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Beaver Mountain Provincial Park

Located In James River, Antigonish County
Where To Find Us
472 Beaver Mountain Rd, Exit 30 off TCH 104
James River, NS
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Areas Served Antigonish County
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Phone 902-662-3030
Contact Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Office
Description & Services
Nearest Community With Services Antigonish, 20 km by car
Information The park has a small picnic area with beautiful views of Antigonish and Cape Breton Island, as well as a well-marked trail system.   The 6-km trail system offers everything from leisurely paved walkways to fairly challenging unpaved hills – great for cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, wildlife observation or long hikes or quiet walks in the woods.  Park amenities include parking, picnic areas, fresh water taps, vault toilets, rest areas with benches and an interpretive centre with details of the park, its hiking trails and the area’s natural history. 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing 
Length: 6 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1A - 2C 
Availability: May 20th – Oct 10th 
Nearest community: 20 minutes to Antigonish by car 
No facilities in winter, parking at gate only 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.158499 
Latitude: 45.551203
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Dates May 20th – Oct 10th 
No facilities in winter, parking at gate only
Special Information
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Categories - General Cross Country Ski Trails ; Displays/Exhibits ; Hiking Trails ; Picnic Grounds ; Provincial/Territorial Parks ; Snowshoe Trails ; Wheelchair Users