Hunter River Clyde River

North Rustico, Prince Edward Island

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Do not be confused by the two names given to the same river. I was confounded for quite a while until I understood that there was an official and unofficial name for this waterway, which points to the chronology of settlement on the Island. Samuel Holland named the river in 1765 in honor of Thomas Orby Hunter, Lord of the Admiralty. When Scottish immigrants settled the area in the 1820s, they named their new home New Glasgow and called the river the River Clyde. Certainly nostalgia had much to do with its renaming. Don’t argue the point—especially when you encounter Bruce MacNaughton, founder and owner of PEI Preserves, who wears a kilt and calls the river the Clyde.

Hunter River (Clyde River) Professional Review and Guide

"Do not be confused by the two names given to the same river. I was confounded for quite a while until I understood that there was an official and unofficial name for this waterway, which points to the chronology of settlement on the Island. Samuel Holland named the river in 1765 in honor of Thomas Orby Hunter, Lord of the Admiralty.

When Scottish immigrants settled the area in the 1820s, they named their new home New Glasgow and called the river the River Clyde. Certainly nostalgia had much to do with its renaming. Don’t argue the point—especially when you encounter Bruce MacNaughton, founder and owner of PEI Preserves, who wears a kilt and calls the river the Clyde."

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: North Rustico
Class: Class I-II
Driving Directions: Directions to Hunter River (Clyde River)

Recent Trail Reviews

6/24/2016
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Great river for Kayaking. Easy access for loading in your boat to the left of the New Glasgow Lobster Suppers. Flat water river - easy paddling though be aware of wind speeds. Lots of vegetation in the water.



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May 2018