Day Use Parks Guide

Listed A-Z

  • Annapolis Basin Look Off

    Fundy Shore

    Enjoy scenic views of the Annapolis Basin as you rest at this small picnic spot. Interpretive display.

    Address: 260 Shore Road
    County: Digby
    Classifications: Designated/Operational/Wayside Park
    Size: 1.64 ha (4 ac)
    GPS: N44 38.338 W65 45.416
  • Anthony

    Fundy Shore

    Wharf and day-use park overlooking Cobequid Bay. Exposed red sand area at low tide offers an opportunity for walking and wading in the warm water. Interpretive display highlights the importance of the site to Aboriginal peoples, European settlers, ship building and during wartime.

    Address: 6889 Hwy # 215, Lower Selma.
    County: Hants
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 7.74 ha (19 ac)
    GPS: N45 18.807 W63 36.337
  • Arisaig

    Northumberland Shore

    Park is known for its fascinating geology and fossils; an interpretive kiosk examines highlights of the four million years of earth history found here. Pleasant 1.5 km walking trail through forest, and to shore access. Geocaching opportunities as well as snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Located 27 km (17 miles) north of Antigonish.

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    Address: 5704 Highway #245, Arisaig
    County: Antigonish
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 28.19 ha (69.5 ac)
    GPS: N45 45.280 W62 09.990
  • Balmoral Mills

    Northumberland Shore

    A quiet place adjacent to the Balmoral Grist Mill Museum where you can picnic or take a stroll.

    Address: Peter MacDonald Road, Balmoral Mills
    County: Colchester
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 28.19 ha (69.5 ac)
    GPS: N45 45.280 W62 09.990
  • Barrachois

    Cape Breton

    Formerly a farm, this park situated on a knoll under a canopy of trees, offers a lovely view of Bras d' Or Lake. A short trail leads from the park down to a marshy lagoon. Fishing opportunities on the lake. Located 12 km (8 mi) south of Highway 125.

    Address: 2315 Route 223, Ironville.
    County: Cape Breton
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 118.27 ha (292.25 ac)
    GPS: N46 08.551 W60 26.658
  • Bayfield Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    Sand and pebble beach offers supervised swimming on weekends. Located 6 km (4 mi.) north of Exit 36 off Highway 104, on St. Georges Bay.

    Address: 151 Bayfield Beach Road, Bayfield.
    County: Antigonish
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 3.48 ha (8.59 ac)
    GPS: N45 38.386 W61 45.524
  • Bayswater Beach

    South Shore

    A white-sand beach and a picnic area. Beach is supervised (July-August/STC). Outdoor barbecue grills, change rooms and toilets. Located 20 km (12 mi.) south of Hwy 103, Exit 7.

    Address: 4015 Hwy 329, Bayswater
    County: Lunenburg
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 4.07 ha (10.05 ac)
    GPS: N44 30.109 W64 04.033
  • Beaver Mountain

    Northumberland Shore

    This park offers an impressive view of Antigonish County and Cape Breton Island. Trail system is 6 km (3.5 mi) long providing leisurely paved walkways as well as fairly challenging unpaved hills great in winter for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. No facilities in winter; parking at the gate only. Located in James River 2.5 km (1.5 mi) south. Exit 30, Highway 104.

    Address: 472 Beaver Meadow Road, James River.
    County: Antigonish
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 136.31 ha (336.83 ac)
    GPS: N45 34.048 W62 09.229
  • Ben Eoin

    Cape Breton

    Small secluded site on an old farm against hardwood-covered hill. A short walk leads to a lookoff with a view of East Bay.

    Address: 5549 Highway 4, Ben Eoin.
    County: Cape Breton
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 90.16 ha (222.79 ac)
    GPS: N45 57.750 W60 27.650
  • Black Duck Cove

    Eastern Shore

    A community managed day-use park with a small sandy beach and a 3.5 km (2 mi.) shoreline walking trail.

    Address: 1409 Little Dover Road, Little Dover.
    County: Guysborough
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 137.14 ha (338.88 ac)
    GPS: N45 16.705 W61 02.001
  • Blomidon Lookoff

    Fundy Shore

    Small roadside stop with a panoramic view of the fertile farmlands of the Annapolis Valley. On a clear day you can see five counties.

    Address: 3374 Hwy 358, Arlington.
    County: Kings
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 0.13 ha (0.32 ac)
    GPS: N45 11.972 W64 24.544
  • Blue Sea Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    Park features a wide beach and dune system on the Northumberland Strait.

    Address: 651 Blue Sea Road, Malagash Point.
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 202.02 ha (499.20 ac)
    GPS: N45 48.288 W63 18.075
  • Cabots Landing

    Cape Breton

    Perched on the shore of Aspy Bay, this site features scenic vistas of the steep face of the Pollets Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area. Provides access to 3 km beach walk. A National Historic Site cairn commemorates the landing of explorer John Cabot. Located in Sugarloaf, Victoria County, 10 km (6 mi.) north of the Cabot Trail.

    Address: 1904 Bay St. Lawrence Road, Sugarloaf.
    County: Victoria
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 8.63 ha (21.32 ac)
    GPS: N46 56.635 W60 28.007
  • Caddell Rapids Lookoff

    Fundy Shore

    Small picnic stop overlooking the Shubenacadie River's spectacular incoming tides. Bald eagles can often be seen patrolling the river for food.

    Address: 1609 Riverside Road, Stewiacke.
    County: Colchester
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 0.34 ha (.84 ac)
    GPS: N45 11.942 W63 23.426
  • Camerons Brook

    South Shore

    A waterside park offering a shaded rest stop under a canopy of pine and hardwoods. Across the road is access to Ponhook Lake, a favourite for fishing and canoeing. Located approximately 40 km north of Liverpool.

