Featured Trail: Sandy Cope Trail

Trail Name: Sandy Cope Trail

: Earltown

Description: “Sandy Cope Trail, named for a Mi’kmaq hunting guide born in 1853, is 6.3 km long and starts 1.5 km from Gully Lake Wilderness Trail Head. The trail is set in white spruce, maple, and red spruce woods, with a great variety of wildflowers, mosses, and lichens. The trail passes old mill sites, Donald’s Falls, Sandy Cope Lake, Widow Hatton’s Ridge, and crosses two early roads. The trail rolls very lightly and should be relatively easy on snowshoes.”

Map: Find a map and directions here.


Snowshoe Events Popular this Winter

Hike Nova Scotia and its many partners offered several guided snowshoe events across the province this winter in the months of January and February.  The average event attracted 26 participants with a high of 70 at Sugar Moon Farm..says Marie Stradeski, co-ordinator of winter events, Hike Nova Scotia. There was also one moonlight snowshoe event in Cape North. 

Many thanks to our partners include Ski Tuonela, North Highlands Nordic , Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cape to Cape Trail, Annapolis County Recreation Dept., Sandy Cope Trail and Earltown Lakes & Portage Trail.

Annapolis County Recreation has a great newsletter on snowshoeing that explains the history, the physical activity benefits, types of snowshoes, and snowshoeing techniques.

Please find below a few pictures of some of the snowshoeing events that took place in Nova scotia this winter –