Halifax Trails

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Kejimkujik (fire tower trail)

Trail Summary

Kejimkujik National Park, (1of 2 in the province) is a well known camping destination.† Its well preserved, expansive land is an oasis for un-tampered nature in the south of the province.† Its old-growth forest and bio-diversity are a huge draw.†

 

Camping at Keji is very popular.† There are many different camp sites throughout the park, including back country sites.† Canoe and bike rentals are a must to reach some of the more remote areas of the park.† In winter, snow shoeing and cross country skiing is the best way to see the park.†

 

The fire tower trail is a 19km trail, leading to the fire observation tower for the park.† The trail can be shortened to about 10km in the on-season, as you can drive in eel weir rd. and park in a lot.† In the off-season (when we went) the gate is locked and you must walk (or ski)† the full 19km.† The trail follows a well maintained road the entire distance, and is a fairly steady incline most of the way in.† The scenery isnít the most spectacular in the park, but you can still get a good idea of the diverse nature and the extensive lake and waterway system that runs throughout the park.

 

The fire tower cabin (book with the visitor center) is a cheap and simple cabin, which is a great place to stay if you want something more than a tent.† It comes equipped with running water in the on-season, a wood stove, bunk beds, wood, and an outhouse.† Very basic, but you donít come here to stay in a chalet. The cabin sits next to the fire tower (do not climb) and is also a couple of km from a portage area off of the main lake.

 

Make sure you set aside a minimum of 2 days for this trip, and use the cabin as a home-base to set out and explore other areas of the park.

 

 

Long and winding road.

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Difficulty: Hard (Length)

Setting: Forest, Lakes.

Facilities: Parking, Camping, Cabin.

Interpretation/Signage: Adequate.

 The cabin is a good destination to get away from it all.

 Long hike. Scenery not the best in the park.

 Trail is a road the entire way.

 Cabin is cheap to rent, has all the essentials.

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