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Hemlock Falls Nature Reserve (Purchase)

Hemlock Falls Nature Reserve. 220 acres in Smithfield, Guysborough Co.
Purchased from Anonymous

Significance

Over 4km of shoreline on the St. Mary's River; old-growth hemlock and red spruce forest; habitat for species at risk.

Details

This stunning property on the West Branch of the St. Mary's River supports old-growth hemlock and red spruce forest, and scenic waterfalls cascading over moss-covered floors. It's extensive shoreline also helps to protect habitat for the rare wood turtle and Atlantic salmon.

It is the third property protected by the Nature Trust along the St. Mary's River.