    Address: 7900 Hwy 8, South Brookfield.
    County: Queens
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 1.47 ha (3.63 ac)
    GPS: N44 19.929 W64 57.261
  • Cape Smokey

    Cape Breton

    Located on top of Smokey Mountain and offering spectacular coastal views, this is a popular rest stop for those traveling the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park areas. A 10 km (6.2 mi) return trail provides more exciting views and photo opportunities. Allow four hours to hike the trail.

    Address: 40301 Cabot Trail, Cape Smokey.
    County: Victoria
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 717.96 ha (1774.11 ac)
    GPS: N46 35.687 W60 22.779
  • Cape Split

    Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

    An iconic provincial coastal landmark overlooking Bay of Fundy and its mesmerizing tides. Enjoy a moderately challenging backcountry hike as the trail opens out to a lookoff 60 metres (200 ft.) above the rugged coast of the bay. The trail is about 6 km (4 mi.) one way and hikers should plan on 2.5 to hours to make the return trip.

    Prior to heading out on the trail, users are advised to tell someone where they are and when they expect to return home. Users are advised to stay on the trail. Cliffs are actively eroding and unstable so keep well back from the edge. Shoreline exploration is NOT recommended as incoming tides are fast, strong and unpredictable. Plan to return to the trailhead before dusk. Remember it will get dark earlier on the trail under the dense canopy of trees.

    Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and layered clothing as weather and temperatures can change quickly. Carry plenty of drinking water and bring along snacks and sun protection. Please respect this natural area. Pack out all garbage and keep pets leashed at all times. Toilets are located at the trailhead with a seasonal composting toilet located about 1.5 km along the trail so plan accordingly. No campfires, no camping, and no hunting. The park is not staffed so users must call 911 in case of an emergency. Open year round from dawn until dusk daily.

    Address: 999 Cape Split Road, Scots Bay
    County: Kings
    Classifications: Undesignated Park Reserve / Natural Environment Park
    Size: 447 ha (1104 ac)
    GPS: N45 18.880 W64 25.755
  • Card Lake

    South Shore

    A small lakeside park under a canopy of mature softwood trees. The small beach provides an opportunity for a quick dip, or launch a canoe or small boat and explore the lake. Located near Chester, 17 km (10 mi) north of Hwy 103, Exit 8.

    Address: 3895 Hwy 14, Card Lake
    County: Lunenburg
    Classifications: Designated /Operational/ Wayside Park
    Size: 104.29 ha (257.70 ac)
    GPS: N44 43.164 W64 15.855
  • Central Grove

    Fundy Shore

    Located about half-way down Long Island in Digby County, this is a popular rest spot for those travelling to Brier Island. Walk the the 0.8 km (0.5 mi) trail to great views of the Bay of Fundy. Don’t forget your camera for shots of the rocky shoreline and wildlife you may see along the way.

    Address: 1731 Hwy 217, Central Grove.
    County: Digby
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 12.62 ha (31.18 ac)
    GPS: N44 19.981 W66 16.281
  • Clairmont

    Fundy Shore

    A small shaded picnic area beneath a stand of red pine. Cross-country skiing opportunities in winter. Located 3 km east of Kingston; off Hwy 101 between Exits 16 and 17.

    Address: 1405 Hwy 1, Kingston.
    County: Kings
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 23.4 ha (57.82 ac)
    GPS: N45 00.437 W64 54.479
  • Clam Harbour Beach

    Eastern Shore

    A long, wide sandy beach; supervised (July-August weekends only, STC). Visitors can enjoy a picnic in a field on top of a bluff. Also some cross country skiing in winter. Located 10 km (6 mi) south of Lake Charlotte.

    Address: 158 Beach Road, Clam Harbour
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation
    Size: 183.22 ha (452.75 ac)
    GPS: N44 43.598 W62 53.141
  • Cleveland Beach

    South Shore

    A sister beach to Queensland, offering a sandy shoreline and (unsupervised) swimming opportunities. Limited parking. Located east of Hubbards (Hwy 103, Exit 6).

    Address: 8878 Highway 3, Hubbards
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 4.43 ha (11 ac)
    GPS: N44 38.985 W64 00.017
  • Coldbrook

    Fundy Shore

    Enjoy a picnic under a canopy of pine. Located about 1 km west of various take-out restaurants found at Hwy 101; Exit 14.

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    Address: 7073 Hwy 1, Coldbrook
    County: Kings
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 2.86 ha (7.06 ac)
    GPS: N45 04.032 W64 34.406
  • Cole Harbour - Lawrencetown

    Eastern Shore

    Provincially and regionally significant coastal park system; includes regionally significant beach parks, proximity to rails to trails corridor, Trans Canada Trail passes through Cole Harbour Heritage Park. Beaches feature sand and cobble stretches on the Atlantic coast, with adjacent hiking trails.

  • Conrods Beach

    Conrods Beach is not developed due to its importance as an ecologically sensitive area offering habitat to endangered species such as piping plover. There are no staff, no services, and very little parking.

  • Cookville

    South Shore -Small park with access to the LaHave River. Adjacent LaHave River Trail. Community operated.

    Address: 1119 Hwy 10, Cookville.
    County: Lunenburg
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 1.41 ha (3.48 ac)
    GPS: N44 25.368 W64 33.113
  • Cottage Cove

    Fundy Shore - One of few public access points to the Bay of Fundy along this stretch of coastline. Located 13 km (8 mi) northwest of Middleton.

