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Five Islands Provincial Park Trail: Economy Mountain Trail

Record #: COT0054
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020
Last Full Update: 31 Jan 2018


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. 
Economy Mountain Trail follows an old logging road through forests of maple, birch, beech and white spruce. The trail ascends Economy Mountain to an elevation of 213 metres. The trail is composed of old woods road, wet sections, steep sections, some roots. 
Trail length: 3.4 km loop 
Permitted uses: hiking, cross-country skiing (not groomed)  
Rating: moderate difficulty 
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 first parking area at gate; the trail starts on south side of road. Or continue 2.5 km to trail access just past park administration building; trail starts on west side of road. 
Map available on the park website
Other trails in the park include the Estuary Trail and the Red Head Trail.
Categories - General Hiking Trails ; Provincial/Territorial Parks