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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada


Two cyclists on Keji trail © Parks Canada/D. Wilson

Voted “favorite thing to do in Kejimkujik” by kids, biking is a way to see the park that is popular with all age groups. Bring your own bike and helmet, or rent one at Jakes Landing.


Trail Guide

12. Peter Point
3 km return
This is a multi-use trail so watch for, and give the right of way to, hikers. Birds love this area for its variety of habitats: red and sugar maple and hemlock. People love this area for its secluded sandy point. As the trail opens onto the lake, close your eyes and imagine the cottage that once stood there.

13. Mersey River
3.5 km one way
This is a multi-use trail so watch for, and give the right of way to, hikers. Follow the river’s edge to see the Mersey in all its different moods. From the trail’s parking and picnic area, head along the river, up into the darker woods, and back to quiet, still Mersey pools. Listen to the swish of the lush grasses as you pass through. The trail forks as you near the campground; you can continue around Slapfoot trail (14) or walk your bike over the floating bridge and the canoeists at Jakes Landing and continue to Merrymakedge Beach (15).

Biking Slapfoot trail Biking Slapfoot trail
© Parks Canada/D. Wilson
14. Slapfoot
3.2 km one way
This is a multi-use trail so watch for, and give the right of way to, hikers. You can start from Meadow Beach, various points in Jeremy’s Bay, or Jim Charles Point. Join the Slapfoot trail from the Mersey trail (13) or the trail to Merrymakedge (15). The views of the lakeshore change with the season and the weather. Every turn brings something new; just watch out for other people!

15. Jakes Landing to Merrymakedge Beach
3 km one way
This is a multi-use trail so watch for, and give the right of way to, hikers. Enveloped in trees, you will pass by the viewing tower exhibit and continue to the playground at Merrymakedge. This is a great area to view pileated woodpeckers. From the playground, you follow the lakeshore to the canteen and the beach.

16. Jakes Landing to New Grafton – moderate
15.8 km loop, 3.2 km to boundary
Park at Jakes Landing to begin this trail, which is fairly flat but a bit rough. It will take you to the farming community of New Grafton. Return on the same trail or ride on the quiet backroad, followed by 0.7 km on Route 8, to re-enter the park and complete the loop to Jakes Landing.

17. Fire Tower Road – difficult
19.5 km return From Eel Weir parking area
This trail begins on an old service road, but turns onto the rougher surface of the fire tower road and through a unique old growth forest of sugar maple and yellow birch. It quickly climbs to the high point of land where the tower sits. Portage E (2.5 km) makes a good side trip down to Mountain Lake. We suggest you walk your bike on the portage.

Biking Rules

  • Stay on the gravel bike trails
  • You must wear a bike helmet
  • Maintain a safe speed
  • Give hikers the right of way
  • Pay attention in the campground where there is a lot of traffic.
  • Be aware that you are quick and quiet on a bike and could easily startle wild animals

Bike Rentals 

Wilderness Biking

There is one portion of the backcountry trail system that is open to bicycles. You can ride in the southern part of the park, following the Peskowesk road as far as site 41 at Lucifee Brook. There is parking at the Eel Weir. Biking is not permitted on other back country trails.

Biking at Kejimkujik Seaside

The trails at the Seaside are for hiking only. Out of respect for hikers, please leave your bicycles in the rack at the trail entrance.