    Address: 11935 Shore Road, Port George.
    County: Annapolis
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 0.5 ha (1.23 ac)
    GPS: N44 59.602 W65 10.711
  • Crystal Crescent Beach

    Halifax Metro

    Three white-sand crescent beaches located at the mouth of Halifax Harbour. Boardwalks to the first two beaches. Trailhead for a hike to Pennant Point, 10 km (6 mi) which provides interesting birding and wildlife viewing.

    Address: 223 Sambro Creek Road., Sambro
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Natural Environment Park
    Size: 538.89 ha (1331.63 ac)
    GPS: N44 28.307 W63 37.364
  • Dalem Lake

    Cape Breton

    This park surrounds a small lake and is shaded by hardwood. Beach is white sand. A 2.2 km (1.5 mi) hiking trail encircles the lake. Birding, wildlife watching and sport fishing opportunities. Located at Boularderie East, 4 km (2.5 mi) north off Highway 105.

    Address: 220 New Dominion Road.
    County: Victoria
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 47.72 ha (117.92 ac)
    GPS: N46 15.000 W60 25.236
  • Dominion Beach

    Cape Breton

    A 1.5 km (1 mi) sandy beach offering supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Boardwalks provide access to the beach and protect the dunes. Wind surfing opportunities.

    Address: 48 Lower Mitchell Avenue, Dominion.
    County: Cape Breton
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 27.96 ha (69.19 ac)
    GPS: N46 12.818 W60 01.729
  • Dundee

    Cape Breton

    A boat launch for the Bras d’Or Lake providing some beach access.

    Address: 2285 West Bay Road
    County: Richmond
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 0.2 ha (.494 ac)
    GPS: N45 41.847 W61 06.326
  • East River

    South Shore

    A picturesque stop at a sheltered ocean cove on Mahone Bay. Located in East River, 1 km (0.5 mi) east of Hwy 103; Exit 7.

    Address: 2177 Highway 3, East River.
    County: Lunenburg
    Classifications:  Size 0.51 ha (1.26 ac)
    Size: 0.51 ha (1.26 ac)
    GPS: N44 35.330 W64 10.375
  • Eatonville (day-use area of Cape Chignecto)

    Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

    With towering 185-metre high cliffs, sheltered coves, and exciting wildlife viewing, you’ll want to be sure to bring along your camera. Choose between two user-friendly trails that will let you behold some of the nation’s best scenery. One trail will take you to the iconic Three Sisters sea stacks, while the second trail leads to Squally Point. The trails are in good condition and suitable for most ages and abilities. Please note the interpretive centre is not open. Pack out all garbage and keep dogs leashed. Make this day-use area part of your itinerary when you visit the nearby Fossil Cliffs at Joggins, Cape D’Or, or the Fundy geological Museum at Parrsboro.

    Address: 2375 Eatonville Road, Eatonville
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Natural Environment Park
    GPS: N45 25 18.12 W64 53 40.69
  • Elderbank

    Eastern Shore

    One of few public access points on the lower Musquodoboit River. Located 29 km (18 mi) north of Musquodoboit Harbour.

    Address: 5819 Hwy 357, Elderbank
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 0.81 ha (2 ac)
    GPS: N44 58.837 W63 12.970
  • Falls Lake

    Fundy Shore

    Picnic park located on Falls Lake. Carry-in launch point for canoes/kayaks, sport fishing. Limited cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

    Address: 1541 New Ross Rd Hwy 14, Vaughan.
    County: Hants
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 5.70 ha (14.08 ac)
    GPS: N44 50.370 W64 14.384
  • Fancy Lake

    South Shore

    A picnic park with freshwater beach access

    Address: 854 Conquerall Mills Road., Conquerall Mills.
    County: Lunenburg
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size:  0.27 ha (0.67 ac)
    GPS: N44 19.689 W64 31.936
  • Fox Harbour

    Northumberland Shore

    A sandy beach with warm water on the shore of Fox Harbour. Located at Wallace, 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Route 6.

    Address: 865 Fox Harbour South Road, Wallace
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 59.77 ha (147.69 ac)
    GPS: N45 50.100 W63 26.022
  • Glenwood

    Yarmouth

    A quiet place on Rickers Lake, bordering Hwy 103. Picnic tables scattered beneath hardwoods with view of lake. Located at the junction of Hwy 3 and Hwy 103.

    Address: 5570 Highway 3, Lower Argyle.
    County: Yarmouth
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 38.76 ha (95.78 ac)
    GPS: N43 47.637 W65 52.468
  • Green Hill

    Northumberland Shore

    The elevation provides magnificent views of the farmlands below. Off Highway 104, 9 km (6 mi) east of West River.

    Address: 209 Dan Fraser Road, Green Hill.
    County: Pictou
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 9.64 ha (23.82 ac)
    GPS: N45 34.925 W62 47.464
  • Groves Point

    Cape Breton

    A sand and pebble beach and warm salt water. Picnic in the field or at tables under a softwood stand. Located 5 km (3 mi) south of Highway 105, before crossing St. Andrew's Channel.

    Address: 1055 Hillside Boularderie Road, Groves Point.
    County: Cape Breton
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 4.64 ha (11.47 ac)
    GPS: N46 13.905 W60 20.746
  • Gulf Shore

    Northumberland Shore

    A popular public beach with warm water, and a picnic park overlooking the Northumberland Strait. Located 5 km (3 mi) north of Pugwash.

    Address: 1033 Gulf Shore Road, Gulf Shore.
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 9.78 ha (24.17 ac)
    GPS: N45 52.351 W63 37.582
  • Heather Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    A small, supervised (July-August / STC) beach offering swimming in the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait. Limited parking area; may be crowded on weekends. Located 8 km (5 mi) east of East Linden.

