Best Horseback Riding in Nova Scotia

This list represents the most popular horseback riding in Nova Scotia. Use this list to plan your next Nova Scotia horseback riding 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. Green Bay to Broad Cove


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 An old cart track follows the coastline for its entire length, although it is no longer maintained by the Department of…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 - 7.5 miles Best Trail in ns - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Lewis Mountain


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 must…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Whycocomagh, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.5 miles
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#4. Old Branch Road


The Old Branch Road Trail, a project of the Cape Breton County Trails Association, became the first section of the Trans Canada Trail to officially be opened on Cape Breton Island. On July 3, 2001, th…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Sydney, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 10 miles
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#5. Nictaux Falls


In 1889, the Nova Scotia Central Railway offered service between Bridgewater and Middleton, which continued until the line was abandoned by Canadian National in 1984. Since that time, snowmobilers and…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Middleton, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 12.5 miles
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#6. Roxbury


Near the end of this old road you will discover some of the remains of an abandoned settlement that once contained as many as 135 people. It had its own school, two lumber mills, a grist mill, and num…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
West Paradise, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 11.25 miles
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#7. Guysborough Nature Trail


The proposed Guysborough railway extended nearly 100 km (62 mi) from Guysborough to the village of Ferrona Junction near New Glasgow. Between 1929-1931, considerable work was undertaken before the pro…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Guysborough, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 21 miles
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#8. Tatamagouche to Denmark


Denmark was one of many small Nova Scotia communities that relied on woodcraft and lumber for its economic survival. Using pine and maple from the distant Cobequid Hills, the Sutherland Mill used stea…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Tatamagouche, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 13 miles
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#9. Wallace Bridge


The Short Line, running between Oxford and Pictou, was a portion of the dream railway planned by Sir Sanford Fleming to connect the manufacturing centres of central Canada with the harbour of Louisbou…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Wallace Station, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5 miles
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#10. Shelburne Rail Trail


Filled with United Empire Loyalists fleeing the newly created United States, Shelburne briefly became one of the largest settlements in North America. However, the lack of nearby agricultural lands me…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia"
Shelburne, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 13.5 miles
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