After a visit to Charlottetown and the island's central towns, Kings County comes as a bit of a surprise. It's far more tranquil and uncluttered than Queens County (Anne's reach is much diminished here), and the landscapes feature woodlots alternating with corn, grain, and potato fields. Although much is made of the county's two great commercial centers on the coast -- Souris and Montague -- it's good to keep in mind that each of these has a population of around 1,500. In some parts of North America, that wouldn't even rate a dot on the map.
Don't arrive here expecting attractions that go out of their way to amuse and entertain you. You'll have to do that yourself. It's prime biking territory, though, and walks on the empty beaches are a good tonic if you're suffering from a hectic schedule in your real (nonvacation) life. Long drives in the country with occasional stops are similarly relaxing.
If you're headed to southeastern Kings County from Charlottetown, you'll pass...more local info