Exploring Prince Edward Island one hiking trail at a time
Black Marsh Trail, North Cape
|Difficulty||wheelchair / easy|
|Estimated Time||1 hour|
|Surface Type||cement, crushed rock, grass|
|Elevation Change||19 meters|
|Features||river, forest, monuments|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
|GPS File||available on request|
The Beach Grove Trail travels around a small field that overlooks North River. The trail is cement blocks around this field. There are several benches and monuments along the trail. At the edge of the field the trail turns to crushed rock, crosses a small bridge and enters a beautiful hardwood stand. There are several benches in the woods on the left overlooking the river. A small access trail allows you to get down on the beach.
Turning right at the first junction in the woods will take you through the beautiful grove of hardwoods. You will pass by several monuments on your way to Maypoint Road.
You can also continue through the woods along North River and come out into a large field. The mowed trail loops around this large field that is filled with young trees. The trees have been planted as part of the Upton Farmland Confederation Forest.
When entering Charlottetown from the causeway over North River (where Cows is) turn right onto Maypoint Road at the first roundabout. Drive for 900 meters to the end of Maypoint Road then turn right onto Beach Grove Road. Continue on Beach Grove Road for 700 meters and then turn right at the intersection. There is a parking lot you can park in at the end of this short road.
Another access point for the trails is from Maypoint Road. Park next to the strip of trees just past the Prince Edward Home. The trail enters the woods in the strip of trees.
There are also several access points along Beach Grove Road but parking is more difficult.