Kejimkujik National Park
Kejimkujik National Park’s spectacular landscape covers 381 square km of thriving forest, streams and island-studded lakes, and is home to moose, deer, beaver, loons and many other spectacular flora and fauna. The park consists of two geographically separate properties; the main park is located in the upland Atlantic Interior, bordering Queens and Annapolis counties, and the smaller seaside adjunct is located on the Atlantic coast of Queens county.
The Ovens Natural Park
For hundreds of years, people have been drawn to the incredible natural beauty and diverse geography of the 190 acre park. Hike the spectacular trail along the cliffs to view the famous sea caves or “Ovens” for which the park is named. Explore Tucker’s Tunnel, the first of the sea caves that can be entered. Begun as a natural cave, it was extended by mining in the 1861 gold rush. At the height of the gold rush, the Ovens supported a town of over a thousand miners, complete with hotels, stores and a bank. Today you can learn more about this bygone era in the gold rush museum, or even try your luck panning for gold on Cunard’s Beach.