 1, 2009

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    You've already heard the story of us being invited into the "closed to get ready for Halloween" haunted mansion, it's on the intro to my Kensington page. Down below, you'll see admission and hours of operation information. It's probably a good thing I hadn't seen this before driving to Kensington, or we'd have not gotten our free tour. PLEASE DO TAKE A LOOK AT MY KENSINGTON TRAVELOGUE FOR MORE PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE HAUNTED MANSION.

    Prices
    Adults - $10.00
    Seniors - $9.00
    Children (6-16 years) - $6.00
    Ages 5 and under - FREE!

    Hours of Operation
    June 12 - 30: 10am-5pm
    July 1 - August 31: 9am-7pm
    September 1 - 12: 10am-5pm
    Plus, they reopen in mid-October for the "Halloween Nights of Fear"

    The Haunted Mansion in Kensington, PEI

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    Anne of Green Gables estate

    by CJD68 Updated Apr 4, 2003

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    Anne of Green Gables was a classic novel of L.M. Montgomery. The house and grounds, originally owned by relatives of the author, now recreate memorable scenes from Anne of Green Gables in this charming Victorian setting.

    Serene countryside of Green Gables
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    Woodleigh Replicas & Gardens

    by CJD68 Written Apr 4, 2003

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    30 scale replicas of spectacular castles and cathedrals of the British Isles, on 45 acres of gorgeous countryside.

    Gardens + castle
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Kensington Hotels

  • Red Road Country Inn

    Rte. 6, Kensington, Clinton, C0B 1M0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Kensington Restaurants

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    The Frosty Treat: The most famous ice cream canteen on PEI

    by fairy_dust Updated Jun 23, 2015

    The Frosty Treat is a dairy bar in Kensington on Highway 2. It's well-known on PEI (mainly because of their commercials), so it's a must-visit whenever you're in Kensington. Aside from ice cream, they also have frozen yogurt, smoothies, milkshakes, etc, and hot foods like burgers, fries, onion rings, etc. It's quite cheap, and great for a pit stop on a long car ride (especially if you have kids).

    Favorite Dish: Ice cream! Because who doesn't love ice cream?

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    Tim Hortons: Coffee and Donuts

    by fairy_dust Updated Jun 22, 2015

    There is a Tim Hortons at the intersection where Highway 2 begins. It's quite small compared to the ones in Charlottetown, and I think it's meant mostly for people ordering food "to go". Either way, if you're craving Timmies while on the road, you can get your fix there!

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Kensington Transportation

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    Driving

    by fairy_dust Updated Jun 22, 2015

    To get to Kensington, you must either drive or take the bus. It takes about 45 minutes or so to drive from Charlottetown to Kensington (or vice versa). There is no public transportation as far as I can remember.

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Kensington Shopping

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    How Bazaar!: Shopping for the summer

    by fairy_dust Written Jun 18, 2005

    How Bazaar! is a small shop where they sell hippy-style clothes, jewelry, nick-nacks, etc. There are several locations on different parts of the Island, including one in Kensington next to the Frosty Treat.

    What to buy: Wrap skirts, tie-dyed clothes, tank tops, hippie jewelry, small gifts, sunglasses, etc.

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Kensington Tourist Traps

  • Kensington RIPLEY'S (rip-off) Water...

    by furax Written Jul 14, 2003

    This is advertised as a wter garden, so you might expect something like a small botanical garden. This is what you get: indoor lite-brite art showing castles and s***. An indoor exposition showing fake artifact and humourous (false) information about life in medieval times. Then, you finally get outside to the garden, and frankly, my backyard looks better, There is ONE fountain and no aquatic plant whatsoever. There are some very lousy looking castles replicas (with stucco). There are slides for kids (wow) and by the time you get, you'll alreay feel so ripped off you'll run for the door. 12$ for two adults, sheesh. This really is a Rpiely's Believe it or not kinda tourist trap. Don't go there.

    Unique Suggestions: If you have to go there, crush the owner's head with a pickaxe, get my 12$ back and go buy a few beers on the house!

    Fun Alternatives: Go to Avonlea Village! That's a whole day of fun for Anne of Green Gables fans and even for non-fans, for kids and adults alike. You'll get a taste of the island culture as well as cool musical shows from local artists.The village is full of comedians who impersonate all-day long some of the best scenes from AOGG. Or else, you can just go to any of PEI's free lamdscapes

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Castles and Palaces

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