Falling for Fall

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Fall is one of our favourite seasons – you can’t beat the glow of red, orange, and yellow leaves during an afternoon in the country. It’s the time when you are transported back to your childhood when you hear the sound of crunchy leaves underfoot and everything seems comfy. 

With so much to love about fall, we explore a few of this seasons highlights.

Seasonal produce

So many delicious things are in season during the fall—apples and pumpkins, pears and squash, leeks and parsnips, brussel sprouts and kale.  Here’s one of our seasonal treats that’s perfect for a weekend brunch. 

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Pumpkin Pancakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup pumpkin puree (not to be mistaken by pumpkin pie filling)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 egg

1 1/2 cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Step 1 - Combine flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and whisk together for two minutes to aerate. 

Step 2 - In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, egg, milk, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix in the flour mixture, and stir just until moistened. (Do not over mix.) 

Step 3 - Coat skillet with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil over medium heat. Pour batter into skillet 1/4 cup at a time, and cook the pancakes until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. 

Being outdoorsy

Corn mazes, wagon rides, pumpkin picking! There’s no better way to take advantage of fall’s weather than to spend as much time as possible outside. Plus, many fall activities are a great opportunity to get out and explore. 

Trails such as Confederation, Farmlands, Greenwich Dunes, Trout River and Woodland all bring something unique and rejuvenating to you as you wander through nature. 

PEI is known for its golf courses with some 26 greens to choose from. With the foliage resembling the warm tones of a Crayola deck it’s time to get your clubs out for a final swing. 


Soak in the colour 

Set your cruise control to a slow pace and your navigation to the road less travelled. Driving around PEI during fall is like turning the colour dial up on a remote control.  The red dirt roads and tree lines are so vibrant that you can’t help but feel grateful to experience such a sight. 

To find out more about some of PEI’s iconic red roads click here.  

Golfing your way through PEI

Whether you're a beginner golfer, a “regular”, or dreaming of turning professional - you'll find just the right golf course for your skill level. And the fees are lower than you might expect! 

From the air, Prince Edward Island might appear to be one giant golf course; rolling greens, sand and water traps alternating with woodlots. From there it just gets better. While PEI is Canada’s smallest province in both size and population, it squeezes in a staggering 27 stunning golf facilities across the island. Speaking of staggering, many of the courses are within such close proximately to beaches, restaurants and theatres that you can also hop over to other attractions to complement and round out your day. 

Mill River Golf Course is located in O’Leary – approximately a 20-25 minute drive from The Cottage. The course was opened in 1971 and was rated in the Top 100 Public Courses in Canada by The Globe and Mail. 

If you need a bit more inspiration to book your next game, here are 10 great reasons: 

1. Courses 

Golf is a way of life in Prince Edward Island. In fact, PEI has the most golf courses in Canada per capita. 

2. Accessibility 

On PEI, you’re never far from a course that’s right for you. We’ve got 27 courses for all level of play - and no more than 40 minutes away. 

3. Value 

The real value is the experience of playing PEI, but our courses always offer affordable rounds and packages that fit what you’re looking for. 

4. Convenience 

PEI is a small province, but we’re big in golf! At only 224 kilometres (140 miles), we’ve got more than 400 neighbouring fairways for you to choose from. 

5. Taste 

PEI owns its reputation as a culinary hot spot. Sure, we’re home to the Culinary Institute of Canada, but our world-renowned seafood, produce and other culinary offerings speak for themselves. 

6. Culture 

PEI lives through the arts. Year round, the Island is alive with festivals and events, with live music, theatre & entertainment of all sorts taking the stage, screen and halls across the province. 

7. Heritage 

In 1864, the Charlottetown Conference took place in Charlottetown. This meeting led to the creation of Canada, and earned PEI the designation of The Birthplace of Canada. With that as our background, and Anne of Green Gables as our unofficial cultural ambassador, our heritage plays a key role in all things Island. 

8. People 

Visit PEI for an authentic Island welcome. We’re proud of our worldwide reputation for our warm, friendly & welcoming manner. 

9. Play 

On PEI, “play” extends beyond the course. After a day on the links, our beaches, outdoor activities, arts & heritage experiences, culinary adventures, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightlife and places where you can just kick back and relax are always just minutes away. 

10. Island 

Perhaps above all, PEI is praised for its natural seaside beauty. Our red cliffs and pathways, white sand beaches, and multitude shades of green are an outstanding backdrop on or off the course. 

To find out more about PEI’s courses or to book a round, please visit http://www.golfpei.ca/

Mill River Golf Course

Mill River Golf Course