Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia Guide Book

by Michael Haynes (Goose Lane Editions)
Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia  by Michael Haynes

264pp/photos/topo maps
ISBN: 0864922914

This is an indispensable guide to hikes long and short, challenging and easy, in all corners of the province. The author has updated these 50 hikes for this latest edition. Each trail description includes directions for getting there, details about the trail, photos, maps, GPS coordinates, and cell phone coverage.

© Michael Haynes/Goose Lane Editions. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: Although relatively small, Amherst Point has much to offer. Designated a Migratory Bird Sanctuary in 1947 at the request of neighbouring landowners, it assumed its present size of 433 ha (1,070 a) in ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Amherst, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.75
... Preview: This path follows the abandoned rail line on the South Shore between Hubbards and East River, cutting across the top of the Aspotogan Peninsula. I think bicyclists will most enjoy it. The improved gra ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Hubbards, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Balancing Rock: One of the most famous scenic destinations in the province, the Balancing Rock is a slender column of basalt perched in an apparently impossible position. Yet it has been this way, geo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Tiverton, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.25
... Preview: Belleisle Marsh: The Belleisle Marsh Wildlife Management Area was initiated in 1990 as part of the North America Waterfowl Management Plan. The Province purchased 283 ha (700 acres) of the broad low m ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Annapolis Royal, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This is a walk for the entire family, particularly if you are looking for a place to have a picnic. In addition to picnic tables on the beach, others can be found along the Coastal Trail. Several of t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Little Dover, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.75
... Preview: 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 i ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Canning, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 8 (About Top Trails)
... Preview: New trails are springing up all over the province, the majority being developed by community volunteer associations. Perhaps nowhere did that occur more rapidly than on the section of abandoned rail l ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Halifax, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 12 (About Top Trails)
... Preview: 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 cov ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Advocate Harbour, NS - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 32.5 (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Cape George was originally named Cape St. Louis, probably by Nicolas Denys, the noted diarist who was the French Governor of this area in the middle of the sixteenth century and resided in Nova Scotia ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Antigonish, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: The coastline bordering the Northumberland Strait between the New Brunswick border and New Glasgow is some of the most sought-after land in Nova Scotia. Ideal as summer cottage country, the gentle san ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Pictou, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.25
... Preview: Shortly before the provincial government acquired the abandoned rail line running between Halifax and Liverpool, the town of Bridgewater purchased the section inside its municipal boundaries. Passing ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Bridgewater, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The Cobequid Trail is an initiative by the community to reclaim a portion of the former rail line that once connected Truro to Windsor, through the Kennetcook River Valley, and turn it into a recreati ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Truro, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Situated on the other side of North Mountain from the county seat at Annapolis Royal, exposed to the harsher weather of the Bay of Fundy, and located on infertile basalt rock, Delaps Cove was typical ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Annapolis Royal, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: 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 th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Truro, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: 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 boundarie ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Antigonish, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 7 (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Developed by the Pictou County Trails Association in 1996, the Fitzpatrick Mountain Trail was one of the first of Nova Scotia’s new trails developed by community associations. Originally formed to dev ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Scotsburn, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Five Islands Provincial Park includes a 90-site campground within its 452 ha (1117 acres) boundaries. Clam digging is a popular activity on the 1.6 km (1 mi) mud flats which are revealed twice daily a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Truro, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: 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. The Gaspe ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
White Rock, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5 (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Gold Mines: Abandoned mine shafts, long narrow trenches from “snake diggin’,” and the remains of mining equipment can be found along the self-interpretive trail. This is a pleasant walk accessible to ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Maitland Bridge, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: If you like ocean, waves, sandy beaches, and seabirds, you will love this walk. An old cart track follows the coastline for its entire length, although it is no longer maintained by the Department of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Italy Cross, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.5 (About Top Trails)