Belleisle Marsh and Mickey Hill

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0

Belleisle Marsh and Mickey Hill

Belleisle Marsh and Mickey Hill Professional Review and Guide

"Belleisle Marsh: The Belleisle Marsh Wildlife Management Area was initiated in 1990 as part of the North America Waterfowl Management Plan. The Province purchased 283 ha (700 acres) of the broad low marsh to be protected as waterfowl habitat. Mickey Hill: The land that makes up the Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness belongs to Bowater Mersey Paper Company Ltd. There is a map of the trail posted at the parking lot and the gravel trail includes a picnic area and freshwater beach. There are interpretative sites and a boardwalk through a marsh as well as a suspension bridge and a treetop lookout. More than 160 ha (400 acres) of the land bordering Lambs Lake was designated a conservation area by Bowater Mersey in 1994.

The Bowater Forest Recreation Program consists of four forest recreation areas open to visitors year-round: Old Annapolis Hiking Trail, Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness, Port L’Hebert Pocket Wilderness, and Pine Grove. These sites include hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, and a waterfowl sanctuary. Bowater annually commits substantial funds for maintenance of the sites, and, in 1997, won a Nova Scotia Environment Award for its efforts."

More Belleisle Marsh and Mickey Hill Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Belleisle Marsh Wildlife Management Area Project was initiated in 1990 as part of the North America Waterfowl Management Plan. The province purchased 283 ha (700 ac) of the broad low marsh to be protected as a waterfowl habitat. However, located on the rich alluvial plain of the Annapolis River, Belleisle Marsh includes some of the most productive agricultural land in the Nova Scotia. So, 69 ha (170 ac) were left as wetlands, and 135 ha (333 ac) are being managed as upland habitat, but 79 ha (195 ac) are being used for agricultural production."

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Trail Information

Annapolis Royal
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Bridgetown 21 A/14, Millford 21 A/11
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Oct 2018