Name:            Kentville Ravine Trail 
     County:          Kings
     Ownership:       Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada 
     Trail Length:    4.3
     Season:          Year round 


     Emergency:       911
     Special:         The nearest phone is down the hill from the upper parking 
                      at the washrooms.  


Take exit 12 to Kentville off highway 101.  Turn left at the lights towards 
Kentville.  Continue for about 4 minutes.  Signs on the left.  The trail is 
located at the Kentville Agriculture Centre on highway #1 in Kentville.  
The lower parking lot is beside the sign. To reach the upper parking area 
follow the main driveway to its end. 


     Walking:             Y        Hiking:         Y
     Mountain Biking:     N        XCountry Ski:   N
     ATV:                 N        Horse:          N
     Snowmobile:          N        Coastal:        N
     Loop:                N        Wheelchair:     N
     Wheelchair Assisted: Y  


The Kentville Ravine Trail is also known locally as the Kentville Research 
Station.  The trail will take about 2 hours to complete and offers a great 
opportunity to see some large old growth Hemlock trees.  The ravine is home to 
a variety of wildlife. Look for bullfrogs and tadpoles along the water's edge.  
The trail travels through the ravine with high walls on either side of your 
route.  Take time to explore the brook along the trail. This lush area is 
perfect for a variety of ferns and mosses.  There is fresh water available at 
the site along with a pay phone, a picnic area, and flush toilets.  Kentville 
and New Minas are located nearby offering restaurants, lodging, and shopping. 


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Page last updated 2010-02-23