Ben Eoin Provincial Park, Ben Eoin

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Ben Eoin Provincial Park is a small secluded park on an old farm against hardwood-covered hills in the community of Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia, on the south side of the East Bay of the Bras d'Or Lake, Cape Breton Island, Canada. This picnic and hiking park is managed by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and is situated on a heavily wooded 225 acres (91 ha) parcel of Crown land. A short distance into the park there are several large neatly mown clearings (former farm fields) with picnic tables under the trees at the edge of the small fields. Pit toilets and disposal areas for hot coals are available onsite.

Ben Eoin Provincial Park was established by Order in Council (OIC 75-167) on February 11, 1975.
Ben Eoin Provincial Park in one of few public parks adjacent to Bras d'Or Lake and is a comparatively short drive from the urban areas of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. It is fairly well used by the public and also sees some use by school groups. Much of the park is undeveloped and so contributes to regional biodiversity by providing habitat for uncommon plants.
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  • The tiny picnic park has a little Toronto Maple Leafs sign marking the trailhead. Enjoyed slowly climbing the well worn 90% uphill trail (rocks and roots, wear your boots!) to be rewarded with a...  more »
  • watched the eagle in the nest, enjoyed the clean water, everyone was friendly and willing to assist to make my stay better in any way!!  more »
  • I went for their midnight snowshoe walk and it was really nice, It was about 2 kilometers and that was about all my girlfriend could do at that point. I was fine with doing more, but we went down the....  more »
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  • Went for a jog at the park. Nice and quiet there and clean. Probably one of my favorite parks
  • It is a great hike. Only about 20 mins to the top for an amazing view😍 Great trail to do year round! Not suitable for strollers
  • Locked up in winter. .was going for a ddrive to st Peter's. ..just leaving ben oin when a snow squall said not goin any further. ...
  • Nice hiking spot with a beautiful view at the top
  • Great for a picnic lunch

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