12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Old Annapolis Road Nature Reserve


Halifax, Hants


448 ha


Nature Reserve             



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Mature red spruce dominated forests with scattered old forest stands

Ecological Values

Includes fine example of old growth eastern hemlock-red spruce-yellow birch forest on Muskrat Lakes

Variety of scattered old forest types, including red spruce, white pine, yellow birch, and eastern hemlock

Intact mature forest remnants in a heavily disturbed landscape

Outdoor Recreation Values

Hiking and cross-country skiing on Old Annapolis Road trails network

Developed trails network provides outdoor recreation, education, and nature appreciation opportunities near urban center

Includes frontage on three undeveloped lakes; swimming and fishing on Rees Lake

Forestry Values

Primarily mature softwood with some hardwood

Includes some thinned stands; small portion of some parcels cut in 1990s

Other Resource Values

Medium mineral potential

Low petroleum potential

Low wind potential


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