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.

15 days 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

2 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.

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

7 months ago

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.

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.

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...

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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

Great spot to walk the dog

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.

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.

Easy walking trail in the city. Don't miss the heart shaped pond near the parking lot at the entrance to the trail. Almost always see deer on this trail along with birds and squirrels. It is crusher dust paths so easy to push a stroller too!

Monday, February 04, 2013

Great Sunday afternoon walk with the kids. A few hills but the path is crusher dust so easy to push a stroller on it. Some wildlife the day we were there lots of birds and a few deer. The trail travels through an open field then through some woods then opens up again with nice views of the Atlantic Ocean, Musquodoboit Harbour.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Easy easy family and pet friendly trail. Well kept crusher dust trails perfect for walking, running, and biking.

A lesser known cousin to Point Pleasant Park. Historic and naturally beautiful in many of the same ways. An oasis of nature in the city.

road biking
Monday, April 16, 2012

Please ignore my review, i posted on the wrong trail. Never been on this one. Sorry.

road biking
Monday, April 16, 2012

Unlike the atlantic view and the shearwater flyer trails this one isn't suitable for a road bike. I made it but it wasn't easy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Great trial has something for everyone

Friday, September 30, 2011

A dog's heaven! Lots of water and plenty of off leash areas. Very easy hike, but very icy in the winter. The trail connects to the trans Canada trail!

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