Hike Tkipok Trail in Arcadia

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!

Where to Walk or Hike this Weekend?

Ellenwood Park of course! This weekend features a Family Campfire hosted by the Friends of Ellenwood Park. 

SUNDAY, OCT. 15th, 2-4 pm 
Join the Friends of Ellenwood Park for a family friendly Campfire and Marshmallow Roast. Come and experience a classic Canadian outdoor tradition. Park at the entrance gate and take a leisurely 15 minute walk along the main road down to the lake. Look for the children’s playground and you will see  the ski cabin, the fire pit is just beyond.  Newcomers to the area are most welcome! Marshmallows (halal) and toasting sticks will be provided. Bring a story to share and be sure to bring the kids! **This event is weather dependent and will be cancelled if it’s too windy or wet.

Teen girls at a campfire

Ellenwood Park has an outdoor campfire area that you can use all year round!

Bring the whole family and have an “I-spy” style scavenger hunt on the way in. Ask your children to name ten things they see that are red (or whatever colour you choose). This gives everyone a chance to have success plus you can keep moving along without trying to figure out one specific object. You can play this game any time your family is out for a walk in the neighborhood, hiking in the woods or even walking around an office building or mall while waiting for appointments.