The Hopewell Swinging Bridge Trail is located in the village of Hopewell, Pictou County. There is a short walk through the main part of the park that includes a no longer used baseball field and an old stage. You follow along the East River and enter a wooded trail. It is only a short walk until you reach the swinging bridge. There is a plaque and a story explaining the bridge and it is considered a heritage site. It is a quick trip but easy to do with children (who usually find great joy from the bridge).
From New Glasgow take the 374 South (Stellarton Road) through New Glasgow, Stellarton and Riverton. Roughly another eight kilometers and you will come the village of Hopewell. Take a left on Elgin Road and you will soon come to the park on your right. There are also apparent waterfalls downstream of the bridge on Elgin Road.
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