Picnic

  • 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
    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
    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
    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. Fishing opportunities on the lake. Located 12 km (8 mi) south of Highway 125.

    Address: 2315 Route 223, Ironville.
    County: Cape Breton
    Size: 118.27 ha (292.25 ac)
    GPS: N46 08.551 W60 26.658
  • Battery

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to October 17
    Park contact number: (902) 535-3094

    Located on the south coast of Cape Breton Island, Battery Provincial Park overlooks St. Peters Bay and the Bras d’Or Lake.

    The lighthouse found in the park serves as a beacon for the entrance to St. Peters Canal. Completed in 1869, the 800 m (2,600 ft.) the St Peter’s Canal and lock system allows vessels to sail between Bras d' Or Lake and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Battery Provincial Park saw European occupation as early as the 1700’s and is home to a number of historically significant sites, including the site of a lime kiln used to make plaster and mortar, some of which was used in the construction of Fortress Louisbourg, as well as the remains of two forts that were involved in the French and English struggle over the North American continent.

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    Facilities and Services

    Battery Provincial Park offers 56 campsites, 22 open, 8 partially wooded, and 23 wooded, located on a picturesque hillside, showers and flush toilets, a picnic area, and an unsupervised beach. Walking trails provide good views of the surrounding landscapes and bodies of water. Learn more about the history of the area at interpretive sites kiosks along the way.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Amherst

    • Cumberland County Museum (36 km)

    St. Peter's Area

    • St. Peter's Canal (adjoining)
    • Nicolas Denys Museum (1.5 km)
    • Wallace MacAskill Museum (2 km)

    Point Michaud Beach Prov. Park (18 km)

    Canso Causeway (65 km)

    Sydney (90 km)

     

    Museums and festivals provide a glimpse into the rich Acadian and Celtic heritage found throughout the region.

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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 (2.2 mi.) shoreline walking trail.

    Address: 1409 Dover Road, Little Dover
    County: Guysborough
    Size: 137.14 ha (338.88 ac)
    GPS: N45 16.602 W61 01.964
  • Blomidon

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: May 20 to September 5
    Park contact number: (902) 582-7319
    Civic address: 3138 Pereau Road, Canning, NS

    Rising majestically from the shores of the Minas Basin, Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views. Blomidon's 759 ha (1,875 acres) include 180 m (600 ft.) high cliffs, a variety of habitats, striking natural features, abundant wildlife -- and the world's highest tides wash its shores. These natural attractions provide excellent opportunities for camping, hiking, beachcombing, photography or just appreciating nature.

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    Facilities and Services

    Blomidon offers a 70-site campground with 16 open, 5 partially wooded, 55 wooded campsites, two picnic areas, an unsupervised beach near the park entrance, and hiking trails. A group campsite, with kitchen shelter and fire grills, is available by reservation only.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017. See Reservations for details and conditions.

     

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    Nearby Attractions

     

    The Look-off (12 km)

    • Blomidon Look-off Provincial Park

    Scots Bay (20 km)

    • Cape Split Hiking Trail

    Starrs Point (23 km)

    • Prescott House Museum

    Wolfville (29 km)

    • Atlantic Theatre Festival
    • Randall House Historical Museum
    • Robie Tufts Nature Centre
    • Acadia University Botanical Gardens

    Grand Pré

    • Grand Pré National Historic Site

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    Size: 202.02 ha (499.20 ac)
    GPS: N45 48.288 W63 18.075
  • Boylston

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to September 12
    Civic address: 11131 Hwy 16, Boylston, NS

    Located between the communities of Boylston and Guysborough (town), Boylston Provincial Park is an ideal place to camp while touring the Eastern Shore. The wooded hilltop campground offers a spectacular view of Guysborough Harbour. Please note that this park is a self-registration park.

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    Facilities and Services

    The park offers 34 wooded campsites, and a picnic area. The picnic area is open until mid October. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017. See Reservations for details and conditions.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Guysborough (7 km)

    • Osprey Shore Golf Course Resort
    • Mulgrave Road Theatre
    • Guysborough Historical Museum
    • Marina Boat Rental

    Canso (35 km)

    • Grassy Island National Historic Site

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

  • 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
    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
    Size: 1.47 ha (3.63 ac)
    GPS: N44 19.929 W64 57.261
  • 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
    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
    Size: 104.29 ha (257.70 ac)
    GPS: N44 43.164 W64 15.855
  • Caribou-Munroes Island

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to October 10
    Park contact number: (902) 485-6134
    Civic address: 2119 Three Brooks Road, Caribou, NS

    Just a few kilometres from one of Nova Scotia's points of entry, Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park makes a marvellous stop on your way to or from Prince Edward Island.

