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Queensport Road Trail

Record #: GUY0046
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 26 Jul 2014


Located In Queensport
Where To Find Us
Queensport, NS
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Areas Served Guysborough County

Description & Services

Information From the Queensport access point, you will begin your hike along a clearly defined road. Through forests of spruce and fir, one notices large boulders thrown to the side, some wedged amongst the trees, while a brilliant green carpet of moss creates a velvety open floor. Approximately 1.5 km in, you will arrive at a river crossing. If the rudimentary bridge is precarious, wading across the river is a viable option, while retracing your steps a few meters provides a footpath to an old concrete dam which may also serves as a narrow bridge. Approximately 3 km in, the trail catches the east edge of the Bonnet Lake Barrens Wilderness area, which is composed of exposed granite, and ecologically sensitive raised bogs. Climbing atop the boulders, you will gain a panoramic view of Chedabucto Bay, Isle Madame, and Cape Breton. This summit is a wonderful place to stop and explore, rest, or have lunch. Continuing along the path toward Tor Bay, the trail descends into moist terrain through low, but dense brush, exposing glimpses of Blackberry Run Lakes, Second Cow Lake and First Cow Lake. In this area, you may find the remaining foundation stones of an old air force radar base which was abandoned in 1945. Wildlife to be enjoyed on this hike are small critters such as mice and moles, garter snakes, frogs, toads, and pheasants, while berries, roses, and pitcher plants are abundant. The final descent toward the highway, leads you toward the Atlantic waters stretching before you, and bringing you to the end of the trail. 
Use: Walking, Running, Biking 
Length: 9 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Facilities: none 
Closest Amenities: Queensport, Larrys River 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -61.270086 
Latitude: 45.339873