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Staycation Suggestions for Nova Scotia

10 "Must-See" Beaches (Easy):

  • Point Michaud Beach, Richmond County
  • Cabot Landing Provincial Park, Victoria County
  • Main-à-Dieu Shore, CBRM
  • Merigomish Beach, Pictou County
  • Partridge Island Beach, Cumberland County
  • Taylor Head Provincial Park. HRM
  • Martinique Beach, HRM
  • Crescent Beach. Lunenburg County
  • Hawk Beach, Shelburne County
  • Mavillette Beach, Digby County

Ten "Must-See" Beaches (Effort Required):

  • Winging Point, CBRM
  • Fishing Cove, Inverness County
  • Polletts Cove, Inverness County
  • Capelin Cove, Richmond County
  • Refugee Cove, Cumberland County
  • Canso Coastal Barrens Wilderness Area, Guysborough County
  • Hangman's Beach, HRM
  • Wolfes Island, HRM
  • St. Catherine's River Beach, Queens County
  • Black Point Beach, Shelburne County

Ten Family Walks - Mainland (Two hours or less):

  • Salt Marsh Trail, HRM
  • Uniacke Estate, Hants County
  • Hemlock and Hardwoods, Kejimkujik National Park
  • Belleisle Marsh, Annapolis County
  • Caribou-Munroe's Island, Pictou County
  • Rogart Mountain, Colchester County
  • Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary, Cumberland County
  • Thomas Radell Provincial Park, Queens County
  • Fairmont Ridge, Antigonish County
  • Black Duck Cove, Guysborough County

Ten Challenging Hikes - Mainland (More than two hours):

  • The Bluff Wilderness Trail, HRM
  • North Granite Ridge Trail, HRM
  • Crowbar Lake, HRM
  • Kenomee Canyon, Colchester County
  • Gully Lake Loop, Pictou County
  • Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Cumberland County
  • Liberty Lake Loop, Kejimkujik National Park
  • Cape George, Antigonish County
  • Queensport Road, Guysborough County
  • Cape Split, Kings County

Five Family Hikes - Cape Breton (Two hours or less):

  • Skyline, CB Highlands National Park
  • Middle Head, CB Highlands National Park
  • Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail, Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Petersfield Provincial Park, CBRM
  • Whycocomagh Provincial Park, Victoria County

Five Challenging Hikes - Cape Breton More than two hours):

  • Franey, CB Highlands National Park
  • Glasgow Lakes, CB Highlands National Park
  • Cape Smokey, Victoria County
  • Cape Breton, CBRM
  • Mabou Highlands, Inverness County

Five Waterfalls - Challenging:

  • North River Falls, Victoria County
  • Egypt Falls, Inverness County
  • Cutie's Hollow, Antigonish County
  • Economy Falls (via Devil's Bend Trail), Colchester County
  • Ward Falls, Cumberland County

Five Waterfalls - Less Challenging:

  • Usige Ban Falls, Victoria County
  • Delaps Cove, Annapolis County
  • Economy Falls, Colchester County
  • Victoria Park, Colchester County
  • Mary Ann Falls, CB Highlands National Park

For more information on these locations, visit: http://hikingnovascotia.blogspot.com/