12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Boylston Provincial Park




89.69 Hectares


Outdoor Recreation


Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

42 Z 2

Managed As

Supporting Park

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A quiet, secluded park overlooking Guysborough Harbour that offers camping, picnicking and walking trail

35 campsites, open for camping from June to September.

Education Values

Local interpretation of adjoining harbour.  Local school uses park for Leave No Trace Program and also JAGAS cross country running program.  Staff use park for youth extension programs (tree, wildlife habitat).

Tourism Values

Locally significant park near Guysborough with access to Guysborough Shore.  Borders stocked freshwater lake.  Henry Sinclair monument in park.  Yearly festival. access to small coastal island with walking trail,  Guysborough Come Home Week Festival

Outdoor Recreation Values

Camping, walking trail, cross-country skiing, fishing, geocaching

Annual Revenue

2010: $10,814

Operating Cost

2010: $103,757

Other Site Considerations

Prince Henry Sinclair Monument (LOA)

Come Home Week Society band shelter.

Park has older campsites that do not meet current camping equipment size needs.

Spruce Bark beetle damage may require restoration to remove dead and dying trees from public use areas and to re-establish a more suitable forest cover.