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.
Abercrombie Country Club
Premier golf destination that satisfies all skill levels, from beginner to pro.
Acadia Park Trail
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.
Antigonish Golf & Country Club
An immaculate 18 hole course carved through the Highland Heart of Nova Scotia.
Antigonish Landing Trail
This 4.8 km return trip gravel trail follows an abandoned road along the river.
Antigonish North Shore Lookoffs
Three scenic look-offs for visitors to enjoy spectacular views and history.
Arisaig Provincial Park
Park is known for its fascinating geology and fossils.
Arisaig Provinical Park Trail
Starting at the interpretation centre, the 1.6 km winding trail loops towards the shore through a white spruce forest.
Atlantic View Trail
10km trail that runs on a former railbed between West Lawrencetown Road and Causeway Road in Lawrencetown.
Bayfield Beach Provincial Park
Bayfield Beach Provincial Park is a small popular beach on St. Georges Bay, near Antigonish.
Beaver Mountain Provincial Park
This park has a small picnic area, trails with beautiful views of Antigonish and Cape Breton Island.
Beaver Mountain Provincial Park Trail
This maintained 6 km trail offers a breathtaking view of the Antigonish lowlands through a dense white spruce forest.
Big Island Beach
A combined sandy and rocky beach that stretches for kilometers.
Black Duck Cove Provincial Park
A day-use Provincial Park with a boardwalk that leads to a beautiful sandy beach with a shoreline walking trail.
Blueberry Run Trail
A 10.5 km moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Seaforth, Nova Scotia.
Boylston Provincial Park
A day park with many picnic areas!
Broidy Park Playground
Playground and park facilities, including swings, slides, climbing structures, picnic shelters and tennis courts.
Canso Waterfront Trail
This trail runs along the Canso waterfront overlooking the Grassy Island.
Cape George Day Park
Cape George Day Park overlooks St George’s Bay in the Northumberland Shore region.
Cape George Hiking Trail
This series of connected loops, varying in length and difficulty, totals 38 km.
Cape to Cape
Cape to Cape is Nova Scotia’s first long-distance footpath. It expands over parts of Pictou & Antigonish Counties.
Caribou/Munroes’ Island Provincial Park
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.
Chapel Gully Trail
A short loop around a saltwater estuary leads, via a bridge, to a full two-hour hike along shoreline and woodland.
Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park
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!
Crowbar Lake Trails
This 16 km hiking trail system offers a variety of scenic trail loops in a forested wilderness landscape.
Dollar Lake Provincial Park
Situated on a large lake not far from the Musquodoboit Valley, Dollar Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape.
East Coast Surf School
Learn how to surf with lessons and rentals at Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park.
Fairmont Ridge Hiking Trail
Routes ranging from a short 20-minute, 3-km stroll to a 4-hour, 10.8-km hike.
Fitzpatrick Mountain Trail
This well-groomed wilderness trail extends one way from Scotsburn to Millsville.
Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters
Come fish for giant bluefin with Captain John Gavin and the crew of Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters.
Glen Lovat Golf Club
An 18 hole golf course set on the beautiful landscape of Frasers Mountain, New Glasgow.
Golf Mount William
9 hole Par 3 course with a lighted grass and sheltered driving range.
Goodman Rotary Park
Park visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll or sit and have a picnic in front of the East River.
Green Hill Provincial Park
Green Hill Provincial Park is a picnic park with magnificent panoramic views of the farmlands of Pictou County.
Guysborough Nature Trail (The Great Trail/Trans Canada Trail)
Explore the Great Trail in Guysborough County.
Guysborough Waterfront Shoreline Trail
A short hike along the Guysborough waterfront.
Harbour Breezes Daylilies
A gardener’s delight featuring over 800 varieties of daylilies and 100 varieties of rare Japanese irises.
Hope for Wildlife
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
Laurie Peace Park, in New Glasgow, is a living legacy of Canada’s commitment to world peace and a healthy environment.
Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park
A breath-taking view of one of the most popular beaches.
Liscomb River Trail
The trail follows along each side of the Liscomb river, with parking in the Liscombe Lodge parking area.
Little Harbour Community Centre Playground
A community centre with a playground for all ages!
Livingstone’s Cove Wharf Park
Provides a spot with interpretive panels of the community history, picnic tables and a warm sandy beach.
Lochiel Lake Provincial Park
A quiet area with picnic tables under mixed wood trees beside an open field and overlooking Lochiel Lake.
Lundy Fire Tower Trail
A 4kkm return hike in Guysborough County.
MacDougall Bluefin Tuna Charters
Offer visitors the opportunity to fight some of the biggest fish in the sea.
Marie Joseph Provincial Park
A picturesque roadside park with a view of offshore islands providing carry-in boating opportunities
Martinique Beach Provincial Park
A white-sand beach with open and wooded picnic areas behind the dunes.
McCormacks Beach Provincial Park
This park offers an extensive boardwalk that provides coastal walking opportunities and beautiful views.
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Melmerby Beach Provincial Park
A popular 2-km (1.25-mi) beach with boardwalks, that is known for its warm waters.
Munroe Avenue Park
A park designed for children ages 3 to 10, located in New Glasgow.
Murphy’s Scenic Boat Tours
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.
Nature Learning & Play Space
This outdoor play space helps kids of all ages explore, experience, and connect with nature.
Nova Scotia Family Fun Boat Tours
Boat Tours from Pictou Harbour, 3 different boat tours to choose from.
Old Foster Trail
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.
Pomquet Acadian Trail
A coastal and inland walking trail. The trailhead is located at the Chez Deslauriers property.
Pomquet Beach Provincial Park
This 3 km beach has the best example of dune succession in Nova Scotia with gentle slope and occasional sand bars.
Port Bickerton Beach Park & Trails
The walking trail system is made up of seven trails totaling about 3 1/2 km through a unique range of coastal terrain.
Port Shoreham Beach Provincial Park
A sand and cobble beach park on Chedabucto Bay. Picnic tables are scattered on the back beach.
Porters Lake Provincial Park
Quiet lakeside setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, boating, and swimming.
Powells Point Provincial Park
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.
Queensport/Radar Base Trail
9km natural path in Guysborough County.
Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park
This large sand-and-cobble beach has boardwalks, change houses, and showers.
River Oaks Golf Club
River Oaks features complete facilities, including a putting green, club and cart rentals, a pro shop and a licensed dining room.
Rushton’s Beach Provincial Park
Popular beach featuring the warm salt waters of the Northumberland Strait.
Salsman Provincial Park
A picnic park with a view of the harbour. The facility also has a boat launch.
Salt Marsh & Shearwater Flyer Trails
This section of The Great Trail is a multi-use linked trail system on a former railbed.
Salt Springs Provincial Park
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.
Sherbrooke Provincial Park
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.
Sober Island Boat Tours
Sightseeing boat tours beginning July 15th. Lobster fishing tours mid-May to mid-June.
Splash Pad, Acadia Park
Come for a walk, picnic, visit the local Miner’s Monument, or let the kids burn off some energy.
Taylor Head Provincial Park
The park encompasses the entirety of a 6.5km peninsula which cuts into the Atlantic Ocean.
Taylor Head Trails
A 14 km system of trails provides access to a variety of habitats and numerous scenic look-offs within the park.
The Deanery Project
Explore the trails, take in the waterfront, or attend a workshop.
The Great Trail
The Great Trail stretches nearly 24,000 km, making it the longest recreational trail in the world.
Tor Bay Beach Provincial Park
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 Trail
Trenton Park offers 6.5 km of walking/hiking trails winding their way through 565 acres of century-old coniferous trees.
Upper Musquodoboit Wooden Playground
Nova Scotia’s largest wooden playground that is made up of giant wooden structures.
Waterside Beach Provincial Park
A combination of a long sandy beach, salt marsh and open farmland with picnic tables.
Westside Community Centre & Playground
The centre is owned by the Town of New Glasgow and operated by a volunteer board of directors.