    Address: 700 Heather Beach Road, Port Howe.
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Cumberland
    Size:  6.74 ha (16.65 ac)
    GPS: N45 52.483 W63 45.226
  • Hubbards

    South Shore

    A boat launch site on St. Margarets Bay. Limited picnic opportunities. Located on Hwy 3, about 3 km west of Queensland Beach Provincial Park.

    Address: 9 Yacht Club Rd Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 0.55 ha (1.35 ac)
    GPS: N44 38.323 W64 03.681
  • Irish Cove

    Cape Breton

    Located on a hill overlooking Bras d' Or Lake, this site offers a short trail and scenic views. Located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of St. Peter's.

    Address:  16165 Hwy 4, Irish Cove.
    County: Richmond
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 1.08 ha (2.66 ac)
    GPS: N45 48.901 W60 41.537
  • Jerry Lawrence

    Halifax Metro

    A day use park providing access for seniors and those with disabilities. Drive-in picnic areas, barrier-free vault toilets, fishing pier and accessible trails that provide a connection to the St. Margarets Bay Rails to Trails. The park is bordered by Lewis Lake and Round Lake. The latter is stocked several times throughout the season with brook and rainbow trout.

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    Address: 4775 St. Margaret's Bay Rd (Hwy 3) Upper Tantallon.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation
    Size: 746.92 ha (1845.68 ac) 746.92 ha (1845.68 ac)
    GPS: N44 41.173 W63 51.442.
  • Lake George

    Fundy Shore

    A freshwater sandy beach with adjacent launch for canoes and kayaks.

    Address: 125 North River Road, Lake George.
    County: Kings
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 4.16 ha (10.28 ac)
    GPS: N44 55.474 W64 41.422
  • Lake Midway

    Fundy Shore

    One of few access points to a fresh water beach in the area. Picnic tables located in hardwood area and open fields. Trout fishing (seasonal).

    Address: 7600 Hwy 217, Lake Midway.
    County: Digby
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 1.72 ha (4.25 ac)
    GPS: N44 31.784 W66 02.511.
  • Lake O' Law

    Cape Breton

    The only provincial park in Inverness County located on the Cabot Trail. A rock cairn dedicated to first Irish settlers in the area. Popular with traveling public; especially tour buses as a rest/viewing location.

    Address: 4830 Cabot Trail Hwy 19, Lake O'Law.
    County: Inverness
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 2.15 ha (5.31 ac)
    GPS: N46 16.572 W60 57.745
  • Lawrencetown Beach

    Eastern Shore

    Lawrencetown Beach is noted for its surf, and is a mainstay of surfers living here or visiting the province. Surfing instruction and outfitters located near the park. There is supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Strong rip tides and currents are common - swimmers must exercise caution. Provincially and regionally significant coastal park system; includes regionally significant beach parks, proximity to rails to trails corridor, Trans Canada Trail passes through Cole Harbour Heritage Park

    Address: Lawrencetown Beach - 4348 Lawrencetown Road, Lawrencetown. GPS: N44 38.688 W63 20.706;
    County: Cole Harbour
    Size: 747 ha (1845 ac)
    GPS: N44 38.688 W63 20.706;
    Lawrencetown Beach
  • Lennox Passage

    Cape Breton

    A pleasant park on Isle Madame with two kilometres of shoreline, an operating lighthouse and site of a former post office (c.1910), ferry terminal and two limestone quarries. Picnic in forest or open areas, enjoy the 2 km of trails, or explore the lighthouse. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities in the winter, however parking is available at the gate only. Located on Hwy 320, 5 km (3 mi) east of the junction of Routes 320 and 206.

    Address: 2313 Hwy 320, Isle Madame.
    County: Richmond
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 37.11 ha (91.7 ac)
    GPS:  N45 35.145 W61 01.378
  • Lochiel Lake

    Eastern Shore

    A quiet area with picnic tables under mixed wood trees beside an open field and overlooking Lochiel Lake. A short walking trail and some snow shoeing opportunities in winter. Located 6.5 Km (4 mi) north of Aspen.

    Address: 13575 Hwy 7, Lochiel Lake.
    County: Guysborough
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 4.1 ha (10.3 ac)
    GPS: N45 21.231 W62 03.496
  • Londonderry

    Fundy Shore

    A small memorial park with an interpretive display on site of Londonderry iron Works. Located off Hwy 4.

    Address: 1776 Station Road, Londonderry.
    County: Colchester
    Classifications: Designated / Operational /Historic Park
    Size: 0.11 ha (.27 ac)
    GPS: N45 28.303 W63 35.783
  • Lumsden Pond

    Fundy Shore

    Escape the hot Valley temperatures with a swim in the pond. Surrounded by hardwoods, canoe or kayak the pond in autumn and enjoy the leaf show. Near dam and sluice for NS Power.

    Address: 2530 Corcum Burns Road, Black River.
    County: Kings
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 7.18 ha (17.74 ac)
    GPS: N45 01.554 W64 23.901
  • Mabou

    Cape Breton

    Hillside park with a panoramic view of the Mabou Valley. Located 1.5 km (1 mi) north of Mabou.

    Address: 11925 Hwy 19, Mabou.
    County: Inverness
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 2.23 ha (5.5 ac)
    GPS: N46 04.938 W61 22.276
  • MacCormacks

    Cape Breton

    The park overlooks the Bras d' Or Lake. Picnic under the softwood forest or stroll the beach. View of picturesque Plaster Cove. Located 0.3 km (0.2 mi) north of Iona.