    A mile long sand beach offers some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas and the campground provide excellent opportunities for camping, or just appreciating nature.

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    Facilities and Services

    The park offers 95 campsites, 17 open, 4 partially wooded, 74 wooded, picnic areas, and an unsupervised beach. There is a walking trail along the beach out to the island.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Pictou (6 km)

    • Hector Heritage Quay
    • McCulloch House Museum
    • Northumberland Fisheries Museum

    Stellarton (25 km)

    • Museum of Industry

    Museums and festivals provide a glimpse into the rich Acadian and Celtic heritage found throughout the region.

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

     


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  • 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
    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
    Size: 23.4 ha (57.82 ac)
    GPS: N45 00.437 W64 54.479
  • 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
    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.

    Icon set: picnic table/vault toilet

    Address: 7073 Hwy 1, Coldbrook
    County: Kings
    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.

  • Cookville

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

    Address: 1119 Hwy 10, Cookville.
    County: Lunenburg
    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
    Size: 0.5 ha (1.23 ac)
    GPS: N44 59.602 W65 10.711
  • 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
    Size: 47.72 ha (117.92 ac)
    GPS: N46 15.000 W60 25.236
  • Dollar Lake

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to October 10
    Park contact number: (902) 384-2770
    Civic address: 5265 Old Guysborough Road, Wyses Corner, NS

    Situated on a large lake not far from the Musquodoboit Valley, Dollar Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape. The quiet woodland setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities, including camping, boating, canoeing, water-skiing, and fishing. A beautiful sandy beach at the north end of the lake offers fresh water swimming.

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    Facilities and Services

    The park has 119 campsites, 36 partially wooded, 81 wooded, a picnic area, boat launch, and trailer dump station. The main beach is supervised during the peak season. The smaller "campers" beach is unsupervised.

    Although there are no electrical hookups, water and vault toilets are conveniently located throughout the campground. Accessible flush toilets and showers facilities are also available.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Enfield (25 km)

    • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

    Middle Musquodoboit (25 km)

    • Bicentennial Theatre

    Stewiacke (30 km)

    • Mastodon Ridge & Showcase Nova Scotia

    Shubenacadie (25 km)

    • Provincial Wildlife Park

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    Size: 27.96 ha (69.19 ac)
    GPS: N46 12.818 W60 01.729
  • 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
    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
    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
    Size: 0.81 ha (2 ac)
    GPS: N44 58.837 W63 12.970
  • Ellenwood Lake

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: May 20 to September 5
    Park contact number: (902) 761-2400
    Civic address: 1888 Mood Road, Deerfield, NS

    Nestled between two lakes in the heart of southern Nova Scotia, this 114 ha (280 acre) park offers walking trails in a hardwood setting, canoeing, swimming, and camping for all those who like to enjoy the outdoors.

    The quiet beauty of nature is evident everywhere at Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park. The shoreline holds some of Nova Scotia's rare plants, and the lakes have both brown and speckled trout, chain pickerel, and Atlantic salmon.

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    Facilities and Services

    The park offers 87 wooded campsites, two picnic areas, boat launch, a supervised beach, and hiking trail.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Yarmouth (15 km)

    • Firefighters Museum of Nova Scotia
    • Yarmouth County Museum
    • Cape Forchu

    Saulnierville (45 km)

    • Bangor Sawmill Museum

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    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
    Size:  0.27 ha (0.67 ac)
    GPS: N44 19.689 W64 31.936
  • Five Islands

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to October 10
    Park contact number: (902) 254-2980
    Civic address: 618 Bentley Branch Road (Hwy 2), Five Islands, NS

    Rising majestically from the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations. The park features 90 metre (300 ft.) sea cliffs overlooking the world's highest tides, a spectacular setting for camping or any of the many opportunities that abound for hiking, beachcombing, rock collecting and clam digging.

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    Facilities and Services

    The park offers 87 campsites,  71 open (17 pull-through; 15 of 17 with water), 22 wooded, two picnic areas, an unsupervised beach, playground and comfort station facility.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Economy (10 km)

    • Cobequid Interpretive Center

    Parrsboro (23 km)

    • Fundy Geological Museum
    • Ottawa House Museum
    • The Ship's Company Theatre

    Joggins (65 km)

    • UNESCO World HeritageSite Fossil Cliffs Museum

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    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
    Size: 38.76 ha (95.78 ac)
    GPS: N43 47.637 W65 52.468
  • Graves Island

    Visitor Notice

    A new electronic entrance gate system is now in place. Campers will be charged a $3 deposit for the card. This charge will be refunded upon the return of the card when their camping stay is over. Please stop at the admin building when leaving to receive the $3 refund.

