The community already has an existing trail network in place that includes paths throughout he Moravian Woods such as the Poets Path (Walking Trails Map). However, the community government is currently working on implemtation of its walking trail plan to further upgrade its trail network in the community. A copy of the walking trail plan can be viewed under council documents.
Its nature inspires poetry. Located in the centre of the Moravian Woods, the Poet's Path is homegrown, unobtrusive, and it makes room for locals and tourists alike. Accessed behind the White Elephant Museum, each panel along the path is hand-made: poems have been imprinted on small white plaques and placed along a narrow forest trail that winds behind the White Elephant Museum. The panels are inconspicuously and gently attached to trees along the trail and, as a result, blend into the forest carefully/respectfully. The trail interpretation concept is elegant in its straightforwardness. It's organic. Each panel of the Poet's Path is unique, but the trail interpretation is held together by a common aesthetic and by an overarching theme --as a distinct experience. Moreover, the textual material, handprinted/carved on the panels, is directed at all ages; some are written or transcribed by/for children; others are more adult and philosophical. Some panels reveal lyrics playfully drawn from well-known songs; others contain quotes from sacred texts. Most importantly, the Poet's Path is homegrown, generous in spirit and open to interpretation. The Poet's Path doesn't tell the reader how to think. It provides an open-ended series of textual portraits for the hiker to contemplate; it provides insight into the multitude of ways that the community of Makkovik has chosen to meet nature on its own terms. Each panel can be interpreted in as many ways as there are eyes to behold it.
A guided tour of Poet's Path can be arranged. During the summer, the tour can also include plant identification. Many visitors can spot the more common plants: cracker berry, blueberry, red berry, bakeapple, blackberry (crowberry) and squashberry. But you may need help finding the elephant's head, the stemless plum boy, the gold thread, the one-flowered wintergreen, curly dock, and more!