Charlie’s Lake Hike – Halifax, NS

This is a great hiking area located at the entrance and parking lot for the Maskawa boat club (Kearney Lake Road) that leads into the Birch Cove Wilderness area and features well marked trails that access multiple areas of the “Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area” about .7 km from the trail head.

The trail begins on provincial land leased by Maskwa Aquatic Club and features plenty of parking at the trail head (91 Saskatoon Drive). Before you begin you may wish to get a map of the trails since there are many loops and trails that “criss cross” and you can end up doing circles if you are not familiar with the trail system. This is even more important if you are checking out the trails farther in such as Ash Lake and Fox Lake areas.

Terrain is varied and hilly with some of the more challenging hills in the Halifax region. There are trails that do not climb all the hills so it is really a matter of choice if you prefer to avoid some of the hills.

If you are looking for variety these trails offer a lot, passing through rocky pine forest, marshy wetlands, hardwood stands and granite plateaus and offering hill tops views, you won’t be bored with the range of terrain these trails pass through.
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Kejimkujik National Park is one of my favorite places – it is a great National Park and especially suited to hiking, canoeing, and back country camping. The many lakes and rivers offer a great selection of routes and different terrain.

What better place is there in Nova Scotia for hiking and canoeing?


Turtle in Jeremy Bay

Description .

The trails of Kejimkujik National Park offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy rivers, lakes and forests with groves of 300-year-old hemlock trees and an abundance of trails that access each of these natural treasures. All trails are maintained with a high quality gravel surface, while bridges and boardwalks provide access over wet areas. Each trail head has a sign with a map and brief description of the natural features along the way.

Link to Kejimkujik Web Site

Trees on Keji Lake

Trees on Keji Lake