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: May 20 to October 10
    Park contact number: (902) 275-4425
    Civic address: 230 Graves Island Road, East Chester, NS

    Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is typical of many of the small islands found along Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. This quiet ocean-side campground has long been a popular vacation spot for Nova Scotians and visitors alike.

    The campground is an excellent base for outdoor adventures including ocean kayaking and biking along the South Shore as well as day tripping to the area's many attractions.

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    Facilities and Services

    Graves Island offers a 95 site campground, including 81 open (33 water and electric sites), and 14 wooded.

    The park also has walking trails, picnic area, swimming area and boat launch. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Lunenburg (44 km)

    • DesBrisay Museum
    • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
    • Knaut Rhuland House Museum

    New Ross (40 km)

    • Ross Farm Museum

    Queensland Beach Provincial Park

    Cleveland Beach Provincial Park

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Size: 2.15 ha (5.31 ac)
    GPS: N46 16.572 W60 57.745
  • Laurie

    Visitor Notice

    Entry to the park requires a gate access code. If you arrive at the park without an access code, please call 1-888-544-3434 or use the yellow phone at the park kiosk. Be prepared to provide your reservation information to obtain the gate code.

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to September 12
    Civic address: 4949 Hwy 2, Grand Lake, NS

    Only minutes from metro Halifax/Dartmouth, Laurie Provincial Park is the perfect escape from the urban rush, yet the park is close enough for day trips in to visit the many attractions found in the metro area. The quiet lakeside setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming. Please note that this park is a self-registration park.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park has 63 wooded campsites, 1 serviced site for campground host, a large picnic area, and trailer dump station. There is a small unsupervised beach on Shubenacadie-Grand Lake. Oakfield Provincial Park, just a few kilometers north, offers a large open picnic area, boat launch and beautiful sand beach ideal for family swimming.

    No check-in for campers prior to 1:00 PM

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Enfield (10 km)

    • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
    • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
    • Knaut Rhuland House Museum

    Dartmouth (20 km)

    • Shubenacadie Canal/Fairbanks Centre

    Halifax (25 km)

    • Citadel, Museums, Province House
    • Public Gardens
    • Sports Hall of Fame

    Shubenacadie

    • Provincial Wildlife Park

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

     

  • 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: Halifax
    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
    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
    Size: 4.1 ha (10.3 ac)
    GPS: N45 21.231 W62 03.496
  • 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
    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
    Size: 2.23 ha (5.5 ac)
    GPS: N46 04.938 W61 22.276
  • MacCormack

    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
    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
    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
    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
    Size: 47.02 ha (116.19 ac)
    GPS: N44 41.394 W63 08.841
  • 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
    Size: 6.34 ha (15.6 ac)
    GPS: N44 36.443 W63 29.416
  • 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
    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
    Size: 72.93 ha (180.21 ac)
    GPS: N44 43.955 W65 29.602
  • Mira River

    Visitor Notice

    A new electronic entrance gate system is now in place. Campers will be charged a $3.50 deposit for the card. This charge will be refunded upon the return of the card when their camping stay is over. Please stop at the admin building when leaving to receive the $3.50 refund.

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 3 to September 12
    Park contact number: (902) 563-3373
    Civic address: 439 Brickyard Road, Albert Bridge, NS

    Jutting out into the famous Mira River and only minutes from Sydney or Fortress Louisbourg National Historic site, Mira River Provincial Park is the perfect escape. It is close enough for day trips into the city or the many attractions found in the area..

    The quiet water-side setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, walking, boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park has 156 campsites, 51 open (44 water and electric sites), 40 Partially Wooded (15 water and electric), 65 Wooded. The park has a picnic area, a boat launch, and a trailer dump station. The large unsupervised beach is ideal for families to play.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Louisbourg (12 km)

    • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    Marion Bridge (25 km)

    • Two Rivers Wildlife Park

    Glace Bay (30 km)

    • Marconi National Historic Site
    • Miners Museum

    Sydney (22 km)

