The Millennium Trail system serves as a County-wide recreational facility for local residents and visitors. It also provides access for farm vehicles by adjacent land owners. The trail corridor is eight feet in width and 46 kilometers in length and a total land area of 73.5 hectares. The trail starts in Carrying Place and winds through The County to Picton with various vistas and natural landscapes.
Click here for a Google map of the trail, divided section by section, with detailed information on accessing wineries, breweries, shops and more. Plus where to find washrooms on the trail!
The Millennium Trail is an important local off-road connection that links residents and communities along the entire 49 kilometer corridor length. Although, predominantly rural, the corridor passes through several urban areas that are characterized by adjacent residents, street crossings and connections to other walkway systems. The County acquired the abandoned rail line from the Canadian National Railway in 1997 for the purposes of developing a trail system through The County.
The Trail is accessible at several locations throughout The County with specific hiking points in Picton, Wellington, Bloomfield and Consecon.
Visit the PEC Trails Committee website for detailed information about the trail, permitted uses, interesting facts and how to get involved.
Our Blog posts on The Millennium Trail:
Here are 14 reasons to love the Millennium Trail from the Prince Edward County Winegrowers’ Association blog.