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Keppoch Mountain

Record #: ACO0209
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021
Last Full Update: 05 Sep 2020


Located In Antigonish County
Where To Find Us
193 Keppoch Rd
Beaver Meadow, Antigonish County, NS
Canada B2G 2K8
Areas Served Antigonish County ; Highland Region


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Contact Paul Basil; Email:
Alternate Contact John Chiasson, President; Phone: (Cell) 902-870-7034
Mailing Address c/o Positive Action for Keppoch Society 
PO Box 1148 
Antigonish, NS B2G 2R6

Description & Services

Information Keppoch Mountain is located on the western edge of Antigonish County and has ~500 acres of wilderness to enjoy year round. With over 40KMS of multi-use trails the Keppoch really opens the door to awesome outdoor activities Including:  
- Mountain biking & off road cycling for all ability levels 
- Cross-country skiing: skate, classic and nordic touring on over 10KMs of groomed trails 
- Geocaching 
- Trail running, walking and hiking for everyone; Included in the trail system is an accessibility loop so those with mobility challenges can still access the wilderness that the Keppoch has to offer 
- Bouldering and Slack-lining in our custom built climbing park 
- Ski and snowboard skills park or alpine touring on the old downhill trails 
- Disc golf, 18 hole course with 8 for beginners and 8 for more advanced players 
Our Mission 
To provide outdoor recreation and education opportunities for local residents and visitors of all ages while working to conserve access to natural wilderness areas and create economic stimulation. We aspire to achieve this mission by constructing and sustaining a network of quality non-motorized trails for all ability levels while incorporating the best of our highland landscapes. We have approximately 500 acres of land under lease or land use agreements and will need to partner with Crown Land Managers for further land access for continued growth. 
Positive Action for Keppoch Society (PAK) was established in 2010 by a group of residents and businessmen with a vision of The Keppoch as a outdoor recreation hub for the Northeastern Nova Scotia. Their goal is to encourage recreational use of Keppoch Mountain and promote the natural beauty of the region. Major support for this effort has come from the Town and County of Antigonish, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Federal Government through ACOA. 
The Keppoch Project is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven endeavor. PAK is made up of a Board of Directors, that creates policy and strategic planning. In the near future, Keppoch Facility staff will manage the day to day operations. 
Nearest community: 18 minutes East to Antigonish by car via the TCH from James River Overpass (Exit 30) 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Running, Biking, Snowshoeing, Alpine Touring, Nordic Skiing, Accessible Paved Trail 
Length: 40 km 
Type: Trail Network - Looped and out and back choices 
Difficulty: Beginner to Expert 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.114983 
Latitude: 45.545883
Hours For the most up to date information, please visit The Keppoch Website.
Meetings Please Contact us if you are interested in Joining the PAK Society. We hold regular meetings on the operation and continuing development of Keppoch.