3.5km return hike along the Guysborough shoreline.
When you begin this hike you may leave your vehicle at the end of Main Street in Guysborough. Initially the trail is a soft grassy path along the water’s edge. There are many large old apple trees along this route that seem to blanket the path giving you a secluded feeling, as you make your way around into a quiet cove. It is this cove that marks the official head of the trail, where the path becomes a groomed gravel trek.
Following the shoreline you may see cormorants and other forms of waterfowl. It is also not uncommon to see large cranes. The view across the water is of a small island and a long bar of land that is believed to have once housed Denys’ sedentary fishery. Today this is known as Hadley Beach. Beyond this bar of land is the opening to Chedabucto Bay. Once you reach the end of this trail you can look out over the raised point of land that was once occupied by the fort.