Glooscap Nature Trail

Record #: MCK0167
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021
Last Full Update: 22 Feb 2021


Located In Glooscap First Nation / Pesikitk'
Where To Find Us
Glooscap First Nation Band Office
159 Smith Rd
Hantsport, NS
Canada B0P 1P0


Phone 902 684 9788
Contact Jordan Smith, Mi'kmaw Physical Activity Leadership (MPAL) Strategy Coordinator, Glooscap First Nation Health and Healing Centre; Phone: (Business) 902 684 0165; Email:

Description & Services

Trail Rating Moderate
Information Located within the Community of Glooscap First Nation, the Glooscap Nature Trail is perfect for people of all ages and skill levels to hike during the summer months, and snowshoe throughout the winter. The trail leads 1.3 km from the Band Office to the pool, making it a total 2.6 km journey.  
Along this path you will find many traditional medicines, foods, materials, and teas that have been harvested by First Nation people for generations. Throughout your journey along this path, you’ll see birch bark used for crafts, fiddleheads to eat, and chuga—a mushroom that grows over the course of many years on the side of birch bark trees—used to make chuga tea. If you look closely, you may also see the Wiklatmu’j, or Stone People. According to Mi’kmaw folklore, these small, swift, and strong people live in the area and are always watching. But don’t worry—the Wiklatmu’j are friendly folk who love to sing, dance and play

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