We left Saint Louis and headed to Miminegash. Planned to camp at a private campground in Waterford, however, due to Covid, they only allowed for seasonal to campers. So that changed our day a bit, we now had to cover the next day’s mileage and head to Jacque Cartier Provincial Park on highway 12. Stopped along the way at Heart and Soil for some beautiful organic vegetables that they cut from the garden while we waited.
We followed your trail from Jacque’s Cartier to Highway 2. Then suffered a broken chain on that nasty bug trail which connects to the Confederation Trail (Percival Road). That was not fun, but we got it fixed. All part of the adventure I guess. From our campground we headed south and picked up your trail again at Norham. We loved the ride on the MacLean dirt road, but we were unsure of how far to travel this path, and kept thinking that we might have missed the turn on to Deroche. We were happy to find your sign.
Ventured to Miscouche where we enjoyed some great coffee and baked goods at Cook’s Corner. Plus picked up fresh fruit at the little farm stand beside it. In Summerside we stopped in at Summerside Bike Works to buy another chain repair kit (you never know, it could happen again). The bike repair guy recommended the Water Street Bakery and Deli and we bought the best subs there. Super popular spot which we would now highly recommend, they also have some great pizza there. From here we followed the Confederation Trail to Kensington. We left your trail at Kensington to make our way to Cabot Beach Provincial Park.
Yesterday morning we made our way back to Kensington from the campground in Malpeque. Enjoyed great coffee and baked goods at the Willow Bakery and Cafe in Kensington. So tasty.
In Cavendish we visited the Anne of Green Gables Interpretive Centre. Quite a change from what we visited in 2015. But beautifully done, plus air conditioning! Enjoyed a lovely lunch of mussels, fish tacos and fish & chips at The Lost Anchor. Busy spot, for good reason
The bike path along the national parks are great for riding and we enjoyed the rolling hills. Along the way we stopped at the Great Canadian Soap Company, so we all smell pretty. Also, as per your recommendation, we visited The Dunes fine crafts place. A must stop for sure. The gardens are incredible! Also, drippy ice creams (due to the heat) at Covehead Bay beach.
Left the Winter Bay Campground early this morning to avoid some of the heat as it was a longer ride today. You were right, the CT was very scenic today. Lots of variety. Stopped in at Mount Stewart at the In the Mix bakery and Cafe. Very nice place, great bakery, great coffee, friendly, and right on the trail. Groceries at the Morell Co-Op. again right on the trail and everything you would need. Landed at St. Peter’s Park. Very nice place, great hosts and very accommodating.
Today, we have to mention how well the trail was marked all the way to Cardigan. It was a joy not to have to get the map out. A bit hot and dusty on the sand roads but nice to be away from traffic. We have landed on a beautifully, private and shady site at Brudenell Provincial Park. Stopped first at the Clam Diggers restaurant in Cardigan for a beer 🍻
Left the park this morning right onto the CT and found the split to Montague. Coffee at The Lucky Bean, right on the Main Street by the harbour. Then on to Sobeys for grub for the next two days. Great ride today, followed your route on 17 all the way to Seal Cove Campground. Learned all about clam digging from an old timer at the camp and went out and tried a bit of our own.
Picked up the trail at Murray River and passed Surrey. We left the trail at Orwell looking for coffee (no such luck). Found the Green Gay Bulls Bed & Breakfast. They were closed but opened a couple rooms up for us for the one night. Great place. Won’t go into great detail but it is an interesting place and I do recommend it to anyone.
We stopped at the start of the CT and did see your last sign just prior to that. Made our way to McQueen’s Bike Shop for a couple minor preventative repairs (highly recommend this shop, fast friendly and eager to help).
Left the KOA early and hit highway 19. We were excited to pick up your sighs and follow them all the way through for the entire day. The back roads were beautiful to bike, and the varied scenery was a joy.