Red Island Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Indian Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length2.3 miElevation gain114 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingBeachForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsRocky
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Getting There

Starting point is the St. Ann's Bay United Church Parking lot along the Cabot Trail. You eventually come out to a cobblestone beach and can walk in either direction along St. Ann's Bay from there. Left takes you to Red Island. This trail is good for snow-shoeing in the winter as well.

Starting point is the St. Anns church parking lot along the Cabot Trail.

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Robert Stewart
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Hiking

Great trail, with a nice beach

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Brody Boutilier
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Beautiful loop, a couple small sandy spots if you care for a dip.

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Ben Perry
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Paddle sports

Great.

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Curtis Young
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HikingGreat!

Enjoyable loop trail with lots of diversity to keep the kiddies interested - Bogs, lake, river, beach, woodland trail, cart trail, etc. Saw a good variety of birds including kingfishers, terns, plovers, chickadees, etc. Some frogs, a toad, a seal, and many cool mushrooms. We were glad we packed our swimsuits, as the beach was nicer than expected (mostly rocky but a nice sand patch when the trail met the beach, there was a slight cross current running along the shore but it wasn’t enough to worry me). Well maintained trail with lots of benches for rests. The wooden bridge looks brand new and must be a welcome addition in wet weather (the creek was dry on our visit). A good choice for kids - mine are 5 and 6 years old and enjoyed it very much.

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Linda Rae
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Hiking

Great trail I would say this trail is easy not moderate

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Amelia Dauphney
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Nice easy trail...beautiful wood walk leading to a beach. Mosquitos are nasty so be prepared!

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Tricia Rose
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Hiking

Ive done this trail many times, after a rainfall it can be quite muddy. A few minutes into the trail you will come to a buoy hanging on a tree, to the left, I suggest turning here and going along the shore its much easier to navigate this way :)

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Mackenzie Campbell
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First to Review

It takes about an hour to walk in and back out, including stops for photos. Wear good hiking shoes as you have to climb over an incline of loose rocks at either ends of the trail.

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denise stevens
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Linda Rae
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Greg Weir
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