Keppoch Mountain

Posted at 8:54 am on October 20, 2017

Schools are beginning to look to the Keppoch Mountain Recreation Area as a destination point for outdoor activity.   On Thursday, 42 students of Ecole Acadienne de

Students at Ecole Acadienne de Pomquet on the Pump Track at the Keppoch

Pomquet came to the mountain for biking.  It’s believed to be the first time a school group has come to the mountain to bike.  Ecole Acadienne de Pomquet is known for the outdoor experience it provides students.  One of the school’s physical education instructors is Chris Demers.   Demers says he felt his students were ready for the trails Keppoch Mountain offers.


Ten of the students, 14 year-olds attending Grade 9 went to the summit of the mountain.  The other 32 are 8 and 9 years old chose a variety  of other challenges including the pump track and some of the trails.

Demers says he’s pleased with the experience.


The school has 24 bicycles, it borrowed the remainder for the trip from the Antigonish County Recreation Department.  Some of the students on Thursday’s trip learned to bike this fall for the first time.

Posted at 12:51 pm on October 16, 2017

The Keppoch Mountain Recreation area in Antigonish County has dedicated a monument to Alexander MacDonald, one of the last great Gaelic poets of Nova

Katrina Parsons (left) of St. FX University’s Celtic Studies Department and Positive Action for Keppoch Society President John Chiasson (right) unveil a plaque honouring Keppoch Bard Alexander MacDonald

Scotia.  The monument is located at the summit of Keppoch Mountain.  The President of the Positive Action for Keppoch Society, John Chiasson says discussions about formally recognizing MacDonald in a tangible way on the mountain began several years ago.

The dedication ceremony took place during the Keppoch’s Fall Fun Day Sunday.

It was also announced at the Fall Fun Day at the Keppoch  that 15 to 20 families who jointly owned land in the Cameron Lake area would be turning the property

Landowners from Cameron Lake area who donated land to the Keppoch Mountain recreation area with representatives of Positive Action for Keppoch Society

over to Positive Action for Keppoch Society.  A spokesperson for the landowners, Lucille Harper says it has decided to donate the property because of a desire to protect the area.

Discussions are also underway with other property owners near Cameron Lake interested in turning land over to the recreation area.