Macphail Woods Trails


The Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead is located east of Charlottetown off Route 1, near the Orwell Corner Historic Village. The Homestead offers a wide variety of cultural and natural history activities and workshops, as well as restaurant, banquet and conference facilities in a beautiful wooded setting.

Trails of the Macphail Woods

Macphail Trailmap BandW

It is also the home of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project. Most of the homestead’s 57 hectares (140 acres) are wooded and include a pond and several streams. These wood lands are a research and demonstration site for the restoration of native forests. Four walking trails, a native plant nursery and an arboretum have been created. The Wild flowerStreamside and Woodland Trails focus on different aspects of PEI’s natural succession of forest types. Each trail has its own unique charm.

Visitors are encouraged to tour the site on their own at any time of the year. To arrange tours or for more information, contact the Macphail Woods project at (902)651-2575. Parking is available at the trailhead near the house. Please refrain from removing flowers or other plants from the homestead.


Restoration Forestry in the Macphail Woods

Hemlock trunk

For the last 25 years, the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project has been experimenting with various restoration techniques throughout the 140 acre Macphail Homestead property.

Upcoming Events

May
28
Thu
8:00 am 2020 Native Plant Nursery Open –...
2020 Native Plant Nursery Open –...
May 28 @ 8:00 am – May 30 @ 4:00 pm
Please Note All our April events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis. We will be making further announcements in April about future events. Please take care of each other and stay safe.
Jun
4
Thu
8:00 am 2020 Native Plant Nursery Open –...
2020 Native Plant Nursery Open –...
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm
Please Note All our April events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis. We will be making further announcements in April about future events. Please take care of each other and stay safe.
Jun
6
Sat
10:00 am Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Kate, one of the province’s foremost biologists, will focus on many of the plants, both native and non-native, that you commonly encounter, plus a look at lots of rare trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns. You
10:00 am Shelter-building for Kids
Shelter-building for Kids
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Shelterbuilding for Kids Take your fort-building skills to the next level! On Saturday, June 1, staff of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will be leading a free workshop on Shelterbuilding for Kids. This event
Jun
7
Sun
2:00 pm How Much Can Wildlife Understand...
How Much Can Wildlife Understand...
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are thrilled that Bob is coming over again from Nova Scotia. The well-known CBC Radio Noon guest and advocate for nature throughout the region will explore some of the myths surrounding forests and wildlife.

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