How many different ways can you serve lobster? Find out at PEI’s annual seafood extravaganza, where the bright red (after they’re boiled, of course) crustaceans are served in burgers, bisques, pot pies, and paella. Other shellfish are not neglected—the festival also features clam chowder-making and oyster-shucking contest; peishellfish.com.
While you’re here: Hike or bike the Confederation Trail, a 170-mile-long backcountry pathway that stretches from one end of the island to the other along an old railroad right of way.
Where to stay: The Great George occupies an 1846 hotel with vintage Romantic Hideaway Suites and luxury condo options. Rates start at $179; thegreatgeorge.com.