Polly Cove Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Polly Cove Trail is a 3.1 kilometer loop trail located near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
78 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

Polly’s Cove Trail is a short coastal trail adjacent to the historic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia. The trail offers beautiful views of the ocean, including numerous look-offs and cliff views, as well as unique views of the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in the distance, and is home to a number of abandoned war bunkers. The trail is fairly easy to follow and visitors are encouraged to stay on path so as not to disrupt the sensitive surrounding flora and fauna. The trail can be followed all the way to Peggy’s Cove and is suitable for year round use, however caution should be taken in the winter when snowfall levels are high and along the coastal edge. Parking Information: Two small roadside lots are available off of Prospect Road, the trail begins directly in front of each lot.

hiking
20 days ago

Tiny parking lot with room for 4 or 5 cars, if you're driving west and pass Peggy's Cove you've gone too far! Great alternative to the crowds at Peggy's Cove. Beautiful oceanside walk. Dog friendly. Very sunny trail, not much shade. Easy footing.

20 days ago

Stunning! Beautiful views and flowers. Easy to miss the small parking lots but you may see cars parked along the road. :)

hiking
29 days ago

Good hike for kids! awesome views and less busy then Peggy' s cove!

1 month ago

My first time walking this this trail What a great view and no crowds !! Paths were pretty easy to follow and it was great place to walk the dog

1 month ago

Fantastic scenery! No direct path so you get the opportunity to explore the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful spot for an afternoon hike. I went when it was quite foggy, but the cliffs still provided amazing scenery. The main path is quite easy, but I went off the main path in some parts to walk up some of the rock. I would recommend waterproof hikers because there are a few spots on the main trail that can be quite muddy. Lots of rocky spots to stop and eat lunch with a view of the ocean. The trail isn’t marked so you many need gps to find the start of the trail.

2 months ago

Beautiful spot especially when you walk the rocks close to the water's edge

2 months ago

Stunning landscape views and one of my fav spots so far with our travels. Far from the maddening crowds...
Parking has only a few spots.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Easy to miss the small parking area suitable for only a couple cars. Short hike but the landscape and views are great!!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

2 months ago

Pleasant hike. My kids really enjoy this trail. Lots of boulders to climb and very pretty view.

3 months ago

Beautiful spot for a hike on the rocks with some lobster fishing boats hauling traps when we were there. Nice views of inlet with many off shoots of trails. Can make it an easy to medium hike in difficulty & distance.

nature trips
4 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Not a long or difficult hike, but unique geography and great sea side vistas

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Short and overgrown- not a running trail but a pleasant hike.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great spot, only wish the trail was longer. There are tons of little foot paths scattered across the area, which make it easy to see the landscape from many different angles and view points. There are also some rock faces that are good for bouldering.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Took the circuit down to the cove- landscape is outstanding and trail to a primordial cove away from the crowds. Allow time to spend soaking it up when there.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

very nice easy hike.

Friday, September 23, 2016

An area that can be endlessly explored, wicked beautiful!

hiking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wow wow and WOW!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A lot of potential to explore off trail and climb the cliffs along the shore. Beautiful area!

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

The region is so beautiful. It is well worth the walk out!!!! Wear boots there are muddy an wet areas.

hiking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Good but hard to follow for the trail

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