First thing everyone asks is “How do you pronounce that park’s name?”. Phoenitically it is:
The drive to the park was about 40 minutes south of Annapolis Royal through the beautiful countryside and forested areas with no one around. It was fabulous. There is a visitor’s center with parking for RVs.
This National park sits in Nova Scotia’s South Shore region and consists of 2 sections, one on the seashore (which we did not go to) and another one which is inland (which we did vist). The inland park is a little over 400 sq kilometers of inland freshwater habitat with lakes, rivers, bogs, and floodplains. It is a Dark Sky Preseve and home to hundreds of species of birds and lots of mammals. There is a campground there and the area is known for its peaceful and relaxing paddling. Jake’s Landing, located in the park, is the place to go if you need to rent canoes, kayaks, or mountain bikes. It is also the location to launch your boat. It looks to us like a perfect place to spend the days paddling around!
OK, we didn’t stay here for an overnight but we did visit for the afternoon just to get a feel for the place. We had wanted to stay at this park due to all the reviews declaring the beauty of this place but then I read the campground reviews about all the terrible black flies. NOT! So we decided to just visit for a few hours and we are glad we made that decision. The park is absolutely breathtaking and looks like a perfect spot to camp and canoe and/or kayak. We think it would be a wonderful spot to come back and spend a few days canoeing around the lake…with lots of DEET and bug suits. Yes, there are lots of black flies.