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  • Amherst Shore

    Park Info

    2017 Season Dates: June 9 to October 9
    Park contact number: (902) 661-6002
    Civic address: 6596 Hwy 366, Amherst Shore, NS

    On the shore of the Northumberland Strait, Amherst Shore Provincial Park offers an attractive mixed woodland setting for camping. Walking on trails, swimming or beachcombing are enjoyable pastimes at the park. This park, like others along this coast, offers some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park offers a 42-site woodland campground (4 pull-through, 2 accessible), showers/comfort station, and a walking trail leading to the unsupervised beach area.

    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. See Reservations for details and conditions.

     

    Nearby Attractions

    Amherst

    • Cumberland County Museum (36 km)

    Tidnish Bridge

    • Tidnish Information & Interpretive Centre (13 km)

    Oxford

    • Wild Blueberry & Maple Centre (45 km)

    Pugwash

    • Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site (27 km)

     

    New Brunswick Border (13 km)

     

    Nearby Beaches

    • Northport Beach Provincial Park
    • Gulf Shore Provincial Park

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

  • Blomidon

    Park Info

    2017 Season Dates: May 19 to October 9
    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.

    Reserve a campsite

    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.

     

    Hiking in Blomidon Provincial Park

     

    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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  • Ellenwood Lake

    Park Info

    2017 Season Dates: May 19 to October 9
    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.

    Reserve a campsite

    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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  • Five Islands

    Park Info

    2017 Season Dates: June 9 to October 9
    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.

    Reserve a campsite

    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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  • 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

    2017 Season Dates: June 2 to October 16
    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
  • Rissers Beach

    Park Info

    2017 Season Dates: May 19 to October 9
    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
  • 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

    2017 Season Dates: June 9 to September 18
    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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  • Thomas Raddall

    Park Info

    2017 Season Dates: May 19 to October 9
    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.

    Reserve a campsite

    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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  • Whycocomagh

    Park Info

    2017 Season Dates: June 9 to October 16
    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

    Reserve a campsite

    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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