    • Cossitt House Museum

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    Size: 66.99 ha (165.54 ac)
    GPS: N45 03.586 W63 06.868
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Size: 60.60 ha (149.75 ac)
    GPS: N45 35.533 W60 40.805
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Size: 39.28 ha (97.06 ac)
    GPS: N45 25.567 W61 23.946
  • Porters Lake

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: May 20 to October 10
    Civic address: 1160 West Porters Lake Road, Porters Lake, NS

    Only minutes from metropolitan Halifax/Dartmouth, Porters Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape from the urban rush, yet the park is close enough for day trips to visit the many attractions found in the metro area. The quiet lakeside setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    Porters Lake Provincial Park has 80 campsites, 10 open (water and electric sites), 70 Partially Wooded, a picnic area, boat launch, unsupervised beach, and a trailer dump station. Most sites are surrounded by shrubs and bushes making them quite private.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Porters Lake (5 km)

    • Old Hall Wilderness Heritage Centre

    Musquodoboit Harbour (21 km)

    • Musquodoboit Railway Museum

    Shearwater/Eastern Passage (32 km)

    • Fisherman's Cove
    • Shearwater Aviation Museum

    Jeddore Oyster Pond (33 km)

    • Fisherman's Life Museum

    Point Michaud Beach Prov. Park (18 km)

    Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park

    Martinique Beach Provincial Park

    Cole Harbour/Lawrencetown Coastal Heritage Park System

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    Size: 25.57 ha (63.18 ac)
    GPS: N45 38.969 W62 34.059
  • 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
    GPS: N44 38.861 W63 25.416
  • Rissers Beach

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: May 20 to October 10
    Park contact number: (902) 688-2034
    Civic address: 5366 Hwy 331, Petite Riviere, NS

    Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside.

    Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and Interpretation Centre and boardwalk along an inland marsh.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park offers two campgrounds with 50 open (19 water and electric sites), 17 partially wooded, and 32 wooded campsites. The park also features picnic areas, and a large supervised beach. There is a canteen and change house with showers adjacent to the beach. Both campgrounds have water outlets and trailer dump stations. The North Rissers campground, while not on the ocean, offers washrooms with showers and a playground.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Bridgewater (30 km)

    • DesBrisay Museum
    • Wile Carding Mill

    Liverpool (50 km)

    • Hank Snow Country Music Centre
    • Perkins House Museum

    Lunenburg (50 km)

    • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    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
    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
    Size: 53.65 ha (132.5 ac)
    GPS: N43 50.164 W65 03.976
  • Salsman

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to September 12
    Civic address: 15641 Hwy 316, Country Harbour, NS

    Located on a small peninsula on the east side of Country Harbour, Guysborough County. Salsman Provincial Park offers campers a quiet setting to relax and enjoy day trips along the Marine Drive. Please note that this park is a self-registration park.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    Salsman Provincial Park offers 40 well manicured campsites, a picnic area, boat launch, and trailer dump station.

    Although there are no electrical hookups, water and vault toilets are conveniently located throughout the campground. Accessible flush toilets and showers are available.

    WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017. See Reservations for details and conditions.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Goldborough (17 km)

    • Sable Gas Plant

    Sherbrooke (45 km)

    • Sherbrooke Village

    Antigonish (65 km)

    Tor Bay Provincial Park

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

    • Heritage Museum
    • Festival Antigonish

     

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Size: 6.95 ha (17.17 ac)
    GPS: N45 52.332 W63 54.557
  • 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
  • Smileys

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to September 19
    Civic address: 109 Clayton McKay Road, Hwy 14, Brooklyn, NS

    Located close to the town of Windsor, Smileys Provincial Park is a quiet campground on the Meander River offers easy access to the many cultural and natural attractions in the area. Please note that this park is a self-registration park.

    The areas abundant gypsum deposits have influenced the landscape and vegetation in and around the park. Campsites are nestled into a mix of forest and farmland habitats. Nodding trillium, ostrich fern, black-eyed susans can be found throughout the area.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    Smileys Provincial Park offers an 86 site campground, picnic area, playground and walking trails. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station as well as a heated comfort station with flush toilets.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. 

