Take the Lucy Maud Montgomery Trail

Home to the iconic author of Anne and Green Gables for over 15 years, Uxbridge is alive with the spirit of Lucy Maud Montgomery & Anne Shirley. 

What better place to start your day than the Leaskdale Manse National Historic site, the home where the author penned 11 books while she raised her family. Take a journey back in time by experiencing the Tour & Tea packages, that begin with a tour of Maud’s home, restored to a 1917 period. After a photo-op in the garden with the only full-size bronze statue of the beloved author, enjoy tea and scones on Maud’s own Limoges China dishes “Bridal Rose”. Children will be entertained during the tour with the manse’s brand new Cavendish cat and ice cream-making activities! Before you leave, be sure to stop by the gift shop for a souvenir. 

Next, head to downtown Uxbridge to see where Lucy Maud Montgomery walked and shopped. Whether you prefer a sandwich from Jurgen’s Deli, a bison burger from Urban Pantry, or an eggs benedict from Navarra’s Eatery, Uxbridge is sure to have a restaurant for you.  Afterwards, stop by the beloved Blue Heron Books where you can write a letter to your kindred spirit with beautiful custom Anne stationary or grab a FREE craft kit (available for a limited amount of time). Then, walk up the street to The Bridge Social to try Anne’s favourite organic raspberry cordial while your child plays a game of hopscotch. Try to climb the hopscotch leaderboard and keep your name on display in Blue Heron Book’s window all summer! Don’t forget to gather all your bosom friends to take a picture at the Anne-themed photo booth with your Anne of Green Gables cookbook signed by L.M.M’s granddaughter.  

Finally, stop by the historic Uxbridge Train Station, where the author boarded for her frequent trips to Toronto. For dinner, dine trackside for one of the York-Durham Heritage Railway’s Around the World fine-dining experiences. Top off the night with a slice of the TIN’s famous carrot cake, that even Anne (aka “Carrots”) would enjoy. 

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