Aspotogan Rail Trail

Hubbards, Nova Scotia

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This path follows the abandoned rail line on the South Shore between Hubbards and East River, cutting across the top of the Aspotogan Peninsula. I think bicyclists will most enjoy it. The improved gravel surface is wonderful for them. Families will find this an easy walk because it is nearly level throughout. Birders should also enjoy this walk. There is a large burn area that is regenerating and it is a wonderful breeding ground for many species. Naturalists may be eager to observe the rare slender leaf goldenrod, which can be found in a large boggy area right in the middle of the trail. Heritage enthusiasts might take interest in the fact that the trail incorporates the original granite culverts constructed 100 years ago for the railroad. Some of the railroad mile marker signs can also be spotted.

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"This path follows the abandoned rail line on the South Shore between Hubbards and East River, cutting across the top of the Aspotogan Peninsula. I think bicyclists will most enjoy it. The improved gravel surface is wonderful for them. Families will find this an easy walk because it is nearly level throughout. Birders should also enjoy this walk. There is a large burn area that is regenerating and it is a wonderful breeding ground for many species.

Naturalists may be eager to observe the rare slender leaf goldenrod, which can be found in a large boggy area right in the middle of the trail. Heritage enthusiasts might take interest in the fact that the trail incorporates the original granite culverts constructed 100 years ago for the railroad. Some of the railroad mile marker signs can also be spotted."

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking
Nearby City: Hubbards
Distance: 14.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 5 to 7 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Additional Use: Snowmobiling
Local Maps: LaHave Island 20 A/1
Driving Directions: Directions to Aspotogan Rail Trail

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May 2018