Kejimkujik is a great destination (weather permitting) for fall and winter hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, picnicking, geocaching, or stargazing.

As most facilities and services are closed at this time of year, your visit to Kejimkujik will be very different from your summer experience. See a complete list of what is open and closed

Emergencies

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.

Be prepared

You are responsible for your own safety. Be prepared for changing weather conditions, be aware of hazards, and have adequate information and equipment to ensure a safe visit.

Current advisories, warnings, and closures Visitor safety Prepare for your activity with AdventureSmart

Seasonal activities

Hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and geocaching

Note that trails are not maintained or patrolled at this time of year.

You may encounter washed out or flooded sections and/or downed trees.

For more information about specific trails, please visit the hiking page or the biking page.

Visit the geocaching page for more information about geocaching.

Cross-country skiing

When snow conditions and COVID–19 restrictions allow, volunteers will groom the shoulder of the Main Parkway for cross-country skiing. Each time it is groomed, an update will be posted on the Friends of Keji Facebook page.

Picnicking

The Mill Falls picnic shelter and wood stove are available for day use. All other shelters are closed.

Firewood for the wood stove is available at the shelter by donation to the Friends of Keji. Note that kindling, matches, paper, and an axe are not provided. Please bring what you need to start a fire, including an axe or hatchet to make your own kindling.

To contain the spread of invasive pests, bringing in firewood or kindling from outside of Kejimkujik is prohibited.

There is no electricity in the shelter.

Stargazing

Experience the star-studded beauty of Nova Scotia’s only Dark-Sky Preserve! While evening visits are welcome, camping and overnight stays are not permitted until spring 2022.

Merrymakedge Beach provides a stunning view of southern skies.

Walk or bike to the Sky Circle.

When roads are icy or snow covered, park at the Visitor Centre and enjoy the big sky overhead.

Camping is not permitted

While evening visits are welcome, camping and overnight stays are not permitted until spring 2022. Camping, including backcountry and roofed accommodations, are only available from May to October.

Jeremy’s Bay Campground is closed to vehicles but open for hiking and biking.


Facilities

Most facilities and services are closed at this time of year. See a complete list of what is open and closed

Driving

When there is snow, the road will be plowed and open to Mill Falls only.

The Big Dam Road (to the north) and the Eel Weir Road (to the south) are gated, which affects distance to access the trails. These gates will be locked until the spring.

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available at the Visitor Centre parking lot. Consult PlugShare for details.

The campground is closed to vehicles.

Pit privies

All washrooms are closed until May 20, 2022.

Pit privies are available at Mill Falls, Big Dam, the Mersey River Trail (#12) parking lot, Jake’s Landing, Kedge Beach, Merrymakedge P1, and Merrymakedge P4.

Not all of these privies are serviced in winter, so please bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.


Maps

These downloadable maps show the different facilities and services that are available when the roads are covered with snow and ice and when the roads are clear.

The new Mill Falls Bridge connects the Mill Falls Trail, the Beech Grove Trail, and the Ukme’k Trail.

When the roads are covered with snow and ice This map shows the facilities and services available when the roads are covered with snow or ice.
Legend

Information  Visitor Centre (closed)

Parking  Parking

Outhouse  Outhouse

Picnic Shelter  Picnic shelter

Pedestrian bridge  Pedestrian bridge

Ski trail  Ski trail

Unmaintained trail  Unmaintained trail

Plowed road  Plowed road

Unmaintained road  Unmaintained road

Kejimkujik boundary  Kejimkujik boundary

Distance one way (km)  Distance one way (km)

Bridge  Pedestrian bridge (new!)

When the roads are clear

This map shows the facilities and services available when the roads are clear.

Legend

Parking  Parking

Outhouse  Outhouse

Picnic Shelter  Picnic shelter

Pedestrian bridge Pedestrian bridge

Hiking trail: easy Hiking trail: easy

 Hiking trail: moderate

Hiking/biking trail: easy Hiking and biking trail: easy

Hiking/biking trail: moderate Hiking and biking trail: moderate

Hiking trail: difficult Hiking trail: difficult

Gravel road Gravel road 

Fall, winter, and spring

As most facilities and services are closed at this time of year, your visit to Kejimkujik will be very different from your summer experience. See a complete list of what is open and closed.

Seasonal information
Safety:

You are responsible for your own safety.

Police, Fire, Ambulance: 911

Seasonal closures:

The Visitor Centre building is closed.

The floating bridge at Jake’s Landing is removed from mid-October until spring.

The gate is closed at Grafton Brook.

The gate is closed at Big Dam.

When there is snow, the road will be plowed to Mill Falls only.

Camping:

All campsites, including backcountry and roofed accommodations, are closed until spring 2022.

Jeremy’s Bay Campground:

The gate is closed at Jeremy’s Bay Campground.

Jeremy’s Bay Campground is open for hiking and biking only.

Vehicles are not permitted.


More information

Email:

pc.kejimkujik.pc@canada.ca

Telephone:

902-682-2770, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm