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Avondale Trail System

West Hants Trails Association

Record #: MWH0195
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2020
Last Full Update: 09 May 2017


Located In Avondale
Where To Find Us
Trailhead: Behind Avondale Community Hall
50 Avondale Crossroad Rd
Avondale, NS B0N 2A0
Other Site Locations Trailhead: Parking Available
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Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region


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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

Nearest Community With Services Brooklyn (West Hants) 11.5 km; Windsor 17.4 km
Trail Surface Uneven, some steep slopes which can be slippery in wet conditions. Natural surface. Bridges.
Trail Activities Hiking ; Trail Running ; Snowshoeing ; Geocaching ; Bird Watching ; Nature Viewing ; Dog Walking (off leash)
Trail Attributes Loop Trail ; Network Trail ; Woodland Trail ; Rural Trail ; All Year ; No Winter Maintenance (Use Caution) ; Requires Some Climbing/Stairs ; Uneven Terrain ; Steep Slopes ; Interpretive Signage ; Good Cellphone Reception
Facilities At Start/End/Along Trail Benches ; Picnic Areas ; Trail Map Signage ; Parking Available
Facilities Near Trail Accommodations ; Convenience/Grocery Store ; Auto Repair Service ; Fuel
Trail Cautions Watch footing as many locations have exposed routes and the general terrain is uneven. Should you find trees down or other hazards, please contact the West Hants Trails Association.
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
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Our disclaimer can be viewed by clicking on the red triangle warning symbol on the map.
Dates All Year. (No winter maintenance)
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