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Acacia Valley Trails

Record #: MDD0002
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 12 Mar 2019


Located In Hillgrove
Where To Find Us
155 Mill Rd
Hillgrove, NS
Canada B0W 1H0
Areas Served Annapolis County ; Digby (Town) ; Digby County ; Nova Scotia


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Phone 902-245-2861
Contact Jonathan Riley, Trail Coordinator, Municipality of the District of Digby; Phone: 902-245-2861

Description & Services

Trail Rating Very little hill or stair climbing Walk is almost entirely on pavement, probably suitable for baby strollers Well-groomed trails with very little more difficult terrainA significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths) Wilderness/Nature
The Acacia Valley Trails offer a mix of woodland trails, less than 10km from Digby, with a little something for everyone: wheelchair accessible trails, single track walking paths and an ATV bridge, all connecting to miles and miles of logging roads on neighbouring Crown lands. 
Wheel chair accessible trail on Aunt Sarah's Brook 
600 metres of wide level trail with a crusher dust surface and wooden platforms for viewing and even fishing the brook. 
Single track wilderness trails 
A network of single track trail follow small brooks, connecting to pools and stillwaters, and also cross drumlins and meadows. One passes through a stand of old birch and maples - some of them close to 150 or 200 years old. Picnic Rock, a large granite boulder, offers shelter and benches for taking a break. 
Crown logging roads on Pine Brook Lot 
The Acacia Valley Trails connect to trails on Crown Land via the ATV bridge over Aunt Sarah's Brook and for hikers and skiers via the Hardwood Ridge Trail. The Pine Brook lot trails link to the Rifle Range on Sissiboo Road and also to Ellison Lake. 
Coming from Digby through Conway, continue south under the Hwy 101 overpass and continue towards Hillgrove on the Ridge Road. 
If coming by Hwy 101, take Exit 26 and head south on the Ridge Road towards Hillgrove (away from town). 
From Exit 26, Mill Road is just over 6 km on the left (350 metres past the road to the airport). 
Parking for the trails is available at the very bottom of Mill Road. The province plows this gravel road regularly but the bottom section is steep and can be slippery in the winter depending on snowfall and ice. 
Please exercise safe outdoor recreation practices and always remember to tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.  
Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.  
Hunting is a popular activity in Nova Scotia.  
Please remember you are hiking in a wilderness area, and wearing "hunter orange" is advisable during hunting seasons (September to the latter part of December).
Trail or Water Route Map
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible ; 600m of trail is designed for wheelchair access