Parks & Trails

Sometimes the best views require a little hike to get there. Kings County is full of amazing trails that will help you experience nature by being right in the middle of it.

Trail Adventures

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The 110-kilometre (68 miles) Harvest Moon Trailway stretches across the Annapolis Valley through beautiful towns along the former railbed, connecting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Grand Pré to the historic seaside town of Annapolis Royal.

Through a wooded area north of Acadia University. Interpretive material is available along the trail. Stop by the K.C. Irving Centre to pick up a map of the trail and Harriet Irving Botanical Garden.
 969 J. Jordan Rd, Canning
 Black Rock Road, Waterville
 3138 Pereau Road, Canning
Blomidon Provincial Park offers 16 km of trails through hardwood forest with panoramic views of the Minas Basin. The Jodrey Trail skirts the park's shoreline for 5.6 km from the park entrance and can be combined with other trails to make a 13 km loop. It may be possible to continue from the north end of the Jodrey Trail around the hook-shaped Cape Split. Watch for rising tides when walking on the beach to avoid being stranded.
 999 Cape Split Road, Canning

An iconic provincial coastal landmark overlooking the Bay of Fundy and its mesmerizing tides. Enjoy a moderately challenging backcountry hike as the trail opens out to a lookoff 60 metres (200 ft.) above the rugged coast of the bay. The trail is about 6 km (4 mi.) one way and hikers should plan on 2.5 to hours to make the return trip.

Prior to heading out on the trail, users are advised to tell someone where they are and when they expect to return home. Users are advised to stay on the trail. Cliffs are actively eroding and unstable so keep well back from the edge. Shoreline exploration is NOT recommended as incoming tides are fast, strong and unpredictable. Plan to return to the trailhead before dusk. Remember it will get dark earlier on the trail under the dense canopy of trees.

Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and layered clothing as weather and temperatures can change quickly. Carry plenty of drinking water and bring along snacks and sun protection. Please respect this natural area. Pack out all garbage and keep pets leashed at all times. Toilets are located at the trailhead with a seasonal composting toilet located about 1.5 km along the trail so plan accordingly. No campfires, no camping, and no hunting. The park is not staffed so users must call 911 in case of an emergency. Open year round from dawn until dusk daily.

Very nice place to take family with children.
A picnic park under a stand of red pine trees, providing a cool oasis away from the valley heat.
This loop trail is found in the Stile Park located on the 'Ridge' above Wolfville. The park and trail is owned and maintained by the Wolfville Rotary Club. The trail is 1100m long and is built to Provincial & National standards. There are benches and interpretive nature signs for your convenience while you overlook the beautiful Gaspereau Valley.
 Forest Home - Kings County

Parking for this trail is down the road from the trailhead! Walk back 420 metres towards Kentville to a 9 ft wide path and iron gates with a sign saying "No parking" on it. The road goes through a softwood forest. About 800 metres later the trail entrance will be to the right. Just after starting on the path there is a bridge across the stream taking you onto a raised dyke. Next is an open field with a dam on the right and a lake on the left. The path is pretty easy to follow but there are points where one may have to walk on the banks of the canal.

Look for the trout bridge and many ponds, dykes and lakes along the way. There are also many animals living in this area including falcon, loons, muskrats, squirrels and deer. Many people like to come here to fish. The trail can be followed further but however it becomes very overgrown and hard to follow.

You can continue to Little River Lake which is close to South Mountain Park where there is a convenience store, camping, a restaurant and a telephone. To get there, travel approximately 5 km back towards Kentville on route 12 from the trailhead.

Trail Length: 5.0 Kilometers
Season: Year round

 West Halls Harbour Road, Centreville
 Kentville Research Centre 32 Main Street, Kentville

Along the former Dominion Atlantic Railway bed. The trail stretches from the Village of New Minas to Coldbrook.
 9443 Commercial Street, New Minas

 205 Rocknotch Rd, Rockville Notch

 Barclay Street, Kentville

 Pleasant Street, Wolfville
The trail offers panoramic views of Cape Blomidon and the Minas Basic and also features an unsupervised beach on a pond, and access to the Millennium Trail.
 Bridge Street, Kingston
This easy trail runs through the forest in a loop and features several fitness stops along the way. You can try your balance on a log beam or see how many chin-ups you can do at another stop.

 10 272 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Greenwich
 Glady’s Porter Drive or Grant Street, Kentville
Through 64.5 acres of natural woodland several trails have been cut for walking, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. The park also features a 1.5 km quiet nature trail loop.
 1015 Maple Street, Waterville
This nonprofit club offers 17 acres of field & woodland to the public. With a playground, ball field, walking trails and an off leash dog park there is something for everyone.
 Harbourside Drive, Wolfville
The trail stretches from Waterfront Park in downtown up the hill to Reservoir Park.