Enjoy a picnic, go for a walk, watch for wildlife, or simply enjoy the view of the river at Stewiacke River Park, in East Stewiacke.

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Discover Stewiacke River Park

Picnics and special use

You can reserve a picnic shelter at Stewiacke River Park for a picnic or special event. For more information, go to picnics and special use or or call 902-897-3180.

  • Enjoy this natural, forested park with mature pine, hemlock and spruce trees.
  • Picnic with family or friends under the large timberframe shelter or one of the covered picnic tables near the river.
  • Walk two kilometers of trail along the river and through the forest. Benches are located along the trail.
  • Young visitors can explore the playground.
  • Watch wildlife. Bald eagles are sometimes seen along the river.
  • Access the river for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Know when you go

  • The park is closed for the winter, but walkers are welcome to explore the park year-round. Parking is available at the entrance during the winter months. (The park gate is closed for the winter.)
  • 2021 Season: May 8 - October 11, daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (gate opens at 8:00 am and is locked at 8:00 pm)
  • Free admission.
  • Accessibility: Some of the park is wheelchair accessible, including the main picnic shelter, two toilets and lower paths with a crushed gravel surface. The playground has WoodCarpet protective surfacing, a transfer station and ramps between decks.
  • Barbeques are available at the main picnic shelter and the back picnic area. You must bring your own charcoal briquettes.
  • Dogs must be kept on leash. Please clean up after your pet.
  • The park has two wheelchair-accessible, composting toilets - one near the main picnic shelter, and one at the park entrance.
  • A change house is located near the main picnic shelter.
  • Hunting is not allowed.
  • Off-highway vehicles are not allowed on the trails.
  • Alcohol is not allowed.
  • Smoking and vaping are not allowed.

You can reserve a picnic shelter at Stewiacke River Park for a picnic or special event.

Visit the park

 

Address

528 Stewiacke River Park Road, East Stewiacke, Colchester County, NS

Location

Approximately 10 km from Stewiacke, 14 km south of Brookfield, and 28 km south of Truro.

Directions from Truro/Brookfield

  • take Highway 102 Exit 12 (Brookfield) to Route 2
  • travel south on Route 2 approximately 7 km
  • turn left onto Alton Road
  • continue about 4 km
  • turn left onto Stewiacke River Park Road
  • continue about 2 km to the park

Directions from Stewiacke

  • take Highway 102 Exit 11 (Stewiacke) to Main Street (cross Route 2)
  • travel through downtown Stewiacke (cross the railroad tracks) and veer left onto Main Street East (which becomes Cloverdale Road outside town limit)
  • continue approximately 6 km to a stop sign
  • turn left onto Alton Road
  • continue about 2 km, then turn right onto Stewiacke River Park Road
  • continue about 2 km to the park