Best Walking in Nova Scotia

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

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#1. Money Point


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 coins are still occasionally found in the surrounding sa…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
St Margaret Village, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 8.1 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions

#2. Cape Breton


The easternmost tip of Cape Breton, this exposed headland shares its name with the entire island. Peat bogs and swamps dominate the poorly drained landscape, which is almost flat and thickly covered i…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Cape Breton"
Louisbourg, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 8.75 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions

#3. Uniacke Estate


One of Nova Scotia’s two “Great Roads” required for movement of troops and cattle after the founding of Halifax, the Halifax-Windsor road featured weekly stage service by 1801, with mail and passenger…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Mount Uniacke, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 7.5 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions

#4. Cobequid Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Truro, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 8.75 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions

#5. Rogart Mountain


The Rogart Mountain Trail is a fine footpath exploring one of the higher points of land on the Cobequid Mountains. By itself it would be a worthy addition to this book. But what makes this special, al…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Tatamagouche, NS - Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 4.1 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions

#6. Gold Mines


Abandoned mine shafts, long narrow trenches from “snake diggin’,” and remains of mining equipment can be found along the self-interpretive trail. This is a pleasant walk accessible to almost any fitne…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Maitland Bridge, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 1.9 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions

#7. 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

#8. Peter Point–Snake Lake


Once the site of a lodge, Peter Point, a narrow peninsula 1.5 km (0.9 mi) long and barely 500 m/yd wide, projects into the southeastern corner of Kejimkujik Lake. The trail is the remains of the road…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Maitland Bridge, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 3.75 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions

#9. West River


This is a trail that very few people will ever hike. It can only be accessed two ways, either by entering from almost the midway point in the 61 km (38.1 mi) Liberty Lake Trail or by canoeing across K…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia"
Maitland Bridge, NS - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walking - 8.75 miles
Published by Goose Lane Editions