On a recent outing, my husband and I went to Strathgartney Provincial Park. This is a day use park which is well maintained, sitting among the Bonshaw Hills. It offers a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
Prince Edward Island is like a sandbar in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and doesn’t have mountain vistas. The highest point on the island is a mere 140 meters or 459 feet. The view from the hill in Strathgartney is a rare treat.
We had a picnic in the park and walked its perimeter.
The park sits alongside the trails of the south side of the Bonshaw Hills so we took the golden grand-dog, Georgie for a walk on one of the trails we had yet to explore.
The Woods Road trail was wider than most of the trails in this area but grown in over the years.
The trail heads up hill initially, then down to the point where it is joins another trail along the West River. We walked downhill along the other trail, then returned the way we came.
The trek back to the Woods Road was quite steep and challenging but we managed it without too much problem. Georgie loved it but she wasn’t as spry going back as she had been initially.
We will return to this park in the autumn to view the surrounding countryside in its autumn glory.