All Parks in Northumberland

All Parks in Northumberland



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Amherst Shore

On the shore of the Northumberland Strait, offering an attractive mixed woodland setting for camping with some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas.

Arisaig

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.

Balmoral Mills

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

Bayfield Beach

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.

Beaver Mountain

Impressive view of Antigonish County and Cape Breton Island. A 6 km (3.5 mi) trail system provides a mix of paved walkways as well as fairly challenging unpaved hills great in winter for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.

Blue Sea Beach

Featuring a dune system with a low bank and wide sandy beach on the Northumberland Strait. 

Low tide exposes the long sand flats creating a great environment for family members of all ages to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach. 

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Caribou-Munroes 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.

Fox Harbour

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

Green Hill

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

Gulf Shore

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

Heather Beach

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.

Melmerby Beach

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.

Northport Beach

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.

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Pomquet Beach

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.

Powells Point

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.

Rushtons Beach

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 in Marshville.

Salt Springs

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.

Shinimicas

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.

Tatamagouche

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

Tidnish Dock

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.

Waterside Beach

Long sandy beach with warm water, and salt marsh. Boardwalk access to the beach.