Closures lifted in some areas of P.E.I. National Park
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CHARLOTTETOWN — Parks Canada has lifted closures at some of the P.E.I. National Park grounds and beaches following damage from post-tropical storm Fiona. The closure at Greenwich has lifted, and visitors can park and access the trail network, including the floating boardwalk on the Greenwich Dunes Trail. However, all beach access remains closed in Greenwich. Visitors will not be able to access the coast at the end of the floating boardwalk due to broken and missing infrastructure. The beach stairs from the beach complex boardwalk are also damaged and barricaded. Wild Rose Road remains closed and is typically closed seasonally. Barricades and signage are in place at impacted sites. The public should not enter barricaded areas. The closure at Grahams Lane in Cavendish has been lifted, and visitors can access Cavendish Grove and the Cavendish Dunelands Trail. Cavendish Campground, Cavendish Main Beach and parts of the Homestead Trail are still barricaded as infrastructure repairs are ongoing. The closure at Skmaqn— Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site is also lifted. Parks Canada said that the MacKenzies Brook Arch, which was damaged by Fiona, collapsed this past weekend after heavy winds and rain from tropical depression Nicole. Unmarked hazards and unsafe conditions are present throughout the park, including dangerous trees, eroded shoreline, unstable or missing beach infrastructure, washed out roads and pathways and exposed utilities. Parks staff said people should abide by all closures, signage and barricades. Parks Canada is reminding the public that while some sections of P.E.I. National Park are open for visitors to enjoy, the 2022 operational season is over for the year and facilities are closed.