Nova Scotia: Terrain you can really dig your heels into. Hiking!

There are hundreds of accessible trails crisscrossing the diverse terrain of Nova Scotia. The rugged mountain trails of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park will reveal amazing vistas, while trails like Cape Split or Delaps Cove will let you breath in both the salt air of the Bay of Fundy and the scent of pine trees. Inland or coastal terrain, easy or challenging, whatever your preference, Nova Scotia is perfect for exploring on foot.

  • Get up close and personal with Nova Scotia’s watchable wildlife like moose, deer, seals, porpoises, eagles and all kinds of birdlife on a guided Nova Scotia Nature Safari.
  • Put the world in perspective from any one of the hundreds of spectacular scenic look-offs like Broad Cove Mountain Look-Off in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, or the Devil’s Bend Look-Off perched dramatically 150 m (nearly 500 feet) above the Economy River.
  • Follow in the footsteps of infamous rum runners with a walking tour of Old Town Lunenburg, A UNESCO World Heritage Town or learn the legends of shipwrights and Scottish immigrants with a Living History Tour of New Glasgow.
  • 300 year-old hemlock forest and the spectacular Big Dam Trailhead are must-see parts of the Liberty Lake Trail in Kejimkujik National Park. It’s the longest dedicated footpath in the province.
  • Walk on the ocean floor and go fossil hunting at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy.

You can take advantage of the expertise of tour operators or plan, map, and guide yourself. Hike for a week or tour for an afternoon. Join up with a group or head into the isolated wilderness. Hike Nova Scotia your own way.

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