Designed by local trail builder, Peter Jackson, Cape George Heritage Trails offer 37km of trails with connected loops and linear sections on Cape George peninsula, overlooking St. Georges Bay. Amazing beauty, panoramic views at various points with elevations up to 600ft. above sea level, the degree of hiking difficulty ranges from easy to challenging. You may sit beside a natural “Bubbling Spring”, enjoy the water falls, walk along the coast, sit on the beach, enjoy geo-caching or take a rest on benches placed by loved ones thoughtout the trail honouring heritage families. While hiking enjoy the birds singing, the rivers flowing, different flowers that grow wild and the wild life.
The trails are marked and maintained by the North Shore Development Association. Benches are located at several points along the trail for resting.
The trail consists of: 7 looped trails covering distances of 2-12km, 5 point-to-point trails covering distances of 7-21km, with several walking bridges that cross brooks and streams. 29km of costal trails, 6km of river valleys, 3km along the shoreline. The Cape George Lighthouse is within walking distance. Trail heads are located at Cape George Day Park, Cape George Heritage School, and Ballantyne’s Cove Wharf. Maps are provided at all trail heads but are not necessary as the trail is lettered and at each intersection there is a map to guide you. There is something for everyone!
CAPE GEORGE FAMILY HIKE-A-THON will be held on Saturday, 26 August, 2017, from 10AM - 1PM. Register at the Heritage School on Highway 337. Pledges and donations gratefully accepted! Prizes and food services available. Come and enjoy the beauty of the area on your choice of 37 km of groomed trails! Rain date Sunday, 27 August.
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Up-coming Guided Hikes
1) When: Monday, July 17th at 12pm
Where: Beginning at the Cape George Heritage Museum, this hike will take you to the famous "Bubbling Springs" and will last roughly 2 hours.
2) When: Monday, July 24th at 12pm
Where: Beginning at the Cape George Heritage Museum, this hike will go to the "Old Steamer" on the beach and will last roughly an hour.
Hikers are encouraged to wear proper footwear and bug spray, and bring a snack, as there will be a place to rest along the way. In case of rain, both hikes will be held the following day (Tuesday, 18 July and Tuesday, 25 July). We are hoping for a good turnout for both hikes, so spread the word! More details will be posted on our Facebook page (Cape George Hiking Trail) leading up to the events. Feel free to message us with questions, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Until then, Happy hiking!