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, 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 in Colchester County.
Park Notices and Advisories
There are none at this time.
For an enjoyable experience for you and other park users, please do the following:
Help keep our parks and natural areas clean. Please 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.
Users of Municipality of Colchester parks and trails are reminded that smoking is prohibited at municipal outdoor recreation facilities. The Municipality adopted a Smoke Free Outdoor Recreational Spaces Policy in 2012. We thank you for your cooperation as together we encourage healthy lifestyles and community wellness.
- Five Islands Lighthouse Park, Lower Five Islands
- Nelson Memorial Park, Tatamagouche
- Stewiacke River Park, Stewiacke East
- Birch Street Park, Salmon River
- Halfmoon Park, Valley
- Nancy Avenue Park, Salmon River
- Oakland Drive Park, Onslow
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
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources operates several provincial parks in Colchester County, including the following:
- Caddell Rapids Lookoff Provincial Park
- Five Islands Provincial Park
- MacElmon's Pond Provincial Park
- Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
- Tatamagouche Provincial Park
For more information about provincial camping and picnic parks, visit the Provincial Parks website.