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Sandy Lake Park Loop Trail

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Bedford, Nova Scotia

Sandy Lake Park Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

running

beach

forest

lake

views

muddy

over grown

rocky

Sandy Lake Park is located in Bedford, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. The park consists of nature trails, an off leash dog trail, and a beach/picnic area. The loop trail takes visitors through the woods to an abandoned cabin through rocky trails, to the beach, and back to the parking area over a gravel path. A short, 500m, off-leash dog trail is located at the entrance of the main beach parking lot, allowing visitors to walk during the on-season, from July-October, when dogs are required to be on leash and not-permitted in the beach area. Parking Information: Parking is available at the trailhead at the end of Smiths Road, off of the Hammonds Plains Road. Continuing straight off of Smiths Road, through the main entrance and onto the gravel path, also leads to the main parking area for the beach.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail, muddy in spots. Took my son, he had fun looking at the water. He liked it but it didn’t want to leave.

walking
flooded
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
washed out
3 months ago

walking
icy
snow
4 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I checked out some trails by where you enter the park as well as made my way down to the lake while a short stop there. The terrain is quite root filled which makes it fairly good for scale and crawler RCs. I will go back for sure to do some more exploring. Here’s a little video of RC here https://youtu.be/1H_FnV4hFJQ

hiking
9 months ago

nice and cool, shady and breezy. so many different kinds of trees as its very diverse. similar views throughout the trail.

hiking
bugs
muddy
Thu May 02 2019

hiking
Thu Apr 25 2019

We walk our dog here almost every day. Great off leash trail until June.

hiking
blowdown
closed
off trail
private property
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
Mon Feb 18 2019

The washout is repeated freeze and thaw. The buildup is treacherous. The only wheelchair accessible area is from the parking lot to the beach. I very much enjoyed it. Will do it again in different seasons. Very easy moderate, great for families.

hiking
Fri Nov 09 2018

Great place to go to with the dog (especially if they like to swim)! Loved the trails in the woods especially.

hiking
Tue Sep 11 2018

Nice beach and picnic area. The loop trail is not well marked and confusing. This park has an off leash dog area from October to June. I was there in September and annoyed to find someone with 2 dogs off-leash. He did not even have a leash with him. This is most annoying for those of us who don't want to be walking near off-leash dogs. I suspect the off-leash rules which are clearly posted are not enforced. The off-leash area is the main pathway to the beach which means that it cannot be easily avoided by those who don't want to be around dogs - very poor design of off-leash area.

hiking
Thu May 31 2018

Great hike and really close to the city

hiking
Tue Jan 02 2018

Love bringing my dog here. Plenty of little areas to explore plus swimming in the summer. I stay away from the human beach.

hiking
Wed Aug 23 2017

Nice trails but I'm not sure I was in the correct spot as I couldn't find trail markings. It looks like there's a lot of little trails throughout and there's and off leash dog section too. Definitely going back to explore more!

hiking
3 months ago

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