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Long Lake Park Reserve Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 209 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

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Getting There

The Long Lake Park Reserve Loop is located in Long Lake Provincial Park, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trail loops through the park following along the banks of Witherod and Long Lakes. The trail begins on the flat gravel pathway from the Long Lake or Witherod Lake trail entrances. From here this loop then follows into the woods on a trail which can be difficult to find, the best entrance is to follow the map and take the trail down into the woods, into Long Lake at the fork. Alternatively the trail can be followed along the side of Witherod Lake, before moving into the woods along the mapped pathway to the left. Parking Information: Parking is available at the Long Lake parking lots off of Northwest Arm Drive, or at the entrance of the Witherod Lake trail, on the side of the road off of Northwest Arm Drive.

Bus routes leading to this trail are the 14 and 22. The 14 will take you to Tamarack Drive just before Mountain Road, from here walk down Peter Saulnier Drive, and through to North West Arm Drive and walk to the main park trailhead. The 22 will take you to Walter Havill Dr just after Osborne Street, from here walk down Osbourne Street and cut onto North West Arm Drive and walk to the main park trailhead.

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Reviews (106)
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Recordings (80)
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Samantha Burns
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HikingNo shade
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Amy Demone
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HikingBugsMuddy

If you go today I can ensure all cob webs are clear as I believe I have about 150 on me right now. Beautiful and quite trail. So happy I love so close. A little muddy but easy to avoid.

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Barbara White
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Walking

can I use this trail during COVID-19

J Grace
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WalkingIcyMuddyNo shadeSnow

I took my 1 y/o dog on this trail and it was beautiful (I went when the sun was setting). You almost forget you are in the city...however, as much as I love this trail there is so much dog pop :( so be careful where u walk. Also there were a few times where people had their dogs off leash however the dogs were great and wasn't a negative experience, just something to look out for if you have young kids or have a dog who won't be comfortable around other dogs or people. There isn't much shade on a sunny day as it is a wide trail though. It can get quite muddy after a wet day. Overall I think it is a good trail :)

Jody C.
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HikingIcyMuddy

Got a bit lost, but found our way home:) Nice day for that

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BCSAR 25
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Lana McMichael
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HikingSnow

Wind chill -22C but a beautiful sunny day around Long Lake. Some snow but still easily hiked.

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Wendy Chien
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Hiking

Take the paved well maintained road is better than the red line trail.

Tinalynne Boutilier
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Hiking

love this trail winter and summer.. beautiful views... fairly easy.. winter you need cleats for the ice cover but so beautiful. waterfall located on hike...water is a Beauty here.

Selena Doner
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Hiking

really enjoyed hiking along the lake shore

Matthew Coady
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this hike. Very easy terrain & pet friendly.

Oliver Craig
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HikingBugs

Really enjoyed coming here with my dog and partners!

Blake McNeely
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Hiking

Pretty nice trail for running but expect to use a gps/phone to guide you. Very easy to use the wrong trail. Not my go-to but definitely a nice trail if you get used to the directions.

Karlee Jones
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HikingBugs

Really great trail. Did the loop in about an hour. Best to go clockwise around the loop as it’s easy to miss the turn off the other way.

Ken Donnelly
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HikingMuddy

Parkland Trail excellent, wilderness trail slightly muddy.

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Rená Alexander
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Hiking

A beautiful place to hike within the city limits. Many spots to jump off trail and hang out on the lake. Proceed wth caution in the winter season as the trails are not serviced and be ice becomes quite bad. Great for the whole family, very easy terrain!

Colette Lush
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Late winter hike. Very icy sections along the way. A lot of water flowing in the creeks to the point we had to divert our hike. This trail would get a higher star rating during warmer spring, summer and fall weather or in the middle of winter when everything is frozen.

Chuck Lienaux
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Very user friendly for all ages. Dogs allowed on leash. Tracks water's edge.

Mélanie L.
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Walking

This is a nice trail that I can do quickly during my lunch break

Josh Baltzer
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Hiking

You wrote a review for Long Lake Provincial Park 9 minutes ago 4.0 star rating 4/24/2018 Hi everyone, Before I get to the review, I just wanted to direct you to my YouTube video of my experience here at Long Lake Provincial Park. Simply go to youtu.be/PxGNBHnov-I It was a fun day, and it would be great to share my experience with you! Long Lake Provincial Park is a short 10-15 minute drive from the city. Located near a subdivision, this is a popular spot to visit. Since this place is close to the city, they did make sure to ensure ample parking. There are several trails from the parking lot (one goes right, and one goes left). We ended up going left during our trip. The paths are well maintained and follow the lake. I found as though the trail intersections could have been better labelled, as we had a bit of an issue finding the correct one back to the car. You can access the lake in several different spots where you can swim if you'd like. The only ones in the lake when I was there were a couple of doggie friends! There is no admission, and as far as I'm aware, no services - including no washrooms. Trails are easy Hope this was helpful, and I hope you check out the video to get a better sense of this park!

Mike Harvey
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Walking

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.

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

Danielle Bezanson
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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..

Aja Mackintosh
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Great walk with the dogs :)

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