Mt. Stewart to St. Peter’s
27 km, 10 to 12 hours, rated easy to moderate. Flat terrain. All Confederation Trail.
Start your walk in Mount Stewart, where you will hike along one of the most scenic sections of the Confederation Trail. The first 7.5 km includes a forty-metre climb that is so gradual you can hardly notice it! Throughout this stunning segment of the walk, you will pass old bridges and vast fields.
Be sure to stop in the town of Morell, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch at either the Holy Cow or The Seafood Shack. After lunch, you will start the spectacular walk to St. Peter’s where you will see stunning views of St. Peter’s Bay. You won’t be able to miss the hundreds of mussel buoys in the bay and be sure to keep an eye out for two gorgeous white clapboard churches along the way. St. Peter’s may seem small, but it’s got a lot to offer! There is the opportunity to browse some local shops at St. Peter’s Landing. Grab some delicious food at Rick’s Fish and Chips. If you have time to linger here, head to Greenwich in the PEI National Park and walk the floating boardwalk where you’ll find a secluded beach with soft sand and comfortable picnic areas, as well as supervised swimming waiting for you at the end of it.
If the St. Peter’s area is your resting spot for the night, there are two accommodations to pick from, the Points East Coastal Inn and Gateway to Greenwich Suites.
Worthy of noting, St. Peter’s Bay is the new home of the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation. The facility will house research centres, including the internationally recognized UPEI Climate Research Lab. It will also serve as a living laboratory that allows for unlimited access to nearby wetlands, forests and coastal habitats directly affected by climate change.
Section 19-20 Amenities
in order of appearance
Packed lunch is required.
- Murphy’s Morell Pharmacy
- Co-op Morell Grocery Store
- McKfolly Studio Loft (nearby)
- St. Peter’s Campground
- Points East Coastal Inn*
4.5 Stars | 1-866-961-3004
– Supper in community
- Points East Coastal Drive Visitors Centre
- St. Peter’s Bay General Store
- Gateway to Greenwich Suites*
3.5 Stars | 902-316-0398
– Supper in community
– Transportation available at waypoints: 19 & 21
- Rick’s Fish and Chips and Seafood House
*Free Wifi available