Nova Scotia: All Routes

Kejimkujik National Park

Flickr: Kelly Mercer

Located smack in the middle of the province about a 2 hour drive from Halifax, the massive Kejimkujik National Park is a major recreation area. It’s popular for canoeing, swimming, camping, as well as biking and hiking. For runners, there are trails for all abilities. Best to go to the park site and see one of the park maps and trail guide options. For road running, the main Kejimkujik Main Parkway is a bit monotonous and doesn’t have much of a shoulder (though traffic is not too bad). A better road running option is the Big Dam Rd., a less traveled dirt road that runs between Jeremy’s Campground and the Big Dam parking lot.

Some recommended easier and multi-use trails for running:

Mersey River (#12): 3.5 km one-way. Multi-use trail along the river’s edge.
Mill Falls (#2): Easy 2 km out and back from the Visitor Center to a waterfall
Peter’s Point (#11): 3.8 km out and back multi-use trail to a lake/sandy point
Jake’s Landing to Merrymakedge Beach (#14):  6 km out and back. Part wooded, part along the lake.