Parks in Colchester County

The Municipality of Colchester operates several parks ranging from small, pocket parks and neighborhood parks to larger regional parks. Some of our neighborhood parks include facilities such as walking paths, playgrounds, and multipurpose courts; others are greenspaces left in a more natural state. Our three regional parks - Five Islands Lighthouse Park, Stewiacke River Park and Nelson Memorial Park - are quiet, day-use parks with picnic facilities, barbeque grills, new playgrounds and water access. Colchester County is also home to several wonderful provincial parks and protected wilderness areas.

We invite you to explore the many parks and natural areas of Colchester County.

Park Notices and Advisories

There are no notices at this time.

Park Use

For an enjoyable experience for you and other park users, please do the following:

Help keep our parks and natural areas clean. Place garbage and recyclables in containers provided, or pack it home with you. Pick up after your pet. Keep your pet on a leash or, if off-leash, under control. Respect wildlife and plants in our parks. Be considerate of other park visitors.

Five Islands Lighthouse Park

Municipal Parks

Regional Parks

Neighborhood Parks

  • Halfmoon ParkBirch Street Park, Salmon River
  • Halfmoon Park, Valley
  • Nancy Avenue Park, Salmon River
  • Oakland Drive Park, Onslow

Playing Fields

North River Ball Field, North River
Valley Recreation Area/Pictou Road Ballfield, Valley

Protected Wilderness Areas

Three provincially protected Wilderness Areas are located in Colchester County:


For more information, please contact the Protected Areas Branch of Nova Scotia Environment.

Hiking Trails in Wilderness Areas in Colchester County

Provincial Parks

titleThe Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources operates several provincial parks in Colchester County, including the following:

For more information about provincial camping and picnic parks, visit the Provincial Parks website.

Trails in Provincial Parks in Colchester County