Best Cross-Country Skiing in Nova Scotia

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

  • #1 Mabou to Inverness View Trail Details

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    Mabou, NS

    •  2 days
    •  33 miles
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    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 ...

  • #2 BLT Trail View Trail Details

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    Halifax, NS

    •  5 to 6 hours
    •  12 miles
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    New trails are springing up all over the province, the majority being developed by community volunteer associations. Perhaps nowhere did that ...

  • #3 Fairmont Ridge View Trail Details

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    Antigonish, NS

    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  7 miles
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    The Fairmont Ridge Hiking Trail System, constructed by the Antigonish Hiking and Biking Trails Association, will appeal to both experienced hikers ...

  • #4 Green Bay to Broad Cove View Trail Details

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    Italy Cross, NS

    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  7.5 miles
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    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, ...

  • #5 Lewis Mountain View Trail Details

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    Whycocomagh, NS

    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.5 miles
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    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 ...

  • #6 Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary View Trail Details

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    Amherst, NS

    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  3.75 miles
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    Although relatively small, Amherst Point has much to offer. Designated a Migratory Bird Sanctuary in 1947 at the request of neighbouring landowners, ...

  • #7 Centennial Trail View Trail Details

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    Bridgewater, NS

    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  10 miles
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    Shortly before the provincial government acquired the abandoned rail line running between Halifax and Liverpool, the town of Bridgewater purchased ...

  • #8 Aspotogan Rail Trail View Trail Details

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    Hubbards, NS

    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  14.5 miles
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    This path follows the abandoned rail line on the South Shore between Hubbards and East River, cutting across the top of the Aspotogan Peninsula. ...

  • #9 Delaps Cove View Trail Details

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    Annapolis Royal, NS

    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  6 miles
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    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 ...

  • #10 Old Branch Road View Trail Details

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    Sydney, NS

    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  10 miles
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    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 ...

  • #11 Cape George View Trail Details

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    Antigonish, NS

    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  7.5 miles
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    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 ...

  • #12 McNabs Island View Trail Details

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    Halifax, NS

    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4.5 miles
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    Few North American cities are blessed with an island wilderness in sight of their business and financial centre. The site of a French fishing ...

  • #13 Belleisle Marsh and Mickey Hill View Trail Details

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    Annapolis Royal, NS

    •  2 hours
    •  3.5 miles
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    Belleisle Marsh: The Belleisle Marsh Wildlife Management Area was initiated in 1990 as part of the North America Waterfowl Management Plan. The ...

  • #14 Jitney and Samson to Albion Trails View Trail Details

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    Pictou, NS

    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  6.5 miles
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    These routes are high quality, urban, level, walking trails, taking advantage of particularly attractive sections of an abandoned rail line. ...

  • #15 Nictaux Falls View Trail Details

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    Middleton, NS

    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  12.5 miles
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    In 1889, the Nova Scotia Central Railway offered service between Bridgewater and Middleton, which continued until the line was abandoned by Canadian ...

  • #16 Roxbury View Trail Details

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    West Paradise, NS

    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  11.25 miles
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    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 ...

  • #17 Tidnish Trail View Trail Details

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    Amherst, NS

    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5 miles
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    This is a fairly easy walk along a former rail line that has been abandoned for more than 100 years. It starts from an attractive picnic ground ...

  • #18 Mount Uniacke Museum View Trail Details

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    Dartmouth, NS

    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  7.5 miles
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    Work began on this trail in late 1994, with completion of the first phase, including most of the trails, in June of 1995. Uniacke Estate is a ...

  • #19 Gold Mines and Hemlocks and Hardwoods View Trail Details

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    Maitland Bridge, NS

    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  6 miles
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    Gold Mines: Abandoned mine shafts, long narrow trenches from “snake diggin’,” and the remains of mining equipment can be found along the self-interpretive ...

  • #20 Five Islands Provincial Park View Trail Details

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    Truro, NS

    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  7 miles
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    Five Islands Provincial Park includes a 90-site campground within its 452 ha (1117 acres) boundaries. Clam digging is a popular activity on the ...