MacLures Pond in Murray River. There is lots of history in Murray River. There was boat building and a sawmill that was a big part of the river. Both of these enterprises and a gristmill were located by the weir – MacLures Dam. MacLures Pond is the largest freshwater pond on Prince Edward Island. You can wander around the area and see the amazing stand of trees. They are one of the best examples of old growth pine forest with some of the trees dating to pre -1870. This elegant grove of red and white pines highlights one of PEI’s most beautiful settings. This natural area occupies four hectares (10 acres) on the east side of MacLure’s Pond, at the western side of the village of Murray River. Located on Provincial crown land, the stand is one of the best examples of old growth pine forest with some of the trees dating to pre -1870. MacLures Pond offers bird watching opportunities around the spillway and along the edge of the pond adjacent to Eagles View Golf course.
Take your canoe or kayak on the non-tidal waters of MacLure’s Dam (no motor boats allowed). Watch for wildlife at the water’s edge. The fall colours are beautiful here in Murray River, Prince Edward Island.
Trail Quick Facts
Difficulty Rating: 1.5
Length: 0.6 – 0.6 km
GPS Location: 46 00.670,-62 36.990
Surface Type: Forest Floor
Trail Location: At Western edge of town of Murray River at MacLure’s Pond outlet, Kings Co.
Directions: At the Western edge of the town of Murray River. Go West on Riverside Drive (from Esso station near bridge) from #4 to trailhead at MacLure’s Pond.
Trail information sourced with permission from www.islandtrails.ca