Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia  by Michael Haynes

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia Guide Book

by Michael Haynes (Goose Lane Editions)
Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia  by Michael Haynes
From Yarmouth to the Canso Causeway, this new updated edition of Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia, a companion to Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, provides illustrated descriptions of the most enjoyable and challenging hikes that mainland Nova Scotia has to offer. Michael Haynes hiked and mapped every trail in 2011 and describes the featured routes — from quiet afternoon excursions to serious multiday expeditions. Profiling 60 trails, including Cape Split, Brier Island, and portions of the newly created Cape to Cape Trail, the book includes detailed maps and descriptions as well as information on getting to the trailhead, GPS coordinates, time and length, and facilities. Photographs of interesting sites, charts, hiking tips, and sidebars on historical, cultural, and natural subjects round out the experience. Completely revised, this new edition offers at least one trail per county in mainland Nova Scotia and often many more.

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Trails from the "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 60.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.

A number of small walking trails have been developed along the Halifax–Truro corridor. Most of these, such as those found in Milford and Brookfield, are less than 2 km (1.25 mi) in total length, well ...
Enfield, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25
Designated a Migratory Bird Sanctuary in 1947 at the request of neighbouring landowners, the Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary assumed its present size of 433 ha (1,070 ac) in 1980, and together ...
Nappan, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.75
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The South Shore does not contain two more iconic communities than Lunenburg, home of the Bluenose, and Mahone Bay, with its three churches side by side facing the ocean. This former rail corridor conn ...
Lunenburg, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.4
The Belleisle Marsh Wildlife Management Area Project was initiated in 1990 as part of the North America Waterfowl Management Plan. The province purchased 283 ha (700 ac) of the broad low marsh to be p ...
Granville Ferry, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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Blomidon Provincial Park is positioned on the top of an impressive 183 m (600 ft) cliff that both overlooks and dominates the skyline of the Minas Basin. The brick red of the sandstone slopes is mirro ...
Canning, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
Brier Island is an exceptional place, in a province crammed with special places. It is Nova Scotia’s westernmost point; its symmetrical basalt cliffs resemble the Devil’s Causeway in Ireland; it hosts ...
Mavillette, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.5
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Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is a 4,200 ha (1,374 ac) natural environment park on a dramatic coastal peninsula jutting into the Bay of Fundy. The park offers wilderness camping in secluded coves and ...
Diligent River, NS - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 31.9
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. Denys resided for many ye ...
Antigonish, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
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If mainland Nova Scotia contains an iconic hiking destination, it is Cape Split. Although it has never been a maintained trail, and only since 2007 has the land been owned by the public, nevertheless ...
Canning, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
The coastline of Guysborough County is some of the most unspoiled on mainland Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, there are few managed trails to enable you to experience it on foot, and none of any length.
Marie Joseph, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.75
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The coastline bordering the Northumberland Strait between the New Brunswick border and New Glasgow is some of the most soughtafter real estate in Nova Scotia. Ideal as summer cottage country, the gent ...
Pictou, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25
In 1993, the Canadian National Railway track between Bridgewater and Halifax was abandoned, with the exception of the section from the Lakeside Industrial Park back to the peninsula. Plans were soon u ...
Mavillette, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
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Channel Lake can be an excellent choice for a weekend hike. At 24 km (15 mi), it can be completed in one long trek or, because of the many campsites along the route, can be broken into two more relaxe ...
Maitland Bridge, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 15
While this trail is worthwhile for the walk itself and the scenery of the meadows, a number of interpretive panels have been erected at different locations in the park where various habitats are found ...
South Ohio, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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The Chester Connector Trail runs for 35 km (21.9 mi) between the communities of East River and Western Shore and connects to other trails, extending, in 2011, all the way from the Halifax peninsula to ...
Chester, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.4
The Cobequid Trail is a system of paths running through the communities of Bible Hill, Truro, and the County of Colchester. In total length it comprises 16 km (10 mi) of trails. However, not all the v ...
Truro, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing,Walking - Trail Length: 8.75
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The Crowbar Lake Hiking Trail is located in the Waverley– Salmon River Long Lake Wilderness Area, a rugged pocket of pristine lakes, high granite ridges, and diverse vegetation, including old-growth p ...
Porters Lake, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.25
The Mi’kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail is a short path through a forested area that was an important hunting area for the Mi’kmaq and predecessor peoples for perhaps 11,000 years. This trail is manag ...
Debert, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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Situated on the ocean side of North Mountain, exposed to the harsher weather of the Bay of Fundy and located on infertile basalt rock, Delaps Cove was typical of the poor lands granted to Black Loyali ...
Clementsport, NS - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.9
The Kenomee Trail Society developed an impressive system of hiking trails in the Cobequid Mountains centred around Economy Falls. Since 2000, these have been among the best wilderness hiking experienc ...
Economy, NS - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.1
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