Swim in the warmest waters north of the Carolina’s on the Northumberland Shore. Try your luck at hanging 10 by surfing on the Eastern Shore. Step on the Great Trail, or hop aboard a guided boat tour. Paddle the many water ways that our shores are blessed with. Whatever you choose to do, take a deep breath and escape into our great outdoors.
Premier golf destination that satisfies all skill levels, from beginner to pro.
This 2.35 km multi-use trail is located within the beautiful Acadia Park.
A 3 km trail starting at Duff Pioneer Cemetery, that runs south along the East River.
A park located in Stellarton with playground equipment, benches and green space.
An immaculate 18 hole course carved through the Highland Heart of Nova Scotia.
This 4.8 km return trip gravel trail follows an abandoned road along the river.
Three scenic look-offs for visitors to enjoy spectacular views and history.
Park is known for its fascinating geology and fossils.
Starting at the interpretation centre, the 1.6 km winding trail loops towards the shore through a white spruce forest.
10km trail that runs on a former railbed between West Lawrencetown Road and Causeway Road in Lawrencetown.
Bayfield Beach Provincial Park is a small popular beach on St. Georges Bay, near Antigonish.
This park has a small picnic area, trails with beautiful views of Antigonish and Cape Breton Island.
This maintained 6 km trail offers a breathtaking view of the Antigonish lowlands through a dense white spruce forest.
A combined sandy and rocky beach that stretches for kilometers.
A day-use Provincial Park with a boardwalk that leads to a beautiful sandy beach with a shoreline walking trail.
A 10.5 km moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Seaforth, Nova Scotia.
A day park with many picnic areas!
Playground and park facilities, including swings, slides, climbing structures, picnic shelters and tennis courts.
This trail runs along the Canso waterfront overlooking the Grassy Island.
Cape George Day Park overlooks St George’s Bay in the Northumberland Shore region.
This series of connected loops, varying in length and difficulty, totals 38 km.
Cape to Cape is Nova Scotia’s first long-distance footpath. It expands over parts of Pictou & Antigonish Counties.
Hike around the island and the beautiful sandy beach.
A beautiful riverside park in the heart of downtown New Glasgow, with access to the Samson Trail.
A short loop around a saltwater estuary leads, via a bridge, to a full two-hour hike along shoreline and woodland.
A long, wide, natural sandy beach, located in Clam Harbour on the Eastern Shore.
40 years of offering sea kayaking tours and coastal paddling excursions.
Small sandy beach in Lawrencetown!
This 16 km hiking trail system offers a variety of scenic trail loops in a forested wilderness landscape.
Situated on a large lake not far from the Musquodoboit Valley, Dollar Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape.
Learn how to surf with lessons and rentals at Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park.
Routes ranging from a short 20-minute, 3-km stroll to a 4-hour, 10.8-km hike.
Gather around a fire circle, play outdoor games with friends and colleagues, cleanse in the forest-based saunas, learn at the folkschool.
This well-groomed wilderness trail extends one way from Scotsburn to Millsville.
Come fish for giant bluefin with Captain John Gavin and the crew of Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters.
An 18 hole golf course set on the beautiful landscape of Frasers Mountain, New Glasgow.
9 hole Par 3 course with a lighted grass and sheltered driving range.
Park visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll or sit and have a picnic in front of the East River.
Green Hill Provincial Park is a picnic park with magnificent panoramic views of the farmlands of Pictou County.
Explore the Great Trail in Guysborough County.
A short hike along the Guysborough waterfront.
A gardener’s delight featuring over 800 varieties of daylilies and 100 varieties of rare Japanese irises.
Rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned wildlife, with a goal of connecting people to wildlife through knowledge and understanding.
This beautiful recreational trail runs west along the shoreline of Pictou Harbour to Brown’s Point.
On the outskirts of Antigonish, Keppoch Mountain is bustling with adventures.
