French Basin Marsh Trail in Annapolis Royal
The French Basin Marsh Trail in Annapolis Royal is a family-friendly hike definitely worth checking out!
Right in Town, the French Basin Trail is a 45-minute walk around a Ducks Unlimited wetland. Keep an eye open for several species of ducks, at least one pair of Great Blue Herons, a family of muskrats and possibly our resident foxes. The well-maintained gravel trail around the marshland leads into the railbed trail that goes east or west as far as your feet will take you.
About the Trail
The trail is 1.2km around the marsh. The path is crushed gravel, making it perfect for strollers, toddlers or bicycles.
There are shady spots along the trail, and lots of places to sit down and enjoy the scenery.
There are lots of look out points, too!
It took us about 30 minutes to walk the trail, but you could definitely spend longer, enjoying the sights and exploring the marsh!
At the start of the trail, there are lots of great features including a skateboard ramp.
And a doggie park.
The French Basin Trail, or locally known as, The Marsh, is located on Route 1, or Prince Albert Road, almost across from the Home Hardware.
Definitely take time to explore this hidden gem, tucked away off the main road in Annapolis Royal! You won’t be disappointed!