Are you looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Planning a staycation? In no particular order, these are 10 things you can do here in Summerside this summer.
1# The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada - Embrace the Celtic culture of PEI. Watch a Highland Storm production and be wowed by the students and teachers at this world class school of piping. https://collegeofpiping.com/
2# Wyatt Historic House Museum - This museum gives an excellent overview of early days in and around Summerside. The house is furnished in period antiques. You can look, touch, walk through the rooms and get up close and personal. Guides accompany and give valuable commentary. Walking tours are available. http://culturesummerside.com/wyatt-historic-house-museum/wyatt-house-history/
#3 Harbourfront Theatre – Opening its doors in 1996, The Harbourfront Theatre is home to a broad array of shows and talents. The state of the art multi-purpose performing arts facility has a magnificent line-up for the summer months. http://www.harbourfronttheatre.com/
5# Linkletter Provincial Park - This clean picturesque campground is a short three minutes to downtown overlooking Summerside harbour. The water is very safe for young children. The sites have just the right number of mature trees for much needed shade but also few enough to soak in that view. https://www.tourismpei.com/provincial-park/linkletter
#6 Eptek Art & Culture Centre - The art and cultural center does a fabulous job of capturing the history and art of the local and provincial residents while filling in the gaps with national talent and entertainment. http://www.peimuseum.com/index.php3?number=1043036
#7 PEI Segway Tours - Beautiful location, nice scenery and a great ride. Recommended to anyone visiting looking for a fun experience! You can rent these by the hour, making your travels in Summerside fun and exciting.
#8 Summerside Farmers' Market - A wonderful little market- lots of tasty treats to enjoy on site. Nice variety of breads, meats, veggies and crafts to take away. And a few surprises, too - jewelry, pottery, breakfast waffles, samosas, coffee and smoothies. https://www.facebook.com/SummersideFarmersMarket/
#9 Indian Head Lighthouse - This lighthouse can be seen from downtown Summerside across the bay. It is a 22 minute drive from Summerside. When the tide is out you can walk all the way to the lighthouse. There are large rocks to walk on to get there. The walk can be a little tedious for those who boardwalk as a rule. It is private at the end of a dirt road. Definitely serene and has a great view.
#10 Slemon Park Historical Aircraft Static Display - Experience a little bit of Canada's aviation history, in a great setting. The planes are beautifully restored and the setting is perfect for close up viewing. http://www.slemonpark.com/aerospace/airport.php