Cole Harbour Barrens

Cole Harbour Barrens

Cole Harbour Barrens From Halifax, follow Marine Drive along Eastern Shore, onto Route 316, past Charlos Cove and towards Cole Harbour. Just before right turn to Cole Harbour there is a small parking area to the left. Park here at the trailhead and follow trail as it climbs up onto barrens.

This trail follows what was once an old war-era access road to a communications outpost; crossing the barrens from Cole Harbour to Queensport, a distance of roughly 8km (5mi). The trail is a beautiful walk through a marshy barrens that is typical of Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. The trail is lined with tamarack (eastern larch) and teeming with bog life. Watch for eagles circling overhead.

Note: keep right at the first fork in the trail, and left at an ATV junction towards the end of the trail. There is remnants of an old concrete bridge near the trail end.

Category: Backcountry Hike
Region: Eastern Shore


Nova Scotia Scenic Destinations: Cole Harbour Barrens

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