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“Very well done and worth the visit.”

Greenwich Interpretation Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice interactive exhibits that offer a much better understanding of the area; its flora and fauna. It round out the experience of the walking trails.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The actual Interpretation Centre had closed by the time I arrived, but the trails were still open. The highlight for me was the 45 minute walk on a floating sidewalk over a freshwater bog. The air is so crisp and clean with just a hint of salt on your tongue. When you reach the final dune, quite a bit of effort is required make it over to the beach. But once you are viewing the Gulf of St Lawrence, you will want to (as I did) roll up your trousers and dip your toes in. Even in September, it was still warm.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

An excellent walk to display the north shore ecology of PEI. The boardwalk to the dunes is a must-see! Walks you through the stages of dune development as well, on a floating boardwalk, across a small dune isolated lake. Wildlife is habituated enough to ignore you so you get up close and personal. The scenery is truly spectacular. Don't miss the look-off near the end of the beach walk and please stay on the marked path. The dunes are very fragile.

1  Thank WintergreenFarm
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The centre itself was closed since we visited at the end of October. The real star however is the trails. We took the Greenwich Dunes trail which takes you across a lake via a boardwalk, over a sand dune and onto the beach. We happily chilled out until sunset (which was truly spectacular).

1  Thank In-Yong H
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I'm not sure why the various beaches in Greenwich National Park aren't listed separately in TripAdvisor, but they need to be! Since the interpretation centre is the only attraction listed, I'll have to lump them all together. Starting with the Interpretation Centre. This is a useful spot to get your bearings and find out what there is to see in the park. They have a number of interactive displays, explanations of the various protected zones and why, with the usual flora and fauna information boards. All very useful information before heading out.

Back on the road, past the centre, at the end of Wild Rose Rd. is a parking lot, facilities, observation tower and a trail to one of the many beaches. In this case, the trail to the beach is quite short and an easy walk on a combination gravel trail and boardwalk. At the end of the boardwalk is a sitting area for putting on/taking off shoes and stairs down to the beach. It's very popular with the locals if a cloudy Monday is anything to go by. Plenty of families playing in the sand and the water. The sand is very soft and fine. Perfect place for family day at the beach. Make sure to check out the views from the observation tower by the parking lot.

If you want to explore some more, head back to the interpretation centre and turn onto Greenwich Rd, away from Saint Peters. Again, this will take you to a parking lot. From here you can walk the Greenwich Dunes trail. It's a longer walk (2km), but again, very easy with a combination of gravel trail and boardwalk. If you read the information boards earlier, you'll know that the pond the boardwalk floats on is a result of the shifting sand dunes. There's a bit of climb over the dune to access the beach. The park board was very thoughtful and provided a seating area for taking off and putting on your shoes. Because no one likes having sand in their shoes! The view on the other side of the dune is fantastic. Plenty of people were enjoying some time on the beach. A short distance from the entrance to the beach is an observation point of the sand dunes. Definitely worth checking out the size, shape and views.

Quick note about the pricing. All national parks in Canada were free during 2017 for the 150th anniversary of the country. As a result, we didn't pay to get in. Usually there is a small fee for entering or staying in the national parks. But I have no idea what it is.

1  Thank canadianexile
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