|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:
Hike NS Blog Featured Trails
Trails Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Trails Federation
Trans Canada 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
Walk, Hike, Bike 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
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. It is lead by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Ecology Action Centre and the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection. 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 and a gift certificate to TAO. 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.
Conquer the Highlands Challenge
Hike every trail within Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 2012, and earn major bragging rights for a year. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the complex habitat of northern Cape Breton. Bring a signed list with trail names and dates hiked to the park visitor centre in Chéticamp or Ingonish for a chance to win a special prize!