Anne & Maud Experience

Take the self-guided Lucy Maud Montgomery Trail brought to you by Discover Uxbridge, YDH and Durham Tourism where you can tour Leaskdale Manse – home where the author penned 10 novels here while she raised her family. Make a detour and explore the world behind-the-camera tour of various ‘Anne’ productions at Pickering Museum Village. And don’t forget the food! Plan a picnic or ‘take tea’ with scones while little fans can enjoy ice cream and be entertained by a Cavendish cat. Finally, shop locally to help you remember this great ‘Canadian’ treasure and your summer 2022 experience!

Lucy Maud Montgomery Trail

A self-guided journey through Uxbridge, Leaskdale and Zephyr

Follow in the footsteps of the renowned author of “Anne of Green Gables”, as you listen along on your mobile device to a podcast about her life in the Uxbridge area from 1911 to 1926, through WWI and the first flu pandemic. Take a two hour drive through the countryside to some of her known haunts and make a detour to some local businesses along the way.

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The Anne Chronicles | Podcast

Pickering Museum Village

When she was 14 years old, Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote in her diary: “I love books. I hope when I grow up to be able to have lots of them.” Known to her friends and family as Maud, this Canadian author of 24 books introduced us to the character of Anne Shirley. Although she always stated her Anne of Green Gables stories were not based on her life, you will discover the striking connections between fact and fiction as we explore the world of the author and her beloved character, Anne Shirley, in this series of podcasts.

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Download the MapLocal shops are helping to bring the story of Anne of Green Gables, and the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery to life! Visit Blue Heron Books and The Bridge Social in Uxbridge as well as Open Studio Art Cafe in Pickering who are offering Anne and Maud themed products and activities.



Funding also provided by the Government of Ontario

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