... 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.
Events take place on local trails year-round. For the calendar of events, click here. Happy Trails!
Trail Advisories and Notices
NOTICE OF TRAIL CLOSURE (August 18, 2017) - The rail trail section of the Cobequid Trail (King Street west to Shore Road) will be closed on August 27th, 2017 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm for the annual Cobequid Trail Run. We apologize for any inconvenience. For information: Municipality of Colchester 902-897-3185.
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.