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Kenomee Trail System: Kenomee Canyon Trail

Located In Economy
Where To Find Us
Economy, NS
Areas Served Nova Scotia
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Phone May-September: 902-647-2600
Contact Cobequid Interpretive Centre
Alternate Contact Kenomee Trails Society; Phone: 9026472271
Description & Services
Information This trail is one of the few wilderness trails in Nova Scotia and is intended for experienced hikers only. The trail follows the Economy River gorge, passes by Newton Pond and Newton Lake and includes spur trails to waterfalls on Chain Lake Stream and Murphy Brook. The trail has several stream and river fords, with no bridges, however, there is one large bridge just above the Falls that must be crossed to do the loop. 
This trail is an 18 km loop; hikers should allow 8 to 10 hours to complete the hike. The surface is a footpath, with no bridges (other than one bridge immediately upstream of Economy Falls). Hikers are to follow the orange trail markers.  
The trail has a "challenging" difficulty rating.  
Camping is designated to sites at Chain Lake Stream, Murphy Brook, and Newton Lake. Campfires are not permitted for ecological reasons. Registration is only required for back country campers. Registration takes place at the Cobequid Interpretive Centre. 
The above images are credited to the blog Misadventures in the Wild.  
Directions to trail: 
To access the trail, follow Route 2 west to Economy. Travel north onto River Phillip Road (unpaved road, rough sections), follow road and signs for 7 km to upper parking area near Economy Falls. Follow trail to Economy Falls. Kenomee Canyon Trail begins near Economy Falls. 
Information about the other hiking trails in the Kenomee Trail System can be found by clicking on the names of the trails below: 
Special Information
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