O’Leary to Miminegash
19 km, 6 to 8 hours, rated easy to moderate. Mostly flat terrain with some hills near the end.
Starts on the Confederation Trail, then switches to dirt road walking and ends with a short walk along the shoulder of Rte 14 with coastal vistas.
Start your walk in beautiful O’Leary, a small community in the heart of one the Island’s most productive potato farming regions. While you’re there, we recommend you ‘crop out’ some time to visit the Canadian Potato Museum located in O’Leary. At the museum take a self-guided tour and learn about the history and culture of the potato, examine the extensive collection of antique machinery and visit the potato themed gift shop!
We recommend having a packed lunch for this section of the Island Walk. There are a small number of cafes and restaurants in O’Leary to grab some food for your travels. You will then start your journey to Miminegash. The first 7 km of the route takes you north along the Confederation Trail and then switches to those famous red dirt roads. As you get closer to Miminegash, you’ll spend a short time walking along the shoulder of Route 14 and enjoy some breathtaking coastal vistas.
Once you reach Miminegash, plan to reward yourself with a freshly baked cinnamon bun from Deagles Gas Bar! Take it from us; these cinnamon buns will melt in your mouth. You can also stock up on some supplies at Tremblay’s Grocery store. Make sure to check the hours of operation so you won’t be disappointed.
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Section 8 Amenities
in order of appearance
Packed lunch is recommended. There are no eating establishments until Miminegash.
- Shell Co-op Convenience Store
- O’Leary Pharmacy
- Vinny’s Restaurant & Take Out
- O’Leary Kwik-Way Convenience Store
- Maple House Bakery and Café – PARTNER
- Seashore Cottage (nearby)
- Tremblay’s Grocery
- Harbour View Convenience & Restaurant Take-Out (nearby)
- Lilly’s Garden B&B – PARTNER (nearby)
– Transportation available at waypoints: 7, 8 and 9
Points of Interest:
- Potato Museum in O’Leary
- Maple House Bakery and Cafe in O’Leary can prepare a delicious lunch to go.
*Free Wifi available