Eastern Prince Edward Island
At Mount Stewart the trail branches across the river into the central part of Kings County. Mixed woodland, occasional farms and then wetlands occur on approaching coastal estuaries. Cardigan, historically a ship-building centre, is a quiet village on the Cardigan River, a part of the Three Rivers watershed, designated as a Canadian Heritage River. Sandy soil between the rivers hosts pine woods and ferns of different types lining the trail.
The historic port of Georgetown and the business center of Montague are each at a trail terminus reached from Cardigan Junction. Look for Bonaparte's Gulls and Black Gullimots in Georgetown Harbour.
East of Mount Stewart, the path crosses to St. Peter's Bay near Morell. The longest bridge on the trail crosses the mouth of the Morell River, an important salmon stream. It hugs the shore of St. Peter's Bay into the community of St. Peters offering spectacular vistas of Greenwich peninsula and activities of the mussel fishing industry in the Bay. East of St. Peters it moves inland. The forest industry is active from here to the end of the trail in softwood land but magnificent hardwood stands predominate in upland areas. Foxes and Ruffed Grouse are often seen on the trail and occasional owls and Gray Jays. Larkin's Pond offers a welcome waterside rest stop.
At Harmony Junction a branch leads south to the Town of Souris and ferry connections to Magdalen Islands. Terns, Iceland Gulls and Brant can be found at Souris Causeway.
Visit the Points East Coastal Drive website, it offers visitors more than a vacation to Prince Edward Island - it offers a chance to get away from it all while feeling a bit like you've finally come home.
Another branch leads east to the terminus of the trail at Elmira where a 1912 wooden railway station has been restored as a railway museum. From there it is a few kilometres to East Point, the best area in the province for varieties of seabirds.
In the southern corner of the province a section of trail connects Iona to Murray Harbour and includes a 3.9 km trail to Wood Islands. This area has mixed woodland with occasional fields, a pond and pioneer cemetery which make it an ideal habitat for a variety of warblers.