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This is particularly nice early morning. Ferries sounding the foghorns, sunrise, smell of coffee brewing just to name a few.

Perfect trail to use as alternative to urban hiking. Water views are very nice and historical significance to the area adds to appeal.

Oh wow! What a beautiful location and walk for any time of the day. It gets better after sun down with the restaurants and shops lighting their patios. You won't want to miss the sunrise and sunsets.

Beautiful location, especially in the early morning for the sunrise and seeing the cruise liners coming the Halifax port. Dog Friendly off leash before 9am I believe. Trails are well groomed and water view on three sides of the park.

I enjoyed it and the great views. I'm happy to see York Redoubt being restored. Picnic tables and informational signage.

Very good trail, can get some amazing views if you get off the trail a bit.

walking
2 months ago

This is a nice trail that I can do quickly during my lunch break

walking
2 months ago

Great for a nice afternoon stroll!

Make sure you go to the look off part very nice view

Love Shubie trail

You wrote a review for Long Lake Provincial Park 9 minutes ago
4.0 star rating 4/24/2018
Hi everyone,

Before I get to the review, I just wanted to direct you to my YouTube video of my experience here at Long Lake Provincial Park. Simply go to youtu.be/PxGNBHnov-I

It was a fun day, and it would be great to share my experience with you!

Long Lake Provincial Park is a short 10-15 minute drive from the city. Located near a subdivision, this is a popular spot to visit. Since this place is close to the city, they did make sure to ensure ample parking.

There are several trails from the parking lot (one goes right, and one goes left). We ended up going left during our trip. The paths are well maintained and follow the lake. I found as though the trail intersections could have been better labelled, as we had a bit of an issue finding the correct one back to the car.

You can access the lake in several different spots where you can swim if you'd like. The only ones in the lake when I was there were a couple of doggie friends!

There is no admission, and as far as I'm aware, no services - including no washrooms.

Trails are easy

Hope this was helpful, and I hope you check out the video to get a better sense of this park!

This Trail is part of the Long Lake Provincial Park, it is an upgraded trail for all users. As it is a provincial park dogs must be on leash and owners must cleanup after their dogs.

Such a cool spot!! Lots to explore and take pictures of, and a little tricky to get to the water because they’ve blocked off quite a bit bit you’ll find the way!

Snow packed today which made it a bit more difficult. Will definitely try again in better walking conditions

walking
4 months ago

a great spot to walk and see some historic forts, monuments etc. not overly challenging and good for running

Nice trail system and that has crushed gravel, good for running with several small hills. Close to the road so you hear a lot of traffic, also a lot of dog droppings..

on Shubie Park Trail

walking
6 months ago

I walk this trail every weekday morning with a group of men and it is perfect for our group. The trails are kept in excellent shape and better yet the park keepers are a very friendly lot. We walk for an hour or so, then it is off to Tim's for social time. This fall there was a concerted effort to make the trails free of obstacles. So it should be quite ideal for skiing if we get snow that stays.

Very easy walk lots of places to sit and rest. Shops al alongside. Not the greatest place to take a dog unless well trained and very social.

Was a bit confusing to navigate at first because you need to connect to another trail before reaching Fox Head Trail. There were some orange spray paintings and some signs here and there to guide you though! We kept going where it said Fox Lake, and didn't check out the Look off part, which I now regret! A few other trails all interconnect so you can choose a shorter or longer trail. The route we took to and from Colins Rd was about an hour and 15 mins. Again, we may not have gotten the whole experience. Nice area though close to the city :)

Great walk with the dogs :)

11 months ago

We went to McNabs for an overnight camping trip and it was great! The water taxi picked us up in Eastern Passage and brought us to a beach on the island. We hiked the whole island and got to see many cool things (fort, battery, cannons). Highly recommend this trip :)

walking
11 months ago

Great place for a walk. Easy trails. Lots of squirrels and birds. Lots of places to stop. Great place to go during any season.

Great park at the end of the city. We walked from the cruise terminal, about 2K, and around the park. Even in the pouring rain there were joggers and folks walking dogs. Well marked paths. I was sorry we didn't have better weather.

Kid and family friendly. I did it on Canada Day 150, so it was quite crowded but enjoyable. Warning...any trail I can buy ice cream whilst walking is rated dangerous for me. Many lovely shops and pubs along the way.

Good park. We liked that there was a mixture of hills and flat grounds. Good for a challenge. We loved the tall trees and cute little flowers. The Lake was very calm and peaceful. Easy to get to as well. However, the bathroom was horrifying.

walking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Such a beautiful city! I loved this walk! Not hard and simply beautiful!!!!!

Monday, February 06, 2017

Awesome day trip!

on Shubie Park Trail

Sunday, December 04, 2016

People if your DOG is humping everthing in sight or NOT FRIENDLY....it should be on a @$/##! LEASH or are you too dense to understand that...

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