Come out and enjoy the Northumberland
Fisheries Festival each year. More information on the Festival page.
Ten Ways To Enjoy Murray River
1. Attend a ceilidh in the historic Murray River Hall on MacInnis
Road. Check the bulleting board in the post office or just click
on the events page here on the web site.
2. See where our shipbuilding history took place. Walk or drive along Riverside
Drive and park after you cross the one-lane bridge. Look closely and you will
see a large oval-shaped depression in the ground on the shore of the river.
Here sailing ships were built and launched into the river at high tide.
3. Take a boat tour from the Murray River wharf. Enjoy the scenery along the
river, watch for seals and learn about the mussel industry of PEI.
4. Take a half-hour stroll along Mill Street passing a working sawmill and
a protected pine stand. See a corner of MacLure’s Dam and the old grist
mill. Come back to Main Street along Riverside Drive.
5. Are you a high flyer? Take a seaplane tour from the Murray River wharf and
see the island from the air…breathtaking!
6. Go along MacInnis Road and turn right on Horton Lane. Stop a
moment for a photo at the headwaters of Murray River. You may see
a great blue heron fishing
for a meal. Turn right onto Riverside Drive and park at the Eagles View Gold
Course. Walk up and see the Interpretive Centre (no charge). Learn about the
community and natural history of this area. Sit out on the deck and enjoy the
view. A trail behind the Interpretive Centre takes you to a footbridge which
crosses the dam. Afterwards, go slowly along Riverside Drive to rejoin Main
7. Hike or bike our part of the Confederation Trail. Park near
the post office and go either go east towards Murray Harbour or
west through the village and
on into forested uplands.
8. Like old cemeteries? Go along the Gladstone Road and turn right on the Pioneer
Cemetery Road. Read the history of our early settlers in their gravestones.
This site can also be reached on the eastbound Confederation Trail.
9. Walk for a few moments along School Street, near the Post Office. Now look
behind you. The old railway station was attached to a store and both are now
abandoned, which is all part of our history.
10. Take your canoe or kayak on the non-tidal waters of MacLure’s Dam
(no motor boats allowed). Watch for wildlife ta the water’s edge. The
fall colours are beautiful here in Murray River, Prince Edward Island.
For a map of these 10 areas check the location page.