Top Adventures in Nova Scotia

  • Hike Cape Split Trail

    This is a Nova Scotia classic and a well-known hike. The trailhead has been recently upgraded by the province so parking is no longer a major concern. There is a nice picnic area at the parking lot, but I recommend hauling your lunch to the point ...

    9.9 miles

  • Explore Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    Peggy's Cove is 43 kilometers (26 miles) southwest of Downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. The community is named after the cove of the same name, a na...

  • Camping at Meat Cove

    Some friends and I recently rode our motorcycles up to Cape Breton where our final destination was Meat Cove. It's the northern most point accessible by motor vehicle. In the morning we hiked to a scenic cliff side and were welcomed warmly by frie...

  • Hike to Blue Falls & Healy Brook Falls

    The trails are easy to find. The river goes underneath an overpass and both trails, on the other side. The paths are both easy to walk through. A beginner would have no problems. However, if you are bringing along children just watch out for the c...

    0.9 miles

  • Hike to Haunted Falls & Black Hole Falls

    This isn't much of trail so be prepared to bushwhack. If you pull over at the end of Old Baxters Harbour Road, you'll see a sign and a map outline of the trails. You just have to follow the stream, go right you get to Black Hole Falls, and go left...

    2.5 miles

  • Hike Franey Mountain

    If you find yourself driving the Cabot Trail around Cape Breton, you can't miss out on the hike up to Franey Mountain.  From the Cabot Trail, you will find the trailhead for Franey Mountain just north of the Clyburn River.  Take a turn off onto Fr...

    4.3 miles 984.3 ft gain

  • Hike Cape Breton's Skyline Trail

    About 1,330 feet atop the French Mountain along Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail lies the Skyline Trail, a secluded and serene hiking trail which will lead you to jaw-dropping views of both the Cabot Trail itself as well as the Gulf of St. Lawrence. What...

    5.6 miles 1330 ft gain

  • Amethyst Cove

    You start by going on the same trail that you would if you were doing the Cape Split hike but not far in the woods you turn right and follow the orange flags. The hike itself is maybe 20 minutes uphill and then you come to the decent down the clif...

    6.2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Relax at Black Brooke Beach

    On the Cabot trail there are many beautiful spots. This beach offers less people than some of the larger beaches. It also has a little waterfall to explore!! To get here just turn off the Cabot Trail and park your car down by the beach, then you'r...

  • Hike the Middle Head Trail

    Open from mid-May until mid-October. A park pass is required for hiking or use of other services in the park. Check in at the Parks Canada Visitor Centres in Chéticamp (16 Visitor Centre Rd., situated on the west side of the park) or in Ingonish (...

    2.4 miles 131.2 ft gain

  • Motorcycling the Cabot Trail

    The Cabot Trail weaves among four different bodies of water, including the Atlantic, making for incredibly scenic riding. Be very cautious of wildlife and holding your line. Some turns have gravely inside corners, but are otherwise beautiful.There...

  • Victoria Park

    Victoria Park is a 1000-acre (4 square kilometres) green space in Truro, Nova Scotia, which features a brook (Lepper Brook), two waterfalls (Waddell Falls and Joseph Howe Falls), and a huge system of pathways for walking, running or cycling (you c...

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