Avondale Trail System

West Hants Trails Association


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Site Location
Trailheads located behind the Avondale Community Hall and at the Avondale Sky Winery
Where To Find Us
50 Avondale Crossroad Rd
Avondale, NS B0N 2A0
Areas Served
Annapolis Valley Region



Description & Services

Trail Activities
Mountain Biking ; Hiking ; Snowshoeing ; Walking
Trail Attributes
Short Trail (less than 3 km) ; Medium Trail (3 km-10 km) ; Accessible All Year ; Child Friendly ; Scenic View
Trail Hazards
Caution: Uneven terrain ; Ticks
Facilities (On or Near Trail)
Parking Available ; Picnic Tables
The Avondale Trail system consists of 3 trail loops:  
~Westbrook Trail (blue), a 2.3 km loop with its trail head behind the Avondale Community Hall 
~Mosher's Trail (yellow), a 2.0 km route accessed either from the Westbrook Trail or from its trail head at the Avondale Sky Winery. 
~Tunnel Quarry Trail (turquoise), a short 0.5 loop accessed from the Mosher Trail using the Avondale Sky Winery trail head. 
All three trails can be combined to create a longer trip, with a short walk on the Avondale Cross road to return to the trail head of choice.  
Difficultly level is moderate, as there is uneven terrain, steep drop offs and inclines. 
These trails take you through a landscape dominated by an Acadian mixed-wood forest, interspersed with rolling agricultural land, and highlight the Westbrook brook. Yellow reflective trail markers are found along all trails, and signage is posted at junctions. Karst formations, such as sinkholes, caves, and sinking streams are found within this region. They are the result of water acting on comparatively soluble rocks, in this case Gypsum. Gypsum karst forests are rare in Canada and the majority of occurrence is in this region of Nova Scotia. Karst forests contain many rare plants, and karst caves provide many of the province's most important bat hibernacula. 
For more information about our organization: West Hants Trails Association 
Our disclaimer can be viewed by clicking on the red triangle warning symbol on the map.
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Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 | Last Full Update: 09 May 2017