Gnarled beeches provide colour in all seasons on this gentle trail. In the early spring last year’s pale leaves catch the sun and rustle in the breeze. Soon they give way to spring green, and then darken to provide pleasant summer shade. Look carefully and you can spot an ancient hemlock amongst them. In some places Grafton Lake can be glimpsed through the trees. A short boardwalk lets you cross the wetland where bog plants grow and small birds forage.
Trailhead: Located at Grafton Brook
Significant Feature: Explore a beech forest and view a wetland from the boardwalk and viewing platform.
Length: Two 1.6 km (1 mile) loops
Hiking Time: 30 minutes
The trails at Kejimkujik (Maitland Bridge, NS) and at Kejimkujik Seaside (Port Joli, NS) showcase an incredible variety of habitats, scenery and places of cultural and historical significance. Visitor services at Kejimkujik are available from mid-May until mid-October. Please visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/keji for maps and information on entry passes, visitor safety and visitor services.
For your comfort and safety:
- Ensure that dogs are kept leashed and do not approach, disturb or feed wild animals
- Take along appropriate clothing - rapid weather changes often occur, especially at Kejimkujik Seaside
- Carry water with you, especially for longer trails, climbs or open barrens
- Bring insect repellent as black flies and mosquitoes are common all summer
- Mountain bikes are permitted only where indicated, for public safety and protection of the environment
- Stay on boardwalks to protect fragile vegetation
Trail type: Day-use trail
Park located off Rte 8, between Annapolis Royal and Liverpool.