St. Peter's and the surrounding area is a hotspot for those who enjoy bird watching. You can find over 330 different species of birds on Prince Edward Island and you will find almost all of these species in St. Peter's Bay and the surrounding areas!
Whether you are just getting started in birding or you are an avid birder, you can be sure to find a variety of species to add to your life list.
Here is a list of some of the birds that you may find:
- Ruffed Grouse
- Blue Jay
- Gray Jay
- American Crow
- Bald Eagle
- Northern Harrier
- Barred Owl
- Song Sparrow
- Chipping Sparrow
- White Crowned Sparrow
- Black Capped Chickadee
- Boreal Chickadee
- Purple Finch
- American Goldfinch
- Yellow-rumped Warbler
- Cedar Waxwings
- American Kestrals
- Common Grackle
- Mallard Ducks
- American Black Ducks
- Wood Ducks
- Canada Geese
- And Many More!!!!
St. Peter's Bay, as well as Prince Edward Island as a whole, is abundant in a wide variety of wildlife. So if wildlife viewing or photography is your interest, make sure you get out and around the community while you are staying in or visiting St. Peter's Bay.
Some of the wildlife you may come across while out exploring our beautiful areas are:
And Much More!!!
While visiting or staying in St. Peter's Bay or the surrounding areas, you will have access to a number of wonderful fishing areas. Our cool, crisp waters and beautiful streams and rivers are home to an abundance of fish. You can catch Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Smelts, Altantic Salmon, and more!
Some of our picturesque fishing holes include: Midgell, Lewis's Dam, Schooner Pond, Naufrage River, Morell River, and Cow River, just to name a few.
(Above Photos: Left: Pius's Dam, Right: Midgell River)
A great way to fully enjoy the beauty of St. Peter's is to go cycling. The roads are quiet and great for cyclists. The area offers the perfect conditions for cycling; low and gently rolling hills and breath-taking scenery. The Confederation Trail is perfect for those cyclists who prefer not to deal with any traffic.
All the areas surrounding St. Peter's Bay are great areas for cycling as well. All areas are easily accessible and very beautiful.
With Bike Rentals located in St. Peter's and in several of the surrounding areas, there's no better way to spend your PEI vacation.
For more information about cycling vacations on Prince Edward Island click here.
The Confederation Trail is a beautiful, well maintained trail that runs from North Cape to East Point of Prince Edward Island. The trail was origanally built on Prince Edward Island's railway system. The tracks were converted into a great walking, cycling, and ski trail that twists and turns over 350km of PEI.
The section of the Confederation Trail that runs between Morell and St. Peter's Bay is considered to be the most beautiful section of the entire trail. Unlike most sections of the trail that roll through the wooded areas of the Island, the Morell to St. Peter's section actually takes you along the waters edge of St. Peter's Bay.
This makes for a very picturesque and breathtaking view-whether you are walking, cycling, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or skiing.
The Confederation Trail is accessible all year round.
For more information about the Confederation Trail, click here.
Prince Edward Island National Park:
Just five minutes from St. Peter's Bay, the Greenwich section of the Prince Edward Island National Park is a must for those who really want to experience the natural beauty of the eastern portion of Prince Edward Island.
Located at the western tip of Greenwich, the Greenwich National Park became part of the Prince Edward Island National Park in 1998. This was to protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources found in the area.
When you visit Greenwich, besides the breathtaking scenery, you will find the Greenwich Interpretive Centre, hiking trails and a environmentally friendly beach facility.
For more information about Greenwich National Park, click here.
Points East Coastal Drive
The Points East Coastal Drive is the perfect way to see Prince Edward Island.
The drive is made up of eight Discovery Drives and St. Peter's Bay is the focal point for the most spectacular drive- The Northshore Discovery Drive.
The Northshore Discovery Drive runs along Prince Edward Island's beautiful northshore from Bayfield to St. Peter's Bay. Along the route you will see the Greenwich portion of the Prince Edward Island National Park with the Interpretive Centre, the St. Peter's Landing with a great park and retail shops, the St. Peter's Courthouse Threatre, a variety of sandy beaches (Shipwreck Beach, Cow River, Goose River, Cable Head West and Greenwich are just a few!
You can go deepsea fishing, sightseeing, shopping, dining, or take a hike or walk along the Confederation Trail.
You can also get a taste of a real Island tradition while taking in all of the local talent when attending a Ceilidh in Monticello and/or Goose River.
St. Peter's Landing and Retail Shops
St. Peter's Landing is located in the heart of St. Peter's Bay and includes a variety fo retail shops as well as a beautiful park with a great view of St. Peter's Bay.
The retail shops offer a wide variety of Island crafts and gifts as well as a Mussel Interpretive Centre, a Diary Bar and a Fresh Fish Mart.
Just across the road you will find the landing park which is a magnificent place to sit and enjoy your surroundings, have a picnic or take a stroll around.
Click here for more information about the St. Peter's Landing Park and Retail Shops.
When visiting or staying in St. Peter's Bay you have access to a variety of local beaches.
The waters are warm, clean and very enticing. You can find quick and easy access to gorgeous beaches in Greenwich, Cable Head, Goose River, Monticello, Cow River and Naufrage Harbour.
St. Peter's Bay is home to breathtaking sunsets. We invite you come to our beautiful community and take-in one of our picturesque sunsets! The St. Peter's Landing Park has several benches that you can use to sit, watch and enjoy the view.
St. Peter's Courthouse Theatre
The St. Peter's Courthouse Theatre & Musem is a splendid piece of Island history. Originally built in 1874 as a courthouse, the building has served as a couthouse, schoolhouse, museum and theatre.
Now you can visit this historic building, take a tour of the museum and learn about the rich history of St. Peter's Bay. While you are there you can take in a live performance at the theatre portion of the courthouse.
Just minutes from St. Peter's Bay you will find the warm and friendly fishing village of Naufrage. Naufrage Harbour is a small fishing village on Prince Edward Island's North Shore. Fisherman having been making a living off of the sea from this port for decades. Some of the catch that you will see being landed there is Lobster, Herring, Mackeral, Bluefin Tuna, Halibut, and much more!
While visiting Naufrage Harbour you can stop at the local resturant, Shipwreck Point Café. There you can have a wonderful meal while enjoying the view of Naufrage Harbour. You can also stop at Shipwreck Beach and go for a walk on the long and beautiful beach or go for a swim in the warm and clear water.