Post-tropical storm tore through the Island trail, which has since been repaired
CBC News · Posted: Aug 20, 2020 5:16 PM AT
A dedicated group of environmentalists has revived the main Devil’s Punchbowl Trail after destruction caused by post-tropical storm Dorian last September.
The storm’s winds toppled trees and tossed around limbs and branches in the park nearly a year ago.
The group behind the restoration, which is also responsible for maintaining the park, was determined to clear the debris even though they were not certain if the all trails in the park would open this year due to extent of the damage.
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A hotel close to the beach, an old ferry transformed into a restaurant and boat tours under the Confederation Bridge.
Those are just three of the ideas readers of CBC PEI’s Facebook page came up with when asked how they would make Borden-Carleton more of a tourist destination.
Bike shop by the trail
A bike shop would also be a good fit for the area, said Mark Hickox. “The Confederation Trail spur goes there, why not set up a bike shop (with repair services) and let folks rent bikes for a day?”
But if the area is looking for feedback, Alexander MacKay thinks an old idea is still a good idea.
“Why not ask people when they leave, like they used to do when the boat was there? Exit surveys are a great opportunity to learn from others. Give them some free oysters if they answer.”