In 1803, led by Lord Selkirk, 800 Scottish Highlanders from settled in the area around Eldon and Belfast. Lord Selkirk Provincial Park overlooks Orwell Bay, across Highway 1 from the town.. The town is on the road from Charlottetown to Woods Islands, where the ferry takes you to the Mainland, on a 1.25 hour trip to Caribou Nova Scotia.
Business listings for Eldon
Here are some of the attractions in and around Eldon:
Albrecht's Daily Flea Market
RR #1, Belfast, PE, C0A 1A0
(Route 209 - 4 kms off Trans Canada Highway)
(902) 659-2020 Buy a good variety of items, new mattresses and hardware. Visa, MasterCard, Interac, and CSA are Accepted. Open Year Round, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Selkirk Settlement
At the Lord Selkirk Provincial Park, Eldon
Founded by Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, 800 settlers arrived here in 1803 aboard the Polly, Dykes and Oughton. Together with earlier immigrants from the Highlands and Hebrides, the Selkirk Settlers established an enduring Scottish tradition in Prince Edward Island.
Lord Selkirk Provincial Park
Off TransCanada Highway. 2 km east of Eldon.
The park hosts many events with a Celtic flavour and the view from the cliffs is captivating. The beach, while not suitable for swimming, is ideal for strolls and clam digging. Lord Selkirk offers many popular community facilities such as a swimming pool, miniature golf, playground, walking trails, camping and the nine-hole Belfast Highland Greens golf course. Lord Selkirk Park exudes Scottish atmosphere thosting a series of Friday night variety concerts which feature traditional music by local artists and entertainers. The park also hosts the Annual Highland Games which include dance competitions, bagpipe and fiddle music, and sporting events such as caber toss, shot putt and log toss. Open June 1 - September 28