Hiking

The Annapolis Valley is home to some fantastic hiking trails. There’s something for everyone from the leisurely stroll to the challenging and rewarding backwoods trail.

Cape Split

One of Nova Scotia’s most famous hiking trails (13km/8mile round-trip). Drive about 15 minutes past the Look-off, just past Scott’s Bay. Cape Split is a fishhook shaped peninsula sticking out into the Bay of Fundy. It is only accessible by boat or the hiking trail. It is one of the most phenomenal landscapes on the East Coast. The trail is the most hilly and muddy in the beginning, so don’t be discouraged. The trail starts at sea level and ends about 300′ above the rocky shoreline in an open grassy field. This is a perfect place to enjoy your picnic. Sheer cliffs on each side provide a panoramic view of the Bay of Fundy and a great place to watch the nesting birds below. Click here for more information.

Blomidon Provincial Park

Drive down the scenic Pereau Road to Blomidon Provincial Park and enjoy great views of local farms and the Minas Basin. You can begin your hike from the lower or upper parking lots once you get to the Park. There are 14km (8.5miles) of interconnected trails. The upper trails offer spectacular look-offs along the way. There is no charge to hike in the Park. Click here for more information.

The Kentville Ravine

The hike is only about 4km round trip winding through an old growth coniferous forest. The comfortable foot path leads you to a rushing waterfall. Some of the Eastern Hemlocks in the ravine have been dated to about 1755.  Click here for more information.

Miner’s Marsh

Located in a secluded area in Kentville where people and wildlife can come together in a natural setting.

Started as a Ducks Unlimited Canada project in 1996, Miner’s Marsh was officially opened in 2010. The eight-hectare marsh in this Annapolis Valley town is situated along the Cornwallis River, with access behind  the justice center on Cornwallis Street.  Click here for more information.