Hemlock Ravine, Wentworth, and Governor's Loop Trail

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Hemlock Ravine, Wentworth, and Governor's Loop Trail is a 4.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4 km
93 m

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


trail running




wild flowers





historic site

Hemlock Ravine, Wentworth and Governor’s Loop trail is located in Hemlock Ravine Park in Bedford, Nova Scotia. The trails are well trafficked, and offer a quiet escape from the nearby highway. The trail is mostly flat gravel pathway, with numerous offshoots leading to the nearby school, surrounding subdivision, and a look-off overlooking the Bedford basin. Open to visitors year round the trails can be used for snow shoeing, and are child, as well as wheelchair friendly. Parking Information: Best parking is available in the main lot at the trailhead off of Kent Avenue.

10 months ago

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.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Pretty disappointing. It's primarily a dog park, the only good interesting spots in the park require you to go off trail, and there's not really much to see even when you do.

Dog owners that visit the park are also really disrespectful. They leave bags of dog crap everywhere, I saw a huge pile of dog crap bags next to one bench and bags strewn all over the place. Pretty gross.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Easy walking trail in the city. Don't miss the heart shaped pond near the parking lot at the entrance to the trail. Almost always see deer on this trail along with birds and squirrels. It is crusher dust paths so easy to push a stroller too!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

A lesser known cousin to Point Pleasant Park. Historic and naturally beautiful in many of the same ways. An oasis of nature in the city.

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