Trails

... Pathways to Active Adventures!

flowerTrails 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.

Trail Events

Events take place on local trails year-round. For the calendar of events, click here. Happy Trails!

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12th annual Cobequid Trail Run!

Trail Advisories and Notices

On August 28, 2016 the rail trail section of the Cobequid Trail (between King Street in downtown Truro and Shore Road in Old Barns) will be closed for the 12th annual Cobequid Trail Run. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Trail Information

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.

West Colchester

    1. Thomas Cove Coastal Reserve
    2. Kenomee Trail System
    3. Five Islands Provincial Park
    4. MacElmon's Pond Provincial Park
    5. Mi'kmawey Debert Trail

Central Colchester

    1. Cobequid Trail
    2. Pat Mahaney Mountain Bike Trail
    3. Kiwanis Park
    4. Victoria Park
    5. Valley Nature Loop

North Colchester

    1. Gully Lake - Nuttby Hiking Trail System (Rogart Mountain Trail, Earltown Lake & Portage Trail, Sandy Cope Trail, Willard Kitchener MacDonald Trail, Gully Lake Trail, Juniper Head Trail)
    2. Trans Canada Trail (Tatamagouche and area)
    3. Christene MacDonald Trail

South Colchester

    1. Brookfield Wetland and Nature Trail
    2. Greenwing Legacy Interpretive Trails (St. Andrews Marsh Trail and Wetland Interpretive Trail, both at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park)
    3. Stewiacke River Park Trail
    4. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

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.