This trail is an easy loop in Prince Edward Island National Park (Greenwich). The park is on the north coast of the island and from what we saw in early August, is definitely not overcrowded.
Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada is home to sand dunes, barrier islands and sandspits, beaches, sandstone cliffs, wetlands and forests. These diverse habitats provide a home for a variety of plants and animals, including the threatened Gulf of Saint Lawrence Aster and the endangered Piping Plover. The National Park also features unique cultural resources, notably Green Gables, part of L. M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, and Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site. In 1998, six kilometres of the Greenwich Peninsula were added to the Park to protect unique dune formations, rare plants and animals, as well as archaeological findings dating back 10,000 years.
The entire park extends 40 km from Cavendish to Dalvay, and includes 6 km along the western tip of the Greenwich Peninsula, along the north shore of the island.
The French colony of Havre Saint Pierre was established in 1720 and was a very prosperous community with a bright future until the British arrived in 1758 and deported all the settlers they could find. The original settlement is across the bay from where the trail is now.
From Charlottetown, take Route #2 east through the village of St. Peter's, travel north on Route #16 towards Cable Head and turn west on Route #313 towards Greenwich.
The parking area is the trailhead for 3 trails. Follow the signs.
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