Hatchet Lake and area

Nichols Lake

“Nichols Lake is a 3.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hatchet Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels”.


Nichols Lake is located 20 minutes from the Downtown core in Hatchet Lake. This area is very scenic with lots of green vegetation and a set of beautiful waterfalls to enjoy. To access the trail, park at the Sunrise Cemetery and hike approximately 1 km down the path at the back of the parking lot. The trail in runs downhill so the hike out is up hill and slightly more challenging. This is one of the nicest waterfall-nature areas in HRM.

 Nichol’s Lake Hiking Trail

“This well-established trail leads to a small waterfall and river which flows into the lake. Of all the hiking trails listed, this is likely the least challenging physically; it’s a crusher dust trail and the inclines were fairly gradual”.

“Location: Trailhead is at the very end of McDonald Lake Road, Hatchet Lake, NS”.


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