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The Municipality of the District of St. Mary's

Municipality of the District of St. Mary's
8296 Hwy #7
P.O. Box 296 Sherbrooke,
Nova Scotia, B0J 3CO

Telephone: (902) 522-2049
Fax: (902) 522-2309


Parks and Trails

Off Highway Vehicle Trails

St. Mary's offers a variety of off highway vehicle trails throughout the Municipality. Check out the St. Mary's Off Highway Vehicle Trails brochure for information on trails and contact information for local clubs.


Stonewall Park

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Time: 30 minutes

Location: Across from Sherbrooke Provincial Park next to the St. Mary's River Association building.

Description: Stonewall Park is the perfect place to get outside and experience nature in the heart of the community of Sherbrooke. The park has gravelled walking trails, boardwalks, platforms over-looking the beautiful rapids of the St. Mary's River and picnic tables. Stonewall Park is a great trail system for beginners or families with small children. It can also accommodate strollers, mountain bikes and snowshoes. The stonewall was constructed by hand many years ago and can be seen along the trail throughout the park.

Sherbrooke Provincial Park

Location: 8407 Highway 7, Sherbrooke.

Description: A small picnic park on the bank of St. Mary's River with tables scattered under towering softwood trees.

Port Bickerton

Lighthouse Trail

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Length: 3.3 km Loop

Time: 1.5 Hours

Location: From Sherbrooke Village travel east on highway 7 toward Antigonish. Beyond Sherbrooke, turn right at the sign directing you to Port Bickerton. Follow this road into Port Bickerton to the first intersection, where you will turn left. Follow the sign pointing you in the direction of the lighthouse. You will come to the end of the paved road and will travel on the Lighthouse Road for on km, arriving in the parking lot of the day use park.

Description: The Lighthouse trail is a system of trails that run along the rugged Atlantic coast line. This trail system features natural paths, boardwalks, beaches and rocky shores. Before entering the trail system, there is access to toilets, garbage cans, benches and picnic tables. The Lighthouse Trail is the perfect way to spend a day whether it is laying back at the beach, hiking for treasures along the coast or maybe even looking for a geocache or two.


Shipwreck Fury

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Length: 6 km (return)

Time: 3 Hours

Location: Located on Hwy. 7 between Sherbrooke Village and the community of Liscomb is Geogogan Road. Traveling this road you will pass by a local landfill site. Continue past this site and traverse the road for approximately 10 km until you arrive at an iron gate. Although this is a public access road, local residents have it gated for security reasons. You may park outside this gate and begin your hike at this point. Once past this gate you will come to another road on the right. Follow this road and head toward the shoreline.

Description: This trail leads to what remains of the Shipwreck Fury. "On November 28 FURY left Quebec City bound for NFLD via Halifax under the command of captain George Pateras. In a storm near Canso the vessel lost steering and went aground. The tug VALIANT and the Coast Guard vessel NARWHAL stood by but were unable to render assistance. When the tide fell the captain and crew were able to walk ashore. This was FURY's only trip under her new name. Her insurers hired a Halifax salvage firm to remove fittings and burn the hull to prevent any remaining fuel and oil from leaking. Her hull has steadily deteriorated but remains visible above the surface." (Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Marine Heritage Database) The Fury Trail features natural paths, coastal and beach rocks.

Liscomb River Trail

Length: 9.7 km Loop

Time: 6 Hours

Location: Traveling west on Hwy. 7, Liscombe Lodge is 27 km west of Sherbrooke. Parking your vehicle in the lodge parking lot, you will find the trailhead behind chalet 10. A map may be obtained at the front desk of the resort.

Description: You are going to want to set aside some time and a good pair of hiking boots for this trail. The Liscomb River Trail features a windy path that begins as gravel but transforms into a natural path with some wet areas. Half way on your journey through this trail is a fish ladder bridge. Facilities are all located at the Liscomb Lodge across the road from the trail system.

Mayflower Trail

Length: 2.5 km

Time: 1 Hour

Location: Traveling west on Hwy. 7, Liscombe Lodge is 27 km west of Sherbrooke. Directly before the arriving at the Liscomb Lodge you will notice a parking lot on your left. The trail begins and ends in this parking lot.

Description: The Mayflower Trail heads to the mouth of the Liscomb River opposite Rileys Island, then traces the riverbank on the opposite bank from the Lodge. The Mayflower features natural path and riverside trails.

Marie Joseph

Marie Joseph Provincial Park

Location: 1420 Highway 7, Liscomb Mills.

Description: A picturesque roadside picnic park on the ocean with a view of offshore islands. Tables scattered under softwoods overlooking rocky shoreline. Open May to October.



Lochiel Lake Provincial Park

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Location:: 13575 Highway 7, Lochiel Lake.

Description: North of Aspen, a quiet picnic park with tables under mixed-wood trees by an open field, overlooking Lochiel Lake. The lake is suitable for boating and swimming.