Parks & Trails
Length: 3.3 km Loop
Time: 1.5 Hours
Location: From Sherbrooke Village travel east on highway 7 toward Antigonish. Beyond Sherbrooke, turn right at the sign directing you to Port Bickerton. Follow this road into Port Bickerton to the first intersection, where you will turn left. Follow the sign pointing you in the direction of the lighthouse. You will come to the end of the paved road and will travel on the Lighthouse Road for one km, arriving in the parking lot of the day use park.
The Lighthouse trail is a system of trails that run along the rugged Atlantic coast line. This trail system features natural paths, boardwalks, beaches and rocky shores. Before entering the trail system, there is access to toilets, garbage cans, benches and picnic tables. The Lighthouse Trail is the perfect way to spend a day whether it is laying back at the beach, hiking for treasures along the coast or maybe even looking for a geocache or two.
Liscomb River Trail
Length: 9.7 km Loop
Time: 6 Hours
Location: Traveling west on Highway #7, Liscombe Lodge is 27 km west of Sherbrooke. Parking your vehicle in the lodge parking lot, you will find the trailhead behind chalet 10. A map may be obtained at the front desk of the resort.
You are going to want to set aside some time and a good pair of hiking boots for this trail. The Liscomb River Trail features a windy path that begins as gravel but transforms into a natural path with some wet areas. Half way on your journey through this trail is a fish ladder bridge. Facilities are all located at the Liscomb Lodge across the road from the trail system.
Lochiel Lake Provincial Park
Located at 13575 Highway #7 in Lochiel Lake this quiet picnic park has several picnic tables under mixed-wood trees by an open field. Situated to overlook Lochiel Lake the park offers visitors opportunities for boating and swimming.
Marie Joseph Provincial Park
Located at 1420 Highway #7 in Marie Joseph this picturesque roadside picnic park borders the Atlantic Ocean. Tables are scattered under softwood trees overlooking the rocky shoreline and offers views of the offshore islands.
Length: 2.5 km
Time: 1 Hour
Location: Traveling west on Highway #7, Liscombe Lodge is 27 km west of Sherbrooke. Directly before arriving at Liscomb Lodge you will notice a parking lot on your left. The trail begins and ends in this parking lot.
The Mayflower Trail heads to the mouth of the Liscomb River opposite Rileys Island, then traces the riverbank on the opposite bank from the Lodge. The Mayflower features natural path and riverside trails.
Sherbrooke Provincial Picnic Park
Located at 8407 Highway #7 in Sherbrooke, this small picnic park sits on the bank of St. Mary's River. The park has several tables scattered under towering softwood trees and features a look off allowing visitors to take in beautiful scenic views of the St. Mary’s River.
Stonewall Park is located across from Sherbrooke Provincial Park next to the St. Mary's River Association building. It is the perfect place to get outside and experience nature in the heart of the community of Sherbrooke. The park has graveled walking trails, boardwalks, platforms over-looking the beautiful rapids of the St. Mary's River and picnic tables. Stonewall Park is a great trail system for beginners or families with small children. It can also accommodate strollers, mountain bikes and snowshoes. The stone wall was constructed by hand many years ago and can be seen along the trail throughout the park.
Off Highway Vehicle Trails
St. Mary’s offers a variety of off highway vehicle trails throughout the Municipality. Check out the pdf St. Mary’s Off Highway Vehicle Trails (689 KB) brochure for information on trails and contact information for local clubs.
Nova Scotia has launched a three-year pilot project in six communities across the province to safely enhance trail connectivity for Off-Highway Vehicles. Sherbrooke – Trunk 7 is one of the six communities chosen.
Visit Off Highway Vehicle Pilot for more information.
Located at the back of the public parking area on Main Street the entrance to the park features a walking bridge over the brook. The park has over 190m of river frontage and offers beautiful views of the St. Mary’s River and Historic Sherbrooke Village. With several picnic tables, a gazebo and an open field it is a nice place to stop and enjoy a sunny day by the river.