Long Lake Provincial Park is a beautiful area in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Witherod Lake loop is an easy-moderate hike that is accessible and serene.
Keep reading for quick trial tips and a walkthrough of the trail!
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Quick Trail Facts on Witherod Loop
Approximately 3.5 kilometers
Gravel trail with slight inclines and declines.
Wear appropriate footwear and bring water!
Locating Trail Entrance and Parking
Witherod Lake Loop is located in Long Lake Provincial Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This park is in the city with clear road signs, but if you need help just consult a GPS!
You take a left at the lights of the intersection of Dunbrack Street and Cowie Hill Road. There is plenty of parking as shown on the map.
Once in the parking lot, you will walk towards the trail which can be seen and take a right. Once you walk to the right you will see the beginning of the loop!
Witherod Lake Loop
This hike is a loop trail meaning you will start and finish in the same place by looping around the lake! It is about 3.5 km total, so you should be able to finish it within an hour and maybe even walk it twice!
According to AllTrails, Witherod Lake Loop is dog-friendly, stroller-friendly, and the wide, level gravel is wheelchair accessible. However, there are certain inclines and declines that may be unfriendly to mobility equipment.
The trail is easy to follow and there are many ways to access the lake. Make sure you stay on the main trail or clearly marked side paths to ensure you do not disrupt the habitat!
The lake is absolutely beautiful and the trail offers beauty in the trees through every season. Especially when the leaves first turn red.
Witherod Lake Loop is a beautiful and relaxing trail. To determine if it is accessible for you, you may need to look more into the inclines and declines. The path itself is wide and well-kept gravel which will make it more accessible than most.
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