As you head east, stop into the Croft House, Selkirk Heritage and Culture Centre in Eldon, which interprets the history of the Acadians pre-deportation in Point Prim in the Point Prim church and cemetery.
Keep going east to Roma at Three Rivers National Historic Site. You can relive the story of Jean-Pierre Roma, a French merchant who founded the international trade post in Three Rivers in 1732. The site also hosts a restaurant with a lunch menu of traditional and contemporary dishes, cooked with local and garden products. On your way out, purchase freshly baked bread, cookies and throw in some chocolate made from an authentic 1700s recipe. Every Tuesday evening, you can take part in an evening around a rustic campfire on the banks of the Montague River where Prince Edward Island’s best storytellers, local sailors and renowned musicians tell compelling stories of yesteryear along with great food to satisfy your hunger. Roma also hosts the Roma Gala Heritage Feast at Three Rivers in September.
Proceed to Fortune, Rollo Bay and Souris where you will find the Pavillon de l’est community centre.
They can direct you to some of the monuments and historic sites in the area and show you the famed Rollo Bay bell, also called the Acadian bell which is the most prominent French settlement artifact remaining in Prince Edward Island.
You will encounter many people with Acadian names in this area even though they may have lost the French language generations ago; names like Gallant, Cheverie, Chaisson.
Returning to Charlottetown stop at Greenwich in the PEI national Park. Besides the stunning beauty of this area, the visitor centre is open from June to September and presents a series of exhibits to help you learn about and appreciate the fascinating history of this place. Learn about Havre-Saint-Pierre, a French settlement that existed since the 1700’s.