Brookfield Wetland and Nature Trail
|Record #: COT0051||Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018||Last Full Update: 27 Sep 2017|
|Where To Find Us||
99 Pleasant Valley Rd
Brookfield, NS B0N 1C0
|Areas Served||Colchester County|
|Contact||Stephen Warren, Lafarge Canada Inc.|
|Description & Services|
|Information||The trail is a 1.6 km loop composed of crushed gravel and wooden bridges, with an "easy" rating.
Permitted use of the trail is walking; dogs must be on leash. Bikes are not permitted.
This trail passes through a wetland on the west side of Brookfield. The trail follows berms around constructed ponds and is laid out in a stacked loop (figure 8) with a bridge connecting the loops. Take a few minutes along your walk to look at the interpretive signage - learn about the value and function of various types of wetlands and learn to identify wildlife commonly seen here. The ponds and trail were created in 2009 by Lafarge Canada Inc. and Ducks Unlimited Canada. A fishing derby takes place annually and it's a great area for bird watchers/ photography.
Access to the trail can be found by taking Highway 102 Exit 12 at Brookfield. The trail is just east of Highway 102, and west of the crossroads (Route 2 and Route 289) in Brookfield. The ponds and trail are across from Ed Creelman Park and the former train station. Parking is available and there is a bicycle rack on-site.
|Tags||Fundy Connect ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Trails ; Walking|
|Categories||Hiking ; Hiking Trails|