12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Gully Lake Wilderness Area


Colchester, Pictou


245 ha


Wilderness Area



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Mostly mature tolerant hardwood forest adjacent or near Gully Lake Wilderness Area

Ecological Values

Mostly mature sugar maple and yellow birch forest on hilly terrain


Outdoor Recreation Values

Includes portions of Cobequid Eco-trails Society's hiking/snowshoe trail system not presently within Gully Lake Wilderness Area, including part of the Rogart Mountain trail and a trail head at Glen Road

Forestry Values

Mostly mature hardwood

Part of area (at Glen Rd) is regenerating younger stands and is under the Port Hawkesbury Paper license

Part of area is owned by a forestry company

Other Resource Values

Medium mineral potential. Part of the area is licensed for mineral exploration

Low petroleum potential

Medium wind potential


A portion is subject to lands being acquired by the Province. Legal protection of Rogart Mountain portion (187 ha) subject to addressing mineral rights.

Exclusions and Vehicle Access

Additional Comments

Adding these lands to Gully Lake Wilderness Area will support management of the existing hiking/snowshoe trail system