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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.

Nice flat trail you can do a short walk or a long one depending on your mood.
It's out and back easy to navigate with nice views

Absolutely the most beautiful place in Nova Scotia ❤️❤️

Tail is closed. Do not try to use trails

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

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

1 month ago

Very quiet trail, usually only see about 2 or 3 people each time I go there. My dog loves it and there's a few areas that are just a huge field so I usually bring the brisbee!

Can get pretty windy near the water some days (if you choose to add on Poor's farm road to your hike) but it's beautiful!

walking
2 months ago

nice and easy walk

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..

Awesome ! Amazing View !!

Simply Beautiful.

on Shubie Park Trail

walking
4 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.

great views. plenty of long climbs but space between them to gather your steam back.
Can be done in 3 days, 4 at a more moderate pace.

Great trail for all.

I have lived near Hemlock Ravine for 1 1/2 years. I love the peaceful nature of the park dearly and walk my dog there frequently. However, make note that there is only ONE off leash trail for dogs - Governor's Trail. I'm sure most dog walkers that come to the park don't know that or they don't care. My dog and I have had our share of scares and close calls with other dogs which are walking off leash in on leash areas. Very frustrating. And yes, there are people who don't pick up after their dogs or pick it up and leave the bag on the trail for someone else to take out. The peace and quiet I feel when I visit the park is slowly being eroded away by insensitive dog owners. I hope you enjoy your visit there as it is a lovely spot.

Great walk with the dogs :)

This trail was challenging and exhilarating all at the same time. The first day we hiked 12 ish from visitors center to Refugee. There were 3 climbs and descents that were said to be 45 degrees steep and one km in length each way. It was a long, slow zigzag descent and an even slower ascent on the other side. With each down we knew there was an up coming. Honestly, I'd rather go up than down.
Day 2 -we hiked 8ish km from Refugee to Big Bald Brooke. It was a spectacular day and absolutely beautiful scenery. There were some ups and downs, but not like day 1. The camp sites at big bald were lovely and we cooled off and cleaned up in the brooke right beside our camp site.
Day 3- we planned on hiking to Seal Cove (7 km) but things changed and we decided to boogy out to Eatonville where were parked a car. Day 3 was rainy and foggy in the morning. However, even with the fog it was obvious that the views would be sellar on a clear day.
TIPs: not for the faint of mind or heart.
TIP 2: take electrolyte drink or tabs to replenish what was lost in sweat
TIP 3: purify all water!!!
TIP 4: Be sure to hang food in a tree. 10' high, 5' out from the tree to avoid bears thinking you are the restaurant.

Above all... SMILE and enjoy

Beautiful trail, but no marking!

backpacking
8 months ago

One of the best backpacking trips we've done!

Really enjoyed this trail. Many obstacles that make it fun. It's important to be careful around some of the rock climbs but didn't have any issues navigating the trail. It's relatively short and has great scenery. I will surely do this one again.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail! Be mindful that the uploaded route does not include the first 1.5k and 200m altitude if you start at the beach. Well worth the climb!

couldnt find the trail !

walking
9 months ago

Easy and well marked trail for a quick walk.

walking
9 months ago

One of my favourite scenic walks to fit in on a busy day.

walking
9 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.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Walking, running, biking, It is hands down the best trail in all of Halifax. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, and nature. Amazing!

Two and a half days of travel. This was a great excursion for my buddies and I. Challenging but amazing look offs.

"Task......Reward"

-Justin

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.

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