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There are wonderful trails and places for hiking, walking and snowshoeing all over Nova Scotia. Find maps, descriptions and directions to trails in the following websites and books below. Hike NS does not recommend hiking on private land without landowner permission.

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Hike NS Blog Featured Trails

Trails Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Trails Federation

Trans Canada Trail

Hike Canada - National Hiking Trail

International Appalachian Trail in Nova Scotia

Cobequid Eco Trails Society

Cape to Cape Trail

Trails in Colchester County

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Hiking Trails and Parks

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site

Nova Scotia Provincial Parks

Halifax North West Trails Association

Halifax Trails

Trails in HRM

Moosebait.com (dedicated to the many hiking trails of Cape Breton)

Municipality of Shelburne Trails

Nova Trails

Nova Scotia Hiking

Windhorse Farm Trails (New Germany)

Waterfalls of Nova Scotia

Dog Friendly Trails:
Petfriendly.ca: Nova Scotia Dog Parks, Dog-Friendly Trails, Beaches and Off-Leash Areas
Hikewithyourdog.com: Nova Scotia

Find walking routes through Walkabout. It also helps you count your steps if you use a pedometer. Enter your steps on its website to track your progress. Walkabout is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive walking initiative created especially for Nova Scotians, which aims to help re-create a culture of walking. The website offers tools, routes and groups for walkers, plus campaign materials, supports for advocacy, and training of walking group leaders. Check out www.walkaboutns.ca.


Find these books on Nova Scotia's hiking trails at local book stores and libraries:

Be sure to follow Leave No Trace Principles when out hiking, walking and snowshoeing.
For a list of what to bring and how to prepare for going on a hike, check out AdventureSmart.
Nova Scotia weather
NS Forest Fire Index

Where to Borrow, Rent or Buy Snowshoes guide

Tally kilometres and steps:

Hike Nova Scotia's Hiker Distance Award Challenge
Tally your hiking kilometres and earn a pin. Learn more here.

Heart&Stroke Walkabout
Use a pedometer and keep track of your steps on the Walkabout website.

Volksmarch Clubs
Join a local Volksmarch Club, go on regular walks and tally your kilometres.

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