Explore the most popular historic site trails in Nova Scotia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I enjoyed it and the great views. I'm happy to see York Redoubt being restored. Picnic tables and informational signage.

This is a beautiful spot! Great trail!

Great trail, but a little rough on the edges. It was maintained by the Bowater Mersey pulp company but after a takeover by Resolute Pulp, the trail was abandoned and all the trailhead signage was removed. The trail interpretation signage and bridges remain however and are in pretty good shape. There are cool remains of an old logging camp in the middle. Avoid in early spring as the Hiking Trail Road can be rough on non-4WD vehicles until it dries out and the trail can be icy. The first stretch on the historica Old Annapolis Road is an ATV trail and thus is rocky and eroded but the trail soon soon branches off and becomes a nice forest and lakeside path.

Very good trail, can get some amazing views if you get off the trail a bit.

Not a bad trail but wasn’t impressed either ... it didn’t wow me

hiking
3 months ago

I love it up there i just dont like the fact they cut all them trees down and cleared all that land and now it just sits there and they are doing nothing with it....there were sooo many good trails up there until they did the clear cutting...I like going up to the big open marsh land up there where the round little pond is

Love Shubie trail

great little trail with scenic lake views. It's pretty wet and icy in early Spring and sometimes washed out.

Such a cool spot!! Lots to explore and take pictures of, and a little tricky to get to the water because they’ve blocked off quite a bit bit you’ll find the way!

I just checked out this trail for the first time today. There’s something for everyone here. Lots of beautiful scenery, straight easy sections, less groomed areas, and some rivers. It was enjoyable! ☺️

5 months ago

Very quiet trail, usually only see about 2 or 3 people each time I go there. My dog loves it and there's a few areas that are just a huge field so I usually bring the brisbee!

Can get pretty windy near the water some days (if you choose to add on Poor's farm road to your hike) but it's beautiful!

on Shubie Park Trail

walking
7 months ago

I walk this trail every weekday morning with a group of men and it is perfect for our group. The trails are kept in excellent shape and better yet the park keepers are a very friendly lot. We walk for an hour or so, then it is off to Tim's for social time. This fall there was a concerted effort to make the trails free of obstacles. So it should be quite ideal for skiing if we get snow that stays.

I have lived near Hemlock Ravine for 1 1/2 years. I love the peaceful nature of the park dearly and walk my dog there frequently. However, make note that there is only ONE off leash trail for dogs - Governor's Trail. I'm sure most dog walkers that come to the park don't know that or they don't care. My dog and I have had our share of scares and close calls with other dogs which are walking off leash in on leash areas. Very frustrating. And yes, there are people who don't pick up after their dogs or pick it up and leave the bag on the trail for someone else to take out. The peace and quiet I feel when I visit the park is slowly being eroded away by insensitive dog owners. I hope you enjoy your visit there as it is a lovely spot.

I live near this trail and frequent it quite often with my dogs. It is a beautiful, relatively easy trail with a good length. It also has wonderful interpretive signage along the trail explaining the areas history.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

kinda neat.. not super exciting but now I've seen it.

walking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Great place for a walk. Easy trails. Lots of squirrels and birds. Lots of places to stop. Great place to go during any season.

A great hike out to the lake. Great spot to take a picnic and spend some time by the lake.

walking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great walk for humans and their furry companions! Suitable for older children. Close to the city. Costly Farm section not groomed, though the rest of the trails seem to be primarily gravel.

walking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Beautiful scenery, not overly busy, quite ! Trails aren't "perfect" and you can definitely get muddy. My four legged friend and I had a blast though

Didn't manage to get for because of snow but will definitely go back

on Shubie Park Trail

Sunday, December 04, 2016

People if your DOG is humping everthing in sight or NOT FRIENDLY....it should be on a @$/##! LEASH or are you too dense to understand that...

walking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Walk in the park. If you go to Halifax, its a must do.

Great spot to walk the dog

walking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

best dog park in town & my rating is based on that.

So many different trails to encounter, it can be as difficult or as easy of a walk as you want!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Excellent gentle ramble for all ages . Reasonably picturesque and perfect for loads of off leash dog walking. Brilliantly maintained trails here .

Saturday, March 19, 2016

I am surprised with 2 stars on these trails. Some of the trails are bike friendly, but most of them north of salt marsh are not. It is on leash for dogs & for difficulty I would say easy to moderate. Moderate portion is North of Salt Marsh trail. I really enjoy these trails, but they are located in my area. I would not drive from Halifax for this trail.

Pretty disappointing. It's primarily a dog park, the only good interesting spots in the park require you to go off trail, and there's not really much to see even when you do.

Dog owners that visit the park are also really disrespectful. They leave bags of dog crap everywhere, I saw a huge pile of dog crap bags next to one bench and bags strewn all over the place. Pretty gross.

walking
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Nice trail close to the city. Walk down to the Halifax Harbor and check out the old military buildings around the huge property.

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