Best Backpacking in Nova Scotia

This list represents the most popular backpacking in Nova Scotia. Use this list to plan your next Nova Scotia backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Mabou to Inverness


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 to Glend…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Mabou, NS - Backpacking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 33 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Cape Chignecto Provincial Park


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 - 32.5 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Liberty Lake Loop


If you wish to go for a overnight backpacking experience in Nova Scotia, you will almost certainly find yourself on this trail. The Kejimkujik backcountry is filled with lakes, interesting vegetation,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Maitland Bridge, NS - Backpacking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking - 37.5 miles
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#4. Cape Chignecto Provincial Park


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…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Diligent River, NS - Backpacking, Hiking - 31.9 miles
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#5. Liberty Lake


There are few official overnight backpacking experiences available in Nova Scotia; the Liberty Lake Loop is the longest wilderness footpath system so far developed. The Kejimkujik backcountry is f…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Maitland Bridge, NS - Backpacking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 38.1 miles
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#6. Mason’s Cabin


There is only one cabin campsite available in Kejimkujik National Park: campsite #37, known as Mason’s Cabin. This is situated in the southwest corner of the park, at the narrowest point on the slende…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Maitland Bridge, NS - Backpacking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 23.1 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions