Wildlife and Ecology
Being PEI’s only campground located on a lake and old growth forest, we are surrounded by a 360 degree view of nature. As you travel through the well established trail systems of our property, the forest ecosystem transitions from the oldest stand of Red Pine on PEI to mixed Acadian softwood, to the most beautiful Old Growth Forest including 300-400 year old Easterm Hemlock and veneer grade Sugar Maple. Ben’s Lake is a safe haven for local wildlife being that it offers a wide range of habitats for a number of native species. Whether you’re spotting Bald Eagles taking a dive to grab a 12 pound Rainbow Trout, or a local beaver slapping his tail as you kayak by, there is always something to see. Families of American Mink playfully scurry through the woods, as native reptiles and amphibians hide under every stone, all while hearing owls hoot throughout the night.