Cycling Through A Bucolic Paradise On Prince Edward Island
FORBES – October 30, 2023 | 13 min to read
By Jeanine Barone, Contributor
St. Peters Bay
EXCERPT: Cyclists and walkers often gravitate to the Confederation Trail, an almost 280-mile-long rail-trail along the corridor of the abandoned Prince Edward Island Railway. (And for those cyclists or walkers who are attracted to an even grander journey, there’s The Island Walk, a more than 400-mile route circling PEI and encompassing most of the Confederation Trail.) It navigates from the westernmost town of Tignish to Elmira in the east. For me, one of the most scenic sections was the seven miles between Morell and the village of St. Peters Bay. Much of the way I was mostly alone, accompanied by the serene views of the broad bay where moored black buoys that are part of the mussel farming operation bob. Among the many interpretive signs along the route are those explaining how the mesh sleeves used for mussel cultivation are attached to the buoy ropes, dangling down almost 10 feet into the bay.