Among Nova Scotia’s oldest trees are the 300-year old hemlocks featured on this trail. As you move into the stand of tall, stately conifers, notice how different it feels under the thick-leafed canopy: cool and dark and moist. A hemlock boardwalk will take you over the very sensitive roots of these giants.
Trailhead: Departs from Big Dam Road parking lot Significant Feature: Explore a true old growth hemlock forest and discover giant hemlock trees which are hundreds of years old. Length: 5 km (3.1 miles) loop Hiking Time: 1 hour
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.