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“A pleasant trail with possible pleasant surprises.”

Confederation Trail
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Owner description: Developed along railway lines, this 180-mile hiking and biking trail passes through scenic villages and towns across Prince Edward Island.
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A pleasant trail with possible pleasant surprises.”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

For 2 consecutive Summers, we come to PEI, each time staying for a month. We have a dog and he absolutely loves the CT. Everyday we would drive to a different place, walked on the trail and explore that part of the island. The CT is always a pleasure to hike with plenty of different flowers, fruit trees, scenery and meeting nice people along the way.

Visited August 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well maintained”
Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

We did the portion from Charlottetown to Mt. Stewart and return. It is an extremely well maintained trail. Very flat and quite easy. Not many people on the lovely day we rode on it. Rented from MacQueen Bike in Charlottetown.
Expected more places to stop along the way. No bugs for us. Lots of green fields. Pretty flowers. A fun day.

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5 Thank Richard S
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Savannah, GA
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“An island treasure!”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

My husband and I travel a great deal and we like to hike and bike, so were intrigued when we heard that PEI has an old railroad bed that has been converted to a biking/hiking trail. Now we didn't do the whole length this trip, but the portions we biked were mostly level, well-maintained and wound through gorgeous sections of the island's countryside and various great little hamlets where you could get off and get something to eat or visit a few shops.The island also does a great job of providing info, maps and route info for the trail both in printed form and on the web. One of the nicest "rails to trails" we've found, whether you do a little of it, or a lot!

Visited July 2012
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Waterloo, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Don't expect to Get Your Socks Knocked Off”
Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

Did some of the trail on an absolutely perfect day. I was directed to a beautiful part of the trail. I didn't think logically, when CN lays down tracks, they don't go to the most beautiful scenery but they try to hide the train. Hence, the Confederation Trail can be described as a whole lot of greenery (with a whole lot of Mosquitos) with intermittent areas of really nice scenery.

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5 Thank TheProbst
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Charlottetown, PE
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A peaceful pastime”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

For walkers, runners and cyclists there is no better treasure than the Confederation Trail. It's gravel surface is easy to traverse and because it stretches 270-plus kilometres from one end of Prince Edward Island to the other (with additional spur lines) it's a really nice way to explore the Island by bicycle. I did the main trail in four days and loved the behind the scenes view it gives of the Island's communities (The trail was built on the former rail line system so often takes a round about back way through places compared to the roads)
In winter the snowmobilers hit the trail for some fast-paced winter fun.
If you are going to explore P.E.I. add at least one section of the Confederation Trail to your intineary, such as the section between Morell and St. Peters, which is a very popular site.

Visited July 2011
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