Trails

Portepique River Wilderness Area

Acadian River Trail, Brule Community Centre

Brule
Located beside Semple Creek and the former Brule School, this trail is a 1 km loop with a gravel surface. It is rated "easy" and is considered wheelchair accessible. Permitted use of the trail include ... [ More Info ]

Amherst Shore Provincial Park

Northport
This provincial park offers 42 wooded, un-serviced camp sites, and 4 pullthrough sites. Amenities include showers, flush toilets, disposal station, fire grills, wood, ice, and a playground. Leashed pe ... [ More Info ]

Arisaig Provincial Park & Trails

Arisaig
Arisaig Provincial Park overlooking the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait offers a fascinating window to life on Earth some 443 to 417 million years ago. One of North America’s most continuousl ... [ More Info ]

Balmoral Grist Mill Museum

Balmoral Mills
The Balmoral Grist Mill Museum is tucked away in a wooded gorge on the Matheson Brook near Tatamagouche, Northumberland Shore region. During demonstrations, visitors can see the mill in action, and ex ... [ More Info ]

Beaver Mountain Provincial Park

James River
The park has a small picnic area with beautiful views of Antigonish and Cape Breton Island, as well as a well-marked trail system.   The 6-km trail system offers everything from leisurely paved walkwa ... [ More Info ]

Bible Hill Recreation Park

Bible Hill
The Bible Hill Recreation Park features three baseball fields with bleacher seating and dugouts. In addition, there is a a multi-use field with soccer nets and football posts. The park has a large pla ... [ More Info ]

Black Duck Cove Provincial Park & Trail

Dover
This community-managed park offers a beautiful sandy beach and rocky shoreline with boardwalks, change houses, vault toilets, and a 3.5-km (2-mi) shoreline walking trail. The park has accessible trail ... [ More Info ]

Brookfield Wetland and Nature Trail

Brookfield
The trail is a 1.6 km loop composed of crushed gravel and wooden bridges, with an "easy" rating. Permitted use of the trail is walking; dogs must be on leash. Bikes are not permitted. This trail passe ... [ More Info ]

Butter Trail (Trans Canada Trail), Shortline Trail

Tatamagouche
The Tatamagouche Area portion of the Trans-Canada Trail spans 26 km one-way. The surfaces are composed of gravel, crushed gravel (through Tatamagouche), and wooden bridges. The trail is rated "easy" a ... [ More Info ]

Butter Trail Run

Tatamagouche
The Butter Trail Run is a volunteer-run community event promoting fitness, family and fun. The challenging routes showcase the beautiful scenery of Tatamagouche and historic Nelson Park. The Butter Tr ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

Advocate Harbour
Located in West Advocate, this provincial park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness, and a 51 km Coastal Trail loop hike and camping trail. There are multiple hiki ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Trails: Big Bald Rock to Seal Cove

Advocate Harbour
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness. There are multiple hiking options with a range in difficulty rating. This trail between Big B ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Trails: Eatonville to Visitor Centre

Advocate Harbour
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness. There are multiple hiking options with a range in difficulty rating. The trail Eatonville to ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Trails: Fundy Ridge Trail

Advocate Harbour
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness. There are multiple hiking options with a range in difficulty rating. Fundy Ridge Trail is a f ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Trails: Mill Brook to Refugee Cove

Advocate Harbour
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness. There are multiple hiking options with a range in difficulty rating. A physically demanding s ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Trails: Refugee Cove to Big Bald Rock

Advocate Harbour
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness. There are multiple hiking options with a range in difficulty rating. The trail from Refugee C ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Trails: Seal Cove to Eatonville

Advocate Harbour
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness. There are multiple hiking options with a range in difficulty rating. The trail from Seal Cove ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park: Christie Viewpoint Trail

Advocate Harbour
Located in West Advocate, this provincial park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness, and a 51 km Coastal Trail loop hike and camping trail. There are multiple hiki ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park: Coastal Trail

Advocate Harbour
This challenging and visually rewarding 51 kilometre loop within Cape Chignecto Provincial Park offers views of Nova Scotia's significant geological features, valleys, old-growth forests and dramatic ... [ More Info ]

