Chestico Trail (part of Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
Length: 17 km (10.5 mi) – Little Judique Harbour to Zutphen Farm Southwest Mabou River (linear)
Cell Service: Yes
Dogs Permitted: On Leash
Trail Surface: Very good, crushed gravel surfacing for approximately 15 km (9 mi) before entering a moderate unsurfaced section for about 3 km (2 mi).
The Chestico Trail section of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail begins at the causeway in Little Judique Harbour. The causeway, which crosses the harbour offers views of herons perched on the shallow flats or fishing boats docked at the Harbour Wharf.
The trail passes by Port Hood Station Trailhead which offers a look off, rest area and parking. Here, interpretive signage, parking and a picnic shelter with an awesome view of Port Hood and Henry Island await you. Also, Port Hood Station Provincial Park is located right across the road, and features a sandy beach and restroom facilities. Enjoy one of the five sandy beaches in the area.
Back on the trail, you’ll be led inland towards Glencoe Station. This section is canopied by a variety of vegetation and partially surfaced. At Glencoe Station, you can exit the trail to connect with the Alpine Snowmobile trail and several interesting backroads that remarkably will always connect with themselves. Continuing North on the trail, you will notice the Southwest Mabou River down on your right over 50 meters below, offering a majestic view of the valley and farm meadows.
Trailhead: Port Hood Station Trailhead Kiosk/Access/Parking (8667 Route 19, Port Hood)
GPS: 46.002894, -61.529780