|Record #: ACO0209||Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019||Last Full Update: 28 Nov 2014|
|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|
|Contact||John Chiasson, President|
|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 300 acres of wilderness to enjoy year round. With over 20kms of multi-use trails the Keppoch really opens the door to awesome outdoor activities like cycling, cross-country skiing, geocaching, trail running, hiking and walking. Included in the trail system is our new accessibility loop so those with mobility challenges can still access the wilderness that the Keppoch has to offer.
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 300 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 Governement through ACOA.
The Keppoch Project is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven endeavor. PAK is made up of nine 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: 15 km
Type: Trail Network - Looped and out and back choices
Difficulty: Beginner to Expert
|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.|
|Tags||All abilities welcome ; All Things Trails ; Bicycle ; Connecting People & Nature ; Cross Country Skiing ; Family-friendly ; Highland Connect ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Snowshoeing ; Trails ; Volunteer Community Trail Groups|
|Categories - General||Bicycle Paths/Trails ; Cross Country Ski Trails ; Geocaching ; Hiking Trails ; Snowshoe Trails|