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park: Eatonville Day-Use Trails, Three Sisters Trail and Squally Point Trail

Advocate Harbour
Located in West Advocate, this provincial park offers a spectacular experience of Nova Scotia's coastline and wilderness. The Eatonville area of the park is for day-use and has two trails that are mor ... [ More Info ]

Caribou/Munro's Island Provincial Park Beach - Shoreline Hike

Caribou Central
Attractions include an open picnic area, a white-sand beach, warm saltwater swimming, woods and 95 overnight campground sites. Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking Length: 5 km Type: Out and back Difficulty: ... [ More Info ]

Chignecto National Wildlife Area Trail, Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Nappan
This trail is 2.5 km interpretive loop around Laytons Lake. There are many species of birds and other wildlife to see. Hiking, wildlife observation and cross county skiing are permitted. Refer to Publ ... [ More Info ]

Christene MacDonald Walking Trail

Balmoral Mills
This trail has two loops, with a lengths of approximately 500 metres each. The surface contains dirt footpath, roots and corduroy boardwalks/bridges. It has a moderate rating due to uneven ground; cor ... [ More Info ]

Cobequid Trail

Central Colchester
The Cobequid Trail is a 16 km walking and cycling network of trails through Central Colchester County. The trails travel along a former railway, through Acadian dykelands and farmland, through forests ... [ More Info ]

Cobequid Trail: Bible Hill Recreation Park Section

Bible Hill
In 2016, the Bible Hill Natural Playground was opened. The 300 m walking track at the Bible Hill Recreation Park follows the perimeter of the playground. Dogs are not permitted on the walking track su ... [ More Info ]

Cobequid Trail: D.A.R. Section

Truro
Length of this section is 3.5 km The surface is composed of crushed gravel, wooden bridges; this section is semi wheelchair accessible. Permitted use of the trail includes walking, cycling; dogs on le ... [ More Info ]

Cobequid Trail: Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Section

Bible Hill
Length of this section is 1.5 km The surface is composed of crushed gravel this section is not wheelchair accessible. Permitted use of the trail includes walking, cycling; dogs on leash; no motorized ... [ More Info ]

Cobequid Trail: Eagle Crest Walk Section

Bible Hill
The length of this section is 1.1 km. The surface is composed of crushed gravel, wooden bridges; not wheelchair accessible Permitted use of the trail includes walking, cycling; dogs on leash; no motor ... [ More Info ]

Cobequid Trail: Farnham Brook Section

Bible Hill
A new section in the Farnham Brook Trail was opened on June 5, 2015, in celebration of International Trails Day. Meandering along Farnham Brook between Bible Hill (Village Court) and Valley (Hillvale ... [ More Info ]

Cobequid Trail: Marshlands Section

Lower Truro
The length of this section is 3 km. The surface is composed of crushed gravel, wooden bridges; this section is semi wheelchair accessible. Permitted use of the trail includes walking, cycling; dogs on ... [ More Info ]

Five Islands Lighthouse Park

Lower Five Islands
The Five Islands Lighthouse Park features a 1913-1914 lighthouse, which was moved to its current location in 2008. There is a playground, walking trail and picnic facilities available for use at this ... [ More Info ]

Five Islands Provincial Park

Five Islands
Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations. The park features 90 metre sea cliffs overlooking the world's highest tides, making it a spectacular setting for cam ... [ More Info ]

Five Islands Provincial Park Trail: Economy Mountain Trail

Five Islands
Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations, offering spectacular views, overnight camping sites, and hiking opportunities. This trail follows an old logging ro ... [ More Info ]

Five Islands Provincial Park Trail: Red Head Trail

Five Islands
Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations, offering spectacular views, overnight camping sites, and hiking opportunities. The length of this trail is 2.2 km o ... [ More Info ]

Five Islands Provincial Park: Estuary Trail

Five Islands
Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations, offering spectacular views, overnight camping sites, and hiking opportunities. This trail follows a tidal estuary a ... [ More Info ]

Foresthill Walkway

Valley
This 60 m walkway starts at 175 Foresthill Drive and connects to Redcliff Middle School.

