Nestled in the heart of Truro is Victoria Park, a 400-acre natural woodland park with a 20 km trail network. Highlights along the trails include Lepper Brook and its two waterfalls, Joseph Howe Falls and Waddell Falls. Walking, hiking, jogging, cross county skiing and cycling are permitted. Victoria Park also has a band shell, outdoor pool, playground, picnic shelters, tennis courts and a little league ballfield. Victoria Park and the trails in the park are owned and managed by the Town of Truro.
Popular Trails in Victoria Park
The Hemlock Trail is located in the lower park near the Adam Street parking area. This 0.7 Km route goes up a wooden staircase and along paths that meander through 200 year old eastern hemlock stands. Paths lead to the outdoor pool, playground, Lepper Brook and Brandy Spring.
The 200 m Lepper Brook Walk starts at the parking area in the lower park and winds alongside the Lepper Brook under the cover of softwood stands. Bridges span the brook. This relatively flat trail leads to the bottom of the well-known Jacob's Ladder, Witch's Cauldron, Holy Well replica, Joseph Howe Falls and Waddell Falls.
The Mountain Walk is a 0.5 km path cut into the side of the gorge overlooking Lepper Brook. The path starts from either Jacob's Ladder or the hard surface access road in the upper park, and ends at Waddell Falls.
The Dr. Jim Vibert Trail is a 1.6 km loop through the upland area beyond the gorge. Part of the trail winds along the Lepper Brook.
|Surface:||Asphalt, crushed stone, soil; wooden stairs|
|Rating:||Varies: Easy (and wheelchair accessible) to moderate with steep slopes|
|Marking:||Follow obvious paths|
|Permitted Use:||Walking, cycling; dogs on leash|
Park Road (main park entrance), Adam Street and Wood Street in Truro
Town of Truro Parks and Recreation 902-893-6078