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Map RecordAcadia Park & Trails

Map RecordAcadia Park & TrailsWestville Pictou County Acadia Park has walking trails, a children's playground and a Miner's Memorial. The park offers a place for visitors to the Town to come and picnic, relax, listen to music or follow the trails and reflect upon nature. There are several access points to the trail.  
 
This trail is open year round and is plowed during the winter months. For snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, folks are welcome to go "off-trail".  
 
Use: Walking, Running, Biking 
Length: 4 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1B 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: Located in Westville 
 
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GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.714333 
Latitude: 45.557521 
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Map RecordAlbion Trail

Map RecordAlbion TrailStellarton Pictou County Albion Trail is a beautiful trail that follows the East River beginning at the Bridge Avenue and connects to the Samson Trail in nearby New Glasgow. Interpretive panels are displayed along the trail, highlighting various landmarks that relate to the mining history of the area.  
 
One can access the Albion train where is connects to the Samson Trail, behind the ball field off Foord St., and on Bridge Ave in Stellarton. These entrance points are indicated with signs. Midway at the Museum of Industry, there is signage posted with distances. 
 
Use: Walking, Running, Biking 
Length: 2.3 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1B 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 3 minutes from centre of Stellarton by car 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.659324 
Latitude: 45.570644 
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Map RecordBig Cove YMCA Camp

Map RecordBig Cove YMCA CampThorburn Pictou County Big Cove YMCA Camp is an historic wilderness camp dedicated to providing youth with opportunities to develop leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem and foster an appreciation of the natural environment in a safe, respectful community. 
 
Big Cove YMCA Camp is the oldest residential camp in Canada and many of our buildings reflect the rich history and traditions of the camp. We also have a wide variety of modern program areas as well as pristine wilderness for all ages to enjoy. The camp is located on a 120 acre peninsula on the quiet Merigomish Harbour, surrounded by ocean shoreline and including forest, field and a beautiful salt marsh. We have a special place called The Pavillion which is our historic dining hall where the entire camp enjoys all their meals together. Nearby is a large waterfront area equipped with one swimming dock and one canoeing/kayaking dock. 
 
Some of the resources at Big Cove YMCA Camp: 
 
Fleet of ocean canoes 
Outtripping Centre  
Kayaks 
Archery Range 
High Challenge Course, Zip Line and Climbing Tree 
Low Challenge Course with Bouldering Wall 
Arts and Crafts Hall 
Heated washhouse facility  
Health Centre 
Gaga ball pit 
13 cabins that house 8 campers and 2 counsellors each 
Authentic tipis for our Leadership program participants 
Multiple outdoor campfire sites 
3.5 kms of hiking trail and many more  
 
Big Cove YMCA Camp offers programming for a variety of ages: 
 
Little Big Cove 
Sessions at Big Cove especially suited for younger and first-time campers! These 3-night programs have been established to give younger children a taste of the “experience that lasts a lifetime” 
 
Junior 
Juniors will be offered an action-packed program designed to spark interest and creativity while developing self-confidence and an appreciation of nature. 
 
Senior 
Senior campers will have the opportunity to develop new skills, enhance their self-esteem and foster cooperation among their peers.  
 
Leadership 
Our leadership development program is designed to meet all of these goals in a way that can be applied to all aspects of a young person’s life. 
 
Big Cove YMCA Camp is located off the Trans Canada Highway 104, east of New Glasgow. Take exit 27 off of the 104. Turn left onto NS-4 Trunk W (signs for Nova Scotia 4 Trunk W/Pine Tree/Little Harbour/Melmerby Beach)300 metres.The Big Cove road is the first road on the right. Follow that road all the way to the main camp. Please drive carefully on the camp road because of a railroad crossing and other cars. 
 

Map RecordBlack Brook Falls Trail

Map RecordBlack Brook Falls TrailEast River St. Marys Pictou County The trail descending to the base of the falls is short with a beautiful over story of old growth hemlock. There is a rope to help people down the steep embankment. 
 
