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Birch Cove Lakes Canoe Trail

Halifax North West Trails Association

Located In Mainland Halifax
Where To Find Us
Highway 102
Halifax, NS
Areas Served Halifax Regional Municipality
Social Media Facebook
Volunteer Opportunity New members always welcome! Details on the webpage.
Description & Services
Trail Surface Rough trail; Walk In is 10 minutes
Trail Activities Hiking ; Geocaching ; Bird Watching ; Nature Viewing ; Swimming Nearby
Trail Attributes Loop Trail ; Wilderness/Backcountry Trail ; Good Cellphone Reception
Trail Cautions No Parking on 102 - canoe drop off site only
Information Generations of Halifax residents have used these pristine lakes for active recreation including an 8-lake canoe route with portages. Now partially preserved as a Wilderness Area, new access points with more trails will be built once the HRM Regional Park is established. 
The Birch Cove Lakes Canoe Trail is located in the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lake Wilderness area. For more information about the area, visit
Special Information
Tags NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Trails
Categories - General Canoeing ; Hiking Trails ; Lakes and Ponds