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Windsor (24 km)

    • Hockey Heritage Centre
    • Museums & Theatres

    Mount Uniacke (26 km)

    • Uniacke Estate Museum & Park
    • Bell Park Hiking Trail

    Halifax (65 km)

    • Halifax Citadel, Museums, Public Gardens

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Size: 33.81 ha (83.5 ac)
    GPS: N43 57.270 W64 48.888
  • Tatamagouche

    Northumberland Shore

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

    Address: 2664 Hwy 6, Tatamagouche.
    County: Colchester
    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
    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
    Size: 3.27 ha (8.08 ac)
    GPS: N44 11.377 W64 49.960
  • The Islands

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to October 10
    Civic address: 183 Barracks Road (off Hwy 3), Shelburne, NS

    Just across the harbour from the historic town of Shelburne, The Islands Provincial Park offers a restful stop on your trip around the South Shore. Bounded by Shelburne Harbour, it offers visitors a maritime camping experience. Shelburne's many museums, shops, and picturesque charm continue to attract thousands of international visitors each year. Please note that this park is a self-registration park.

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    Facilities and Services

    The Islands offers a 70-site campground, water outlets, two picnic areas, an unsupervised beach, boat launch, and trailer dump station.

    WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Shelburne (3 km)

    • Museum & Roseway River Trail

    Birchtown (5 km)

    • Black Loyalist Heritage Center

    Barrington (25 km)

    • Woolen Mill Museum

    Pubnico (45 km)

    • Le Musée Acadien

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • Thomas Raddall

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: May 20 to October 10
    Park contact number: (902) 683-2664
    Civic address: 529 Raddall Park Road, NS

    Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore, Thomas Radddall Provincial Park is a nature lovers' haven. The park is just across the harbour from Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct National Park, and there are four migratory seabird sanctuaries nearby.

    With over 650 ha (1,600 acres) the park offers visitors a wide range of outdoor experiences, including hiking, camping, picnicing, sight seeing, or relaxing on the beach.

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    Facilities and Services

    Thomas Raddall Provincial Park offers a large campground with a total of 82 sites (13 walk-in), picnic areas, and three unsupervised beaches. It also features both walk-in and drive-up camping sites, beautiful white sand beaches, and walking and cycling trails.

    Walk-in tenting options:

    Coastal Loop - tenting area overlooks a "Freshwater Fen" close to the camper beach (150m). It is accessed by a multi use trail.

    Woodland Site - in tenting area offers a more enclosed or secluded feeling, it is situated on the coastal lowland area of the park but a little further inland.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Liverpool (32 km)

    • Hank Snow Country Music Centre
    • Liverpool Historical Walking Tours
    • Perkins House Museum

    Shelburne (32 km)

    • The Dory Shop Museum (40 km)
    • Black Loyalists Heritage Society (45 km)

    Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct (10 km)

    Liverpool Golf & Country Club (17 km)

    Summerville Beach Provincial Park

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Size: 147.49 ha (364.5 ac)
    GPS: N46 12.181 W60 46.580
  • Valleyview

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to October 10
    Park contact number: (902) 665-2559
    Civic address: 960 Hampton Mountain Road, Bridgetown, NS

    Valleyview Provincial Park offers a quiet woodland setting overlooking the Annapolis Valley. The park is within easy traveling distance of the Fundy Coast and communities along Route 1.

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    Facilities and Services

    The park offers a 30 site campground and picnic area. It also features an interpretive site overlooking the breadth of the Valley below.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Annapolis Royal (23 km)

    • Historic Sites & Gardens
    • Tidal Power Project
    • Golf courses (2)

    St. Peter's Area

    • St. Peter's Canal (adjoining)
    • Nicolas Denys Museum (1.5 km)
    • Wallace MacAskill Museum (2 km)

    Upper Clements Theme Park (30 km)

    Port Royal National Historic Site (33 km)

    Aylesford (40 km)

    • Oaklawn Farm Zoo

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • 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
    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
    Size: 275.26 ha (680.18 ac)
    GPS: N46 04.333 W61 28.952
  • Whycocomagh

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to October 17
    Civic address: 89 Provincial Park Road, Whycocomagh, NS

    Occupying a dramatic hillside overlooking the Skye River Valley and the Bras d' Or Lake, the park offers a quiet scenic setting for camping, picnicing, hiking, and access to the Bras d' Or Lake. From the park, eagles maybe seen soaring above the lake or perched in trees along its shores. Please note that this park is a self-registration park

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    Facilities and Services

    Whycocomagh Provincial Park offers a 40-site campground including some sites with electrical and water hookups, picnic areas, lake access and over 5 km of hiking trails. Yurts are now available. Yurts can be reserved for a fee of $59.95 per night for up to four people and $10 for each additional person. Yurts hold a maximum of six people.

    WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Orangedale (12 km)

    • Railway Museum

    Baddeck (35 km)

    • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    Inverness (40 km)

    • Horse Racing

    Iona (40 km)

    • Highland Village Museum

    Canso Causeway (50 km)

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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