Take a few minutes to stroll across the brook and stand where the lakeshore used to be. Once, there was a dam on Grafton Brook to allow for a fish hatchery. When the dam was removed and the lake shrank to its old shores, the forest began to march back in, reclaiming the space. Interpretive panels here help to explain what you are seeing.
Trailhead: Located at Grafton Brook Significant Feature: Short hike to view Grafton Lake and Grafton Brook, both important habitat for turtles and fish. Length: 0.4 km (0.3 miles) return Hiking Time: 10 minutes
The trails at Kejimkujik (Maitland Bridge, NS) and at Kejimkujik Seaside (Port Joli, NS) showcase an incredible variety of habitats, scenery and places of cultural and historical significance. Visitor services at Kejimkujik are available from mid-May until mid-October. Please visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/keji for maps and information on entry passes, visitor safety and visitor services.
For your comfort and safety:
• Ensure that dogs are kept leashed and do not approach, disturb or feed wild animals
• Take along appropriate clothing - rapid weather changes often occur, especially at Kejimkujik Seaside
• Carry water with you, especially for longer trails, climbs or open barrens
• Bring insect repellent as black flies and mosquitoes are common all summer
• Mountain bikes are permitted only where indicated, for public safety and protection of the environment
• Stay on boardwalks to protect fragile vegetation
Core Experience: Outdoor Adventure
Government Level: National
Trail Type: Day Use
Directions: Park located off Rte 8, between Annapolis Royal and Liverpool.