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Christene MacDonald Walking Trail

Located In Balmoral Mills
Where To Find Us
Balmoral Grist Mill Museum
544 Peter Macdonald Rd
Balmoral Mills, NS B0K 1V0
Areas Served Colchester County
Phone 902-657-3016
Contact Darrell Burke
Alternate Contact Phone: 902-424-7398
Description & Services
Information **June 17, 2021: The trail is temporarily closed while repairs are underway to the footbridges.** 
This trail meanders through mature forest of hemlock, spruce, and hardwood beside Matheson's Brook gorge at the Balmoral Grist Mill Museum site.  
Length: two loops, approximately 500 m each 
Trail surface: dirt footpath, roots and corduroy boardwalks/bridges 
Rating: moderate difficulty due to uneven ground, corduroy sections may be slippery 
Permitted use: walking 
Access to the trail can be found at the Balmoral Grist Mill Museum at 544 Peter MacDonald Road, off route 256 at Balmoral Mills. From the parking area, follow the pathway to the Grist Mill. The trails start from this pathway; look for the trail signs.
Categories - General Hiking Trails
Public Bulletin June 17, 2021: The trail is temporarily closed while repairs are underway to the footbridges.
Special Information
Tags Fundy Connect ; NS Trail Guide ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Trails ; Walking