Wedgeport Nature Trail
|Record #: ARG0020||Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019||Last Full Update: 20 Jul 2017|
|Where To Find Us||
|Areas Served||Yarmouth County|
|Contact||Ellen Cottreau, Chair person, Wedgeport Nature Trail Committee, Wedgeport Tuna Museum; Phone: 902-663-4345; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 488
Lower WEdgeport, NS B0W 2B0
|Description & Services|
|Information||From Town take Hwy 3 to Arcadia, turn R onto Hwy 334 to Wedgeport.
Starting Point: End of paved road (Hwy 334); wooden signs “Sentier”.
Distance: 5 km (approx)
Time: 1hr 20 mins.
Description: Loop. Flat, grassy, rocky, wet spots. Trail goes E to shore, along shore, turn R to dirt road, cross over, trail to West shore, along shore to Wedge Point, ends on same dirt road, return to Parking.
Attractions: Ocean shore E and W, wetland, muskrat houses, look-off, pebble and sand beaches.
Services: None (Outhouse not in use).
GPS: Lat: 43°41.68146, Lon: -65°58.79376
The Wedgeport Nature Trail is approximately 5km stacked loop trail system which begins at the
Near LeBlanc's Boat Builders in Wedgeport. The trail itself varies from a 4ft. wide tread way
of natural duff to a gravel road. You will pass through forests of mixed woods, the
Tusket River estuary, barrier beach ponds, eel grass mud flats, coastal marshes, sandy
and rocky shores, growths of sea plants, the Tusket Islands, a tree harvest area and a
Christmas tree farm.
The trail also provides opportunities to view a variety of wildlife. Great Black Backed
and Herring Gulls, Terns, Red Squirrel and a variety of song birds to name a few. The
trail provides a number of access points with parking, and
look-off areas. You can choose to walk the entire trail or do only a small section.
Wooden trail markers point the way.
|Tags||All Things Trails ; Fall Fun ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Trails ; Walking|