Pinette was first settled in the early 1700s by French Acadians who named the area “Pemetiq”. They were eventually forced to leave the island during the expulsion of the Acadians in 1758. The community was later resettled by Scottish immigrants in the 1800s, who renamed the area “Pinette” after a river in Scotland.
By the late 1800s, Pinette ha a shipbuilding industry and was a thriving community with a population of over 400 people. The area has great access to the rich fishing grounds of the Northumberland Strait.
Today, Pinette Provincial Park is a popular spot for camping and outdoor recreation.
Pinette River Park
5829 Pinette Road, Pinette, PEI
This lovely park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and a playground. It’s also a great spot for fishing, kayaking, and birdwatching.This sandy beach is a great place to relax, swim, or take a walk along the shore.
The Point Prim Lighthouse
2147 Point Prim Road, Belfast, PEI
This 1845 historic lighthouse is just a short drive away and is the oldest lighthouse on Prince Edward Island with stunning views of the surrounding coastline.
The Rossignol Winery
11147 Shore Road, Little Sands, PEI.
Located just a short drive from Pinette, the Rossignol Winery offers wine tastings and tours of their vineyard. They also have a gift shop and picnic area on site.