International Appalachian Trail


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The Confederation Trail is the connector trail for North America's section of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) in PEI. From Borden Carleton, travel east via the Confederation Trail until you arrive at Royalty Junction, just outside of Charlottetown. You then have two options:

1. Stay on the main Confederation Trail to Mt. Stewart. Next, in Mt. Stewart veer right on the branch trail marked for Georgetown from there follow the IAT markers to Pisquid and off the Trail onto back roads. This route leads to the Dromore Woodland Trails, Prince Edward Island's official designated section of the IAT. A back-road returns the hiker to an adjoining branch trail that leads to Wood Islands where you can catch the ferry to Nova Scotia.

2.The second option is to .hike the 9 kilometre trail spur line to Charlottetown (veer right at the Royalty Junction intersection). This route leaves the city via the Hillsborough Bridge, which crosses the designated Heritage Hillsborough River to Stratford. The Stratford Trail spur continues east for 58 kilometers to Wood Islands and the Northumberland Ferry.