Stewiacke River Country Trail
The Stewiacke River Trail is a 1.8km (2.3KM with extension) trail which connects Mastodon Ridge to the Stewiacke Recreation Grounds. This trail offers stunning views of the Stewiacke River while you are walking through the wilderness, the trail is a looped trail that also surrounds the Stewiacke Recreation Grounds and has a secondary loop that runs back up to Mastodon Ridge. There are great views from either side of the loop where you can take in the rising and lowering of the tides that flow from the Bay of Fundy each day and the wildlife that encompasses this area.
The trail is located at Mastodon Ridge, Upper Deck, 87 Main St W, Stewiacke, NS.
Consideration and polite behaviour are essential in order to ensure the enjoyment of all trail users. Please observe the following guidelines:
- Please stay on the trail
- Leave no trace: if you pock it in, pock it out.
- Cyclists should pass trail users slowly.
- Pets must be on a leash at all times.
John Crawford Trail
The John Crawford Trail is located on the south side of Kitchener Street west of Rockwell Drive. The first section of the John Crawford Trail is a loop that is a total of 350m from the parking lot and back. This part of the trail has crusher dust put down to make for a more user-friendly trail. Throughout the first loop of the trail, there are many benches that have been put there in dedication to many community members who have had some connection with the trail. The second part of the John Crawford Trail has more of a nature trail focus. This section takes you through the backwoods and through a wetland. This section of the trail loops back as well and is a total of 1.6 km. This makes our trail a total of 1.9km.
The trail is located at 185 Kitchener St in Stewiacke, NS.
Meadows Two Rivers (Fish Shack) Trail
Located behind Ralphs Fish Shack at 332 Main St. West, this short 0.5km walking trail ends up at the junction where the Shubenacadie River and the Stewiacke River meet. There is a beautiful gazebo at the end of the trail overlooking the confluence with a small area ideal for a quick picnic or birdwatching.
The trail is located at 332 Main St W, Stewiacke, NS.
Dennis Park is in the heart of the Town of Stewiacke. There are many things to offer in Dennis Park such as our walking track, basketball court, natural playground, a pond for ice skating in the winter months and as of Summer of 2022 the new addition of Stewiacke SplashPad. The walking track is 600 meters that goes around the outside of the park and gives a perfect view of the entire park. Dennis Park also includes two gazebos, multiple picnic tables and benches to picnic or relax and enjoy the park.
Walking trail is located at 54 Main Street East, Stewiacke NS.
Opened in June 2022 in Dennis Park this outdoor water park facility provides a place for kids of all ages to cool off and beat the summer heat.
The SplashPad is open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM. For a safe and fun experience please follow all posted rules and regulations.
SplashPad is located at 54 Main Street East, Stewiacke NS.
Stewiacke River Park
This beautiful day-use park is a hidden gem beside the Stewiacke River. Enjoy this natural, forested park with mature pine, hemlock and spruce trees. Watch for wildlife, including bald eagles commonly seen along the river.
Facilities at Stewiacke River Park:
- large timber frame picnic shelter with barbeque
- covered picnic tables
- walking trails (total length 2 km, loop) along the river and through the woods
- change house
- river access for swimming (unsupervised), boating and fishing
Know When You Go:
- Some facilities are partially/assisted wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for details.
- Barbeques are available at the main picnic shelters. You must bring your own charcoal briquettes.
- Dogs must be kept on a leash. Please pick up after your pet.
- A change house is located near the main picnic shelter.
- Hunting is not allowed.
- Off-highway vehicles are not allowed on the trails.
Stewiacke River Park Trail
This is a 1.9 km loop trail through a beautiful woodland park beside the Stewiacke River. Stroll under hemlock and pine trees along the river on the "river trail". Along this crusher dust path, you will pass the playground, picnic shelters and washrooms.
An upland trail (off the crusher dust trail) with a grass surface passes through the mixed forest in the upper section of the park, away from the river.
Permitted uses: walking, snowshoeing, dogs on leash
Benches and hammocks along the trail provide places for rest and relaxation.
Stewiacke River Park is open 8 am - 8 pm daily from mid-May to mid-October. Please check the website for dates of operation.
Walkers are welcome year-round. (Visitors must leave vehicles at the entrance in the off-season.)
Park address: 528 Stewiacke River Park Road, East Stewiacke.
Stewiacke Recreation Grounds
The Stewiacke Recreation Grounds hosts two softball fields and a soccer field and in the Fall of 2020, The Recreation Grounds added a brand-new skate park and an off-leash dog park. The trailhead for the Stewiacke River Country Trail is also located at this location. Washrooms and parking are available. There is a small playground located beside the soccer field.
The Recreation Grounds can be found at 71 Nova Scotia Trunk 2 Stewiacke, NS, across from Joffre Street in Stewiacke.
The Skate Park provides a free place to safely skate and blade and is located at the Stewiacke Recreation Grounds. Access is free; use at your own risk. Please follow the rules and regulations to make this a safe and fun experience for all.
Barking Lot - Off Leash Dog Park
The Barking Lot is a secure off-leash dog park located at the Stewiacke Recreation Grounds. Access is free; use at your own risk. Waste bags are supplied to pick up after your dogs. There are two sections one big and one small within the park.