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Avondale Trail System

West Hants Trails Association

Location
Located in Avondale
Where To Find Us
50 Avondale Crossroad Rd
Avondale, NS B0N 2A0
Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region
Contact
E-Mail westhantstrails@gmail.com
Website www.westhantstrails.ca/home
Social Media Facebook
Volunteer Opportunity Always looking for new members interested in attending meetings to lend a voice to trail development in West Hants, become members of our Executive or to join in on a trail work party! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Description & Services
Trail/Water Route Activities Hiking ; Walking ; Snowshoeing
Trail/Water Route Attributes Short Trail (less than 3 km) ; Medium Trail (3 km-10 km) ; Accessible All Year ; Child Friendly ; Scenic View
Trail/Water Route Hazards Caution: Uneven terrain ; Ticks
Facilities (Within 2 km of Trail or Water Route) Parking Available ; Picnic Tables
Information The Avondale Trail system consists of 3 trail loops:  
~Westbrook Trail (blue), a 2.3 km loop with its trail head behind the Avondale Community Hall 
~Mosher's Trail (yellow), a 2.0 km route accessed either from the Westbrook Trail or from its trail head at the Avondale Sky Winery. 
~Tunnel Quarry Trail (turquoise), a short 0.5 loop accessed from the Mosher Trail using the Avondale Sky Winery trail head. 
All three trails can be combined to create a longer trip, with a short walk on the Avondale Cross road to return to the trail head of choice.  
 
Difficultly level is moderate, as there is uneven terrain, steep drop offs and inclines. 
 
These trails take you through a landscape dominated by an Acadian mixed-wood forest, interspersed with rolling agricultural land, and highlight the Westbrook brook. Yellow reflective trail markers are found along all trails, and signage is posted at junctions. Karst formations, such as sinkholes, caves, and sinking streams are found within this region. They are the result of water acting on comparatively soluble rocks, in this case Gypsum. Gypsum karst forests are rare in Canada and the majority of occurrence is in this region of Nova Scotia. Karst forests contain many rare plants, and karst caves provide many of the province's most important bat hibernacula. 
 
For more information about our organization: West Hants Trails Association
Trail or Water Route Map
 
Our disclaimer can be viewed by clicking on the red triangle warning symbol on the map.
Dates All Year.
Events Calendar link to upcoming events on ValleyEvents.ca
Special Information
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