It’s no surprise that frontcountry trails get more attention than backcountry. It is tough to get out and monitor or assess backcountry routes, let alone get materials or people out to maintain them. So this week we took to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site’s 60km Liberty Loop to assess the condition of the trails and get the full park experience.

As traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq, the Park has a rich cultural history, including many artifacts, petroglyphs, and evidence of human settlement more than 3,000 years ago. Present canoe portages still honour the traditional routes taken by the nomadic peoples, as they traveled between Nova Scotia’s northern and southern coasts, hunting and gathering year round.

Only two hours drive from Halifax, the Park is a wonderful refuge from the city to camp, hike, paddle, and explore. We highly recommend the trip if you are ever in Nova Scotia! There’s even an outfitters in the Park if you are in need of gear.

View from Frozen Ocean Lake.

Stopping for a mid-day coffee break on the trail!

The trail travels through a variety of ecosystems, including marshes and traditional Acadian forest, making it a very interesting hike.


Keji had some of the largest trees we’ve ever seen in Eastern Canada!

See more photos from our trip and time in the Park on Flickr.