Mi'kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail
|Record #: COT0036||Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020||Last Full Update: 13 Jan 2020|
|Where To Find Us||
1952 Plains Rd
Debert, NS B0M 1G0
|Areas Served||Fundy Region|
|Contact||Tim Bernard, Director of History and Culture, Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq|
|Information||Mi’kmawey Debert is one of the most significant indigenous archeological sites in North America. The site dates back to approximately 11,000 years before present, a time when the last vestiges of glaciers were waning from highland areas of Nova Scotia. Debert Mi’kmawey represents the earliest human settlement in eastern North America. Mi'kmawey Debert National Historic Site is part of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark.
Length: 4.4 km loop
Permitted use: hiking
Trail surface: dirt path, wood chips, wooden steps, boardwalk surfaces
Rating: "moderate" difficulty
Hikers are to follow the obvious path and directional signs. For your safety, please stay on the trail.
Caution! - Be advised that there is a chance of encountering unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) in this area. UXO is the term for military explosives that were used but failed to function properly or to detonate. If UXO is disturbed, it could function or explode and cause serious injury or death. If you see something that could be UXO, do not touch it! Leave the area and call 911.
Travel Highway 104, take Exit 13 and continue north (turn right if travelling from Halifax/Truro; left if travelling from Amherst/NB) onto MacElmons Road, then veer left onto Plains Road. The trailhead is on the left, 2 km from Exit 13.
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