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Fire Tower Road

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Smooth fire raod, well maintained, rolling hills and gradual inclines to fire tower and rangers cabin.
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Latitude
45.579204815534645
Longitude
-62.34844207763672
Trail Directions
Enter Kejimkujik National Park and follow main road till end at Mersey River bridge. Park here for the 40 km trip or continue by car to next parking lot to cut trip distance in half (wussy).
Trail Length
40 kms return
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Caledonia
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Review Date
March 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: David Wrathall , from Halifax

Summary:
the whole trail, right up to where it forks off, and on the map goes east, up until then, it is smooth gravel. the trail itself, consists of a few large rocks, and pot holes, covered by long grass. basically two dirt ruts. (or it is when we go anyway), when you get around the last right hand turn, and out of the trees, there is the tower. (quite the view from it too.) Then it's basically downhill all the way back to merrymakedge. In my opnion only, a mountian bike is very preferred. your standard road-racing bike is not suited for this envyroment. also, watch your speed all the way back until the gravel road, because there are a few rocks that come up from nowhere. I speak from experience, from the first time I did it.

Recommended Route:
well, I started, from the beginning of the slapfoot trail,at slapfoot beach; and went along the gravel road, did the whole thing in a day, with me and my friends. (biking I mean).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any of the trails along the gravel road are awesome. they are all good in their own aspects. most of them are walking trails, and there isn't many people on them at all. their very quiet, and away from everybody. the gold mines, are my favorite along that stretch of road. it's definitely an excercise route. I love it!!



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Review Date
November 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Barry , from Nova Scotia

Summary:
This is a great road through some of the most beautiful country Nova Scotia has to offer. The road can be somewhat busy during the summer (hikers, cars, deer), so exercise some caution. The 40 km trip takes some endurance but is smooth riding for all skill levels. The road ends at the fire tower. You can climb to the top for a panoramic view when the ranger is not around (off season), however, the platform at top is locked to prevent parties at 100 feet. There is a rangers cabin equipted with a fire place for shelter from the elements and an outhouse. Common wildlife in the area include deer, porcupines, cyotes, and bear, however you're unlikely to encounter the latter two. Bike rentals are available at Jake's Landing.

Recommended Route:
see above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are a bunch of off chutes from the main trail such as Gold Mine Trail, Peskowesk Point, and Snake Lake. Keji does not permit bikes on most of it's trails, so check with the visitors centre and get a map and advice from one of the attendants.



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