    Address: 2481 St. Columba Road, Iona
    County: Inverness
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 4.43 ha (10.95 ac)
    GPS: N45 57.833 W60 48.621
  • MacElmons Pond

    Fundy Shore

    Park is adjacent to a headpond and wildlife management area. The rich waters of the headpond support a small population of American widgeon as well as being an important staging area for migratory waterfowl. A 1 km (1/2 mi) trail meanders through old fields, pine forest and alongside the lake.

    Address: 219 MacElmon Road, Lower Onslow.
    County: Colchester
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 7.24 ha (17.89 ac)
    GPS: N45 23.459 W63 25.677
  • Marie Joseph

    Eastern Shore

    A picturesque roadside park with a view of offshore islands providing carry-in boating opportunities. Located 1.5 km (1 mi) west of Marie Joseph.

    Address: 1420 Hwy 7, Liscomb Mills.
    County: Guysborough
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 0.68 ha (1.68 ac)
    GPS: N44 58.066 W62 05.195
  • Martinique Beach

    Eastern Shore

    A 3.7 km crescent, white-sand beach with open and wooded picnic areas behind the dunes. Boardwalks and hard-surfaced paths offer access for beachcombing and swimming. Supervised swimming (July-August/STC). Wildlife refuge area for migratory waterfowl and protected area for piping plover. Parking may be limited on summer weekends. Located 11 km (7 mi) south of Musquodoboit Harbour.

    Address: 2389 Petpeswick Road, East Petpeswick.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Natural Environment
    Size: 47.02 ha (116.19 ac)
    GPS: N44 41.394 W63 08.841
  • Mavillette Beach

    Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

    A 1.5 km (1 mi) long sandy beach backed by fragile marram grass-covered dunes. Extensive sand flats exposed at low tide. Supervised swimming (July-August STC). Please use boardwalks to protect the dunes when accessing the beach. No picnic tables.

    Address: 295,336,395 John Doucette Road, Mavillette
    County: Digby
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 43.06 ha (106.40 ac)
    GPS: N44 05.369 W66 11.448
  • McCormacks Beach

    Halifax Metro

    Located in Eastern Passage adjacent to Fisherman’s Cove, this park offers an extensive boardwalk that provides coastal walking opportunities and beautiful views of Halifax and McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park.

    Address: 1641 Shore Road, Eastern Passage.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 6.34 ha (15.6 ac)
    GPS: N44 36.443 W63 29.416
  • McNabs and Lawlor Islands

    Halifax Metro

    Located at the mouth of Halifax Harbour, the park carries visitors back in time, and back to nature. Just a short boat trip (commercial providers offer service) from various points in the metro area. Military and history buffs, birders, and hikers will be enthralled with this park’s intriguing past and beautiful natural surroundings so close to the dynamic downtown. Approximately 22 km (14 mi) of trails. The Friends of McNabs Island play a key role in encouraging visitors to experience the park. Visitors must bring their own drinking water and food.

    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Non-operational / Natural Environment
    Size: 484.67 ha (1197.65 ac)
    GPS: N44 37.334 W63 32.350
  • Melmerby Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    One of Nova Scotia’s most popular beaches, this 2 km (1.25 mi) sandy beach is supervised beach (July-August/ STC). Even on the busiest days, there’s lots of room to spread out and enjoy yourself whether that would be strolling the beach, swimming, flying a kite with the kids kayaking away from it all. Swimmers are advised to be aware of currents and how to reacte to them. Abundant parking. Located 16 km (10 mi) north of Hwy 104, Exit 25.

    Address: 6280 - 6380 Little Harbour Road, Little Harbour.
    County: Pictou
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 113 ha (279.23 ac)
    GPS: N45 39.157 W62 29.764
  • Mickey Hill

    Bay of Fundy/Annapolis Valley

    Popular system of graveled hiking trails along Lambs Lake. Interpretive signage, boardwalks, steep staircases, and suspension bridge through rocky areas. No facilities in off season and parking at the gate only. Located 5 km (3 mi) south of Highway 101, Exit 22.

    Address: 7956 Hwy 8, Graywood.
    County: Annapolis
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation
    Size: 72.93 ha (180.21 ac)
    GPS: N44 43.955 W65 29.602
  • Musquodoboit Valley

    Eastern Shore

    Attractive park on the Musquodoboit River. Picnic in open or hardwood shaded areas; also a group use area. Located on Hwy 224, 42 km (26 mi) north of Route 7.

    Address: 11685 Hwy 224, Middle Musquodoboit.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 66.99 ha (165.54 ac)
    GPS: N45 03.586 W63 06.868
  • North River

    Oregon Rd, North River

    This park has 18 kms of trails providing access to a spectacular steep-sided river canyon with deep salmon pools that leads to a beautiful 32 metre (104 foot) waterfall. Located 3.5 km off the Cabot Trail at North River bridge.

    Address: Oregon Rd, North River
    County: Victoria
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    GPS: N46.318150 W60.660563
  • Northport Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    Open fields abutting on a red sand beach that is accessible by stairs. Warm water and a gentle tide. At low tide, sandbars trap pools of warm water suitable for wading. Area for group gatherings. Located 3 km (2 mi) east of Northport.

    Address: 7722 Highway 366, Northport.
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 11.1 ha (27.43 ac)
    GPS: N45 55.386 W63 50.723
  • Oakfield

    Halifax Metro

    A popular day-use park on Shubenacadie-Grand Lake featuring a small beach (supervised July – August/STC) and a boat launch for motorized craft. Picnic tables, vault toilets, walking trails nearby, and ample parking. Well suited to group events such as corporate picnics or reunions. Camping nearby at Laurie Park.

