Cape George Hiking Trails & Day Park
|Record #: ACO0078||Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019||Last Full Update: 12 Sep 2017|
|Organization/ Program Name|
|Public Bulletin||Operates early spring to late fall of each year|
|Located In||Cape George|
|Where To Find Us||
Ballantyne's Cove Wharf, Cape George Day Park , Heritage Museum, Cape George Rd
Antigonish, NS B2G 2L2
|Areas Served||Antigonish County|
|Contact||Velma MacEachern, Trail Manager; Phone: 902-863-1533|
|Alternate Contact||Mary MacLellan, Chair; Phone: 902-863-1101|
|Mailing Address||c/o 6129 Hwy 337, Ballantynes Cove|
|Description & Services|
|Trail Rating||The hiking trails have 3 trail heads containing trail maps and information. There are 3 sections of trails designed in loops, some more ambitious than others.|
|Information||The Cape George walking trail contains a series of loops, all varying in length and difficulty for a total of 33 kilometers. There are beautiful views of the coastline, meadows, old growth forests and cliffs. There are 3 serviced trail-heads: the School Heritage Museum, Lighthouse, and the Tuna Interpretive Centre.
Cape George Day Park overlooks St George’s Bay in the Northumberland Shore region. The park offers a short walking trail, picnic tables and public washrooms. The beautiful lighthouse and stunning view make this park a serene place to enjoy the majesty of the open ocean, and the uniqueness of the North Shore. It is also a prime spot for photographers!
The Cape George Hiking Trails Association are a group of volunteers who maintain the trails. For updates on events or if you would like to get involved, check out their Website and Facebook Page.
Use: Walking, Hiking
Length: 33 km
Time: 5+ Hours (or do smaller sections for a shorter hike)
Difficulty: Haynes: 4, AVA: 2C - 3D
Availability: Open 24/7, year round
Nearest community: 25 minutes to Antigonish by car
|Tags||All Things Trails ; Connecting People & Nature ; Highland Connect ; Lighthouse ; NS Trail Guide ; Park ; Picnic Grounds ; Recreation Categories ; Trails ; Volunteer Community Trail Groups ; Volunteer Opportunity ; Walking|