Southern Kings County
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Here, the King’s Byway takes a short detour
off the main road. The side tour leads past more country homes
and down to the banks of the Montague Harbour where you will
see fishing and pleasure boats and some more mussel farming
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At the bottom of the hill, look to the right and you will see a nice view of Georgetown across the harbour. Georgetown is the capital of Kings County and a year round deep water port with a long ship-building tradition.
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Downtown Montague is the commercial centre of Southern King’s County. Head up the hill from the junction to Town and Country Aquatics Plus for a swim or workout, or you can continue along Main Street to the Garden of the Gulf Museum (the island's oldest museum). If you'd prefer to shop, there are many stores in the centre of town and a mall further up Main Street.
If you head across the river to the docks you can relax enjoy the river scenery.
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A few kilometres past Montague you will
come to the Poole’s Corner junction, you can stop in at the
Provincial Visitor’s Information Centre and get your guide if
you still don't have one. Poole's Corner was named after the
Pooles who lived here in the 1800's. Turn right here toward
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Drop into the Georgetown Interpretive center, which highlights the early history and beginnings of this scenic waterfront town. You will be brought back in time as you discover the culture and history of the area and its people.
Visit the Engine Number 6 Café and taste mouthwatering island cuisine served with an abundance of island hospitality at it’s finest.
Walk the Confederation Tail located in front of the Railway Station.
Stay and play at the Historic Georgetown Inn one of the most luxurious four star Bed & Breakfast Inns on PEI.
If you drive to the point you will see the Georgetown Harbour, a deep-water harbour; its principal use is for lobster fishing and recreational boating. It is one of the finest sheltered harbours on the East Coast of Canada and an excellent harbour for water sports.
Thanks for participating in this part of the tour, we hope you enjoyed it.
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