Trailhead of Grafton Woods

Day 2: Grafton Woods Trail – Kejimkujik National Park


Grafton Woods was the second trail I explored after Grafton Lake. You start from the parking lot and walk up a hill. The trail splits into two directions. I decided to continue walking straight instead of turning left. There was this one path where you had to walk between trees with very low branches.

Grafton Woods Trail

Grafton Woods Trail

Taking the narrow path was worth it in the end. The path started to curve. After walking through the woods, you see open land and Grafton Brook. Sometimes you just need to take that challenge as normally there will be rewards at the end.

Grafton Brook

Grafton Brook

I explored this area for about 30 minutes and took panoramic pictures and videos. After that I resumed my journey on the trail. There are some light hills to climb and boardwalks to cross. My favorite part of the trail is when you approach this large boardwalk where an observation tower is situated. Climbing up, you get a view of the wetlands. To see the observation tower in a video and additional pictures, click on the view photos & video button below.

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Park Info

A world of natural and cultural wonders awaits you at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, the only Parks Canada site which is designated both a National Park and a National Historic Site.

Nature is at its best in Kejimkujik. Camp in a beautiful wooded campsite or remote wilderness site and listen for the call of the loon. Discover historic canoe routes, experience Mi’kmaw petroglyphs, and swim in the warm waters of Kejimkujik Lake. Don’t forget about Kejimkujik Seaside. Turquoise waters, white sand and seals basking on nearby rocks will captivate you.

Park info courtesy of Kejimkujik National Park

Grafton Woods Trail

Distance: Two 1.6 km loops

Gnarled beeches provide colour in all seasons on this gentle trail. In the early spring last year’s pale leaves catch the sun and rustle in the breeze. Soon they give way to spring green, and then darken to provide pleasant summer shade. Look carefully and you can spot an ancient hemlock amongst them. In some places Grafton Lake can be glimpsed through the trees. A short boardwalk lets you cross the wetland where bog plants grow and small birds forage.

Download Kejimkujik National Park Map and refer to trail #8

Trail info courtesy of Parks Canada