Nova Scotia - Outdoor Activities

Nova Scotia has approximately 206 trails, including 180 hiking trails and 43 for cross-country skiing. These trails range from 1.25 to 38.1 miles in length. The most popular trails are Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Middle Head and Mabou to Inverness. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Nova Scotia was Emily Dewolfe-Fraser who completed Liverpool - Summerville Rail Trail.

  • Fairmont Ridge

    2 Reviews

    Antigonish, NS

    The Fairmont Ridge Hiking Trail System, constructed by the Antigonish Hiking and Biking Trails Association, will appeal to both experienced hikers and a family of novices. Within its compact ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Fairmont Ridge Hiking Trail System, constructed by the Antigonish Hiking and Biking Trails Association, will appeal to ...

  • Gibraltar Rock Loop

    2 Reviews

    Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

    Do not be deceived by the short distance of this walk; it is a killer! (Maybe not literally, but those with known heart issues might want to consider something less challenging.) Simply put, ...
    •  2 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Do not be deceived by the short distance of this walk; it is a killer! (Maybe not literally, but those with known heart issues ...

  • Mabou to Inverness

    1 Reviews

    Mabou, NS

    This is one of the most attractive inland sections of abandoned rail line in Nova Scotia. The view of the Mabou Highlands from the Mabou River is stunning, and the stretch alongside the river ...
    •  2 days
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most attractive inland sections of abandoned rail line in Nova Scotia. The view of the Mabou Highlands ...

  • The Gorge

    1 Reviews

    Kentville, NS

    The Gorge lurks in the town of Kentville in the Annapolis Valley, less than two hours north of Halifax. The ride is actually on variation of the novice race circuit at The Gorge. The trails ...
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Gorge lurks in the town of Kentville in the Annapolis Valley, less than two hours north of Halifax. The ride is actually ...

  • Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

    1 Reviews

    Advocate Harbour, NS

    Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is a 4200 ha (10,378 acres) natural environment park located on a dramatic coastal peninsula next to the Bay of Fundy. The park offers wilderness camping in secluded ...
    •  3 days
    •  32.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is a 4200 ha (10,378 acres) natural environment park located on a dramatic coastal peninsula ...

  • Capelin Cove

    1 Reviews

    Framboise, NS

    Glaciers deposited layers of gravel and sand averaging more than 12 m (40 ft) thick over much of southeastern Cape Breton with drumlins, large smooth hills of glacial till, being common. Red ...
    •  4+ hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Glaciers deposited layers of gravel and sand averaging more than 12 m (40 ft) thick over much of southeastern Cape Breton ...

  • Cape Chignecto

    1 Reviews

    Advocate Harbor, NS

    Cape Chignecto forms the westernmost point of Cumberland County and is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Amherst. Impressed by the scenery along the park's coastline, we were easily ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Cape Chignecto forms the westernmost point of Cumberland County and is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Amherst. ...

  • Lewis Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Whycocomagh, NS

    Climbing from near Whycocomagh Bay to the heights of the Cape Breton Highlands Plateau, more than 700 m (2300 ft) above, the Lewis Mountain Road is a hiker’s delight. The first half of the trail ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Climbing from near Whycocomagh Bay to the heights of the Cape Breton Highlands Plateau, more than 700 m (2300 ft) above, ...

  • Gaspereau River

    1 Reviews

    White Rock, NS

    Although it’s been more than 100 years since it has been used as a road, the Gaspereau River Trail follows an old cart track up a narrow river gorge in the Gaspereau Valley, in Kings County. ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Although it’s been more than 100 years since it has been used as a road, the Gaspereau River Trail follows an old cart track ...

  • Devil's Bend

    1 Reviews

    Truro, NS

    The Kenomee Trail Society has been developing paths in the Cobequid Mountains for several years. In August 2000, the Devil’s Bend Trail officially opened, extending far up the Economy River towards ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kenomee Trail Society has been developing paths in the Cobequid Mountains for several years. In August 2000, the Devil’s ...

  • Shubie Park – Canal

    1 Reviews

    Dartmouth, NS

    Situated on the banks of the Shubenacadie Canal route, connecting Lake Charles and Lake Micmac, Shubie Park is a popular recreational retreat for many local residents throughout the year. Its ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Situated on the banks of the Shubenacadie Canal route, connecting Lake Charles and Lake Micmac, Shubie Park is a popular ...

  • Money Point

    1 Reviews

    St Margaret Village, NS

    Money Point received its name after a ship carrying the pay for the garrison in Quebec was lost nearby. Since then, supposedly, gold and silver coins are still occasionally found in the surrounding ...
    •  4+ hours
    •  8.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Money Point received its name after a ship carrying the pay for the garrison in Quebec was lost nearby. Since then, supposedly, ...

