Record #: MCK0535
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021
Last Full Update: 14 Oct 2021


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Located In New Minas
Where To Find Us
Lockhart Ryan Memorial Park
New Minas, NS
Canada B4N 3G3
Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region ; Kings County (NS) ; New Minas


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Information Directions: Coming from Halifax and the east of Nova Scotia, take Highway 101 west to the Annapolis Valley. Take Exit 11 and turn right at the bottom of the off-ramp towards Greenwich/Port Williams. Drive 400m to the light and turn left onto the Number 1 Hwy towards New Minas. Drive 4.2 km and pull into the Lockhart Ryan Park driveway at right, just past the New Minus Baptist Church sign. Park in the second parking lot to the right close to the ball fields. Start at the edge of the trees opposite the ball field hill. 
Kings Transit provides bus drop off on Commercial Street near the park entrance for those coming from other towns in Kings County. 
Length of trail: 1.1 km return  
Approximate time: 1 hour 10 mins 
About the trail: The Lockhart Ryan Memorial Park is a multi-sports park that is also used for special events. The wooded trails are on the outskirts of the main sports park and can be accessed at many locations. The Harvest Moon Rail trail that runs through the Annapolis Valley is accessible at the north end of the park. Although most trails on this adventure are flat and easy walking, there are a couple paths that require a short climb. This trail is not accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. 
About the Nature Olympics Adventure: Are you ready to compete in the Nature Games? Test your skills as you meet each Nature challenge and learn even more about the Nature in your community. If you succeed, your name may go up on the podium! 
About Earth Adventures: Earth Adventures is an exciting new website and phone app ( that provides easy-to-follow instructions for self-guided activities for families and small youth groups on 30 short trails in some of the most popular and beautiful locales in Halifax and Kings Counties. Perfect for outdoor adventures with friends and family!
Trail or Water Route Map Map available at
Accessibility This trail is not accessible for strollers or wheelchairs.

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