Kejimkujik National Park
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Kejimkujik National Park, situated in the southwest of Nova Scotia peninsula, covers 404 km2 (156 sq mi). It consists of two separate land areas: an inland part, which is coincident with the Kejimkujik National Historic Site of Canada, and the Kejimujik National Park Seaside Adjunct on the Atlantic coast. The Historic site is a cultural landscape of forested upland plain between the South Shore and the Annapolis Valley. In it is found petroglyph sites, habitation sites, fishing and hunting sites, travel routes and burial grounds, which attest to Mi’kmaq occupancy of this area for thousands of years. The park is named after Kejimikujik Lake, the largest lake in the park and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada has designated the park a dark-sky preserve.
Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct
This separate addition to the landlocked Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia is a 22 square kilometre protected area of unspoiled Atlantic coastline. Pronounced `kej-im-koo-jik`, the day-use park has two circular hiking trails, namely the Harbour Rocks Trail (5.2km) and Port Joli Head Trail (8.7 km). The Seaside Adjunct was designated an element of the main National Park in 1988. // The seaside part is a wilderness protection area featuring coastal bogs, beaches, intertidal areas, and abundant flora and fauna.
Seals are regularly spotted basking on rocks just offshore and depending on the season birdwatching can be excellent. The endangered Piping Plover nests on the beaches here between late April and early August and various waterfowl, waders and sea ducks are common.