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Confederation Trail
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Developed along railway lines, this 180-mile hiking and biking trail passes through scenic villages and towns across Prince Edward Island.
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jennyh
Port Elgin, Canada90 contributions
Bridge on trail near St Pete's is out and detour is on highway.
Aug. 2021
We rented bikes in St Peter's to ride to Morrell and farther. The bridge on the trail is out at about 8 km out of town. There is a detour of 6.4 km, of which about 5lm of the detour is on the highway, which has small shoulders, lots of traffic driving by fast. It takes you away from the shore, so much of the ride is just on highway. It would have been nice had they had a warning and map of the detour in St Peter or along the trail.
Written August 28, 2021
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The GRIZZLY Pack
13 contributions
Biking Spud Island on the Rails to Trails!
Jul. 2021
When visiting PEI, Biking the Confederation Trail is a Must do! Stunning scenery and coolest Trail stations converted into Trail side shops selling Food and ice cream along with Public Clean Washrooms is great! This we saw in Kensington PEI about 10kms out of Summerside on the trail. We used Clarks Motel in Summerside as our base and launched across the street on the Confederation trail and spent the whole day just site seeing what train passengers used to see many years ago. We knocked off 65kms in about 6 hrs. ending up in Bordon PEI at Ceretti’s grocery and Irving station, where we dropped off our Truck the night before, as it was only a 18 min drive to do so from Clarks Motel in Summerside PEI. It was awesome and we are already planning another trip in Aug this year!
Written July 20, 2021
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Gregory B T
Canyon, TX13 contributions
Great, Quiet Trail
Jul. 2019
My adult daughter and I rode the CT in July 2019, beginning in Tignish and ending in Elmira. We took three days to ride. If you ride end-to-end you should take at least four or five days. The ride between Tignish and Summerside is the easiest. The closer to Elmira the more hills you will encounter. A two-percent grade may not seem like much, but when you consider those grade go for several kilometers, it becomes a bit tough. It was a beautiful ride. There were several places to stop and rest along the way. Take a camera. Some of the more scenic territory is on the eastern part of the island. There were not many people on the trail while we were on it, but those we met were friendly and helpful. It was definitely worth the drive from Texas, USA, to PEI. What a great trail!
Written April 1, 2020
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Kumar K
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
PEI Confederation Trail
Aug. 2019
Very nice trail, due to short time, we cycled from St.Peters to Morrel and back. The trail goes along the north coast and beautiful views. I plan to go back and cycle the entire trail.
Written March 2, 2020
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Bob M
Charlottetown, Canada8 contributions
Nice Trail
Sep. 2019
I usually took my mountain bike while on the Confederation Trail, a lot of people walk or run and a lot like me drive their bicycle, there are no motor vehicles allowed on the trail. The trail is beautiful and spreads right across the island, there are rest spots with picnic tables and roof coverings in a lot of places and garbage bins so they try hard to keep it clean. The scenery in so many areas is extremely beautiful and whether your walking or biking I highly recommend the trail. Don't forget your water and bug repellent for some swampy areas.
Written January 31, 2020
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PMW60
Surrey, Canada9 contributions
A great way to view the Province
Aug. 2019
We rented electric assisted bikes from North Rustico and took the trail from there to Cavendish and back. There were plenty of areas to stop and walk down to the beach along the way. Not a lot of people on the trail so easy peddling especially wth our peddle assist feature. I would bring a small pack to keep some water and a better camera.
Written August 28, 2019
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Gregory B T
Canyon, TX13 contributions
Great Trail, but Take Your Time
Jul. 2019 • Family
My adult daughter and I discovered this trail three years ago when she, my wife, and I came to PEI. We talked about it for two years and then finally started planning on our trip from Texas to ride the Confederation Trail. We rode it in three days, 70 miles the first day, 52 the second, and 48 the last. The grades are indeed no greater than two-percent, but when you are talking about 7-8 kilometer hills, it can wipe out a 70+ year-old man like me. The scenery is pleasant and changing from one end to the other. Plenty of benches and covered picnic tables between Tignish and Summerside. They are a little more sparse from Summerside to Elmira, but adequate. Take insect repellant and sunscreen and plenty of water. Trail is in pretty good shape. Great Ride.
Written August 3, 2019
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Samuel K
Manitoba, Canada173 contributions
Great trail
Jul. 2019 • Family
My family and I had an excellent time cycling from tip to tip on the Confederation Trail. For the most part the trail was very well groomed. There were some areas of the trail where there was grass growing on some of the lanes as well as there are some soft spots of loose gravel. The trail was very well marked and we always knew where we were going. It would be nice if additional barriers were put in place especially on the first part until Miscouche as there are many people using motorized vehicles on the trail there and that scuffs up the trail for cyclists.
Written July 16, 2019
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mommy057
Washington DC, DC54 contributions
Do this!
Sep. 2018 • Couples
We biked and walked the Confederation Trail from St Peters in September 2018. It is flat and very well protected from traffic. You get a great view of the bay, fishing activity there, birds, and a real sense of peace. Even if you are not a hiker or biker of great ability, you can do this out and back for as long or short as you like. No, it isn't a stunning, rock-climbing kind of a hike, but I felt further away from care and more in touch with the trees than I have been in a long time. I would go back in a heartbeat to do more.
Written October 22, 2018
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b2run
Huatulco, Mexico180 contributions
Well maintained and beautiful
Oct. 2018 • Couples
We biked, hiked and ran along a section of the trail in West Prince. It is a beautiful trail, winding through forest and over creeks. There are spots where you can sit and enjoy the view. It is flat and in great shape. We rarely came across anyone else on the trail.
Written October 11, 2018
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