Explore the most popular Parks 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.

hiking
flooded
muddy
6 hours ago

hiking
bugs
off trail
rocky
11 hours ago

This is a beautiful trail. One of my favourites to date. A large part of the trail is along the water and the view is spectacular. For the most part the trail is clearly marked. I would not call this trail easy other then one small section. Also, I would strongly recommend keeping your dogs on leash as someone’s dog was quilled pretty badly. There were no bugs at all while we were there. The trail wasn’t busy between the hours of 11am to 2pm. There are a couple places to stop, sit and enjoy the view. I highly recommend this trail to everyone.

hiking
1 day ago

May 28, 2020. Wonderful well marked trails. Thank you so much to the volunteers who keep McDonald park so clean and natural. Today my wife and I trekked the outer trails of the park. It was very warm but very enjoyable. Thank you. Brian R.

Beautiful trail walk. All parts to the trail are marked and easy to follow. The trail is wide and the park big, so it never feels crowed. The app did cut out part of the loop from my gps for some reason, but I completed the full shubie loop and would definitely recommend. Easy trail.

hiking
muddy
over grown
scramble
1 day ago

Great trail, a bit hard to find the proper route to take once you get to the shore line - thank god for this app(many different trails all leading to roughly the same spot). It was pretty foggy and muddy in spots but me and my pooch made it work. We also didn’t go to the very end as the fog was thick and we were both tired from all the uneven rocks. Will go back(when clear skies).

short trail. basically all gravel. you can see the entire lake as you walk. stroller and wagon friendly.

hiking
1 day ago

Great and easy trail with a few small hills that give you a good walk. There never seems to be too many people but I do meet a few around the loop. Stunning views and places to kayak if you’re into that.

Beautiful rugged landscape, i loved it

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

gorgeous trail, with lots of twists and turns. keep an eye on the maps or your trail maps. great lookout over the lakes! buggy and muddy, def wear hiking boots. lots of rugged terrain!

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
3 days ago

Great, mildly challenging hike. Not very people on the trail, although it was a Tuesday. Nice and scenic. Did the full loop of 7.2km’s wouldn’t recommend to kids under 10. Great for dogs that like to hike and climb.

some nice views especially at low tide

mountain biking
bugs
3 days ago

The loop is tricky to do if you do not have a GPS or you do not have a map of where you are. The construction towards the NW point of First Lake also adds to the confusion slightly. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful trail and if you are not pressed for time, it is not a bad place to get lost. :)

Really enjoyed the landscape. Went on a weekday and found the traffic to be light (encountered 4 other groups). There had been sun the few days prior and the mud was not a problem - a couple of small, soft areas that were easy to walk around. Not buggy, maybe thanks to the light wind.

hiking
3 days ago

One of our favorite hikes in Nova Scotia. Hiked it today, including the little loop along the south side. Lots of blowdown from last fall on that little stretch. Beautiful!

Super nice. Bring pants and extra socks for swampy areas.

nice short trail with a steep climb

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