Park Map

Map of the West Mabou Beach Provincial Park
Photo 1 of 24: Map of the West Mabou Beach Provincial Park
Taken 2005 October 14 from the beach access road at its end in the parking lot
GPS 46°04.760'N 61°28.815'W

This photo reproduces that portion of the interpretative panel which introduces the visitor to the layout of the park, the trails that are found within it, and other salient features of the park. I have given it here to make it easier to follow the commentary for the other photos in this group. The remainder of this panel (not shown here) presents the park (including trail descriptions), its geology, and its wildlife—it is very well done, with excellent illustrations, packing a lot of information into a small space and is highly recommended reading.

[2012] Since this essay was written, a tree-surrounded area with benches has been created to house the interpretive panel referred to above and other interpretive panels not available when this one was photographed have been added; you can usefully spend some time there reading the excellent and well-illustrated material. The Old Ferry Road Trail has been closed on the end nearest the beach access road; I thought it had previously been rerouted, but I did not see how one would access it when I was there in 2011. I am not aware of any other changes that have occurred to the trail system map since this photo was taken. The spruce bark beetle has destroyed some spruce within the park, but the devastation is not nearly so noticeable as in the Cape Mabou Highlands.