Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

An amazing workout! Beautiful trail in the winter. I can only imagine what it would be like with bugs and lots more foliage, because the trail was sparsely marked and I lost it once. However, the views at the tops of the little peaks and the frozen lakes were absolutely gorgeous.

Great views. Suggest to take two vehicles and park at each end so you don’t have to double back.

It was a foggy day for me with a surprise clearing. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Loved this. A bit hard to follow at times so had to rely on the map. But a great hike for me and the dog!

18 days ago

Interesting meander.

Great views and beautiful sunsets

backpacking
18 days ago

Best place on earth

Quite a hike! Beautiful scenery, however, there were a few water crossings that were quite difficult due to flooding, so be aware of that if you go after it rains.

Beautiful path along the coast. Some rocky terrain so need good boots. Lovely views.

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!

hiking
25 days ago

Trail was pretty wet from all the rain but was an amazing hike great views from the top!

Pretty walk in the middle of the city. Great for date nights - lots of people watching, dining and drinking options, art, etc. Love coming in the morning to watch the sunrise.

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful panoramic look-off views. Very moderate level trail with narrow paths, and some steep climbs and rocky areas. Completed in about 3 hours.

Well marked, beautiful trail. Definitely hunters around in November, wear bright colours. Number of large trees down on trail that I had to navigate around, (over and under lol) because of high winds recently. Thankfully the trail markings where very clear to get me back on track. Thank you so much!

Well marked, great camping spots and the landscape changes drastically throughout the trail so it never gets boring. I did it with 1 overnight stay. There was a good camping spot on the farthest loop where the portage trail crosses the actual trail at upper five bridges lake, it’s fairly flat with smooth small gravel and beautiful lake view. At a fast pace it took me 8 hours total hiking but I stopped for breaks which aren’t included

Great place to go to with the dog (especially if they like to swim)! Loved the trails in the woods especially.

Beautiful ride

hiking
1 month ago

We took a wrong turn and ended up on the ski hill which was super cool. Took a wrong turn but it turned out great. A major hill at the beginning but really fun:)

Lovely easy hike with interesting history and great views

walking
1 month ago

Very easy trail. My two boys and I walked the trail no problem. Nice peaceful walk.

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.

Great spot, you could hike for weeks in the trails around here. the main attraction is the man made dam there is a great spot on either side of it for a break, they are often used for camp sites by the looms of them. Don't be surprised to meet ATVs, dogs on and off leash, scientists or golfers while hiking these trails. The tea head is just off the prospect road if you pull in by the sign for Indian River Golf Course you will see parking on the left hand side of the road to the course.

Shot easy loop, typical pond/wetland area. very nice to have a spot like this right in the city.

Great spot to get a hike in when pressed for time. The dogs love it and it is ready for use year round.

A nice walk with an amazing view for almost all the way. although it is a short trail, there are tons of foot paths to be explored, you could spend days doing it. if you don't mind pulling up a rock it is a lovely spot of a picnic. the oven and rock features make it an amazing place for photos, scenery painting or insperation. Definitely a place I will keep going back to!

hiking
1 month ago

Did the hike on a nice fall day - Beautiful trail. Steep ground but good footing.

This was a great trail right in the city. Had to stop and really pay attention to the map. Trail markers were hard to find. Backtracked a bit. Fun adventure. Need good stable footwear. Lots of roots, rocks, climbing and stumps to navigate. Took us longer than expected.

Amazing views, definitely worth the time to stop when touring the Cabot Trail.

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