... Pathways to Active Adventures!
Trails in Colchester County will take you beside seacoast and saltmarshes, along historic railways and to significant cultural sites, to waterfalls and river gorges, and through parks and protected wilderness areas.
Whatever you are looking for - a leisurely stroll along the coast or a long, challenging hike in a wilderness area - explore a trail in Colchester County and enjoy an active adventure!
Our county has diverse landscapes and topography which provide many opportunities to discover its interesting natural features - from the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy to the Northumberland Strait, from the Cobequid Mountains to river valleys, from Acadian forest to pastoral landscapes.
Colchester County also has many dedicated volunteers and organizations who work hard to maintain and manage many of the trails listed below.
Several events are taking place on local trails this spring and summer, including those listed below. For the calendar of events, click here. Happy Trails!
Wildflower Hike in Wentworth
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Join Cobequid Eco-Trails Society for a wildflower hike in Wentworth. This special hike will be led by Mary MacAuley, a paleo-botanist who currently lives in Tatamagouche where she runs the Caper Cafe and Remember Adventures. Meet at the ice cream truck at the corner of Hwy 4 and Hwy 307 in Wentworth. The hike will be about 2-3 hours depending on the group's interest. There is no scheduled rain date at this time. Contact: Ginny Guthrie 902-814-4416
Gully Lake Hiking Trail Maintenance Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Kemptown
For details visit www.cobequidecotrails.ca
Trail Advisories and Notices
There are no notices at this time.
Trails are listed below by geographic region. Click on the trail name for details. This list includes trails managed by community organizations and municipal and provincial government.
- Thomas Cove Coastal Reserve
- Kenomee Trail System
- Five Islands Provincial Park
- MacElmon's Pond Provincial Park
- Mi'kmawey Debert Trail
Off-Highway Vehicle Trails
Information about ATV trails in Colchester County is available from local ATV clubs. For a list of ATV clubs, please contact the ATV Association of Nova Scotia (ATVANS), 1-877-288-4244.
Information about local snowmobile clubs and snowmobile trails in Colchester County is available from the Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia (SANS), 902-425-5450.