|Find a Trail|
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
Trails in HRM
Moosebait.com (dedicated to the many hiking trails of Cape Breton)
Municipality of Shelburne 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.
Use a pedometer and keep track of your steps on the Walkabout website.
Join a local Volksmarch Club, go on regular walks and tally your kilometres.