Fox Point Lookoff and Trail

Port Greville
This is a scenic shore walking trail. It is 2.5 km or natural walking surface. There are lookoffs, picnic areas, interpretive site, and easy access to beach.

Fundy Trail Snowmobile and Recreation Club

Folly Lake
This is a family oriented club, and all family members are welcome. Click image to to enlarge. Map legend: Light Blue: Fundy Trail Red: Sutherland's Lake Trail Dark Blue: North Shore Club Trail ... [ More Info ]

Gittens Lodge

Manganese Mines
Gittens Lodge is a facility available to community groups, companies and schools to rent from the Nova Scotia Community College. Keys need to be picked up in Truro at the NSCC Campus. Available at the ... [ More Info ]

Greenhill Provincial Park

Greenhill
Green Hill Provincial Park is a picnic park with magnificent panoramic views of the farmlands of Pictou County. Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking Length: 0.448 km Type: Loop Difficulty: Not yet rated Neare ... [ More Info ]

Gully Lake Trail System

Kemptown
Hikers are advised to read and consider the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society's Trail Users' Checklist The Gully Lake Trail System is a 34 km wilderness hiking trail system, developed and managed by Cobequi ... [ More Info ]

Gully Lake Trail System: Earltown Lake and Portage Trail

Earltown
Hikers are advised to read and consider the Cobequid Eco-Trail Society's Trail Users' Checklist before heading into the Gully-Lake Nuttby Hiking Trail System. This is a linear 6.1 km "moderate" hike o ... [ More Info ]

Gully Lake Trail System: Gully Lake Trail

Kemptown
Hikers are advised to read and consider the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society's Trail Users' Checklist This trail is a 10 km loop, plus a 3.3 km or 4km access trail to the beginning of the hike. The surface ... [ More Info ]

Gully Lake Trail System: Juniper Head Trail

Pictou County
Hikers are advised to read and consider the Cobequid Eco-Trail Society's Trail Users' Checklist before heading into the Gully-Lake Nuttby Hiking Trail System. Juniper Head Trail is a linear 3.3 km tra ... [ More Info ]

Gully Lake Trail System: Rogart Mountain Trail

Earltown
Hikers are advised to read and consider the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society Trail Users' Checklist before heading out into the Gully Lake-Nuttby Hiking System. This hiking trail is a 6.2 km loop with a "m ... [ More Info ]

Gully Lake Trail System: Sandy Cope Trail

Earltown
Hikers are advised to read and consider Cobequid Eco-Trails Society Trail Users' Checklist before heading into the Gully Lake Wilderness Area. This trail is a 6.4 km loop with soil/footpath surface. I ... [ More Info ]

Gully Lake Trail System: Willard Kitchener MacDonald Trail

Upper Kemptown
Hikers are advised to read and consider the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society's Trail Users' Checklist before heading into the Gully Lake Wilderness Area. This trail is a linear 2.7 km hike with "moderate" ... [ More Info ]

Gully Lake Trail System: Yellow Birch Trail

Earltown
Hikers are advised to read and consider the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society's Trail Users' Checklist before heading into the Gully Lake Wilderness Area. The Yellow Birch Trail is a linear .85 km soil foot ... [ More Info ]

HI-Wentworth Hostel and Trails, Hosteling International- Wentworth

Wentworth
The hostel is open year-round for groups, families and backpackers, and offers large common spaces, free internet and barbecue, a full kitchen and large deck. Centered around the hostel is a 25 km net ... [ More Info ]

John B Trail

Millbrook (Colchester Co.)
The John B Trail is a 2-km loop that begins at the end of the Woodchip Trail. It is 2 m wide with a crushed stone and gravel surface. The trail was originally established as a logging road by Millbroo ... [ More Info ]

Kenomee Trail System

Economy
Kenomee Trails System is a network of hiking trails located in West Colchester, which highlights the Economy River, gorges, waterfalls and the Economy River Wilderness Area. These trails are managed b ... [ More Info ]

