Nature Trails of Prince Edward Island,


152 pages
Contains Photos, Maps, Bibliography
ISBN 0-921556-58-6
DDC 917.1704'4





Illustrations by Mark Arsenault
Reviewed by Patricia Morley

Patricia Morley is professor emerita of English and Canadian studies at
Concordia University, and the author of Kurlek, Margaret Laurence: The
Long Journey Home, and As Though Life Mattered: Leo Kennedy’s Story.


This well-organized, pocket-sized guide, complete with plasticized cover
and coil binding, is designed for field use over the trails, roads, and
beaches of Prince Edward Island. With color-coded trail maps, the
authors take you through Eastern Kings County, Montague Area, Caledonia
Hills, North Shore, Central Hill Lands, Western PEI, and Charlottetown.
Each area has color-coded page edges for quick location.

The guide kicks off with Confederation Trail, part of the Trans-Canada
Trail being developed across the Island thanks to an environmental lobby
group called Rails to Trails. Sections are now open, spring through
fall, to hikers and cyclists. In winter, the trail is for snowmobilers
only. When completed, it will cover 350 kilometres.

The section on each area covers access, conditions, and general
description, and provides detailed travel information with symbols for
facilities (restaurants, camping, etc.), features (wetlands, sand dunes,
hawks and owls, shorebirds, wildflowers, mushrooms, etc.), and special
features such as boardwalks. With small color photographs, and anecdotes
by naturalists Dan McAskill and Kate MacQuarrie, Island Pathways lets
you set your own pace over beautiful terrain.


McAskill, J. Dan, and Kate MacQuarrie., “Nature Trails of Prince Edward Island,,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 16, 2024,