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Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore

Nova Scotia from Dartmouth and Halifax to Mulgrave along the Marine Drive.  Includes Guysborough and part of Halifax counties.

The best playground, work and retirement area in the Maritimes.

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Hiking & Birding on the Eastern Shore

Note usage type, if controlled, is limited to symbols indicated.  Underlined text are links to further information.

Map of Listings

East Lawrencetown (23/380)

Atlantic View Trail/Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park: 4348 Lawrencetown Rd, East Lawrencetown, NS; (44.644231,-63.342547); Trail Length: 3 km (one-way); Open between May 17 - Oct 14;
Birding SiteHiking SiteMountain BikeFacilitiesWheelchair Accessible

Porter's Lake (38/365)

Crowbar Lake Hiking Trails: 1800 Myra Rd, Porter’s Lake, NS; (44.791521,-63.370872); Tail Length: up to 18 km; crowbartrail@yahoo.ca; Open all year;
Birding SiteHiking SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Musquodoboit Harbour (49/354)

Musquodoboit Trailway Trails: Caboose Information Centre at the Musquodoboit Railway Museum, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS; (44.78648,-63.14989); Trail Length: Musquodoboit Trailway 30 km connects to 4 other trails; Open all year;
Birding SiteHiking SiteX-Country SkiingMountain BikeNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Clam Harbour (80/347)

Clam Harbour Provincial Park: 158 Beach Rd, Clam Harbour, NS; (44.725363,-62.88811); Trail Length: 0.13 km; Open May 15-Oct 15;
Birding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesWheelchair Accessible

Spry Bay (108/295)

Taylor Head Provincial Park: East of Spry Bay on Hwy 7; (44.809426,-62.563291); Trail Length: up to 18 km; Open May 15-Oct 15;
Birding SiteHiking SiteFacilities

Liscomb Mills (176/227)

Liscombe Lodge Trails: 2884 Hwy 7, Liscomb Mills, NS; (45.013178,-62.098947); Trail Length: 1-9.5 km; Open Seasonal;
Birding SiteHiking Site

Liscomb (186/217)

Fury Shipwreck: Gegogan Rd, St. Mary's Mun., NS; (45.032516,-61.910237); Starts on private property.;
Birding SiteHiking SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Sherbrooke (190/213)

Cape St. Mary`s Tail 1: Sonora Rd, Sonora, NS; (45.05782,-61.891569); Distance: 12 km;
Birding SiteHiking SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Port Bickerton (219/184)

Port Bickerton Light 1: Lighthouse Rd, Port Bickerton, NS; (45.089854,-61.696351); Several trails;
Birding SiteHiking SiteFacilities

Stormont (249/154)

Loyalist Trail: Country Harbour, NS; (45.205717,-61.694135); Trail Length: 2.2 km (one way); Open all year;
Birding SiteHiking Site

Tor Bay (281/123)

Bull Hill Road: Hwy 316, 3.1 km west of Tor Bay Rd; (45.185848,-61.414447); Route 10 km; Open all year;
Full UsageNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water
Little Harbour to Tor Bay 1: Little Harbour Rd, Tor Bay, NS; (45.188298,-61.357405); Route: Gravel road and coastal beach, distance 4.5km loop;
Birding SiteHiking SiteFacilitiesNo Drinking Water
Berry Head Light Trails: Tor Bay Branch Rd, Tor Bay, NS; (45.197038,-61.34865); Two trails: 6km return, 8 km loop;
Birding SiteHiking SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Larry's River (281/109)

Lookoff Trail (Twin Lakes Road): 5 miles north of Larry's River on Larry's River Rd; (45.248244,-61.407151); Trail Length: 7 km; Open all year;
Full UsageNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Queensport (308/95)

Queensport Road Trail: Queensport to Cole Harbour, NS; (45.339779,-61.270337); Trail Length: 18 km (5-6 hrs), Open all year;
Birding SiteHiking SiteX-Country SkiingNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Fox Island (304/94)

Lazy Head Trail 1: Fox Island Rd, Fox Island Main, NS; (45.345932,-61.090472); Distance: 4.6 km return;
Birding SiteHiking SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Canso (312/102)

Chapel Gully Coastal Trail 1: Wilmot Drive, Canso, NS; (45.329054,-60.981528); Trail Length: 5 km; Open all year;
Birding SiteHiking SiteX-Country SkiingFacilitiesNo Drinking Water
Grassy Island Trail 1: Access by park boat from Union St., Canso, NS; (45.33729,-60.973095); 902-366-3136; Rate: Donation; Open Jul - Aug, 10am-6pm;
Hiking SiteFacilitiesNo Drinking WaterWheelchair Accessible

Little Dover (330/108)

Dover Day Use Park/Black Duck Cove 1: 1409 Little Dover Rd, Litter Dover, NS; (45.275792,-61.031642); Trail Length: 3.5 km; Open between May 17 - Oct 14;
Birding SiteHiking SiteFacilities

Guysborough (345/58)

Guysborough Nature Trail 1: Guysborough to Cross Roads Country Harbour, NS; (45.389319,-61.502992); Trail Length: 44.3 km (one way), part of Trans Canada Trail; Open all year;
Full UsageBirding SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water
Fort Point 1: End of Main St, Guysborough, NS; (45.388897,-61.495636); Trail Length: 2 km return;
Birding SiteHiking SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water
Guysborough Waterfront Trail: 106 Church St, Guysborough, NS; (45.390464,-61.500503); guysborough.historical@ns.sympatico.ca; Trail Length: 2 km; Brochure; Open all year;
Hiking SiteFacilitiesWheelchair Accessible
Lundy Fire Tower: 6.8 km south on Larry's River Rd from junction Hwy 16, Guysborough, NS; (45.318418,-61.475558); Trail Length: 2 km (One way); Open all year;
Full UsageBirding SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Boylston (353/50)

Middletown Road 1: Middleton Rd, NS; (45.46922,-61.460538); Gravel road from Levi Harts Pond to Englands Lake, 11 km (one way), As weather permits;
Full UsageBirding SiteNo FacilitiesNo Drinking Water

Off Marine Drive:

Distance (km) off Marine Drive via Highway indicated.

Wyse Corner (34 on highway 357 & 212)

Dollar Lake Provincial Park: 5265 Old Guysborough Rd, Wyse Corner, NS; (44.944875,-63.317757); 902-384-2770 or 888-544-3434; Trail Length: 2.65 km; Camping Jun 17–Oct 10; no facilities in winter(parking at gate only);
Birding SiteHiking SiteX-Country SkiingMountain BikeFacilitiesWheelchair Accessible

Middle Musquodoboit (39 on Highway 357)

McCurdy Woodlot Interpretive Trails: 10246 Hwy 224, Middle Musquodoboit, NS; (45.05121,-63.138528); Trail Length: 5.41 km; Open all year;
Hiking SiteX-Country SkiingFacilitiesNo Drinking Water

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References:

  1. Get Out in Guysborough County; Guysborough County Regional Development Authority; 2004

Notes:

Distance Start Points: Dartmouth @ Portland St. & Highway 111, (44.672193,-63.534243), and the Junction of Highway 104 & 316, (45.648968,-61.439424) north of Mulgrave.

Latitude/Longitude Conversion (- long. means west)


Distances are from Goggle Maps.  This may not be the shortest or fastest route from your location, check your own maps.

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