    Address: 366 Oakfield Park Road, Grand Lake.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 55.62 ha (137.44 ac)
    GPS: N44 54.709 W63 35.116
  • Petersfield

    Cape Breton

    This park has a significant cultural history as it contains remnants of four cultural periods, dating from the late 18th to mid-20th centuries. Explore the 7 km (4.5 mi) of trails. Open for winter activities, although no facilities or services are provided.

    Address: 1126 Westmount Road, Sydney.
    County: Cape Breton
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Historic Park
    Size: 22.81 ha (56.36 ac)
    GPS: N46 08.632 W60 13.439
  • Point Michaud Beach

    Cape Breton

    A 3 km (2 mi) sandy beach, backed by marram-covered sand dunes and large cranberry bogs. Supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Some surfing opportunities.

    Address:  3796 Hwy 247, Point Michaud
    County: Richmond
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 60.60 ha (149.75 ac)
    GPS: N45 35.533 W60 40.805
  • Pomquet Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    This 3 km (2 mi) beach has the best example of dune succession in Nova Scotia with gentle slope and occasional sand bars. Supervised swimming (July – August/STC). There is a tea room near the park and a building where various summertime entertainments are held. Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Hwy 104 between Exits 35 and 36.

    Address: 432 Pomquet Beach Road, Pomquet.
    County: Antigonish
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Natural Environment Park
    Size: 164.14 ha (405.60 ac)
    GPS: N45 38.691 W61 49.285
  • Pondville Beach

    Cape Breton

    One of the few sandy beaches on Isle Madame. The one kilometre (0.5 mi) beach is backed by gentle dunes, a large lagoon and a salt marsh. Various beach activities held by county recreation department. Located 2 km (1.5 mi) off Hwy 320 east through Pondville.

    Address: 219 Pondville North Road, Arichat.
    County: Richmond
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 3.35 ha (8.28 ac)
    GPS: N45 32.319 W60 58.681
  • Port Hood Station

    Cape Breton

    Popular picnic spot with a cobble beach and adjacent to white sand beach.

    Address: 8657 Hwy 19, Port Hood.
    County: Inverness
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 16.38 ha (40.47 ac)
    GPS: N46 00.191 W61 31.797
  • Port L’Hebert

    South Shore

    Park features a 2.1 km (1.3 mi.) looped trail through hardwoods and granite boulders left by retreating glaciers. Trail provides a pleasant walk to an attractive view of the coast. Site is adjacent a federal migratory bird sanctuary and near Thomas Raddall Provincial Park and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Adjunct. Located about 25 minutes south of Liverpool.

    Address: 11183 Hwy 103, Granite Village.
    County: Queens
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 70.97 ha (175.44 ac)
    GPS: N43 52.488 W64 57.824
  • Port Maitland Beach

    Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

    Yarmouth & Acadian Shores - A one km sand and cobble beach backed by a grassy picnic area. Supervised swimming (July – August/STC). The nearby wharf and fishing boats are favourite subjects for painters and photographers. From Hwy 101 take Exit 33 to Route 1 and travel 4 km (2.5 mi).

    Address: 3297 Shore Road, Port Maitland.
    County: Yarmouth
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 8.41 ha (20.78 ac)
    GPS: N43 59.090 W66 09.225
  • Port Shoreham Beach

    Eastern Shore

    Sand and cobble beach park on Chedabucto Bay.

    Address: 1720 Hwy 344, Port Shoreham.
    County: Guysborough
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 39.28 ha (97.06 ac)
    GPS: N45 25.567 W61 23.946
  • Powells Point

    Northumberland Shore

    A large day-use park with shoreline access to the warmest salt water in Nova Scotia. Sandy beach on one side, rocky on the other. Some winter recreation opportunities such as snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Located off Hwy 348, about 6 km (3.7 mi) northeast of Trenton.

    Address: 8049 Pictou Landing Road, Little Harbour.
    County: Pictou
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 25.57 ha (63.18 ac)
    GPS: N45 38.969 W62 34.059
  • Queensland Beach

    South Shore

    A popular beach park with metro area residents. Supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Arrive early on hot summer days to find a parking spot.

    Address: 9600 Hwy 3, Hubbards.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 1.35 ha (3.34 ac)
    GPS: N44 38.127 W64 01.553
  • Rainbow Haven Beach

    Eastern Shore

    Rainbow Haven Beach is popular with families looking to have a day of fun at the beach. There is supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Also a great place to fly a kite.

    Address: Rainbow Haven Beach -- 2248 Cow Bay Road (Hwy 322), Cow Bay.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Natural Environment Park
    GPS: N44 38.861 W63 25.416
  • Ross Ferry

    Cape Breton

    Community managed day-use area offering a boat launch to the Bras d’Or Lake.

    Address: Hwy 305, Ross Ferry.
    County: Victoria
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 2.63 ha (6.5 ac)
    GPS: N46 08.632 W60 35.029
  • Rushtons Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    Popular beach featuring the warm salt waters of the Northumberland Strait. Broad sandbars at low tide and the salt marsh attract a great variety of birds. Located about 4km (2.5 mi) east of Brule.

    Address: 723 Hwy 6, Brule.
    County: Pictou
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 18.93 ha (46.77 ac)
    GPS: N45 45.164 W63 07.250
  • Sable River

    South Shore

    Park has a canopy of pine providing a relaxing place to stop and a brook running through it changes direction with the tide.

    Address: 140 West Sable River Road, Sable River.
    County: Shelburne
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 53.65 ha (132.5 ac)
    GPS: N43 50.164 W65 03.976
  • Sackville Lakes

    Halifax Metro

    A natural environment park offering an attractive forest setting in a near-urban area for walking and hiking as well as lake access for canoeing or kayaking. Trail development and management by a community group.

