Hiking Kejimkujik Little Fairies

Kejimkujik’s name comes from the Mi’kmaw word Kejimkuji’jk meaning little fairies.

Little Faries

Little Fairies

 

Kejimikujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada is in Maitland Bridge a 2.5 hour drive from Halifax, 2.5 from Yarmouth and a 1.5 hour drive from Digby.

 

 

 

Our favourite time to hike Keji is the fall, the landscape evolves into a new view everyday.

Queens County Autumn

 

 

 

Trails vary in length from 0.2 km to 3.5 km, offering something for everyone.

 

 

 

Kejimkujik offers volunteer experiences through the Southwest Nova Volunteer Program.

Keji Frog

 

This is a group of organizations, Parks Canada, Friends of Keji, Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute and Bird Studies Canada and individuals are working  to help species at risk and enhance environmental conservation.

 

 

You can get involved!  volunteer.keji@pc.gc.ca | (902) 298-0486

Keji Mushrooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Hike

Keji Rock Reflection Pool

The last few years have been so mild that we have worn sneakers or hiking shoes, of course toques, scarves and mitts are de rigeur in winter, no matter the weather. Hiking off Christmas dinner at Kejimkujik Seaside, has become a Christmas Day Tradition, and this year we were joined by friends old and new.

With good company and an easy, rolling, stroll we arrived beach side in a little better than an hour. A fellow hiker shared her father’s outdoor tea drink (black tea and sugar), along with spicy homemade cookies and chocolate. It was the perfect hiking menu, I felt the warmth of season, spice and friendship.

The shutterbugs among us took advantage of the people shots

Hiking Menu

and the sunsets.

Keji Sunsets

As hikes go this old, familiar, and favoured path with friends, old and new is a tradition that always inspires me to resolve to get out and hike more of Nova Scotia in the New Year.

Kejimkujik Seaside’s Boots & Views of Nova Scotia

Kejimkujik Seaside’s Boots & Views of Nova Scotia

Keji Seaside Trail

Hiking on the South Shore of Nova Scotia over the Christmas Holidays has become a tradition in our family, as we usually have minimal snowfall. This year is no exception.

 Views that stretch in all directions of ocean and sedge grasses frame an hour walk to some of the most dramatic white sand beaches in Canada.

 

The trails today were snow covered for the most part and easy with treads, and manageable with sneakers. The 8.7 km hike is closed due to storm damage. The Harbour Rocks Trail was a perfect 2 hour hike.

 The seals have abandoned the prehistoric rocks they usually bask on, for waters inshore, but the gulls were there to greet us.

 

We packed our lunch and enjoyed hot peppermint tea from a thermos and dried apricots.

Kejimkujik Seaside is about 25 kilometres southwest of Liverpool. A two hour drive from Halifax.