Stewiacke River Park Trail

Stewiacke River Park trailThe trails at Stewiacke River Park are the "river trail" and the "upland trail". Along the "river trail", stroll under hemlock and pine trees beside the river. Benches along the trail provide places for rest and relaxation. Along this path you will also pass the playground, picnic shelters and washrooms. The "upland trail" follows a mowed path through mixed forest in the upper section of the park, away from the river.

Watch for bald eagles, song birds and white-tailed deer in the park. In spring, look for woodland wildflowers, including trout lily and lady's slipper. In winter, bring your snowshoes and look for animal tracks in the snow.

The trail network in the park was improved and expanded in 2012-2013.

Stewiacke River Park is open from mid-May to mid-October, but walkers are welcome year-round (must leave vehicle at entrance in off-season).

Type: Loop
Length: 1.5 km
Surface: crushed gravel, grass
Rating: Easy ("river trail": wheelchair assisted)
Marking: No signs; follow trail and roads in park
Permitted Use: Walking, snowshoeing; dogs on leash
Access: The "river trail" begins at the park entrance. The "upland trail" begins off the first lane on the left past the park gate; start up the hill and veer right and across the footbridge.

Information:

Stewiacke River Park
Municipality of Colchester 902-897-3180