Great fields and beautiful mixed woods and a beautiful brook (majority of the middle part of the trail follows the brook for a few kilometers). Lots of hills and often steep climbing. Inclining forest and beautiful blueberry fields.
Trail comes out onto a dirt road with a camp directly across. Walk to the left up the dirt road and keep your eyes open for an opening on the right. This leads to Willis Cemetery. Beautiful small cemetery with a WWII memorial about a fallen plane. Worth checking out (good resting spot)!
Trail is marked well but can be quite steep at times. Approximately ten kilometers. At one point much of the trail was used as old pathways for early settlers to the area. Part of the wonderful Cape To Cape Trail System. There are three others in Pictou County, Dalhousie Mountain Trail, Fitzpatrick Mountain Trail and Rodgers Hill Trail. All wonderful.
Take Exit 20 on the Trans Canada Highway (104) heading west. Turn left up NS-376 towards Durham. Pass Heron Road and Rod McKay Road on your left. Turn left on Rockfield Road. Pass Union Road on your left. Turn left on Millsville Road. Pass Four Mile Brook Road on your left and MacKeen Road on your right. Next left is Grant Road (Not Marked – dirt road and there is a house on the corner of Grant and Millsville). Another road called New Road is off to the right of Grant (Grant continues on). You may need to park your car on the side of New Road as the remainder of Grant is sometimes blocked off. Walk up Grant and you will see an abandoned house and property. Continue on and the trail starts soon. Look for the Cape To Cape sign leading the way.
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