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Kejimkujik National Park has Terrific Nova Scotia Camping Opportunities!
Kejimkujik National Park is located in Nova Scotia and is the only Canadian National Park that can be found inland in the Maritimes. Featuring abundant lakes and rivers, this park is ideal for canoeing and kayaking. Visitors can explore ancient canoe routes, enjoy wonderful hikes through lush woodlands, spend winter months skiing and snowshoeing, and enjoy terrific wildlife viewing opportunities. The park is home to diverse plants and animals, including moose, beaver, deer, black bears, the blanding turtle, and much more. The park is comprised of two geographically separate properties. The main park is located in the upland Atlantic interior on the Nova Scotia peninsula while the much smaller part of the park is located on the Atlantic coast. Together, the park covers more than 251 square miles, and the diversity of the park makes it an incredible Nova Scotia camping destination!
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The park is open year round and a daily entry fee is required. There are a few different passes you can go for, including a daily pass, a seasonal pass, and a seaside adjunct only day and season pass. The day pass for adults costs CA$5.80, $4.90 for seniors, $2.90 for children, and $14.70 for a family (up to seven people traveling in one vehicle). The seasonal pass costs CA$29.40 for adults, $24.50 for seniors, $14.70 for children and $73.60 for a family. The seaside adjunct only pass costs $3.90 for adults, $3.40 for seniors, $1.90 for children, and $9.80 for families. The season pass is $19.60 for adults, $17.10 for seniors, $9.80 for children and $49 for a family. A daily fishing permit costs $9.80 per day, or $34.30 for an annual permit. The park is located in a warmer pocket, which has led to some unique plants and animals in the area. It has one of the longest growing seasons in Nova Scotia, averaging 200 days a year. Summer tends to be long, hot and dry. Temperatures along the cost tend to be a bit cooler than inland. Summer water temperatures are generally only a bit colder than air temperatures. Winter is short, cold and snowy.
Kejimkujik National Park offers visitors a lot of variety in activities and places to explore. One of the best ways to explore the park is on foot. With miles of hiking trails, you can find yourself wandering through a 300 year old grove of hemlock trees, or exploring the shores of a beautiful lake. Come across an abandoned gold mine or an overgrown farm. Take a stroll along a river or take your shoes off and enjoy white sandy beaches while looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. The trails of the park range from short strolls to strenuous hikes, offering something for everyone. Another excellent way to see the park is by setting out on its water. Quiet lakes and gentle rivers make this the best canoeing destination in all of Nova Scotia! You can bring your own canoe, or you can rent one when at the park. The calm water is perfect for beginners and young children. Exploring the park’s ancient canoe routes allows you to reach areas of the park you may never see otherwise. The quiet water and pristine wilderness also gives you a chance to recapture a peace we often forget exists. With so much to see and do, Kejimkujik National Park really is an excellent Nova Scotia camping destination!
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