Hiking Parks in Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Hiking Parks in Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley



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Anthony

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.

Bell

Bell Park is a historic 55 acre nature park located on Hwy 1 in Mount Uniacke with more than 2 km of signed trails.

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Blomidon

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.

Cape Chignecto

Towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy, while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, Cape Chignecto has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests. The park offers over 60 km (37 mi) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites, cabins and a bunkhouse.

 

Cape Split

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. A 13.2 km looped trail with multiple lookoffs.

Central Grove

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.

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Eatonville

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.

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Electrical Hook-up

Five Islands

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.

MacElmons Pond

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 reclaimed pasture, a pine forest and alongside the lake.  Popular location for fall foliage photography.  

Mickey Hill

Popular system of graveled hiking trails along Lambs Lake. The park features boardwalks in rough areas and staircases through rocks. There is a picnic area on the river, as well as an unsupervised beach on the lake.

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Smileys

Abundant gypsum deposits have influenced the landscape and vegetation in and around the park. Home to rare plants and fossils, Smileys also protects stands of yellow birch and hemlock.  Bordered by the Meander River where you can fish or pan for gold. 

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Electrical Hook-up

Valleyview

Quiet woodland setting overlooking the Annapolis Valley.

Wentworth

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.