Trails

 Here is a sample of a variety of trails within Pictou County, for a more comprehensive list click here.

New Glasgow

Samson/Pioneer/Johnny Miles Memorial Trails

Stellarton

Albion Trail

The Albion Trail extends the well-known Samson trail from the Duff Cemetery all the way to Bridge Ave in Stellarton.

Click here for more info on the Albion Trail.

Click here for more info on other Stellarton trails.

Trenton

Trenton Park

This location has been developed into one of Nova Scotia's finest parks, offering six kilometers of walking/hiking trails winding their way through 565 acres of century-old coniferous trees. A 2 kilometre mountain bike trail is also on site! Park visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk on prepared trails, stopping to feed the ducks along the shores of man-made ponds. Lucky visitors may even catch a glimpse of other natural wildlife that call the park home! The more adventurous will try their hand at fishing trout from the stocked ponds.

Click here for more info about Trenton Park

Click here for a map of Trenton Park.

Smelt Brook Trail

Phase 1 of the Smelt Brook Trail and its 3 bridges is a nice little trail hidden away in the Town of Trenton. Starting just across the oad from the Tim Horton's in Trenton, this beautiful little trail weaves its way along the Smelt Brook.

Click here for a map to the Smelt Brook Trail.

Westville

Acadia Park

One of the finest examples of reclaiming a former mining site is Acadia Park. One could not find a more beautiful park with its walking trails, children's playground and Miner's Memorial. The park offers an excellent place for visitors to the Town to come and picnic, relax, listen to music or walk on the trails and reflect upon nature.

Click here for a map to Acadia Park.

Pictou

Jitney Trail

Take a walk along the Jitney Walking Trail along the waterfront in Pictou. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy a three kilometre trail to the site where the ship Hector made its historic landing in 1773. Park benches are available, allowing you to take in the panoramic views. Along the way you can learn about Pictou through interpretive panels and views of the site the Hector settlers landing. The Jitney Trail connects directly to the Trans Canada Trail System for more avid hikers.

Click here for more info on the Jitney Trail.

County of Pictou

Short Line Trail

Located at Brown's Point to Scotsburn, this 12.7 km recreational trail is made of compacted surface suitable for cycling, walking, running, snowmobiling, skiing and ATV's. Accessible from Brown's Point, Blackie Road in Lyons Brook off Route 376 and Scotsburn, behind fire hall.

Click here for a map to the Short Line Trail

Trans Canada Trail

Take the Trans Canada Trail all the way from Stellarton to Oxford.

Click here for a map of the Trans Canada Trail in Pictou County.

Munroes Island Trail

Located at Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park, Munroes Island Trail is a 10 km return hike up one side of the island, around its tip, then back down the same trail. The walk along the island accesses sandy beaches, rocky shoreline, tidal salt marshes, and is an ideal spot to view shore birds.

Click here for a map of Munroes Island Trail.

Click here for a brochure of Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park

Fitzpatrick Mountain Trails

Located at Scotsburn the main 8 km trail goes to millsville and is a challenging narrow woodland hiking trail that has steep sections. Sturdy footwear recommended. Suitable for hiking, skilled mountain bikers, and trail runners. Accessible at Scotsburn behind recreation grounds at route 256, and from Millsville, less than one-half km along Elmfield Rd. from the Herman Church Cairn at the intersection of Millsville and Elmfield Roads.

Along with the main trail, there is now a growing network of other narrow woodland trails traversing Fitzpatrick Mountain.

Click here for a map of the Fitzpatrick Mountain Trails.

Hopewell Park

Located in the East River Valley, this park is home to the Hopewell Nature Trails and Footbridges.

Click here for a map to the Hopewell Nature Trails and Footbridges.

Woodland Trails

Also located in the East River Valley, these narrow woodland trails can be found behind Dr. A.W. MacLeod Elementary School.

Click here for a map to the Woodland Trails.

The Cape to Cape Trail

Imagine a scenic footpath winding its way through shaded forests, over much of the highest ground in mainland Nova Scotia, across babbling brooks and opening frequently to reveal breathtaking vistas of rolling hills, the sea coast and peaceful farmland settings. Now further imagine that this footpath travels over 400 kilometers, all the way from Cape Chignecto in Cumberland County to Cape George in Antigonish County. This is the vision of the Cape to Cape Trail, Nova Scotia's first long distance footpath.