Exploring Prince Edward Island one hiking trail at a time
Black Marsh Trail, North Cape
Prince Edward Island National Park
Prince Edward Island National Park is known for its beaches and coastal views. The park stretches along 65 kilometres of the northern coast of the island. The park is in three sections that are separated by major bays.
Cavendish is the most popular section of the park. It includes the four kilometre long sand dune that makes up most of Cavendish Beach. It also includes the trails around the Green Gables Heritage Site where L. M. Montgommery found inspiration to write her Anne of Green Gables book. The Haunted Wood trail even appeared in the Anne of Green Gables television series.
The Brackley-Dalvay section of the park includes trails around Robinsons Island that are grea for bird watching. The Gulf Shore Way Trail travels along the coast and passes Brackley Beach, the Covehead Lighthouse, Stanhope Beach and Dalvay Beach.
Greenwich Dunes in the Greenwich section of the park is one of the most amazing places we have found yet on the island. It is a small mountain, which is actually a large sand dune, at the end of a long floating boardwalk across a wetland. Past the large sand dune is also an amazing beach but you will need to walk to get there. The dune and beach are 4.5 kilometres from the parking area. Other trails (Tlaqatik and Havre Saint Pierre) on the way to the dunes loop around the fields overlooking St. Peters Bay.