Via Route 4 to Georgetown Via Route 3 to Cardigan Via Route
Location: Brudenell Point Rd,
This is a nine km of intersecting trails with magnificent river
views. Walk the short Heritage Trail through the sites where
Jean Pierre Roma established his community in the 1730s and
where the Macdonalds built ships in the 1800s. Then explore
further along the 2.5 km Brudenell River Trail; extend your
walk another kilometer through the Pine Woods and Bog. The Farmstead
Loop, the Recreation Loop, and the Woodland Trail each have
their special pleasures.
Location: Off Rte. 3, New Perth
Just east of New Perth, this road runs south from Rte.3 for
3 km to meet the Mellish Road. The designated portion runs from
the north end from Rte. 3 to the millstream, which is at the
mid point of the road.
grazing on sloping hillsides, a farmer ploughs his fields,
rural scenes such as these enliven a drive down this country
lane. As one enters from the northern end, one looks upon
open fields and then a hedgerow bordering the road to an old
millpond where mixed woodland creates a light canopy overhead.
Wildflowers, including daisies, dandelions, Queen Anne’s
lace and our beautiful lupins grow along the roadside.
the late 1800’s this road served as the route to Perth
Mills. A MacDonald family owned the land on the northern section
of the road, thus the enterprise became known as MacDonald’s
Mills and the road as the MacDonald Mill Road. Other variations
of the name included “Mill Road”, “Fish
Pond Road” and the “Dam Road”.
the road provides farmers with access to fields and sports
enthusiasts with winter pursuits such as cross-country skiing
and snowmobiling. This road has been designated as a scenic
River Wildflower Garden Trail
Location: Brudenell Park,Rte.
Brudenell River hiking and biking trail system offers opportunities
to witness Prince Edward Island's flora and fauna. The purpose
of this Wildflower Trail is to preserve and display, in their
native habitats, the trees and plants common to Prince Edward
Island's woodlands, meadows, stream banks, bogs, and fresh and
saltwater marshes. Plants are arranged according to their ecological
Identification markers, listing both scientific and common names,
are situated along the trail next to the respective plant. Guided
tours with Park Naturalists are available at specific times
during July and August. For details contact: (902) 652-2575.
Location: Cardigan, Georgetown
The next interesting spot you will come across is the Cardigan
Fish Hatchery. It is where salmon and trout are grown for restocking
the Island Rivers. The scenic village of Cardigan was once a
prosperous shipbuilding port before the turn on of the century.
As you continue on to Montague the trail branches 8 km off to
Georgetown, the capital of Kings County. This small town is
rich in history and boasts of the architecture of its churches
and buildings. Keep a look out for Bonaparte’s Gulls and
Black Gullimonts that are in the area. Heading back to where
you branched off you will pass two major golf courses at Brudenell.
As you journey onto Montague you will cross over the Island’s
highest railway bridge, over the Brudenell River. Arriving at
the waterfront when you reach the town of Montague, you will
find excellent shopping, accommodations, restaurants, seal watching
cruises, and the Garden of the Gulf museum. Montague is the
commercial capital of the eastern end of the island. The town
with its natural scenery and lush vegetation is known as “Montague
the Beautiful”, a nice way to end this section of the
Fish Hatchery Trail
Location: Cardigan Head, Rte.
5 off 4
This trail is a 0.6 km loop that crosses over a fish ladder
and dam. The trail follows the stream back to the hatchery where
you will see large pools of salmon and trout. Stop in and see
a working enhancement fish hatchery and the Water Science Centre
for interesting information on water and natural resources.
Guided tours are available for the trail. There is a u-fish
pond on the trail as well, where you can catch the big one!
Or talk about the one that got away……
Mill Nature Trail
Location: Victoria Cross Rte 22
This trail is 1.7 km and offers a great view of the Montague
River and Knox’s Dam. From 1890 to 1928 this trail was
the main route between Montague and Victoria Cross. Before you
start your walk visit the fish ladder at Knox’s Dam where
you might see a salmon or the sea trout trying to jump the falls.
Knox’s Dam use to provide the power for the town of Montague
in the early 1900’s.