Happy Trails Await South Shore

Happy Trails Await

You can walk the same trail twice, but you’ll never take the same hike.” That’s a philosophy with which wholeheartedly agree. And let’s face it – based on that math – with over 30 trail systems along Nova Scotia’s South Shore – we calculate you can count on a lifetime’s worth wonderful hikes when you get here. Happy Trails indeed!


Each trail offers something inherently unique – so be prepared to forest bathe with the best of them, and cross bridges over racing rivers and stride along side our incredible Atlantic Blue. And with paths carved out for every level of skill – you’re sure to find just the right one for your journey.


Some come complete with remarkable art-installations that will feed your imagination and have you celebrating our sensational scenery along with the incredible talents of our local artists.

Happy Trails Autumn South Shore

And there’s nothing quite like the every changing tapestry of nature here on the South Shore. Each season brings with it a breathtaking backdrop for every step you take.


Feel free to trade those two feet for two wheels and ride the day away along our happy trails. With a variety of terrain you can coast in smooth style or if the spirit strikes you – roll a wee bit off the beaten path.


If it’s more the four wheel… or four leg experience you’re after – we’ve got multi-use trails that have been designated for off-highway vehicles and even horses too.

They run from Peggy’s Cove all the way to Barrington so be sure to have a look through our lovely list park-based pathways and community links below – then make plans to take one or two or as many as you can while you’re here. We’re counting on you to enjoy every inch of our Happy Trails.

Happy Trails Nova Scotia's South Shore

For a complete list of all the trails here in the province along with Trail Etiquette 101 and more visit nstrails.com

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Adventure Trail

This 15 km trail runs between the Towns of Mahone Bay and Bridgewater and ...

Arthur Young Trail

Through a partnership with the Best Western Cookville, the Arthur Young Trail ...

Barrington Bay Trail

The Barrington Bay is one of the most scenic trails throughout the Municipality ...

Barrington Bay to Woods Harbour Trail

This section of the trail is 12.3 km long and has a large trailhead with ...

Bay to Bay Trail

A 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” that connects the Towns of ...

Bull Run Trail

A 27km trail connecting the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater and to ...

Caledonia Trail

The Brookfield Mines Trail Association developed the former railway line in ...

Castle Rock Trail

  At an elevation of 428m, Castle Rock offers breathtaking views of East River ...

Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail is an 8 km multi-use trail. It is accessible to strollers ...

Concrete Creations (Cosby's Garden Centre)

Open 7 days per week. Quality products for landscaping and home gardens. Enjoy a ...

Dynamite Trail

Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours ...

Footbridge Trail

The Footbridge Trail (approx. 0.8 km) head is a small parking area located in ...

Gaff Point

Unique, unspoiled coastline awaits! Gaff Point consists of 124 acres of ...

Indian Path Common

Length: (all one way) Green Trail: 2.0 km Blue Trail: 0.5 km Yellow Trail: 30 ...

Jordan River Trail

The Jordan River Trail (approx. 2.6 km) is located in the Jordan Falls ...

LaHave River Trail

Trailhead Civic Address: 140 Wentzell Road, Wentzell Lake Portion Runs: ...

Lockeport Trestle Trail

Lockeport's "Trestle Trail" is a 3.29km loop which navigates through the Town of ...


Miller Point Peace Park

Located just off Hwy 3 in Dayspring, this is a 5km. looping trail system with ...

Port Clyde Trail

The Port Clyde Trail can be entered at Lyles Road off Highway 309. There is ...

Queens Place Walking Trail

This trail is surfaced with crushed stone, making it ideal for many uses ...

River Ridge Common

Owned by the District of Lunenburg since 2011, River Ridge Common is a 115 acre ...

Roseway River Trail

The Roseway River Trail (approx. 1 km) crosses the Roseway River near Falls Lane ...

Shelburne Rail Trail

The Town has developed a 3.5 km section of the abandoned rail line in Town as a ...

Sherose Island Nature Trail

The nature trail is located on Sherose Island, just off Highway 3 in Barrington ...

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Runs: New Germany to Annapolis Valley ​Length: 122 km to Middleton, Annapolis ...


This multipurpose Municipal facility is a community resource providing outdoor ...

The Port Mouton Trail

This 19 kilometre trail is the perfect place to go for a bike ride or hike. In ...

The Summerville Trail

The Summerville Trail is 3 kilometres long and goes to Summerville Beach. It's ...

Tom Tigney Trail

The Tom Tigney Trail (approx. 1.2 km) head is opposite the Chef’s Plate ...


Woodlawn Multi-Use Trails

The Woodland Multi-Use Trail is owned, operated and maintained by the Woodland ...

Woods Harbour Multi Use Trail

The Wood’s Harbour Multi-Use Trail runs from Wood’s Harbour to Charlesville. ...


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