Use: Hiking 
Length: 0.2 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1D 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 47 minutes to Antigonish by car 
 
Directions: Follow the Highway 347 down from New Glasgow, past the Eden Lake, until you see Black Brook rd on your left, about 9 km from the lake. Follow this road another 5 km until you reach the trail on your right; If you reach Black Brook Lake you've gone too far. The trail follows a river for about 10 minutes before reaching the falls. 
 
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GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.177869 
Latitude: 45.422811

Map RecordCamp Geddie

Map RecordCamp GeddieMerigomish Pictou County Camp Geddie is owned and operated by the Synod of the Atlantic Provinces of The Presbyterian Church in Canada and is accredited by the Camping Association of Nova Scotia.  
 
Located at 3555 Old Shore Road, in Ponds, just past Merigomish on Highway #245, approx. 18 kms from the 104 Trans Canada Highway, the features of our site include a wide, sandy beach, seven sleeping cabins, the Irwin Lodge, which also serves as the dining hall, a craft/rainy day recreation building, wash house with hot showers and flush toilets, a nurses cabin/first aid station, and an outdoor chapel.  
 
The site affords ample opportunity for canoeing, hiking, sports and much more. 
 
The Camp Geddie trail system was developed as a result of activities that take place at the camp.  
 
There is a newly constructed gazebo overlooking the water and an outdoor chapel as well.  
 
The surrounding saltwater marshland is a truly unique ecosystem that promotes biodiversity. If you are a bird watcher there are several different species and great locations to get photos. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 1.5 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open by permission - contact camp administration 
Nearest community: 30 minutes from New Glasgow by car 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.320075 
Latitude: 45.673233

Map RecordCaribou/Munro's Island Provincial Park Beach - Shoreline Hike

Map RecordCaribou/Munro's Island Provincial Park Beach - Shoreline HikeCaribou Central Pictou County Attractions include an open picnic area, a white-sand beach, warm saltwater swimming, woods and 95 overnight campground sites. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
Length: 5 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Haynes: 2, AVA 1C 
Availability: June 17 – Oct 10 
The park is seasonal and gated when not in operation, but the trails are still open to the public 
Nearest community: 8 minutes to Pictou by car 
 
Download map of park 
Download map of island 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.654783 
Latitude: 45.721417

Map RecordCraig's Way Footpath

Map RecordCraig's Way FootpathElmfield Pictou County Craig’s Way is a footpath that embodies the deep ecological values of the Friends of Redtail Society and provides an opportunity for us, as humans, to deepen our relationship with nature.  
 
The setting is a naturally regenerating Acadian forest.  
 
You are invited to move through the footpath slowly and silently, to fully take in your surroundings, and to be respectful of other beings that live there.  
 
To keep human impact to a minimum and for safety, please stay on the trail. Allow about one and half hours to walk the trail at a relaxed pace.  
 
The terrain is challenging with steep hills, narrow ledges, and uneven and slippery surfaces underfoot.  
 
Please use caution; this is a wild place.  
 
Ensure you leave this place as unchanged as possible by your presence - food or garbage discarded in this forest increase risk to humans and wildlife. 
 
Use: Walking, Snowshoeing 
Length: 2.5 km 
Type: Loop 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 24 minutes to Pictou by car 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.954249 
Latitude: 45.632128 
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Map RecordCulloden Cairn Trail

Map RecordCulloden Cairn TrailKnoydart Pictou County A coastal walk to the Culloden cairn, a monument erected in 1938. Ceremonies are held seasonally but the trail and monument are open all year. 
 
Use: Walking 
Length: 0.5 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: 24/7, year round access, seasonally held ceremonies 
Nearest community: 5 minutes to Lismore by car 
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GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.242640 
Latitude: 45.715450