Laurie Peace Park, in New Glasgow, is a living legacy of Canada’s commitment to world peace and a healthy environment.
A breath-taking view of one of the most popular beaches.
The trail follows along each side of the Liscomb river, with parking in the Liscombe Lodge parking area.
A community centre with a playground for all ages!
Provides a spot with interpretive panels of the community history, picnic tables and a warm sandy beach.
A quiet area with picnic tables under mixed wood trees beside an open field and overlooking Lochiel Lake.
A 4kkm return hike in Guysborough County.
Offer visitors the opportunity to fight some of the biggest fish in the sea.
A picturesque roadside park with a view of offshore islands providing carry-in boating opportunities
A white-sand beach with open and wooded picnic areas behind the dunes.
This park offers an extensive boardwalk that provides coastal walking opportunities and beautiful views.
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A popular 2-km (1.25-mi) beach with boardwalks, that is known for its warm waters.
A park designed for children ages 3 to 10, located in New Glasgow.
Welcome aboard the Ryan, a Cape Island-style wooden boat offering coastal island tours, fishing tours and more.
Musquodoboit Trailway is an abandoned rail corridor where the famed “Blueberry Express” used to run.
This outdoor play space helps kids of all ages explore, experience, and connect with nature.
Boat Tours from Pictou Harbour, 3 different boat tours to choose from.
An accessible multi-use trail that connects the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field.
Much of the 3 km trail runs along former railway lines. A covered bridge spans 37 metres across the gorge that runs along Potter’s Brook.
A coastal and inland walking trail. The trailhead is located at the Chez Deslauriers property.
This 3 km beach has the best example of dune succession in Nova Scotia with gentle slope and occasional sand bars.
The walking trail system is made up of seven trails totaling about 3 1/2 km through a unique range of coastal terrain.
A sand and cobble beach park on Chedabucto Bay. Picnic tables are scattered on the back beach.
Quiet lakeside setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, boating, and swimming.
A large day-use park with shoreline access to the warmest salt water in Nova Scotia.
A small beach with a history lesson – Also a view of Queensport Lighthouse.
9km natural path in Guysborough County.
This large sand-and-cobble beach has boardwalks, change houses, and showers.
River Oaks features complete facilities, including a putting green, club and cart rentals, a pro shop and a licensed dining room.
Popular beach featuring the warm salt waters of the Northumberland Strait.
A picnic park with a view of the harbour. The facility also has a boat launch.
This section of The Great Trail is a multi-use linked trail system on a former railbed.
Salt Springs Provincial Park was formerly a campground and is now a day park.
Following the bed of Canada’s first iron railroad, the 4 km trail hugs the bank of the East River.
Trail, pony and wagon rides, petting farm, axe throwing, and mechanical bull.
A small picnic park on the bank of the St. Mary’s River in the Eastern Shore.
This trail runs from Brown’s point to the Pictou County border near River John. It has many accessible points and it a multi-use trail.
Sightseeing boat tours beginning July 15th. Lobster fishing tours mid-May to mid-June.
Come for a walk, picnic, visit the local Miner’s Monument, or let the kids burn off some energy.
The park encompasses the entirety of a 6.5km peninsula which cuts into the Atlantic Ocean.
A 14 km system of trails provides access to a variety of habitats and numerous scenic look-offs within the park.
Explore the trails, take in the waterfront, or attend a workshop.
The Great Trail stretches nearly 24,000 km, making it the longest recreational trail in the world.
A small picturesque picnic area on a rocky point looking out to the open Atlantic.
Park visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll, picnic, biking and a playground.
Trenton Park offers 6.5 km of walking/hiking trails winding their way through 565 acres of century-old coniferous trees.
Nova Scotia’s largest wooden playground that is made up of giant wooden structures.
A combination of a long sandy beach, salt marsh and open farmland with picnic tables.
The centre is owned by the Town of New Glasgow and operated by a volunteer board of directors.