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Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Trails

Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site boasts a newly invigorated trail system spanning over 5 kilometres. Explore the newly-opened areas of an 18th century Acadian settlement and 19th century British farmlands, follow the Old Harbour interpretive trail to the remains of Fort Amherst and Michel Haché-Gallant’s homestead or take in the stunning views of Charlottetown from our coastal paths.

Trail Length Difficulty Location
Old Harbour Path
Hike Wheelchair Access Scenic
0.3 km Easy Starts at the Multi-Purpose Centre
DePensens Path
Hike
0.2 km Easy Connects the Old Harbour Path to the Skmaqan Trail
Farmscapes Trail
Hike
3.0 km Easy Connects either from Alliance Alley, Rangelight Row or the Warren Farm Path
Alliance Alley
Hike
0.5 km Easy Connects the Old Harbour Path and the Skmaqan Trail
Rangelight Row
Hike
0.6 km Easy Connects either from the Old Harbour Path, Skmaqan Trail or the Warren Farm Path
Skmaqan Trail
Hike
0.8 km Easy Accesses from the lower parking lot or connects from Rangelight Row
Coastal Forest Path
Hike
0.3 km Easy Starts behind the Multi-Purpose Centre
Survey Lane
Hike
0.3 km Easy Starts at the lower parking lot and emerges at the upper parking lot
Warren Farm Path
Hike
0.6 km Easy Connects Alliance Alley with the Farmscapes Trail

Off-Season Access

Port-La-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site is not maintained between Thanksgiving and Victoria Day each year. During this period there is no Parks Canada emergency response.