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Five Islands Provincial Park: Estuary Trail

Record #: COT0053
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020
Last Full Update: 16 Jan 2020


Located In Five Islands
Where To Find Us
Five Islands Provincial Park
618 Bentley Branch Rd
Five Islands, NS B0M 1K0
Areas Served Atlantic Canada


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Phone Five Islands Provincial Park: 902-254-2980 (June to October) 
Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry, Provincial Parks: 902-662-3030

Description & Services

Information Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations, offering spectacular views, overnight camping sites, and hiking opportunities.  
Estuary Trail follows a tidal estuary along the East River, then passes through mixed forest on the lower slopes of Economy Mountain, featuring viewing areas and interpretive panels. 
Length: two loops, with a total length of 3.1 km 
Permitted use: hiking 
Trail surface: built tread, slight grade, some structures 
Rating: "easy"  
Access to the trail can be found at Route 2 to Five Islands Provincial Park; south onto Bentley Branch Road (park road). Continue 1 km to parking area at gate; trail starts on north side of road. Or continue 2.5 km to trail access just past park administration building; trail starts on north side of road. 
Other trails in the park include the Economy Mountain Trail and Red Head Trail.
Categories - General Hiking Trails ; Provincial/Territorial Parks