Gypsum Mine Trail
Gypsum Mine Trail
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Happy C
WATFORD18 contributions
Aug. 2022
It was a 30 minute brisk walk in and a lovely small lake for swimming, glad it was end of the day and not crowded.
Written September 3, 2022
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Kristen
Bridgewater, Canada6 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Very easy & brief hike to the lake, the optional climb to look down on the lake is very steep. Ropes are there to help which is nice!
Written August 31, 2022
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Kirk W
Saskatoon, Canada130 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
My wife and I recently went on this trail when we were in Nova Scotia this summer. It was neat to climb up the rope to look over the lake and the beautiful view! Don’t forget to bring your swimwear as it is a beautiful clear lake! I swam to the other end and back but be careful of the weeds at the far end of the lake. We also saw some young people jumping off the cliff into the water but did not try that ourselves. This was one of the hidden gems of our summer holidays!
Written August 9, 2022
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Paul M
Toronto, Canada40 contributions
Jul. 2022
Lots of parking on a Monday. easy walk to the lake. people swim in it. We thought view was beautiful. Went up to top to see view using a rope. If in Cheticamp., worth a visit.
Written July 23, 2022
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The Rick S
Florida21 contributions
Jul. 2022
Nice, easy, quick hike. Lots of bugs when we were there - so be sure to bring bug spray. The lake is beautiful, but limited scenery/views other than that.
Written July 16, 2022
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Mark D B
6 contributions
May 2022
An easy hike into an old Gypsum mine that has flooded and now forms a small lake with lovely colour and reflections. Once at the lake, make the extra effort to climb the rocks above it for an even better view of the lake.
Written May 28, 2022
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tshep42
Halifax, Canada3,599 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This is an easy 20 minute hike to the lake along a wide, well signed path. Then you can scramble up higher for a better view of the lake. A rope is there to help, especially on the way down.
Written May 14, 2022
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Blondadventurer
Montreal, Canada135 contributions
Oct. 2021
This is such a beautiful and quick stop that it should definitely be on your road trip list! Depending on the weather when you're there, I've seen people swimming there!
Written February 23, 2022
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lovescuba
Halifax, Canada28 contributions
Oct. 2021
Highly recommend this hike. Well marked on road, good parking, easy hike with med incline to lake & then steep climb to top for excellent views. Trail to top located on left just before lake. Rope available. Recommend good footwear. Wet areas after rainfall.
Written October 4, 2021
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Viviane H
148 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Easy walk of about 1,5 km to go (same return). Large path with some rocks. Lake at the end is beautiful but with only 3–4 access to water : if there is many people or children it can get complicated. It was very crowded even this morning on a monday, I don’t imagine a weekend. At the lake, don’t miss the little path going up to have the best view (there is a rope but it is very steep : you need shoes, not flip flop).
Written August 23, 2021
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