Hillsborough River Discovery Drive

Hillsborough River Discovery Drive (St. Peters to Stratford) and (St. Peters to Bedford)

The small community of Lakeside, is home to a marquee attraction, The Links at Crowbush Cove, recognized as one of the top ten golf courses in North America. This 79km drive with its proximity to a Canadian Heritage River (the Hillsborough) is also known for fishing, birding and paddling. The extensive Confederation Trail is popular for hiking and cycling with St. Peters to Midgell one of the most scenic sections of the Trail. Abegweit First nation band live at Scotchfort; Bedford on the north and Stratford on the south, provide the entrances to Points East Coastal Drive, when travelling in a counter-clockwise direction.

Hillsborough River Discovery Drive (St. Peters to Stratford) and (St. Peters to Bedford)

Communities include: Midgell, Marie, Morell, Red Head, Bristol, Lakeside, St. Andrews, Savage Harbour, Mount Stewart, Glenroy, Scotchfort, Fort Augustus, Mermaid and Mount Herbert.

Attractions include: Hillsborough River Eco-Centre; The Links at Crowbush Cove golf course; Fox Meadow and Peake’s Tee; The St. Andrews Chapel built in 1805; One of the most scenic sections of the Confederation Trail runs from St. Peters to Morell; Mooneys Pond; Dromore and Pigot’s Trail; look offs located at Midgell and Scotchfort; monuments (Hillsborough Canadian River, County Monaghan and Scottish settlers); parks (Leo Rossitor and Robert L.Cotton, Tea Hill and Pondside); beaches (Crowbush Cove/Lakeside, Savage Harbour and Blooming Point); harbours and wharves (Red Head, St. Peters Harbour, Savage Harbour);

Activities include: Golf, birding on the Hillsborough Canadian Heritage River, hiking, cycling, paddling, Atlantic Salmon fishing on the Morell River, trout fishing, and deep-sea fishing at Red Head.

Festivals/Events include: Abegweit First Nations Annual Mawiomi (Powwow) and The Morell River Run Festival. 

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