Call 911 in the event of an emergency. Be prepared to have to wait for help to arrive. Emergency response may be extremely delayed due to COVID–19. As most facilities and services are closed at this time of year, your visit to Kejimkujik in fall, winter, or spring will be very different from your summer experience. Access is available at your own risk.
Biking in winter and spring
Call 911 in the event of an emergency. Be prepared to have to wait for help to arrive. Emergency response may be extremely delayed due to COVID–19.
As most facilities and services are closed at this time of year, your visit to Kejimkujik in fall, winter, or spring will be very different from your summer experience. Access is available at your own risk.
Kids voted biking as their “favourite thing to do in Kejimkujik”! Biking is a great way for all age groups to explore Kejimkujik!
- Biking at Kejimkujik Inland
- Biking at Kejimkujik Seaside
- Wilderness biking
- Biking rules
- Bike rentals
Please note: Some trails are currently closed until further notice.
This downloadable map (PDF, 1.2 MB) shows the services and facilities at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, including biking trails.
Picnic AreaPicnic Shelter
On-leash dogs allowed
Have you heard about the new trail? Ukme’k (pronounced “ook-may-k”) means “twisted” in Mi’kmaq. The name was inspired by the path this trail takes as it follows the Mersey River.
All campsite and roofed accommodation reservations can be made by calling 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) or by visiting reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca.
- Listen to the Mersey River gurgling and splashing as you wander through a wetland and along a riverbank. Gateway to Ukme’k (#15).
- This is a shared-use trail so please watch for bikers.
- 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.
- This is a busy shared-use trail so please watch for other trail users.
- Access Slapfoot Trail from Meadow Beach, various points in Jeremy’s Bay campground, Jim Charles Point, Jake’s Landing, or Merrymakedge.
- Skirt the forested shoreline of Jeremy’s Bay, joining either the Mersey River trail or continuing on Slapfoot to Jake’s Landing.
- The views of the lakeshore change with the season and the weather. Every turn brings something new.
- The Slapfoot Trail continues at the far end of the Jake's Landing parking lot, climbing steeply through scattered granite boulders. This is a good place to watch for Pileated Woodpeckers.
- Enveloped in trees, you’ll pass the viewing tower on your way to the picnic area and shelter at Merrymakedge P1. From here the trail follows the lakeshore, flat and easy, to the canteen and the beach at Merrymakedge P4.
- Our newest trail will have you twisting and turning with the Mersey River as you weave your way through Kejimkujik’s landscape by foot or by bike.
- Take it easy or challenge yourself with the optional technical features perfect for mountain bikers.
- Access the Ukme’k Trail from multiple trailheads including:
- the Mill Falls Trail (#2) parking lot
- the Flowing Waters Trail (#4) parking lot
- the Mersey River Trail (#12) parking lot
- Experience the trail in pieces or do the whole trail from end to end. If you’re looking to explore more, continue on the Mersey River Trail all the way to Jake's Landing and Merrymakedge!
#16 Eel Weir to Fire Tower: difficult 19.5 km return from Eel Weir parking area. The Fire Tower Road is closed until further notice.
- Start off from the original site of a Mi'kmaw fishing weir for your adventure on this backcountry road. The route crosses ancient portage routes and promises big challenges, big hardwoods, and big returns.
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.
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.
Be aware that the Fire Tower Road is closed until further notice.
This downloadable map (PDF, 1.1 MB) shows the backcountry trail system at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
- 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
Reservations for camping equipment, boats, bikes, and guided tours are made online at www.whynotadventure.ca.