Birch Cove Lakes Canoe Trail
N 44° 39.936’ W 063° 40.584’
Terrain and Surface:
Rough trail walk in - 10 minutes, park safely along Highway 102 avoiding the No Parking signs.
This trail rated Moderate Plus.
Generations of Halifax residents have used these pristine lakes for active recreation including an 8-lake canoe route with portages. Now partially preserved as a Wilderness Area, new access points with more trails will be built once the HRM Regional Park is established.
The Birch Cove Lakes Trail is located in the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lake Wilderness area.
Halifax North West Trails Association (HNWTA) regularly sponsors hikes on these additional Moderate Plus rated hiking trails that lead to Susies Lake, part of the Birch Cove Lakes watershed. The Flagpole Hill Trail head (rated Moderate) is found behind Kent Building Supplies 225 Chain Lake Drive in Bayers Lake Business Park. Hikers can park in the far right hand side of upper parking. This hike is approximately 1 km in length to Flagpole Hill on the edge of Susies Lake.
The Whopper Drop Trail trail head is rated Moderate Plus and can be found by turning into the road off Chain Lake Drive at Burger King. The road turns to a gravel base. Park in this area and walk to trail head. This hike is approximately 2.5km to Susies Lake.