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Located In Lunenburg County
Where To Find Us
Bridgewater, NS
Areas Served Lunenburg County
Phone 902-541-1352
Contact Laura Barkhouse, Trails and Open Space Coordinator
Mailing Address c/o Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Recreation Department 
10 Allée Champlain Drive 
Cookville, NS B4V 9E4
Volunteers Wanted (Email)
Description & Services
Information This trail will re-create a trail link between the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater and the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail in New Germany. The 3.5 km developed portion of this rail-trail travels, for the most part, along Wentzell Lake and the LaHave River. When the river is swollen, it’s easy to have a great view of the rushing water! There are a number of pairs of loons on the lake, and it’s only a short jaunt up to the Wentzell Lake Provincial Park. Ownership: Provincial Crown Land Trail Length: 3.5 km (7 km return) Managing Agency: LaHave River Trail Association

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This former rail corridor formed the base of the #10 highway upgrade, so the connecting route was lost. However, when a completed trail route is in place, this trail will connect with the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail in New Germany with the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater. There are two parking area along the trail route – one at the Cookville Park and the second located at 140 Wentzell Road in Wentzells Lake. Activities: Run, Walk, Hike, Mountain Bike, Cross Country Ski, Snowshoe, ATV, Snowmobile, Equestrian, Pet Friendly.
Special Information
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Categories - General Bicycle Paths/Trails ; Bridle Trails ; Cross Country Ski Trails ; Hiking Trails ; Maps ; Off Road Vehicle Trails ; Snowmobile Trails ; Snowshoe Trails