Photos of Nova Scotia Lake Trails

4 days ago

A great and versatile trail system with something for every. Nice short loops around the house and lake with interesting historical landscape features (old ice house, 200 year old greenhouse foundations, a ha-ha fence etc.) and then two wilderness loops, the barrens and wetlands trail that make for a great half day walk. Lovely sitting rocks for breaks at Thompson Lake, an isolated little wilderness lake at the far end. Best done clockwise, so you get the easy return leg at the end, which is an 18th century stage coach road. Outer loops are not heavily used, so get a bit overgrown, but easy to follow. Good year round. Nice winter snowshoeing when snow is deep. Bit muddy in the spring. The network is well-signed with blazes and handy maps at the junctions and a big orientation map at the trailhead, the parking lot beside the big historic home (really worth a visit when open.)