of Green Gables has made Prince Edward Island, Canada, famous. I
wanted to go there for that reason alone.
also heard that there were great bike trails, so that was my draw.
After an amazing ride along the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence
Sea and through the deep green forests, I traveled to the North Shore
to see where this famous redhead came from.
found Cavendish, the home of author Lucy Maud Montgomery, to be a
charming place that was more fascinating than I ever dreamed. I came
together with travelers from all over the world.
first person that I met was a Chinese surgeon from Taiwan. He told
me that he had not read the books but knows of Anne and wanted to
come and experience the place Lucy came from before reading the
books. He told me he loved to travel to a place, experience the
feelings he gets and then go home and learn more about the author and
of the places that Lucy put into the book were places where she grew
up, making it extra special to visit those sights.
back and enjoy these photos of the significant places that Lucy Maud
Montgomery wrote about.
This is the home where Lucy Maud Montgomery was born. She was the first child. When she was 23
months old her mother died, leaving her to be raised by her maternal
grandparents. At 16 she went to live with her father who had moved
west to Ontario, Canada. Her father had remarried and they had four
children. She was not happy there and returned to her beloved Prince
This was the room where she was born, November 30, 1874.
This is a photo of Lucy Maud when she was 16. Her passion all her life was writing. In her career
she wrote 20 novels and more than 1,000 articles and poems.
This is Green Gables, the house of the story. Even though Anne of Green Gables is
fiction, it still lives true in the hearts of all who read and love
it. Even to Lucy it seemed real. To me, many of the experiences and
events in the book seemed as if they were Lucy’s real life
This is the barn that is right next to Green Gables. I am sure that
it was not there when Anne would visit some of her relatives that
lived in Green Gables, but it is something that is true to the area
and that could have been part of Anne’s landscape and life.
Lucy Maud wrote about the beautiful beaches that she so enjoyed. The
rolling hills on the island and the red soil that is everywhere,
mixed with the many varieties of green trees, makes this island a
place to visit and fall in love with. It is the place that Lucy loved
and that place that gave her the backdrop to write one of the most
beloved books of all time. Anne
has been translated into more than 69 languages and distributed
throughout the world.