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Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

Mi'kmaq Cedar
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Mi’kmaq Cedar

Hiking Interpretive Panel Bench Distance: 0.9 km
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy, flat terrain

This self-guided loop trail begins and ends at the edge of the large field to the right of Callanders Beach. Long wooden boardwalks allow visitors to explore the cedar swamp, a particular environment of the Acadian forest characterized by its humidity. Almost 20% of the Kouchibouguac National Park forest is made up of cedar, giving the park a special white cedar conservation status.

Explore how the Mi’kmaq value the physical, medicinal, and spiritual properties of the cedar tree and how they respect and take care of nature. Various species of fern can be found in the shady undergrowth.

Near the coast, the trail offers a view of the lagoon and dune habitats. The park’s cedar stands are favourite wintering places for several mammals species.

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