Gold Mines and Hemlocks and Hardwoods

Maitland Bridge, Nova Scotia

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Gold Mines: Abandoned mine shafts, long narrow trenches from “snake diggin’,” and the remains of mining equipment can be found along the self-interpretive trail. This is a pleasant walk accessible to almost any fitness level. Interpretive panels, railings, and benches make this an excellent choice for a short, interesting walk. Hemlocks and Hardwoods: Very little of the original forest in Kejimkujik survived the logging boom of the 1800s, but isolated groves of old growth eastern hemlock, some as old as 300 years, can still be found. A significant stand of these graceful softwoods is located near the northern edge of Big Dam Lake. A trail has been created to make these trees accessible to nature lovers, and it offers the most spectacular forest walk in the province. Relatively short and level, this trail is excellent for families and people of most fitness levels.
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by Michael Haynes (Goose Lane Editions)

Gold Mines: Abandoned mine shafts, long narrow trenches from “snake diggin’,” and the remains of mining equipment can be found along the self-interpretive trail. This is a pleasant walk accessible to almost any fitness level. Interpretive panels, railings, and benches make this an excellent choice for a short, interesting walk.

Hemlocks and Hardwoods: Very little of the original forest in Kejimkujik survived the logging boom of the 1800s, but isolated groves of old growth eastern hemlock, some as old as 300 years, can still be found. A significant stand of these graceful softwoods is located near the northern edge of Big Dam Lake. A trail has been created to make these trees accessible to nature lovers, and it offers the most spectacular forest walk in the province. Relatively short and level, this trail is excellent for families and people of most fitness levels.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking
Nearby City: Maitland Bridge
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Kejimkujik National Park
Local Maps: Kejimkujik 21 A/6
Driving Directions: Directions to Gold Mines and Hemlocks and Hardwoods

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May 2018