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, Mabou to Inverness and Middle Head. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Nova Scotia was Allyson C. who completed Delaps Cove.

  • Fairmont RidgeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Antigonish, NS

    •  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 both experienced hikers ...

  • Gibraltar Rock LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 might want to ...

  • The GorgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Kentville, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 on variation of ...

  • Mabou to InvernessView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Mabou, NS

    •  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 from the Mabou River ...

  • Cape Chignecto Provincial ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Advocate Harbour, NS

    •  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 next to the Bay of ...

  • Capelin CoveView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Framboise, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 with drumlins, large ...

  • Cape ChignectoView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Advocate Harbor, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Money PointView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    St Margaret Village, NS

    •  4+ hours
    •  8.1 miles miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Shubie Park – CanalView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Dartmouth, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 recreational retreat ...

  • Gaspereau RiverView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    White Rock, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 up a narrow river ...

  • Lewis MountainView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Whycocomagh, NS

    •  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, the Lewis Mountain Road ...

  • Devil's BendView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truro, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 Bend Trail officially ...

  • Shad BayView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 on a rolling, rocky ...

  • Grand-Pre DikesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Wolfeville, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    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, ...

  • Blomidon Provincial ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Canning, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 the entire skyline. ...

  • Long Lake Provincial ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 be reached by car ...

  • Taylor Head Provincial ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Sheet Harbour, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 should be able to enjoy ...

  • Hemlock Ravine ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    • Hiking  
    •  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 of Halifax, these 81 ...

  • The Tusket Islands: " Tusket Time"View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Lower Wedgeport, NS

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  Overnight trip
    •  Guide

    Located at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, the Tusket River basin measures a mere 32 km (20 mi) from Chebogue Point to Lower East Pubnico. ...

  • Cape Breton: "Heart of the Highlands"View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Pleasant Bay, NS

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  Overnight trip
    •  Guide

    “I have traveled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian Rockies, the American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland; ...

  • Lawrencetown BeachView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Dartmouth, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • WrandeesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Annapolis Valley Time Trial LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Kentville, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is located in Kentville, in the Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia. Featured every year at the Annapolis Valley Mountain Bike Festival, ...

  • MartockView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Windsor Forks, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Martock is located off of Route 14, about 5 miles from Windsor. Martock Mountain, a popular ski destination in the winter months, boasts one ...

  • Lakes LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Halifax, NS

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 of terrain, including ...

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