Smileys

2014 Season - June 13 - Sept. 22

Park Info: Located close to the town of Windsor, this quiet campground on the Meander River offers easy access to the many cultural and natural attractions in the area.

The areas abundant gypsum deposits have influenced the landscape and vegetation in and around the park. Campsites are nestled into a mix of forest and farmland habitats. Nodding trillium, ostrich fern, black-eyed susans can be found throughout the area.

Facilities and Services
The park offers an 86 site campground, picnic area, playground and walking trails. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station as well as a heated comfort station with flush toilets.

WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2014. See Reservations for details and conditions.


Programs and Events

September-06-14
2 PM
Fly Fishing

Often called a graceful art form, fly fishing can be an enjoyable lifetime pursuit.  Participants will learn the fundamentals of fly-casting, rods, reels, line selection and the equipment needed to get started.  Come join fly fishing expert, Brian Gilbert and associates, as we practice casting and try to encourage a fish to come to our fly.  Dress to be in the river!  Please bring along your own fly rod and reel if you have one as rods are in short supply. Bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snacks.  Meet at the swimming hole in Birch Loop.  Sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 757-3131 or smileyspark@gov.ns.ca.


 

September-13-14
2 PM
Acadian Forest Tree ID

Come spend the afternoon strolling through the forests at Smiley's and discover the many types of trees that make up much of the Nova Scotia forests.  We will learn about the differences between hardwood and softwood; discuss some of the more common trees everyone knows, do some taste testing; learn about the animals that rely on our trees for food and shelter, and much more.  Dress for the weather, wear hiking boots or shoes.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.   Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources.  Contact the park at (902) 757-3131 or smileyspark@gov.ns.ca.


 

Nearby Attractions

Windsor (24 km)
  • Hockey Heritage Centre
  • Museums & Theatres

Mount Uniacke (26 km)
  • Uniacke Estate Museum & Park
  • Bell Park Hiking Trail

 

Halifax (65 km)
  • Halifax Citadel, Museums, Public Gardens



For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

How to Find Us

Located 6.5 km east of Brooklyn, Hants County just off Route 14. Our civic address is: 109 Clayton McKay Rd, Hwy 14, Brooklyn.

Smileys

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GPS Coordinates

X utm:
424257.408667

Y utm:
4984946.5929

 

Longitude:
63°57' 40.49" W

Latitude:
45°0' 50.13" N

Brochure

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