The Tkipok Trail is located behind Arcadia School.
The one-kilometre trail – weaves through wooded sections and boardwalks along the marsh – has new and improved fitness stations installed so people using the trail can incorporate other forms of exercise into their walk or run.
A major component of the trail revitalization has been to introduce the historical and cultural aspect of the Mi’Kmaq people.
How many different colours have you seen?
There are chances to see many animals, birds and insects along the trail. Deer, rabbits, squirrels, dragonflies and many varieties of birds. For any curious child (or child at heart), this can be a great adventure!
Informational signs are all along the trail.
There are interpretative signs placed along the trail. These signs include science, wilderness, cultural and historical information that will also include translations into the Mi’Kmaq language.
The Tkipok Trail is like an outdoor classroom for all ages! It’s a short hike with so much to offer so if you don’t have much time, it’s ideal. Try it today and let us know what your favourite part is!
Hiking as a family is a great way to connect to your children at any age. Time spent in nature is good for the body, mind and spirit and brings people together in a very special way.
Always remember: kids aren’t as resilient as adults, they’ll enjoy their time a lot more if they are kept warm, dry, hydrated, and full.
- Use proper footwear (already broken in), bring extra socks just in case
- Dress in layers, they can always be removed
- Bring trail friendly snacks; trail mix, crackers, granola bars, etc..
- Bring lots of water! (If you are coming out to our guided hikes, please bring a refillable water bottle and we will being extra water!)
Hiking with a toddler? Definitely!
REI Co-op has put together a fabulous guide for hiking with your children at all ages and stages.
There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but you will find a better connection
Join us for a free guided family hike at Ellenwood Provincial Park on October 7th, 2017.
Family friendly hiking, games & activities, trail snacks and give-aways!
Ellenwood Park, October 7th, 1-3pm
Meet at the last parking lot near the public beach at 1pm (check in at the registration hut if you need directions). The trail is approximately 2 km and we will be hiking “family-friendly style”! (Lots of stopping with activities along the way).
Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. The trail is sometimes wet in spots so bring extra socks and shoes if you wish. Layered clothing is a good choice for our ever-changing weather.
Let us know you’re coming. 🙂