Outport Trail

This trail has potential to become a “Linear, end to end” trek that could be accessed at both ends.

img_20160904_125636982_hdr-01Currently (Fall 2016), the trail is 15 km in length (one way, or 30 km return). The hiker leaves Newman Sound Campground and travels on hardened, easy to follow path as far as South Broad Cove. Upon reaching this point, the park staff suggest that hikers turn around and return the way which they came. When including the viewpoint side trail to the Mt. Stamford lookout (on route at about km # 10 – between 2 to 3 km round trip) the total is about 33 km.

In the past, the path continued along the coast as far as Park Harbour at approximately 24 km. This section of the trail from 15 km to 24 km is overgrown and unmaintained. Some route finding would be required.

Beyond Park Harbour at 24km, experienced hikers could conceivably do some off trail route finding, turning south to continue along the coast to Charlottetown. To my knowledge, no trail exists in this area. This would produce an “end to end” hike of somewhere around 50 to 60 km, with about 35 km or more of that being “off-trail” route finding with map / compass / GPS. A suggested topo map for this area would be NRC NTS Map Number 2-C/12 (1:50,000 scale).