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jill babcock reviewed Long Lake Pipeline Loop
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Hiking

it was fun. good to go when the is a bit of a drought to have less mud. figuring out the pathways and going little ways on the extra paths is fun. having sprained my ankle a few weeks before hiking, I was very aware to watch the ground.

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Jason Lanteigne reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!

well maintained trail. did it in 3 days 2 nights. the campsite at little bald rock was nice and worth the extra kms. we got our campsite stolen at eatonville wich was a little annoying but luckily 2 other hiker shared a campsite and gave us one. overall excellent trail, lots of ups and down and lots of viewpoints. i highly recommend amd will do it again this year.

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HikingGreat!

Great trail. Started at the lower Joudry trail, which is extremely challenging! The first two 2km was the hardest of the entire hike. Once we reached the upper Joudry, it was smooth sailing. A hiking staff absolutely helps. For the estimated 4 hours, it took my 13 year old and I (42 yrs old) about 5 hours. We did enjoy the hike and the scenery. Take lots of water if doing the entire trail as the only place to replenish (aside from the water taps in the campground) was on the second half of the Borden Brook Trail.

Eric M. reviewed Witherod Lake Trail
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Good trail for stroller or road bike which combined with part of Lakeview Trail makes a total 7.3 km from Long Lake Provincial Park Parking lot and back.

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Hiking

Mixed adherence to distancing from other walkers but pretty spacious for exploring. Lots of large rocks for children to climb. Varied plant life.

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Hiking

Did the Jodrey loop from the beach parking lot up to the campground and took the Woodland to Borden Brook back down. Would recommend Jodrey up as it is much steeper in the beginning than the Borden Brook which seems to have better switchbacks down. View from above the beach at low tide is gorgeous. A couple areas where the trail is grown in a bit on Jodrey side but don’t last long.

Sara JoY reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!

Another year, another fun trip! That last part from Seal Cove to Eatonville is so tough… I always miss and get high Tide. I debate going counter clockwise next year, but then I’ll miss the grand finale of the three sisters view… Though it would be cool doing the Eatonville day trails and getting more glimpses… The only camp I wouldn’t recommend is probably keyhole Brook… Every other site has its own special piece of the puzzle… I love doing this in super hot conditions. I was so grateful it didn’t rain… I did it in four days and three nights so I could really take it in… But in the future I might add another night on… Because I was in paradise being there.

Chris Schofield reviewed Frog Pond Nature Trail
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Hiking

work being done to make this a full loop by adding a short stretch of sidewalk on the trail side of the short road portion

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Paul Keinick reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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Backpacking

It’s definitely no walk in the park...haha. What an amazing trail. I’ll post more shortly

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Paul Miller reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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HikingBlowdownRockyScramble

Great hike from Eatonville Rd near km#36 into Sealy Cove -km#30.5... nice ocean breeze... just shy 12km in/out.

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Megan Backos reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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Backpacking

My partner and I did the full loop in 2nights/3days and it was very challenging for us, but a beautiful hike! Highly recommend, just make sure you are prepared. Lots of great water sources and lookoff points. Red Rocks to Refugee Cove - Day 1 - about 13km when you factor in getting right to the site, took us 5 hours with a few breaks - The tide was in when we arrived, so we couldn't shortcut through the beach - intense inclines and declines, but this segment is pretty well maintained - I don't recommend site RC7, it's covered in tree roots Refugee Cove to Seal Cove - Day 2 - everyone said this day would be easier, I'm not too sure about that. Inclines and declines were less severe, but constant and you really feel the extra kms! - Most scenic day, trail is right against the coastal cliff most of the day - be warned that off-beach sites at SC are up a hill from the beach, water source and privy Seal Cove to Red Rocks - Day 3 - Seal Cove to Eatonville is similar terrain to the day before, we finished in ~1:45 - after Eatonville things flatten out quite a bit and you're hiking through a forest along a river. - tide was out and the beach shortcut was a lifesaver!

Kurtis Greco reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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Backpacking

Excellent Trip. Elevation Tracker on this app is deceiving. Use a Topo Map instead.

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Frankie Macaulay reviewed Witherod Lake Trail
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Wide gravel paths. Lots of families, dogs, runners and cyclists. Dirt side trails less frequented. Well marked with benches, garbage bins and lake access along the way.

Karol Boldis reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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Hiking

Absolutely loved the trail... we have done it in 2 days stayed the night at Keyhole and split the hike pretty much 50/50... the first day was about 9 hours and the second day was 8ish... it was great challenge... definitely something i would do again! Only thing i would change would be staying the night at Seal Cove so we could have evening/morning swim but that would push first day to almost 30k...