Map RecordDalhousie Mountain Trail, Cape to Cape Trail

Map RecordDalhousie Mountain Trail, Cape to Cape TrailDalhousie (Pictou Co.) Pictou County From the access point on the Glen Road, the trail follows the Old Dalhousie Mountain Road that is shaded by trees for the first few kilometres. Near the top of the mountain the trees thin out and allow for gorgeous views. At the top of the mountain, the trail intersects with a service road that is part of the Dalhousie Mountain Wind Farm, leading you past Wind Generator #43 up on the bank to your left. After about 200 metres on the service road, the trail intersects again with the Old Dalhousie Road, ending up at the Willis Cemetery and Millsville. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 10 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: Scotsburn 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.966944 
Latitude: 45.566944 
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Map RecordDr. W. A. MacLeod Elementary School Woodlands Wilderness Trails

Map RecordDr. W. A. MacLeod Elementary School Woodlands Wilderness TrailsRiverton Pictou County Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 1.5 km 
Type: Loop 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 2 minutes to Stellarton by car 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.665072 
Latitude: 45.542281 
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Map RecordFall Brook Falls

Map RecordFall Brook FallsMcPhersons Mills Pictou County An invigorating brook-side hike leads to many beautiful waterfalls. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 1.5 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 18 minutes to New Glasgow by car 
 
Download map 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.518441 
Latitude: 45.532561

Map RecordFitzpatrick Mountain Trail, Cape to Cape Trail

Map RecordFitzpatrick Mountain Trail, Cape to Cape TrailMillsville Pictou County Take the "high road" between Millsville and Scotsburn. Walkers with a keen sense of adventure will be rewarded by scenery that is well worth the effort. From the summit (about 275 metres above sea level) there is an excellent view of the surrounding countryside and at the Stonehame Chalets (about 225 metres above sea level) there is a panoramic view of the Northumberland Strait and Prince Edward Island. Expect to find remains of the past on this historic trail that passes through the over-grown homesteads of our ancestors. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
Length: 8 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 14 minutes to Pictou by car 
 
Click here to download map 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.851308 
Latitude: 45.649808

Map RecordGreenhill Provincial Park

Map RecordGreenhill Provincial ParkGreenhill Pictou County Green Hill Provincial Park is a picnic park with magnificent panoramic views of the farmlands of Pictou County. 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
Length: 0.448 km 
Type: Loop 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Nearest community: 15 minutes to Westville by car 
 
Availability: May 20 – Oct 10 
Accessible from the gate during off season but no facilities available. 
 
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GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.791206 
Latitude: 45.583239

Map RecordGreenvale Falls

Map RecordGreenvale FallsGreenvale Pictou County The falls offer a nice hike, with a rope to help you down to the base falls, making it suitable for all ages. 
 
Length: 603 meters 
Type: Straight 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
 

Map RecordHinkley’s Falls

Map RecordHinkley’s FallsScotsburn Pictou County Hinkley's Falls is a lovely spot for quiet contemplation and dipping your feet in the cool water. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
Length: 0.059 km 
Type: Out and Back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round; swimming recommended in warmer seasons 
Nearest community: 27 minutes to Pictou by car 
 
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GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.9429923 
Latitude: 45.6261074

Map RecordHopewell Heritage Foot Bridge Nature Trail

Map RecordHopewell Heritage Foot Bridge Nature TrailHopewell Pictou County The Hopewell Footbridge is one of the last surviving footbridges in North America. It was originally built in the 1800's along with another footbridge, which was destroyed by ice and extreme winter conditions. In 1991 large effort was made to restore the bridge. The bridge itself stems off into a series of trails and walking paths overlooking the river. The attached park is home to the annual Footbridge Ceilidh, which takes place the second Sunday in August.  
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
Length: 0.4 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 10 minutes to Stellarton by car 
 
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GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.699444 
Latitude: 45.478123

Map RecordJitney Trail, Pictou

Map RecordJitney Trail, PictouPictou Pictou County Take a walk along the Jitney Walking Trail along the waterfront in Pictou. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy a three-kilometre trail to the site where the ship Hector made its historic landing in 1773. Park benches are available, allowing you to take in the panoramic views. Along the way, you can learn about Pictou through interpretive panels and views of the site the Hector settlers landing. 
 
An application for facility usage is available at the Town Office for anyone looking to use the trail for a special event or a charity run/walk event.  
 
The Jitney Trail connects directly to the Trans Canada Trail System for more avid hikers.  
Washrooms are available at Brown's Point or at the Hector Quay Visitor's Marina; the trail is partially lit and paved. 
 
