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Comes close to the highway which ruins the quietness of an otherwise pleasant walk.

3 days ago

amazing view. bring a beer to the top to enjoy the hard work. I suggest going up and down the same side. the windy road back down is easier but feels like it takes forever and not scenic at all.

beautifull view. but easy and sometimes croudy

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

20 days 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!

Great terrain. Good sized loop for an afternoon hike.

Great trail, great work-out! Well marked and very clean.

1 month ago

My wife and I where here in February, great hike! Super well kept and clean. Washrooms located at the entrance were open. Spectacular views!!

Some newly felled trees across trail on West side of Ash Lake, otherwise in great shape this spring.

I hiked this trail Saturday February 10, 2018 in the morning. I started around 8 am and it took about an hour to reach the end. There was a bit of snow at the beginning but none at the end. There was a lot of icy areas hidden with a dusting of snow. No animals were sited. I saw a few fresh coyotes and rabbits tracks on the path.


Great for easy access, ease of use, maintenance, and scenery.

1 month 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..

Big payoff!

Awesome ! Amazing View !!

Good trail and not super well marked which is fun, kind of close to the highway so you can hear the cars pretty much into the loop. only downside though

Simply Beautiful.

2 months ago

Simply Beautiful.

Pretty easy trail.

Well marked trail. Nice mix of terrains too. It can get a bit swampy in the lower parts.

2 months ago

hiked this a few years ago. loved it!

3 months ago

Ok... for me a great trail consists of food, fun and fabulous views (or a waterfall). This trail has all three. At the base of the trail is Sugar Moon Farm. A log hut with roaring fire places, great coffee and very good maple butter covered pancakes. Then the hike, probably the best marked trail in Nova Scotia. Not too many markers and not too few. Lot's of uphill challenges (fun) and wonderful water features, especially Jane's Falls.This is a beautiful lace like fall in a grove that is likely 40 feet high. Man, it doesn't get much better. If your going this winter (i hope to) check for open hours at Sugar Moon.

on Shubie Park Trail

3 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.

trail is well marked, lots of plaques with history on the area

I hiked this morning, December 9, 2017.
It was great.I had the whole Trail to myself.
I heard a Coyote howling from a distance. The Gulf of St. Lawrence was so calm that the Magdelan Islands that belong to Quebec 40+ miles away were visible.
I was able to take 20 photos of the awesome view of the landscapes and one spruce grouse.
I did see a rabbit go by but he was too fast for my camera.

So pretty. Lots of little offshoot paths for great photo ops.

Ocean view was great lots of frogs and birds.

Not a challenging hike, but you may well get the lake to yourself. Which is pretty magical.

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