906 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-10 ft
Descent
368 ft
High Point

Hay Shed Hill Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Bowater
    Tantallon, Nova Scotia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager
    Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry

"(The) Old Annapolis Road Nature Reserve protects three separate, remnant patches of old forest, located north of St. Margarets Bay.

These lands harbour some of the most significant concentrations of old forest in this region, with stands containing old red spruce, eastern hemlock, white pine, sugar maple and yellow birch. Together with abundant, mature red spruce, this reserve offers a chance for old forest restoration in the midst of a heavily managed and disturbed landscape.

The nature reserve includes a few small lakes, as well as frontage on several larger lakes, including Island and Rees lakes, both popular boating and angling destinations.

Bowater Mersey, the site’s previous owner, maintained and promoted a trail at Old Annapolis Road for hiking, cross-country skiing, and forest education. The trail includes interpretive and directional signage. Part of this trail is within the nature reserve, and the remainder (including the trail head parking lot) is on Crown land.

The reserve’s easy accessibility and high profile offer opportunities for nature appreciation, wildlife and old forest viewing, and outdoor education near an urban center.

An east-west section of Old Annapolis Road crosses the southern portion of the reserve, near Rees Lake and the Old Annapolis Road hiking trail. This historic road is now a trail used for walking and off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. A 5 metre wide trail corridor is not part of the nature reserve and remains open to OHV use."

Access Info

From St. Margaret's Bay Rd. travel 15 km north on the Mersey Rd. and Hiking Trail Rd. The parking area is located on the left.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hay Shed Hill Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    357 ft
  • Altitude start
    363 ft
  • Altitude end
    358 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -5.8%
  • Grade min
    3.7%
  • Distance climb
    230 ft
  • Distance down
    331 ft
  • Distance flat
    210 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
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  • Camping Camping
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