Use: Walking, Running, Wheelchairs, Biking, Cross Country Skiing 
Length: 3 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year-round 
Nearest community: Located in Pictou 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates: 
Longitude: -62.720603 
Latitude: 45.679332 
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Map RecordJitney Trail - River John to Pictou

Map RecordJitney Trail - River John to PictouRiver John Pictou County Use: Walking, Biking, ATV, Snowmobile, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing 
Length: 40 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 31 minutes to Tatamagouche by car 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -63.049963 
Latitude: 45.694403

Map RecordJohnny Miles Memorial Trail

Map RecordJohnny Miles Memorial TrailNew Glasgow Pictou County Named in tribute to Boston Marathon winner, the late Johnny Miles, this trail is a short and sweet winding gravel path that starts alongside the McDonald's on East River Road, heading through some light woodland and forking between two paths leading to Walkerville Road and down to Park Street near the Scott W. Weeks Sports Complex and jogging track, and a stone's throw from the North Nova Education Centre. 
 
Dog waste disposal containers and bags are available near the trail head on East River Road. 
 
Use: Walking, Running, Biking 
Length: 3 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1B 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: Located within New Glasgow 
 
Access to this trail is available on East River Road (beside McDonald's Restaurant), Scott Weeks Sports Complex or the Walkerville Road. 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -62.645119 
Latitude: 45.587170

Map RecordJuniper Head Trail

Map RecordJuniper Head TrailDalhousie (Pictou Co.) Colchester County ; Pictou County The Juniper Head Trail is set in an immature spruce wood and an old sugar maple and yellow birch wood and has many old forest lichens. It passes old skidder roads, brooks, and ends at Juniper Brook and the Gully Lake Trail. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Back Country Skiing, Snowshoeing 
Length: 3.3km 
Type: Out and Back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 40 minutes to Westville by car 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates; 
Longitude: -63.018228 
Latitude: 45.567487

Map RecordKeppoch Mountain

Map RecordKeppoch MountainAntigonish County Antigonish County ; Highland Region Keppoch Mountain is located on the western edge of Antigonish County and has 300 acres of wilderness to enjoy year round. With over 20kms of multi-use trails the Keppoch really opens the door to awesome outdoor activities like cycling, cross-country skiing, geocaching, trail running, hiking and walking. Included in the trail system is our new accessibility loop so those with mobility challenges can still access the wilderness that the Keppoch has to offer. 
 
Our Mission 
To provide outdoor recreation and education opportunities for local residents and visitors of all ages while working to conserve access to natural wilderness areas and create economic stimulation. We aspire to achieve this mission by constructing and sustaining a network of quality non-motorized trails for all ability levels while incorporating the best of our highland landscapes. We have approximately 300 acres of land under lease or land use agreements and will need to partner with Crown Land Managers for further land access for continued growth. 
 
Positive Action for Keppoch Society (PAK) was established in 2010 by a group of residents and businessmen with a vision of The Keppoch as a outdoor recreation hub for the Northeastern Nova Scotia. Their goal is to encourage recreational use of Keppoch Mountain and promote the natural beauty of the region. Major support for this effort has come from the Town and County of Antigonish, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Federal Governement through ACOA. 
 
The Keppoch Project is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven endeavor. PAK is made up of nine Directors, that creates policy and strategic planning. In the near future, Keppoch Facility staff will manage the day to day operations. 
 
Nearest community: 18 minutes East to Antigonish by car via the TCH from James River Overpass (Exit 30) 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Running, Biking, Snowshoeing, Alpine Touring, Nordic Skiing, Accessible Paved Trail 
Length: 15 km 
Type: Trail Network - Looped and out and back choices 
Difficulty: Beginner to Expert 
 
 
 
 
 
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GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.114983 
Latitude: 45.545883

Map RecordL.O.R.D.A. Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons Park, (Landsdowne Outdoor Recreation Development Association)

Map RecordL.O.R.D.A. Senior Citizen & Disabled Persons Park, (Landsdowne Outdoor Recreation Development Association)Westville Pictou County The Leese family of Westville have created a haven for the disabled and seniors. A special place for a special segment of society to enjoy, nestled in over 300 acres of lush forest. Upon entering the expansive park grounds one immediately experiences a sense of serenity and calm. This recreational/wilderness park has much to offer besides nature at it's best, fishing, tenting, Bocce Courts and plenty of picnic tables, gazebos and seating to enjoy a barbeque or a picnic for any size group. 
 
