PEI did something I think is remarkable.
At one point in the 90’s all the islands former railways were converted into a wide reaching trail network. It is so extensive that you can pretty much get anywhere you wish on these trails. It is a boon for tourism, but I think a wonderful resource for locals too.
We recently enjoyed a brief walk along our small portion of the trail which goes through Morell and on to the village of St. Peter’s Bay. Lots of beautiful views of the water.
You can click on the photos for a larger image (especially for Chantal’s panos).
As well as various plants and birds.
It is 10Km one way so today we only ventured out about 2km to the first bridge, but once we get our bikes fixed up next spring, it will be our go to nearby cycling trail.
One of the many information signs along the way discussed the bridge we came upon. It is a swing bridge to allow boat traffic to exit St. Peter’s Bay and head up the Morell River. The PEI railroad apparently went to great lengths to avoid water crossings everywhere else in the province, yet here in our sleepy backwater of Morell the railway crosses water 3 times and hugs the bay. It is, according to the sign, the most scenic and most visited 10Km of the whole trail system! How lucky for us.
It was cool outside so some of the water from recent rains created interesting features in receding puddles which Chantal found captivating.