Book lovers from around the globe flock to P.E.I. in the thousands to follow in the footsteps of one of Canada’s most cherished fictional characters, Anne of Green Gables. Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the internationally celebrated Anne stories, grew up in Cavendish and visited Green Gables frequently. The cozy farmhouse belonged to cousins of Montgomery’s grandparents and served as the inspiration for Anne’s fictional home. Visitors to Cavendish can enjoy a behind-the-scenes look inside the house that played a starring role in Anne’s tale. Green Gables Heritage Place is open from mid-May through to late October.