Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Protected Areas


Harrison Woods

Harrison Woods Harrison Woods Nature Reserve, near the confluence of Maccan River and River Herbert, protects a remnant patch of intact, mixed forest in an agricultural and managed woodlot landscape.

It includes older red spruce, mixed with yellow birch, white ash and other hardwoods.

A local landowner donated almost two-thirds of the site to the Province in 2015 on the condition it be protected in perpetuity. Identified as “Flat Iron Nature Reserve” in the Parks and Protected Areas Plan, the name has been changed to “Harrison Woods” to recognize the donor’s generous gift to Nova Scotia.