Outdoor Recreation at Sugar Moon Farm

Follow the sap line to the sugar woods on our farm.
Follow the sap line to the sugar woods on our farm.

Sugar Moon Farm is situated in one of the best areas of the province for outdoor recreation. There are over 30 km of trails created by the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society within minutes of the farm that are perfect for hiking, snowshoeing and back-country skiing, in addition to snowmobile/ATV trails. We get more snow here than anywhere in mainland Nova Scotia! 


Sandy Cope Loop near Sugar Moon Farm
Sandy Cope Loop near Sugar Moon Farm

There's so much great hiking within minutes of Sugar Moon Farm.


Go HERE for trail maps of all the nearby trails:

  • Rogart Mtn Trail (6.2 km beginning at Sugar Moon parking lot)
  • Earltown Lakes and Portage Trail (5 km)
  • Sandy Cope Loop (6 km)
  • Gully Lake Trail (13 km) 

The hardworking Cobequid Eco-Trails Society created and continues to maintain these fabulous trails in Colchester County.


The trails are all part of the Cape to Cape Traila 400+ km footpath currently under development that will go from Cape George, Antigonish County to Cape Chignecto, Cumberland County. 


Sugar Moon snow.  Photo by Sandor Fizli
Sugar Moon snow. Photo by Sandor Fizli

Don't have your own snowshoes?  Go HERE to book your rental. Whether you're a beginner or experienced, the best trail to snowshoe is the Rogart Mountain Trail, beginning right at our parking lot.  


 Here's a great description of a winter hike on this trail by blogger Amanda Cashin: Rogart Mountain:  A Peaceful, Snowy Hike.


Although there are no groomed trails nearby, you are welcome to cross-country ski the "back way" for a couple of kilometres along the Rogart Mtn Trail (starting at #17); we don't recommend skiing the whole trail - it's steep and narrow and not designed for skiis.  


Sugar Moon Farm is just down the road from the Gully Lake Wilderness Area off the Kemptown Road.  This unique protected area is full of snowmobile, ATV and hiking trails - perfect mountain biking and back-country skiing opportunities.  Just check with us before setting out - it's a big, wild area and you should have a map.


Wentworth Ski Hill is only 30 minutes from Sugar Moon Farm and boasts some of the best downhill skiing, snowshoeing and back-country skiing around. 


The Wentworth Hostel is near the ski hill and worth checking out:  it's charming, economical and surrounded by amazing trails and views.

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