Picture a Park: Pipers Lagoon Park

Feb 24, 2016 |

Pipers Lagoon Park is another of Nanaimo's popular waterfront parks. Located in the Hammond Bay area, this picturesque 8 hectare (20 acres) park features scenic twisting trails and breathtaking ocean vistas. 

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There is a main trail that loops around the park. It is predominately flat with a few hilly sections and rocky headlands where you can put your scrambling skills to the test as you make your way over it. 

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If you want to avoid the scrambling section of the trail, you can take a lower trail but make sure you time it right as it's only accessible during low tide. 

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While you explore Pipers Lagoon, you will encounter a beautiful and interesting landscape including dramatic, gnarly Garry Oak meadows, distinctive rock formations sculpted by the crashing waves and serene, driftwood-laden pebble beaches.

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Piper's Lagoon is a great spot to do some birdwatching. It is really neat to see seagulls break open shells on the rocks along the shore. Some other birds you may observe here includE&Nbsp;sandpipers, horned grebes, loons, kingfishers, oyster catchers and great blue herons.  

Other activities that park users partake in include beachcombing, kite flying and even building forts out of the abundance of driftwood lining the shores.

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Take a Moment...to find a park or trail near you by using the Nanaimo Parks Search on the City website.

 

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