    Address: 440 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Nature Reserve
    Size:  283.28 ha (699 ac)
    GPS: N44 46.146 W63 39.028
  • Salt Springs

    Northumberland Shore

    Nestled against the banks of the West River, this park makes a great rest stop for travellers. Picnic just off the highway, or down by the river. Unsupervised swimming at the river. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing. Located just off Hwy 104, Exit 19, 17 km (10 mi) west of New Glasgow.

    Address: 2532 Hwy 4, Salt Springs.
    County: Pictou
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 28.87 ha (71.34 ac)
    GPS: N45 32.696 W62 52.772
  • Sand Hills Beach

    South Shore

    A 2.5 km (1.5 mi) white-sand beach. The sand flat warms at low tide and then warms the incoming tide for swimming. Spectacular dune system backs the beach. Please use boardwalks and marked paths to protect the dune system. Popular bird watching area. Located about 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Hwy 103, Exit 29.

    Address: 28 Sand Hills Beach Park Rd., Villagedale.
    County: Shelburne
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 94.61 ha (233.79 ac)
    GPS: N43 31.585 W65 32.738
  • Savary

    Fundy Shore

    At one time this was a shipbuilding site; now it is a picturesque picnic area located under a birch canopy and overlooking St. Mary's Bay. At low tide you can beachcomb along the rocky shoreline. Geocaching opportunities

    Address: 7401 Hwy 1, Plympton.
    County: Digby
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 10.82 ha (26.73 ac)
    GPS: N44 30.698 W65 54.390
  • Scots Bay

    Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley

    Small park offering access to Scots Bay, near Cape Split. Watch the world’s highest tides rise and fall before your eyes.

    Address: 16 Wharf Road., Scots Bay.
    County: Kings
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size:  0.26 ha (.642 ac)
    GPS: N45 18.051 W64 23.700
  • Second Peninsula

    South Shore

    This large scenic picnic park on the ocean has tables scattered under a stand of spruce and fir and can easily accommodate group picnics. Access to cobble beach. Located near Lunenburg, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Hwy 103, Exit 10.

    Address: 781 Second Peninsula Road, Second Peninsula.
    County: Lunenburg
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 19.44 ha (48.04 ac)
    GPS: N44 24.144 W64 17.732
  • Sherbrooke

    Eastern Shore

    Small picnic area on the St. Marys River. Walking trails at adjacent municipal park and just a short drive from Sherbrooke Village. Just north of Sherbrooke on Route 7.

    Address: 8407, Hwy 7, Sherbrooke.
    County: Guysborough
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 0.31 ha (.76 ac)
    GPS: N45 09.151 W61 58.519
  • Shinimicas

    Northumberland Shore

    A small picnic park located under stately elms along the banks of the Shinimicas River. Located 1 km (0.5 mi) east of Shinimicas Bridge.

    Address: 5252 Highway 6, Shinimicas.
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 6.95 ha (17.17 ac)
    GPS: N45 52.332 W63 54.557
  • Shubenacadie Canal and Waterway

    Halifax Metro

    A collection of five separate properties along the historic Shubenacadie Canal system that reflect historic civil engineering accomplishments. Fairbanks Centre provides interpretation of the Shubenacadie River system.

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    Address: 54 Locks Road, Dartmouth
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Natural Environment Park
    Size: 7.44 ha (18.38 ac)
  • Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park

    Fundy Shore

    Set in natural woodlands this park is home to more than 30 native animals and birds, as well as a few exotics. Static and interactive displays are housed in an interpretive centre. On the same site is the Greenwing Legacy Interpretation Centre which features displays on waterfowl and wetlands developed in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited Canada. Well groomed trails meander around a picturesque wetland. Pathways through the park allow easy access of strollers and wheelchairs. Ample parking.

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    Address: 149 Creighton Road, Shubenacadie.
    Size: 20.23 ha (50 ac)
    GPS: N45 05.570 W63 23.576
  • Smugglers Cove

    Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

    Picturesque day-use park overlooking a small cove reputedly used by rum runners in the early 1900s. The cove fills with water at high tide but can be reached during low tide. Geocaching opportunities.

    Address: 7651 Hwy 1, Meteghan.
    County: Digby
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 7.74 ha (19.13 ac)
    GPS: N44 10.224 W66 10.851
  • Spry Bay

    Eastern Shore

    Small roadside park overlooking the bay.

    Address: 19310 Hwy 7, Spry Bay.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 0.13 ha (.32 ac)
    GPS: N44 50.525 W62 37.214
  • St Anns

    Cape Breton

    Scenic view overlooking a saltmarsh and bay. A 500 m trail meanders by the water offering opportunities to view various waterfowl and other birds.

    Address: 51475 Cabot Trail, St. Anns.
    County: Victoria
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size:  4.27 ha (10.5 ac)
    GPS: N46 12.488 W60 37.358
  • Summerville Beach

    South Shore

    One of the finest beaches on the South Shore. Approximately 1 km (1/2 mi) long, the beach is backed by sand dunes and an open saltmarsh. As the dunes are used by piping plover, please keep on designated paths.

    Address: 7533 Hwy 3, Summerville Centre.
    County: Queens
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 33.81 ha (83.5 ac)
    GPS: N43 57.270 W64 48.888
  • Swiss Air Memorial Site (Peggys Cove)

    South Shore

    A short (30 m/33 yrds) walking trail through iconic rock formations to a monument erected in memory of the 229 people who lost their lives in the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111. Parking area for 12 – 15 vehicles.

