Recreation


There are many fun ways to enjoy the watershed. Come explore today!

Canoe

See the river up close by getting in your canoe. The Corran Ban bridge (near the Corran Ban Hall at 1231 Rt 6) is a good place to start off. Depending on the time of year, and whether it is a wet or dry year you should be able to travel several kilometres upstream.

Remember to wear your life jackets.

canoeing

Kayak

Head upstream from Corran Ban or out into Tracadie Bay.

Hike

We generally have a hiking event each year during late spring when the Lady’s Slipper flowers are out in bloom along the Winter River Trail system.

Cathy & hikers 2010

Lady's Slipper 7

More information about this trail is available on the Island Trails website – http://www.islandtrails.ca/en/trail.php?t=1

Map of Winter River trail

Snowshoe

The Association generally hosts a snowshoe event each winter through the Winter River trail system.

For the past few years, GoPEI! has been running a snowshoe club based in Grand Tracadie to explore various trails in the area. WRTBWA board member John Hughes acts as trail guide for the club.

Snowshoe - Patti, Cathy, Sarah - crop

Skate

Skating at Dalvay Lake was a popular activity, but the area is no longer maintained for skating.

There are ponds of various sizes in the area that landowners and their friends use for skating. Some areas of the Winter River are sometimes suitable for skating.

 

Ski

Amy on skis

Bike

The Confederation Trail passes through parts of our watershed, such as Brackley, Suffolk, and Donaldston.

http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/tour_confed_map.pdf

Rails to Trails near WRTB

Beach

Our watershed includes Dalvay, Tracadie and Blooming Point beaches. beach 005

Fish

Fishing is popular around Corran Ban, Hardy Mill Pond and other locations that fishers might be keeping secret!

Contact the Haviland Club about fishing in Officer’s Pond http://havilandclub.com/the-pond/

Fishing - John te Raa

 

PEI National Park

National Park is partly within the watershed – http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/pe/pei-ipe/visit/carte-map/carte-map-brackley-dalvay.aspx

The park has areas for biking, walking, skiing, camping and the beach.

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