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Always peaceful, and mostly scenic

The "rail trail" is a great way to see the island. It winds through back yards, idyllic woodlots... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
Confederation Trail Report: June 2015

My wife and I rode most of the trail east of Summerside, including the side trails to... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2015
Steve Z
Randolph, Vermont
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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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Reviewed July 8, 2015

The "rail trail" is a great way to see the island. It winds through back yards, idyllic woodlots and farms and, often in the towns, behind factories and industries that once needed the trains to move their product. Frequent historical markers reveal interesting tidbits about...More

Date of experience: July 2015
18  Thank jjpPei
Reviewed June 29, 2015

I'm not sure if it was just the time of year that we were there but the trial from Charlottetown to Mount Stewart was INCREDIBLY loose gravel. It felt like we were biking in sand and made the ride much, much, much harder than it...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I rode most of the trail east of Summerside, including the side trails to Bordon-Carlton, Charlottestown and Montague on a self-guided 'disorganized tour'. It was early in the season and we had no trouble finding places to stay without making reservations. Overall...More

Date of experience: June 2015
13  Thank Steve Z
Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's a wonderful trail, well marked, great picnic spots and the people at the Interpretive Centers are extremely helpful and hospitable. I am not a big fan of the sandy trails as I'm used to more of hard-packed dirt. I felt it a bit hard...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Tammy W
Reviewed September 14, 2014

We started our ride in Alberton toward the North Cape. It is a gradual uphill climb but it was tough because there were spots with large amounts of gravel that were tough to ride through. When you hit a packed dirt patch it was such...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank sket101
Reviewed September 2, 2014

The trails are well maintained. Because they were created "rails to trails" they are well maintained and have very few hills. The trails are well marked and extend across the whole of PDI. There are gates at the crossroads and the people are very cautious...More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank KatyDidRun
Reviewed August 30, 2014

We biked some of these trails and were impressed with the level of maintenance and extensive length. Along the trails are many amenities, such as snack bars, inns, shops, etc. Looking forward to biking many more of these in the future.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

I wanted to ride the entire trail but am now contemplating abandoning my ride. The first 40kms from Tignish is very difficult riding due to the huge amount of gravel. It's like riding in the sand at the beach. Am not sure how the rest...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank E M
Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you are planing to go this trail with full gear you might find it quite difficult to manover the gates( they should provite to keep the atv out...) and the surface is too soft especialy where they try to maintain it. I wished they...More

Date of experience: July 2014
5  Thank Katja S
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We travel by RV and take our kayaks, bikes and golf clubs along for the ride. We have never see such a well planned and safe place to ride as on the Confederation Trail. There are plenty of places to get nice pictures of the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank James H
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Katherine N
May 31, 2018|
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Response from spm138 | Reviewed this property |
The visitors center have several booklets on the trail. There are wonderful signs along the trail as well telling you distances.
Jeannie W
July 15, 2017|
Response from BRC333 | Reviewed this property |
Great question. Answer is that oysters and blue mussels are harvested across PEI. While we personally focused on lobster and mussels (as well as seafood chowder) at any restaurant we went during our bike trip, oysters are on... More