The Confederation Trail was developed on abandoned railway beds and takes you across the Island, past wetlands, through hardwood groves, through quaint villages, and along sparkling rivers. The Confederation Trail was completed in August 2000 and was designated Prince Edward Island's portion of the Trans Canada Trail; the first province to complete its section. Since then, Island communities have been working to add spur connections and to provide upgraded amenities to the trail.
In the summer season, activity is limited to walking, hiking, running and cycling and is accessible to wheelchairs. In the winter season it is turned over exclusively to snowmobile use. Alternative trails for equestrian use are provided in both the western and eastern areas of the Island. The Confederation Trail Cycling Guide will help you plan your cycling vacation on the Confederation Trail.