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Lazy Head Trail

Located In Canso
Where To Find Us
Canso, NS
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Areas Served Guysborough County
Description & Services
Information Directly across the water from where you begin you will have a great up-close view of Fox Island. For the first 500 meters you may travel along the rocky beach, however the rocks soon become too large and slippery to climb and you will want to climb up into the woods and follow the only slightly visible path through the trees. There are portions of this trail that are not clear. If you keep in mind that this is a coastal hike you will be fine. It is imperative that you don't wander into the woods too far. At times along this route you will be walking above 100-foot granite cliffs. The route weaves in and out of the woods and there are plenty of thorny bushes.The boggy terrain and spruce forest that makes up this route are home to moose, bald eagles and osprey. The end of this trail becomes obvious when you come upon a giant granite rock, Lazy Head. From here you can just see the outskirts of the town of Canso, and on a clear day you might see seals, dolphins or whales playing just off the coast. 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 5.6 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Closest Amenities: village of Guysborough 
GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -60.994442 
Latitude: 45.336285
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