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      Do you like your trees big and old? Then you’ve come to the right place. The Abraham Lake Nature Reserve features old-growth red spruce forest, a forest type now extremely rare in Nova Scotia. This 256-hectare (634-acre) reserve boasts trees measuring more than 30 metres tall and a metre in diameter. Huge eastern hemlocks, some more than 400 years old and among the oldest trees in Nova Scotia, are also found here.

      The reserve also features other Acadian forest species, such as yellow birch, balsam fir, American beech, sugar maple and black spruce. The property and its surrounding area provide habitat for black bears, beavers, hawks and loons.

      The reserve is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which manages it jointly with the Province of Nova Scotia. Abraham Lake is a designated provincial nature reserve under Nova Scotia’s Special Places Protection Act.
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: Nature Conservancy of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia
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      Access Info:
      Directions
      1. From Sheet Harbour, drive northwest on Highway 374 for approximately 30 kilometres.
      2. Turn left onto Abraham Lake Road.
      3. The parking area is approximately 5 kilometres down the road, on the right side.
      Disclaimer:
      The area is not accessible in winter.

      The area is remote, and black bears may be present. Remember to make noise and make your presence known.

      The forest was heavily impacted in the mid-2000s by a spruce beetle outbreak, an insect native to Nova Scotia that feeds on mature spruce trees and occasionally occurs in large numbers. As trees are weakened, branches break off and hang overhead, and trunks may lean. Hikers are advised to take precautions.
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      Region Details
      3 hike trails

      Region Status
      Open

      Hike Stats

      State Ranking
      #154
      Trails (view details)
      3
      Trails Hike
      3
      Trails Trail Running
      3
      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4,767 ft
      Total Descent
      125 ft
      Total Vertical
      59 ft

      Popular Abraham Lake Nature Reserve Trails

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      bent6543addpoiactivity #37163999
      Feb 3, 2023 @ 8:52am
      Feb 3, 2023
      bent6543addtrailactivity #37163938 and 2 more
      Feb 3, 2023 @ 8:48am
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      Feb 3, 2023 @ 8:44am
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      Activity Type Stats

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      Hike33 miles125 ft4,767 ft59 ft
      #154
      Trail Running33 miles125 ft4,767 ft59 ft
      #83
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      • abraham lake nature reserve activity log | embed map of Abraham Lake Nature Reserve mountain bike trails | abraham lake nature reserve mountain biking points of interest

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