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Ross Island Perimeter Trail

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Grand Manan, New Brunswick

Ross Island Perimeter Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 98 feet Route Type: Loop

camping

hiking

nature trips

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

bridge out

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

Ross Island lies directly off the east coast of Grand Manan Island and only becomes a true island a few hours either side of high tide when other times it's ground accessible by vehicle or foot. Home to Grand Harbour Lighthouse built in 1879 this relic lasted 134 years before it was destroyed during a winter storm in 2013.

backpacking
Sun Jul 29 2018

Cross from Grand Manan at end thoroughfare rd on low tide. You can either walk the perimeter or the road through the middle of the island. At the end of the road on the Southern end there is a red trail to the East that is well maintained and makes a nice loop. Either stay the night or hike over 3 hours before low tide and be back before 3 hours after the lowest tide.

hiking
Thu Jul 12 2018

hiking
Wed Jul 11 2018

hiking
Fri Sep 16 2016