Kenomee Trail System: Devil's Bend Trail

Economy
This trail is a linear 6.6 km hike following the Economy River below Economy Falls. It has a "moderate" difficulty rating with steep sections and a soil/footpath trail; hikers are to follow the painte ... [ More Info ]

Kenomee Trail System: Economy Falls Trail

Economy
This hiking trail is a linear 1 km that allows hikers to experience one of the largest waterfalls in the province. The surfaces of the trail are gravel road, gravel path, dirt path and wooden stairs. ... [ More Info ]

Kenomee Trail System: Kenomee Canyon Trail

Economy
This trail is one of the few wilderness trails in Nova Scotia and is intended for experienced hikers only. The trail follows the Economy River gorge, passes by Newton Pond and Newton Lake and includes ... [ More Info ]

Kiwanis Park

Truro
This park is ideal for walking and jogging, picnics, photography and duck viewing. There is onsite parking and picnic tables available, but no washrooms or drinking water. Cost is free; no reservation ... [ More Info ]

MacElmons Pond Provincial Park

Debert
MacElmon's Pond Provincial Park in Debert is a small picnic park beside a pond and wildlife sanctuary. The1.5 km loop trail can be found at the edge of forest at picnic area. The trail surface is comp ... [ More Info ]

Mi'kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail

Debert
Caution! - Be advised that there is a chance of encountering unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) in this area. UXO is the term for military explosives that were used but failed to function properly o ... [ More Info ]

Nelson Memorial Park

Tatamagouche
Nelson Memorial Park is a 47-acre picnic park is situated in a quiet, natural setting beside Tatamagouche Bay on the Northumberland Shore. The park has both open field and forested areas. Park Facilit ... [ More Info ]

Partridge Island Lookoff and Hiking Trail

Parrsboro
This is a 1.5 km hiking trail with a lookoff tower to view Blomidon, Cape Split and Spencer's Island. There is a picnic area available. The first 100 metres of this trail are the most challenging; si ... [ More Info ]

Pat Mahaney Bike Trail

Bible Hill
The Pat Mahaney Bike Trail has a 2.6 km loop for three skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). The trail is in a wooded area and located at the head of Eagle Crest section of the Cobequid Tra ... [ More Info ]

Patterson's Wharf Park

Tatamagouche
Patterson’s Wharf is a five minute walk from downtown,and is a great place to view the Bay at high tide, take photos, have a picnic or a barbeque or to just relax. The wharf is located adjacent to the ... [ More Info ]

Pomquet Beach Provincial Park

Pomquet
Pomquet is a safe beach with a gentle slope and occasional sand bars. The 200 metre supervised area is located directly off the two boardwalks. The area is marked by red and yellow flags on either sid ... [ More Info ]

Powell's Point Provincial Park Beach

Pictou Landing
The park boasts a large picnic area by the warmest salt water in Nova Scotia, with a sandy beach on one side and rocky on the other. For those with canoes and kayaks, the park has a boat launch. Washr ... [ More Info ]

Rushtons Beach Provincial Park

Marshville
Rushton Beach has the warmest salt water in Nova Scotia; broad sandbars at low tide and the salt marsh attract a great variety of birds. This is a beautiful day use park. Group use is available. There ... [ More Info ]

Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park

Shubenacadie East
The Shubenacadie Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, and places special emphasis on providing a wide range of recreational and educational opportuni ... [ More Info ]

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park: St. Andrew's Marsh Trail

Shubenacadie East
This walking trail is a linear 3 km return, with a crushed gravel surface and wooden bridges and a look-out gazebo at the end. It has an "easy" rating. Dogs are permitted on leash, please pick up afte ... [ More Info ]

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park: Wetland Trails

Shubenacadie East
This walking trail is a 1km loop, with crushed gravel, boardwalk surfaces and wooden bridges. It has an "easy" rating and is wheelchair accessible. Dogs are permitted on leash, please pick up after yo ... [ More Info ]

Springwater Trail and Pond

Valley
This is a short trail through a wooded area, and around a pond.