Everyone is welcome to use the park, however fishing is only reserved as a specialty for Seniors & people with disabilities. 
 
Use: Walking 
Length: N/A 
Type: N/A 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Camping during open season, fishing Tue-Sat 8-4 
Nearest community: Located in Westville 
 
Fishing ponds * Giant Aquarium * Wharves * Nature Trails * Tenting Area * Picnic areas * Camping Sites * Screened gazebo * Picnic Tables * Sound System * Disabled Parking * Wheel Chairs * Putting Green * Washer Games * Campfire Site * BBQ Facility * Water * Disabled Nature Trail Maple Syrup Production & Woodworking 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.711180 
Latitude: 45.560602

Map RecordLismore Loop Waking Path & Beach/Park

Map RecordLismore Loop Waking Path & Beach/ParkLismore Pictou County Take a walk through the woods to reach the beach with Lismore Wharf and a playground. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
Length: 1.5 km 
Type: Loop 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 34 minutes to New Glasgow by car 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.266667 
Latitude: 45.700000

Map RecordLittle Harbour Walking Biking Trail Society

Map RecordLittle Harbour Walking Biking Trail SocietyLittle Harbour (Pictou Co.) Pictou County Registered society for the development of safe routes for walking and bicycling in the Little Harbour and surrounding areas, including Chance Harbour, Black Point, Kings Head, and Woodburn.

Map RecordMacKay Brook Falls

Map RecordMacKay Brook FallsScotsburn Pictou County A beautiful place surrounded by a towering stand of hemlock and great swimming hole. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 0.047 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 27 minutes from Pictou by car 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.953030 
Latitude: 45.633267

Map RecordMcCulloch Education Centre

Map RecordMcCulloch Education CentrePictou Pictou County School facilities are valuable community assets and are available to the community for educational, cultural and recreational purposes. Space at the schools in the Town of Pictou is scheduled for these purposes through Pictou Recreation and Parks. If you or your group is interested in booking a time and space please contact 485-4372. 
 
Trail behind school 
Trail Length: 4 km 
Use: Walking, Hiking and Biking 
Type: Straight 
 
 
 

Map RecordMcPherson Mills Trail

Map RecordMcPherson Mills TrailMcPhersons Mills Pictou County Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking, ATV, Equestrian 
Length: 2.5 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest Community: 14 minutes to New Glasgow by car 
There is parking at the McPherson's Mills' community centre. 
Download map 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.515574 
Latitude: 45.544262

Map RecordMelmerby Beach Provincial Park

Map RecordMelmerby Beach Provincial ParkLittle Harbour (Pictou Co.) Pictou County A popular 2-km (1.25-mi) beach with boardwalks that is known for its warm waters. The beach is supervised in the months of July and August. Park features include change houses, flush toilets, salt-rinse showers, canteen, picnic tables, boat launch and abundant parking. The park also offers an accessible coastal viewing opportunity. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Trail Length: 2km 
Trail Type: Straight, boardwalk 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1C 
Availability: Open 24/7, year-round 
Nearest community: 20 minutes to New Glasgow by car 
 
Download map 
 
Check out the Melmerby Beach Profile on the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service Page 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.501644 
Latitude: 45.655113

Map RecordOld Foster Trail

Map RecordOld Foster TrailStellarton Pictou County You can find the trailhead behind the Pictou County Wellness Centre which makes it a great place to spend some time when the kids are busy at the rink or pool! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after.  
 
