Gnarled beeches provide colour in all seasons on this gentle trail. In the early spring last year’s pale leaves catch the sun and rustle in the breeze. Soon they give way to spring green, and then darken to provide pleasant summer shade. Look carefully and you can spot an ancient hemlock amongst them. In some places Grafton Lake can be glimpsed through the trees. A short boardwalk lets you cross the wetland where bog plants grow and small birds forage.
Trailhead: Located at Grafton Brook Significant Feature: Explore a beech forest and view a wetland from the boardwalk and viewing platform. Length: Two 1.6 km (1 mile) loops Hiking Time: 30 minutes
The trails at Kejimkujik 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 visitor safety and visitor services.
Be responsible for your safety:
• Ensure that dogs are kept leashed and do not approach, disturb or feed wild animals
• Take along appropriate clothing and carry water with you, especially for longer trails, climbs or open barrens
• Bring insect repellent as black flies and mosquitoes are common all summer
• Stay on boardwalks and designated paths to protect fragile vegetation
Activities: Birding • Hiking
Cell Service: Full
Core Experience: Outdoor Adventure
Government Level: National
Pets Policy: Leashed
Trail Surface: Natural
Trail Type: Day Use
Directions: Park located off Rte 8, between Annapolis Royal and Liverpool.