Stewiacke River Country Trail

Stewiacke
The Stewiacke River Trail is the newest project to Stewiacke. The first phase of The Stewiacke River Trail is 1.4km which connects Mastodon Ridge to the Stewiacke ball fields. This trail offers stunni ... [ More Info ]

Stewiacke River Park

Stewiacke East
Facilities at Stewiacke River Park include: •large timberframe picnic shelter with barbeque •covered picnic tables • walking trails •playground •washrooms (wheelchair accessible, compost toilets) •cha ... [ More Info ]

Stewiacke River Park Trail

Stewiacke East
Stewiacke River Park is open from mid-May to mid-October, but walkers are welcome year-round (users must leave vehicle at entrance in off-season). The trails at Stewiacke River Park are the "river tra ... [ More Info ]

Sutherlands Lake Trail Groomers Association

Sutherland Lake
Directions to Clubhouse: By Vehicle: Travelling West on the 104 from Truro take Exit # 10. Turn right after 400 yards, take first left to Londonderry. Travel 6.2 kms you will go down a hill with a bal ... [ More Info ]

That Dutchman's Cheese Farm & Animal and Nature Park

Economy
In addition to producing and selling award winning cheese, That Dutchman's Cheese Farm has a walking trail and nature park where visitors can feed and observe the animals.

The Great Trail, Canada 150 Colchester County Recreation

Tatamagouche
The Great Trail, created by Trans Canada Trail and many partners began 25 years ago. It's 24,000 kilometres of multi-use recreation is the longest network of its kind. On August 26, 2017 Canada will b ... [ More Info ]

The John Crawford Trail

Stewiacke
The John Crawford Trail is located on the south side of Kitchener Street west of Rockwell Drive. The trail has been made in different phases adding another piece of land to the trail everytime they lo ... [ More Info ]

Thomas' Cove Coastal Reserve: Economy Trail

Economy
The tidal range at Economy Point is 16 m (55 feet) and the ocean retreats more than 2 km (1.25 miles) at low tide, exposing sandstone ledges and dune-like sand formations on the ocean floor. Access to ... [ More Info ]

Thomas' Cove Coastal Reserve: Headlands Trail

Economy
This trail begins on the south side of the parking area, follows a grassy path for a short distance and then veers left. (Continue straight on the grassy path to get to a spit on the beach.) The trail ... [ More Info ]

Tidnish Dock Provincial Park

Tidnish
There is a 3.7 km walking trail that starts at the Tidnish Visitor Centre, leading to the Tidnish Dock Provincial Park. Along the way it crosses a historic keystone bridge and a modern 66-m suspension ... [ More Info ]

Valley Nature Loop

Valley
This short 700 m crushed gravel loop connects Valley Elementary School to the nearby residential areas. Permitted use of the trail includes walking and cycling. Dogs on leashes are also permitted. Dir ... [ More Info ]

Victoria Park

Truro
Victoria Park has many scenic wooded area and trails to explore. For a map of the walking trails, click here . Walking, snowshoeing and skiing are permitted on the trails. For a map of the ski trails, ... [ More Info ]

Wallace and Area Museum

Wallace
Statement of Purpose “The museum will gather, organize and make available to the public, information on the natural environment, human settlement, use of natural resources, fishing, agriculture, indus ... [ More Info ]

Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area Trail

Wallace Bay
This natural wildlife area features a 3.75 km loop trail following the diked wetlands. There are many species of birds to be seen, as the area is an important one for migration and breeding purposes. ... [ More Info ]

Ward's Falls Hiking Trail

Parrsboro
This 6 km round trip hike follows the Diligent River through a valley to the edge of a hardwood forest. Wards Falls is approximately 3 km into the trail. Along the trail are picnic areas and rest stop ... [ More Info ]

Wentworth Provincial Park

Wentworth
Wentworth Provincial Park is a popular day use picnic park with scenic views. The park is a popular area for bird watchers and offers wooded and open areas with a small meandering river and trails con ... [ More Info ]

Woodchip Trail

Millbrook (Colchester Co.)
The Woodchip Trail is located in Millbrook, NS. It passes through a forested area of spruce, hemlock and fir that contains many species of birds, squirrels, rabbits, porcupines, foxes and deer. The ol ... [ More Info ]