Use: Walk, bike, snowshoe, cross-country ski 
Length: 800m 
Type: out and back 
 
 
 
 
 

Map RecordPark Falls

Map RecordPark FallsSutherland's River Pictou County Use: Walking 
Length: 0.5 km 
Type: Out and Back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 15 minutes to New Glasgow by car 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.498251 
Latitude: 45.586480 
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Map RecordPioneer Trail

Map RecordPioneer TrailNew Glasgow Pictou County Named in honor of New Glasgow's founding and current day pioneers, includes a gazebo look-off view of Potters Brook and the Charlie Hoegg Kinsmen Covered Bridge.  
 
Use: Walking, Running, Biking 
Length: 2 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1B 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: Located within New Glasgow 
 
This trail starts at the Riverfront Marina, runs on paved streets Riverside Parkway turning onto Glasgow Street and then Stewart Street which will then access the gravel portion of the trail which runs behind Tartan Field and ends at Tim Horton's on East River Road. 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.645119 
Latitude: 45.587170 
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Map RecordPowell's Point Provincial Park Beach

Map RecordPowell's Point Provincial Park BeachPictou Landing Pictou County The park boasts a large picnic area by the warmest salt water in Nova Scotia, with a sandy beach on one side and rocky on the other. For those with canoes and kayaks, the park has a boat launch. 
 
Washroom: Yes 
Change Room: No 
Showers: No 
Picnic Tables: Yes 
Boardwalk: No 
Canteen: No 
 
Wood Trail Length: 2.5 km 
Type: Loop 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
 
 
 
 
 

Map RecordRiver John Remembrance Gardens Trail

Map RecordRiver John Remembrance Gardens TrailRiver John Pictou County Use: Walking 
Length: N/A 
Type: N/A 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: N/A 
Nearest community: 20 minutes to Tatamagouche by car 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -63.057849 
Latitude: 45.75026

Map RecordRocky Mountain Falls Trail

Map RecordRocky Mountain Falls TrailRocky Mountain Pictou County Things to see: rock formations, swimming spots, evergreen forest, blueberry field and a river with small rapids and caves. 
 
Use: Hiking 
Length: 3 km 
Type: Loop 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 42 minutes to New Glasgow by car 
 
Drive on highway 347 until a metal guard rail begins. Park at the start of the guard rail and look out for a dirt road leading into the woods with a chain blocking access to vehicles. 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates: 
Longitude: -62.233718° 
Latitude: 45.395622° 
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Map RecordRogers Hill Trail, Cape to Cape Trail

Map RecordRogers Hill Trail, Cape to Cape TrailScotsburn Pictou County Voyage through shady forests, open fields, along tranquil brooks and discover the villages of Scotsburn, where the recipe for ice cream was perfected, and Durham, where the farmers have an unrivaled reputation for growing delicious strawberries. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 7 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Trail open 24/7, year round 
Nearest Community: 14 minutes to Pictou by car 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordniates 
Longitude: -62.854886 
Latitude: 45.652526 
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Map RecordRushtons Beach Provincial Park

Map RecordRushtons Beach Provincial ParkMarshville Pictou County Rushton Beach has the warmest salt water in Nova Scotia; broad sandbars at low tide and the salt marsh attract a great variety of birds. This is a beautiful day use park. Group use is available. There is a network of boardwalks that allow access to a pond ecosystem and the sandy shores 
 
Washroom: Yes 
Change Room: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Picnic Tables: Yes 
Boardwalk: Yes 
Canteen: No 
 
Trail Length: 1 km 
Type: Straight 
 

Map RecordSaltsprings Provincial Park

Map RecordSaltsprings Provincial ParkSalt Springs (Pictou Co.) Pictou County Saltsprings Park was formerly a campground turned into a day park. It is home to some of the most magnificent old growth pine, hemlock and spruce in the county. The West River runs right through it and is a great place to cool off during the summer months. 
 
Picnic Tables: Yes 
Canteen: No 
Washrooms: Yes 
Benches: Yes 
 
Trail Length: 2.5 km 
Type: Loop 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
 
 

Map RecordSamson Trail

Map RecordSamson TrailNew Glasgow Pictou County Built on Canada's oldest iron railroad bed and named in honor of the historic Samson locomotive. 
 
