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Mersey River - Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Follow the river’s edge to see the Mersey in all its different moods. From the trail’s parking and picnic area, head along the river, up into the darker woods, and back to quiet, still Mersey pools. Listen to the swish of the lush grasses as you pass through. The trail forks as you near the campground; you can continue around Slapfoot trail or walk over the floating bridge and the canoeists at Jakes Landing and continue to Merrymakedge Beach. This is a multi-use trail so watch for bikers.
Trailhead: Located off the road to Jeremys Bay Campground Significant Feature: Explore the Mersey River shoreline and take the opportunity to take a rest-stop at Jakes Landing Length: 3.5 km (2.2 miles) one way Hiking Time: 45 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
• Mountain bikes are permitted only where indicated, for public safety and protection of the environment
• Stay on designated paths and boardwalks to protect fragile vegetation


Activities: Birding • Cycling • Hiking

Cell Service: Full

Core Experience: Outdoor Adventure

Features: Multilingual

Government Level: National

Pets Policy: Leashed

Trail Surface: Natural

Trail Type: Day Use

Other Info

Directions: Park located off Rte 8, between Annapolis Royal and Liverpool.

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Mersey River - Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

3005 Main Parkway
Maitland Bridge, NS

Oct to May no visitor services; no winter maintenance.

Phone: 902-682-2772

Website: http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/keji

Distance: 3.5
Duration: 0.7 hours