The Guysborough Nature Trail is part of the Great Trail/Trans Canada Trail. There are several options for these hikes.
Guysborough-Salmon River Bridge: 8km’s one way. This portion of the trail crosses several major roads but there are always signs indicating where the 104 TCT picks up again. Passing behind the small community of Sunnyville, along the river’s edge, you will pass Mill Dam Pond, a component of a former sawmill. Approximately 3.5 km along, the trail opens upon a clearing which provides a spectacular view of Cooks Cove and Chedabucto Bay.
Salmon River Bridge-Ogden: 8.5km’s one way. This portion of the Trans Canada Trail passes through some of Guysborough County’s most significant and interesting geological formations such as the Sugarloaf that is formed of basalt rock and derives from the Acadian Orogeny of 420 million years ago. This portion of the trail passes along side of the famous Salmon River and leads you to the recently constructed 60- foot McAllister suspension bridge.
Ogden-Salmon River Lake: 9.5km’s one way. A well-groomed 5-ft wide path weaves through the trees dating back 70 years. Maples are prevalent and contribute to the vibrancy of deep gold and red hues during the autumn months. At times the path detours from the original rail bed due to decades of erosion and flooding. Signs along the path soon indicate the Ogden Round Lake Wilderness protected area.
Salmon River Lake-Mosher’s Lake: 9km’s one way. This part of the Trans Canada Trail follows the rail corridor cross-country from Salmon River to Moshers Lake, and if you wish you may continue on to Country Harbour crossroads. This corridor follows along many scenic lakes and areas of forestation and marshlands.