    Address: 8250 Peggys Cove Road, Peggys Cove.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Operational
    GPS: N44 30.400 W63 56.024
  • Swissair Memorial Site (Bayswater)

    South Shore

    Monument placed in memory of those who lost their lives in 1998 when Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean approximately 8 km (5 mi) from shore. The small fishing village of Bayswater was one of the sites used in the recovery operation following the crash. Picnic and toilet facilities located across the road at Bayswater Beach Provincial Park.

    Address: 4100 Hwy 329, Bayswater
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Operational
    GPS: N44 29.972 W64 04.110
  • Tatamagouche

    Northumberland Shore

    Small picnic area located 1.5 km (1 mi) east of Tatamagouche.

    Address: 2664 Hwy 6, Tatamagouche.
    County: Colchester
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 6.47 ha (16 ac)
    GPS:  N45 42.581 W63 16.004
  • Taylor Head

    Eastern Shore

    Located southwest of Sheet Harbour, this park occupies a rugged wind swept peninsula that juts 6 km (3.7 mi) into the Atlantic Ocean. The park's hiking trails provide access to a variety of natural aspects, interesting geological features, wildlife habitat, scenic lookoffs, secluded beaches and 16 km (10 mi.) of unspoiled coastline. As with other extensive trail networks, park users are advised to advise someone of where they are and when they plan to return home. Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and dress in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions. Remember to respect this natural area: keep dogs leashed and pack out all garbage. Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park take an active part in overseeing park activities and offer public events such as hikes from June to December. Some cross country skiing opportunities in winter.

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    Address: 20140 Hwy 7, Spry Bay.
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Environment Park
    Size:  855.95 ha (2115.09 ac)
    GPS: N44 50.675 W62 34.889
  • Ten Mile Lake

    South Shore

    A small lakeside park beneath a stand of pine and hemlock. Relax by the shore or take a quick dip. Excellent fishing. Located 21 km (13 mi) north of Liverpool.

    Address: 3933 Hwy 8, Middlefield.
    County: Queens
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 3.27 ha (8.08 ac)
    GPS: N44 11.377 W64 49.960
  • Tidnish Dock

    Northumberland Shore

    This site marks the eastern terminus of the historic Chignecto Marine Transport Railway - one of Nova Scotia's most ambitious engineering projects. The project called for the construction of a 17 mile (28 km) long double-tracked railway from Fort Lawrence on the Bay of Fundy, across the isthmus to Tidnish Dock on the Northumberland Strait. Vessels were to be floated on huge wheeled cradles, which would be lifted by hydraulic presses to the level of the railway. The vessels would then be hauled across the isthmus. On the other side, vessel and cradle would be lowered into the water until the vessel floated free.

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    Address: 919 Tidnish Head Road, Tidnish.
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Historic Park
    Size: 9.32 ha (23 ac)
    GPS: N45 59.653 W64 00.667
  • Tor Bay

    Eastern Shore

    Picturesque picnic area on a rocky point looking out to the open Atlantic, 8 km (5 mi) south of Larry's River. Sweeping sand beaches; boardwalks and interpretive displays describing natural environment as well as historical significance of this site as landing point for first trans-Atlantic cable.

    Address: 650 Hwy 316, Tor Bay.
    County: Guysborough
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Wayside Park
    Size: 12.88 ha (31.83 ac)
    GPS: N45 11.275 W61 21.267
  • Trout Brook

    Cape Breton

    One of few opportunities to access Lake Ainslie; part of Margaree – Lake Ainslie Canadian Heritage River system. Picnic under a mixed-wood forest and or stroll the beautiful white sandy beach. Located approximately 22.5 km (14 mi) south of the junction of Routes 19 and 395.

    Address: 2535 Hwy 395, Trout Brook.
    County: Victoria
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 8.58 ha (21.20 ac)
    GPS: N46 05.738 W61 08.454
  • Usige Bàn Falls

    Cape Breton

    Enjoy this 1.5 kilometre round trip hike amid beautiful hardwoods to a spectacular 15 m waterfall in a granite gorge. Located 14.5 kilometres (9 miles) north of Baddeck. From Highway 105, take Exit 9.

    Address: 715 North Branch Road, Baddeck Forks.
    County: Victoria
    Classifications: Undesignated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation
    Size: 147.49 ha (364.5 ac)
    GPS: N46 12.181 W60 46.580
  • Waterside Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    Long sandy beach with warm water, and salt marsh. Seldom crowded. Boardwalk access to the beach. Located 3 km (2 mi) north of Route 6, east of Caribou River.

    Address: 649 R. Grant Road, Caribou River.
    County: Pictou
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation Park
    Size: 95.71 ha (236.5 ac)
    GPS: N45 45.544 W62 46.585
  • Wentworth

    Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley

    Scenic views all year round with a hardwood forest along a meandering river. Hike the trails connecting to Cobequid Mountain. Popular birdwatching location. Group use area. Cross country skiing or visit popular ski hill nearby.

    Address: 14160 Highway 4, Wentworth.
    County: Cumberland
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Wayside
    Size: 143.3 ha (354.10 ac)
    GPS: N45 37.782 W63 3.315
  • West Mabou Beach

    Cape Breton

    A large sand beach and dune system at the mouth of Mabou Harbour. Birding opportunities, and in winter, try cross-country skiing here.

    Address: 1757 Little Mabou Road, Mabou.
    County: Inverness
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Outdoor Recreation
    Size: 275.26 ha (680.18 ac)
    GPS: N46 04.333 W61 28.952
  • William E. deGarthe

    South Shore

    Small park within Peggys Cove that protects rock carving done by William deGarthe, a long-time resident of this area, in honour of seafarers.

    Address: Peggys Cove
    County: Halifax
    Classifications: Designated / Operational / Historic Park
    Size: 0.06 ha (.15 ac)