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Nova Scotia, Canada

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Historic Port Joli Road

2 km return – ¾ hour – all skill levels - walking/hiking/bicycling
This trail will lead you from the campground southward to Cove Lake where the day use area of the park is located. The trail returns northward to the park office and then back along the road to the trailhead.

Moody Barrens Trail

4 km return – 1 ½ hours – all skill levels – walking/hiking
This trail leads northward to Moody Barrens and then eastward past the southern tip of Moody Bog where it then connects to the Coastal Hardwood Ridge Trail.

Herring Rock Trail

1.0 km – ½ hour – all skill levels – walking/hiking
This is a short shoreline trail that follows the coast along a headland that overlooks sheltered coves and Port Joli Bay. Still visible along the shoreline are the remnants of an old fish storehouse, camp, and wharf pilings that will remind you that this area was once part of a thriving inshore fishery.

Coastal Hardwood Ridge Trail

2.6 km return – 1 hr - all skill levels - walking/hiking
This is a scenic coastal trail that meanders through a mixed forest of maple, spruce, and balsam fir until you reach a sheltered beach on the shore of Port Joli Bay.

Sandy Bay Trail

1.4 km return – ½ hour – all skill levels - walking/hiking
This trail is an extension of the multi-use trail leading to Sandy Bay Beach. Follow the shoreline through stands of white spruce that will eventually lead you back to the MacDonald House. Archaeologists have found old cellars, a well, and many stone walls from early homesteads along this trail. Rest for a moment at the long forgotten site of the lobster cannery and skid way. This area was once home to a thriving fishery. It is common to see seals and sea ducks just offshore.

Port Joli Trail

2.2 km return – ¾ hour – all skill levels – walking/hiking
This is an easy hiking trail that follows the winding pebbled shoreline through stands of white spruce and balsam fir. Both white sand and rock beaches are in abundance amongst large boulders all along the shoreline. Across the bay, Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is visible from a number of observation points.


 

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