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    Top Spots in and near Nova Scotia

    • Canning, Nova Scotia

      Hike Cape Split Trail

      5.0
      9.9 mi
      This is a Nova Scotia classic and a well-known hike. The trailhead has been recently upgraded by the province so parking is no longer a major concern. There is a nice picnic area at the parking lot, but I recommend hauling your lunch to the point - it is a much more scenic picnic spot!The trail s...
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    • Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia

      Explore Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

      4.8
      Peggy's Cove is 43 kilometers (26 miles) southwest of Downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. The community is named after the cove of the same name, a name also shared with Peggy's Point, immediately to ...
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    • Middleton, Nova Scotia

      Hike to Blue Falls & Healy Brook Falls

      0.9 mi
      The trails are easy to find. The river goes underneath an overpass and both trails, on the other side. The paths are both easy to walk through. A beginner would have no problems. However, if you are bringing along children just watch out for the cliff drop alongside the path when going to Healy F...
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    • Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

      Camping at Meat Cove

      Some friends and I recently rode our motorcycles up to Cape Breton where our final destination was Meat Cove. It's the northern most point accessible by motor vehicle. In the morning we hiked to a scenic cliff side and were welcomed warmly by friendly staff. We spent the day at the private beach ...
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    • Canning, Nova Scotia

      Hike to Haunted Falls & Black Hole Falls

      2.5 mi
      This isn't much of trail so be prepared to bushwhack. If you pull over at the end of Old Baxters Harbour Road, you'll see a sign and a map outline of the trails. You just have to follow the stream, go right you get to Black Hole Falls, and go left you get to Haunted Falls and the shore.To get to ...
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    • Victoria, Subd. A, Nova Scotia

      Franey Mountain Loop

      4.5
      4.23 mi / 1175 ft gain
      If you find yourself driving the Cabot Trail around Cape Breton, you can't miss out on the hike up to Franey Mountain.  From the Cabot Trail, you will find the trailhead for Franey Mountain just north of the Clyburn River.  Take a turn off onto Franey Road and follow it for about 1km to the parki...
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    • Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

      Skyline Trail

      4.6
      4.74 mi / 679 ft gain
      About 1,330 feet atop the French Mountain along Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail lies the Skyline Trail, a secluded and serene hiking trail which will lead you to jaw-dropping views of both the Cabot Trail itself as well as the Gulf of St. Lawrence. What begins as a seemingly benign, well-manicured trai...
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    • Canning, Nova Scotia

      Amethyst Cove

      1.0
      6.2 mi / 500 ft gain
      You start by going on the same trail that you would if you were doing the Cape Split hike but not far in the woods you turn right and follow the orange flags. The hike itself is maybe 20 minutes uphill and then you come to the decent down the cliff that will take you to the shore. At the top ther...
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    • Neils Harbour, Nova Scotia

      Black Brooke Beach

      On the Cabot trail there are many beautiful spots. This beach offers less people than some of the larger beaches. It also has a little waterfall to explore!! To get here just turn off the Cabot Trail and park your car down by the beach, then you're good to go. 
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    • Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

      Middle Head Trail

      2.85 mi / 292 ft gain
      Open from mid-May until mid-October. A park pass is required for hiking or use of other services in the park. Check in at the Parks Canada Visitor Centres in Chéticamp (16 Visitor Centre Rd., situated on the west side of the park) or in Ingonish (37637 Cabot Trail, on the east side of the park) t...
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    • Baddeck, Nova Scotia

      Motorcycling the Cabot Trail

      The Cabot Trail weaves among four different bodies of water, including the Atlantic, making for incredibly scenic riding. Be very cautious of wildlife and holding your line. Some turns have gravely inside corners, but are otherwise beautiful.There are minimal gas stations along this route, some o...
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    • Halifax, Nova Scotia

      Drive the Scenic Lighthouse Route in Nova Scotia

      5.0
      Drive from Halifax to Lunenburg on the scenic Highway and you'll see several beautiful and historic lighthouses, the pricturesque town of Mahone Bay with its 3 churches, and Lunenbourg a Unesco World Heritage site with many older houses and churches. The views driving along the bay are spectacular!
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    • Halifax, Nova Scotia

      Halifax Public Gardens

      5.0
      Halifax Public Gardens was first established by the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society in 1836, and grew to its present size and layout in 1875. It was recognized as a National Historic Site in 1984. The gardens are a perfect display of a Victorian garden, carefully laid out and well-tended for p...
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    • Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

      Benjies Lake Trail

      5.0
      1.79 mi / 52 ft gain
      Head out on Benjies Lake Trail early and you can have the whole place to yourself. So worth the short hike because at the end, you’re rewarded with a serene lake. We had the place all to ourselves! It was heaven!  Moose have been known to frequent here, but unfortunately on our trip, we did not ...
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    • Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

      Lone Shieling Trail

      5.0
      0.39 mi / 89 ft gain
      Where else but the Lone Shieling Trail can you see 350 year old sugar maple trees! This area has is one of the largest old growth hardwood forests in the Maritimes. One of the most protected areas of the park, access is restricted to this short loop trail. You can find a replica of a Scottish cr...
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    • Halifax, Nova Scotia

      Explore Georges Island National Historic Site

      Georges Island is a historical site with tunnels, a lighthouse, and plenty of Halifax History.  It is located in the Halifax Harbor, and there are multiple ferries going to and from the island.  Once on the island, you can enjoy self guided tours and scenic views.  Remember to bring hiking or stu...
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    Camping and Lodging in Nova Scotia

    North Sydney / Cabot Trail KOA
    46.2420766523,-60.496301651, Canada

    North Sydney / Cabot Trail KOA

    Halifax West KOA
    44.8322945615,-63.7836813927, Canada

    Halifax West KOA

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Nova Scotia

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