volunteers standing around a new sign


The Crowbar Lake Wilderness Association has officially launched, with a new website and a Facebook page to provide updated information on the trails and their stewardship.

The Crowbar Lake trail system was developed by the Porters Lake and Myra Road Wilderness Area Association. This dedicated group of volunteers did an excellent job creating and maintaining the trail system from 2005 until March 2021 when they transferred responsibilities to the newly created Crowbar Lake Wilderness Association. Our thanks and appreciation to all who have been part of creating and caring for these much-loved trails.

The current Association took over responsibility for managing and maintaining the trails in 2021. In our first year, we completed an assessment of the entire trail system and a multi-year trail maintenance/enhancement plan. We did a major clean-up and restoration of the parking area at the trailhead, installed a new sign, and completed clearing of the entire trail system (cutting back brush and removing trees and major branches across the trails).

In 2022 we installed new, coloured trail markers on the entire trail, continued to clear brush in several sections and did some rock hardening in wet and muddy areas. We then spent a few weeks cleaning up the damage from Hurricane Fiona just in time to completed our biggest project to date – replacing the boardwalk that runs along the pond near the Myra Road trailhead.

Progress continues in 2023 with new trail maps being installed and the anticipated replacement of the Sprigg’s Brook bridge.

The Crowbar Lake Wilderness Association is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization responsible for the construction, stewardship and maintenance of the Crowbar Lake hiking trails. Our mandate and responsibilities as Trail Manager are authorized through a Trail Management Agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia. Our work is only possible with the generous support of volunteers, donors, grants and fundraising.  If you love the trails, we’d greatly appreciate your support.