New trail system in Bonshaw
156 acres added to Bonshaw, Strathgartney parks with trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
“We are very excited to see Islanders enjoying this space and we look forward to the improvements to come.’’ Bonshaw Hills Public Lands Committee Co-chair Jackie Waddell.
Construction of a trail system is underway in the expanded park in Bonshaw Hills with more than eight kilometres of trail now ready for use.
The public trail system includes the completion of two pedestrian bridges at the Bonshaw River.
Islanders are already using the trails and temporary trail signage will soon be in place.
Government purchased 156 acres of private land in the Bonshaw area to add to the expanded park, which also includes the existing land in the Bonshaw and Strathgartney provincial parks.
The expanded park will include areas for year-round active living and recreation. This includes outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
The Bonshaw Hills public land committee is working with the P.E.I. Council of People with Disabilities to develop wheelchair accessible pathways. Recreation P.E.I. has also come on board to assist with development of a natural play space at the Bonshaw day park.
“We are very excited to see Islanders enjoying this space and we look forward to the improvements to come,” said cochair Jackie Waddell.
A map identifying the trails currently available for use can be found online at http://www.gov.pe.ca/tir/bonshawhills
Brian Thompson, left, and Jackie Waddell, co-chairs of the Bonshaw Hills Public Lands Committee, walk one of the many trails ready for use in the expanded Bonshaw Park. The eight kilometres of trails can be used year-round for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.