Site of Pierce MacNeill’s House (Lynde’s Hollow)
Address: Intersection of Route 6 & Route 13 (Cawnpore Road), Cavendish
Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies’ eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place… Mrs. Rachel found abundant time to sit for hours at her kitchen window, knitting “cotton warp” quilts—she had knitted sixteen of them, as Avonlea housekeepers were wont to tell in awed voices—and keeping a sharp eye on the main road that crossed the hollow and wound up the steep red hill beyond. Since Avonlea occupied a little triangular peninsula jutting out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence with water on two sides of it, anybody who went out of it or into it had to pass over that hill road and so run the unseen gauntlet of Mrs. Rachel’s all-seeing eye. - Anne of Green Gables, ch. i
Lynde’s Hollow finds its basis in Pierce’s Hollow, situated at the intersection of three main roads in Cavendish (leading to North Rustico, New London and Hunter River).
The Green Gables National Park information Centre now occupies this site.