Blomidon Provincial park is a great micro adventure location as you have several options for activities. You can do some camping at the top of the Cape or walk the ocean floor at the day-use beach section.
On a cool spring day, we attempted the do the “big” loop starting at the bottom and hiking along sections of Joudrey, Loop, Woodlands and Borden Brook Trails. The total distance is close to 13kms and features a BIG uphill at the start, but once you reach the top, the elevation change is moderate with mostly flat for a lot of segments. You’ll be walking a section of the Joudrey trail along the campsite access roads.
5.6 km (3.5 mi.) | Moderately Challenging Trail
The trail skirts 183 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs with numerous viewing stations overlooking the Minas Basin. The trail gradually climbs to 190 m, winding through a sugar maple, yellow birch and beech forest
900 m (0.6 mi.)| Basic trail
The trail climbs through sugar maple and yellow birch forest reaches 160 m, offering views of the Minas Basin and Five Islands Provincial Park, 24 km (15 mi.) across the bay.
The Woodland Trail
2.5 km (1.3 mi.) | Basic trail
A pleasant walk through a mixed forest of sugar maple, yellow birch, white spruce and balsam fir.
Borden Brook Trail
3.5 km (2.2 mi.) | Moderately Challenging Trail
Located about halfway between the day-use area and the park office. The trail climbs to a height of 185 m crossing Borden Brook, with a short walk to a waterfall.
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