Use: Walking, Running, Biking 
Length: 4 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: 1B 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: Located within New Glasgow 
 
There are many ways to access this trail and ample parking places as well. Access points are Kinsmen Look-Off, Carmichael Park, Pedestrian Bridge, Rotary Park and Duff Cemetery. 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.645119 
Latitude: 45.587170 
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Map RecordScotian Glen Trail

Map RecordScotian Glen TrailSutherland's River Pictou County Attractions include a mixed-wood forest of hemlock, aspen, pine, beech and maple, with the trail crossing two quaint footbridges. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking 
Length: 2 km 
Type: Loop 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 13 minutes to New Glasgow by car 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.512054 
Latitude: 45.593073

Map RecordShort Line Trail 1 - Scotsburn

Map RecordShort Line Trail 1 - ScotsburnScotsburn Pictou County Use: Walking, Running, Biking, ATV, Skiing 
Length: 12.7 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: N/A 
Nearest community: 14 minutes to Pictou by car 
Entrance points at Browns Point Road, Blaikie Road in Lyons Brook and Scotsburn behind Scotsburn Fire Hall 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.851308 
Latitude: 45.649808 
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Map RecordSix Mile Brook Trail, Cape to Cape Trail

Map RecordSix Mile Brook Trail, Cape to Cape TrailSix Mile Brook Pictou County Follow in the footsteps of the Highland settlers who used this route alongside the Six Mile Brook to travel to their homesteads on Dalhousie Mountain. You will find the names of these hardy pioneers inscribed on the gravestones in the Willis Cemetery at the end of the trail. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 5 km 
Time: 3+ hours 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Haynes: 4, AVA: 3C - 4D 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 27 minutes to Pictou by car 
The trail access point is in Millsville on the Grant Road. 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.910193 
Latitude: 45.606350 
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Map RecordSmelt Brook Trail

Map RecordSmelt Brook TrailTrenton Pictou County Use: Walking, Running 
Length: 3.8 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: Located in Trenton 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.638208 
Latitude: 45.606984 
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Map RecordThorburn Trail

Map RecordThorburn TrailThorburn Pictou County The Thorburn trail can be considered the “keystone” trail. There was a tunnel built under the 104 to allow safe passage for users. This is the only access point to pass safely under the Trans Canada Highway and connect with the eastern end of the province. 
 
Use: Walking, Hiking, Biking, ATV, Snowmobile 
 
Length: 6 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 13 minutes to New Glasgow by car 
The Thorburn trail connects up with the Pioneer/Johnny Miles trails in NewGlasgow. 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.548056 
Latitude: 45.565455

Map RecordTrenton Steeltown Centennial Park

Map RecordTrenton Steeltown Centennial ParkTrenton Pictou County Trenton Park is one of Nova Scotia’s finest parks! Whether you want to get out of the car to stretch, take a break for lunch or perk up your day with recreational activities: Trenton Park can provide the experience you’re looking for! 
 
The Park offers 6km or walking/hiking trails winding their way through 565 acres of century-old coniferous trees. A 6.5km (4.4mi) mountain bike trail is also on site. Park visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll (1.6km) along the prepared trail or stop to fish trout from the 3 man-made ponds. Visitors may catch a glimpse of the natural wildlife that calls Trenton Park home! 
 
Trenton Park is a great location for family fun with a playground, a 3000 square foot family swimming pool and water splash pool for visitors to cool down in the summer months! A picnic area provides visitors a space to stop and enjoy food from the Trenton Park Canteen, open daily in the summer. Parking and washrooms are available at the main entrance. 
 
Trails are open year round, making the park an ideal spot for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter months. 
 
Use: Walking, Biking 
Length: 6 km 
Type: Loop(s), out and back 
Difficulty: Haynes: 1, AVA: 1B - 2C 
Availability: Open dawn to dusk, year round 
Nearest community: 3 minutes from centre of Trenton by car 
 
Click here for a detailed map of the Park. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS Coordinates 
Longitude: -62.627201 
Latitude: 45.621438