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


Protected Areas


Loon Lake Nature Reserve

Loon Lake Nature Reserve, in eastern Guysborough County, protects impressive stands of old-growth yellow birch and sugar maple forest.

This forest likely developed after a major wind storm about 200 years ago. There is little evidence of human use or disturbance throughout most of the site. Old forest remnants like this offer a refuge to species that do poorly in the open and fragmented habitats that characterize much of the surrounding landscape.