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.

Great walk anytime of year.

We love this trail as it is a lot less busy than the other trails in Sir Sanford Fleming Park. It is very woodsy and is a nice quiet loop with a bit of an incline. You likely wont see many people (if anyone) on this. Lots of other connecting trails you could pair this with. We love walking our dog on this trail.

This is our favourite place to explore - there’s nowhere else quite like it. There are tons of trail combinations that you can do. Every time you return you will find hidden things and places that you haven’t seen before. Tons of old war buildings and bunkers to look at. A few you can even go in. In the summer there are public washrooms available on site. Lots of picnic tables as well. If you venture down on the trails between the fortress and the ocean the hill down to the water is extremely steep. Lots of secrets about this place to find for yourself. It really is an enchanting place. I’d recommend for everyone to go here at least once to see what it’s all about. Lots of history and interpretive signs. There’s also rumours of parts of it being haunted... we have experienced those claims only once but something we will never forget. Truly interesting.

Excellent place to explore abandoned buildings and bunkers (fenced off areas for the most part)

This was a lovely hike with lots of different terrain, beautiful views and good signage makes it pretty easy to follow. The pup and I will return!

Lovely easy hike with interesting history and great views

This is one of the best spots in the HRM for having it all. Tons of parking, bus route right to it, picnic tables, wooded areas, rocky shores and cliffs, tras suitable for walking and running, tones of history and ruins from old harbour defensive structures and wonderful scenery. But the highlight for me with this trail system is the sunrise. So far the best I have seen in the HRM, and with in a minute walk of the parking lot. I love to watch it then I have more motivation for the up coming run or hike!

if you like local history and want a short stroll in a beautiful community this is the spot.

Historic site with many different trails available to explore the area. No shortage of parking and there are plenty of beautiful views.

3 months ago

Nice trail, good signage, a great spot for a Sunday hike.

Not a whole lot to see. Trail is poorly marked, but is a moderately easy walk out and back.

trail running
4 months ago

Got to run with the dog off leash !

Good to do with very young kids or dogs. A casual walk more than a hike experience.

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

8 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! ☺️

10 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

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

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.

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