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Lone Shieling Trail

Record #: MCI0071
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 01 Feb 2017


Located In Ingonish Beach
Where To Find Us
Ingonish Beach, NS B0C 1L0
Areas Served Victoria County


Phone 902-224-2306
Fax 902-285-2866

Description & Services

Information Dominated by 350 year old sugar maple trees, the Grande Anse Valley is one of the largest old growth hardwood forests in the Maritimes. One of the most protected areas of the park, access is restricted to this short trail. A replica of a Scottish crofter's hut is found at the beginning of the trail. Find out why it's here. Keep an eye out for wildlife – moose like it here too. 
Length: 0.6 km (0.4 mi) loop 
Elevation: 10 - 55 m (35 - 180 ft)  
Time: 15 minutes 
Significant Features: Old growth Acadian forest, Scottish heritage 
Interpretive loop. Suitable for most skill levels.