Kevin Kohl Phinney reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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Hiking

What a beautiful trail in Nova Scotia! Did the trail over 3 days and wished I had done it over 4. Also enjoyed the wooded part of the trail through Eatonville it was shaded and relatively easy terrain.

Josh Baltzer reviewed Pipeline Loop
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HikingRocky

The pipeline loop was one of our favourite hikes of the year. Being over 10 kms long, it was also one of the longest. If the distance isn’t enough to scare you off, you’ll be set to enjoy a really great trail within Long Lake Provincial Park. You begin by parking on the road - not in the main parking lot like many of the other hikes. You’ll walk through the woods along small, relatively unclear trails. There are many side trails off the “main” trail, so having a trail map with GPS will really help you out. The trail clears up and becomes more straightforward as the hike progresses. The trail passes the lake several times. With so many little views, I found the trail to be interesting the whole time. The terrain is rocky and has a lot of tree roots, so a good set of trekking boots is recommended. Trekking poles are also a great option. We recommend the FE Active one’s found at www.joshthetravelguy.ca. Eventually you’ll come to a water crossing. You’ll need to rock hop to get across (if you don’t want your feet wet). It’s a pretty big crossing, so you’ll need to take your time. Many of the rocks are large enough to make for an “easy” crossing. The second half is where the elevation comes into play. You’ll begin your climb as soon as you get to the other side, but you’ll be rewarded right away with great views over the lake. Our favourite part of the hike was toward the very end. There is a quick moving stream that feeds the lake along the trail. Along this stream is a series of trees roots that encompass the entire ground. It’s magical. To see what I mean, check out the video at www.youtube.com/joshthetravelguy

Heather Cray reviewed Jodrey Trail Loop
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Hiking

Mainly wooded, lookouts were somewhat overgrown but I wouldn't want anyone to trim that cliff shrubbery - pretty steep past them. Relatively easy trail after the section where you pass through the campground, some up and down and roots but not many very steep sections. Not too many bugs July 20th, saw deer and a few neat plants.

Samantha Burns reviewed Long Lake Park Reserve Loop Trail
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HikingNo shade
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cameron white reviewed Cape Chignecto Loop Trail
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Backpacking

4d/3n 36km - 1 Adult + 2 Kids (11Y,9Y) First multi-day backpacking trip w the kids. They carried water, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothes, daily trail snacks and personal survival/first aid kit...kept their packs lite. Itinerary w hiking times (includes breaks) Day 1 - Shuttle to Eatonville, Eatonville to Seal Cove. 2.5 hrs Day 2 - Seal Cove to Big Bald. 4 hrs Day 3 - Big Bald to Refugee. 4 hrs Day 4 - Refugee to Red Rocks. 4.5 hrs We got lucky w the weather and had a great time.

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Hiking

It’s a beautiful trail, I’ve done this twice 11 years apart. I think it got better.

David LeLacheur reviewed Hemlock Ravine Loop
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Walking

nice trail. the look off is nice find - it is located off the beaten path but easy to navigate too

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T M. reviewed Jodrey Trail Loop
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Hiking

I was looking for the Broden brook trail but only found the Jodrey Trail, I did not walk far into this trail, so kinda hard to rate it. I was parked at the lower parking lot. I guess maybe I need to drive up the hill towards the park office maybe to find the Broden Brook trail..

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Amy Demone reviewed Long Lake Pipeline Loop
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HikingMuddy

The park of the loop inland is so muddy and not a nice enough hike to really warrant trying to go through it. Just use the water side of the trail there and back for a more enjoyable experience.

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Amy Demone reviewed Long Lake Wilderness Trail
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Hiking

This is my favorite trail in the park. Quiet and usually no one around.

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Hiking

embarrassed to say I have been so close and never did many of the trails. just the main path. loved it. keeps you interested with interconnecting paths.

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Amy Demone reviewed Herring Cove Bluffs
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Hiking

Great little hike. In a sunny day, even with wind, it can get very very hot. Saw a lot of people in rain jacket and all that fun stuff. No need for that on a summer day on the ocean :)

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This trail (particularly Jodrey trail) could be so much nicer with regular maintenance! Additionally, if hiking from the parking lot up the hill, signage is non existant until you eventually enter in the wooded section past the 2nd campground field. The view stations were really overgrown, which is kind of sad. So much potential! I think the woodland trail was the most peaceful. We only saw a handful of other hikers.

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