The South Shore of Prince Edward County is home to a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) that includes lands and near shore waters. In the west it stretches around Salmon Point to Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area in the east. Monarch Point Conservation Reserve stretches “from Soup Harbour to Long Point.”* The northern land boundary is Army Reserve and Hilltop Roads in Athol and South Marysburgh townships. Monarch Point includes two parcels of public lands (Ostrander Point Crown Land Block and Point Petre Provincial Wildlife Area). A detailed map of Monarch Point and other protected and public lands in Prince Edward County’s South Shore can be found at


*Oct 4, 2023 “Monarch Point preserves 4,000 acres” advertisement by Todd Smith, MPP, Bay of Quinte, The Times, page 24