Thank you for visiting MurrayRiver.ca; the Official site for Murray River Prince Edward Island. For those visiting or living in our beautiful community, please note that there will be no Council meetings in July and August unless required. If there are concerns or you wish to contact us, please contact CAO Dianne MacDonald using our contact page. We hope that you come to visit and enjoy our region.
Ten Ways To Enjoy the Community of Murray River
1. Attend a ceilidh in the historic Murray River Hall on MacInnis Road. Check the bulletin board in the post office or just click on the events page here on the web site.
2. See where our shipbuilding history took place. Walk or drive along Riverside Drive and park after you cross the one-lane bridge. Look closely and you will see a large oval-shaped depression in the ground on the shore of the river. Here sailing ships were built and launched into the river at high tide.
3. Take a boat tour from the Murray River wharf. Enjoy the scenery along the river, watch for seals and learn about the mussel industry of PEI.
4. Take a half-hour stroll along Mill Street passing a working sawmill and a protected pine stand. See a corner of MacLure’s Dam and the old grist mill. Come back to Main Street along Riverside Drive.
5. Are you a high flyer? Take a seaplane tour from the Murray River wharf and see the island from the air…breathtaking!
6. Go along MacInnis Road and turn right on Horton Lane. Stop a moment for a photo at the headwaters of Murray River. You may see a great blue heron fishing for a meal or other wildlife native to the area. Afterwards, go slowly along Riverside Drive to rejoin Main Street.
7. Hike or bike our part of the Confederation Trail. Park near the post office and go either go east towards Murray Harbour or west through the village and on into forested uplands. Not far from the village is the Beck Trail; a local trail system popular with hikers and bikers
8. Like old cemeteries? Go along the Gladstone Road and turn right on the Pioneer Cemetery Road. Read the history of our early settlers in their gravestones. This site can also be reached on the eastbound Confederation Trail.
9. Walk for a few moments along School Street, near the Post Office. Now look behind you. The old railway station was attached to a store and both are now abandoned, which is all part of our history.
10. 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.