Snowshoe Workout on the Hazelnut Trail in Roberts Arm, NL

Snowshoe Workout on the Hazelnut Trail in Roberts Arm, NL

The Hazelnut Trail skirts sections of Crescent Lake and really should be on everyone’s summer hiking list, whether you are from Green Bay North, Green Bay South, elsewhere or ‘upalong’. The first sections of the trail are easy-going in summer and suitable for most ages and mobility levels. You could do a short distance or turn your walk/hike into a 4.5km loop, or 6km+ expedition. The Hazelnut Trail offers a variety of options. (Hazelnut map on Town of Roberts Arm website)

There are several points to enter the trail. One prominent entrance is at the Heritage Centre and RV park area. The second is at the point where Crescent Lake touches Roberts Arm road (Route 380). There is a gazebo and signage so this entrance is hard to miss. There is a map displayed, which makes this a great place for starting if you are new to this trail.

The Hazelnut is not just for spring/summer/fall. The path is wide, which can make it a nice spot for snowshoeing. So, go grab your pot lids!

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The entrance to the Hazelnut Trail. It’s a great point for putting on skis or snowshoes.

 

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Don’t worry, the first stretch of the trail is flat and easy. Not long into the trail, the trail goes down a level and goes lake-side.  It is just a short slight grade, or stairs, to navigate.
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Clearly, someone has been cross-country skiing the trail. That is a great idea. And, assuming skiers might like to re-use the ski tracks, this writer kept to the side. It was a really good snowshoe workout!

 

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Word is Robert’s Arm was once known as ‘Rabbits Arm’. It’s easy to see why. The bunnies are still abundant, apparently.
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Meeting snowmobile tracks means ‘decision time’: go left, go right, or turn around! If you are thinking of spending some time on the Hazelnut, find a link to a map of the trail system below.