  • Shad Bay

    1 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    The trail is southwest of Halifax, toward Pegg's Cove. The ride along the Shad Bay trail is a short, 6-mile out-and-back on a rolling, rocky old road. It has all the components of a traditional ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is southwest of Halifax, toward Pegg's Cove. The ride along the Shad Bay trail is a short, 6-mile out-and-back ...

  • Grand-Pre Dikes

    1 Reviews

    Wolfeville, NS

    The ride is located approximately one hour north of Halifax on the Evangeline Trail, in the Annapolis Valley. For much of this 10-mile ride, you will be riding along the top of the Grand-Pre ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The ride is located approximately one hour north of Halifax on the Evangeline Trail, in the Annapolis Valley. For much of ...

  • Blomidon Provincial Park

    1 Reviews

    Canning, NS

    Blomidon Provincial Park is positioned on the top of a massive183 m (600 ft) cliff overlooking the Minas Basin and dominating the entire skyline. The brick red of the sandstone hillside is mirrored ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Blomidon Provincial Park is positioned on the top of a massive183 m (600 ft) cliff overlooking the Minas Basin and dominating ...

  • Taylor Head Provincial Park

    1 Reviews

    Sheet Harbour, NS

    This is a wonderful spot to hike for several reasons. With more than 18 km (11.25 mi) of walking possible, avid trekkers should be able to enjoy a challenging excursion. Because of the layout ...
    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  11.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a wonderful spot to hike for several reasons. With more than 18 km (11.25 mi) of walking possible, avid trekkers ...

  • Long Lake Provincial Park

    1 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    Well known to local residents and dog walkers, Long Lake Provincial Park, bounded on three sides by major paved roads, can be reached by car from downtown Halifax in minutes. The park is sandwiched ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Well known to local residents and dog walkers, Long Lake Provincial Park, bounded on three sides by major paved roads, can ...

  • Hemlock Ravine Park

    1 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    Hemlock Ravine is considered by many to be one of the finest parks in the city. Located near the former northern boundary of Halifax, these 81 ha (200 ac) of wooded preserve are tucked amid one ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hemlock Ravine is considered by many to be one of the finest parks in the city. Located near the former northern boundary ...

  • Liverpool - Summerville Rail Trail

    1 Reviews

    Liverpool, NS

    The ride is between Liverpool and Summerville Beach, on the South Shore. The trail, like most converted railroad beds, features a smooth, crushed-rock surface and no technically challenging ...
    •  17.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The ride is between Liverpool and Summerville Beach, on the South Shore. The trail, like most converted railroad beds, features ...

  • Lakes Loop

    0 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    The trail is located west of Halifax, near St. Margaret's Bay. The Lakes Loop is a long ride that passes through a variety of terrain, including densely wooded forests and lake areas, clear-cuts, ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is located west of Halifax, near St. Margaret's Bay. The Lakes Loop is a long ride that passes through a variety ...

  • Jimmy's Roundtop

    0 Reviews

    Hubley, NS

    A popular ride due to its proximity to downtown Halifax, Jimmy’s Roundtop is one of the most frequently visited rides in the Halifax area. It also seems to be the trail along which everyone gets ...
    •  17.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A popular ride due to its proximity to downtown Halifax, Jimmy’s Roundtop is one of the most frequently visited rides in ...

  • Lawrencetown Beach

    0 Reviews

    Dartmouth, NS

    Lawrencetown Beach is located on NS Highway 207, approximately 10 miles east of Dartmouth. From the glorious views stretching across the Atlantic Ocean at Lawrencetown Beach, this ride turns ...
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Lawrencetown Beach is located on NS Highway 207, approximately 10 miles east of Dartmouth. From the glorious views stretching ...

  • Wrandees

    0 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    The ride is southwest of downtown Halifax, just a short distance from the Armdale Rotary. Wrandees' trails are sandwiched in between St. Margaret's Bay Road and Long Lake. "Wrandees" is a network ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The ride is southwest of downtown Halifax, just a short distance from the Armdale Rotary. Wrandees' trails are sandwiched ...

  • Mushpauk Lake

    0 Reviews

    Yarmouth, NS

    This ride begins in Quinine, a small community 15.5 miles east of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Mushpauk Lake can be reached by biking along the remains of an old coach road that once ran between Quinan ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride begins in Quinine, a small community 15.5 miles east of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Mushpauk Lake can be reached by ...

  • Fire Tower Trail

    0 Reviews

    Maitland Bridge, NS

    The trail is locate in Kejimkujik National Park, which is situated between the South Shore and the Annapolis Valley. The Fire Tower Road in Kejimkujik National Park is one of the longest trails ...
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is locate in Kejimkujik National Park, which is situated between the South Shore and the Annapolis Valley. The ...

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