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Hiking in Nova Scotia - Hiking Capes

 As the summer weather heats up, it's time to plan for hikes along the coastline of Nova Scotia. Luckily there are no shortages of views.

Cape George

Get to Antigonish and head for Cape George Trails to hike these trails along the Cap George Book. You'll be hiking in between the ridges of the river valley. Fairmont Ridge trails are also in this area.


Cape Split

One of the most popular destination in the early summer and fall. A 16km round-trip on a nice clear day will be the reward. Keep your pets on-leash for this one and bring a snack!


Cape Chignecto

A lot of local hikers consider this the ultimate multi-day backcountry experience in Nova Scotia. the terminus for the Cape to Cape Trail (The other being Cape George).

Cape d'Or

Short on hiking, this location offers a great few of the tidal power of the Bay of Fundy and it clashes with the currents from the Minas Channel.

Organized Hikes

Hike NS is gathering listings for its fall guided hike schedule, in the meantime, Victoria Park in Truro will be offering guided hikes tuesday & thursday during the summer.

Hike the Highlands Festival is set for September 12-21, 2014.

Scotian Hiker continues to invite groups for the weekend hike. Check out this facbook page.

Halifax Adventure Seekers also have their weekly adventures.

The Fundy Erratics plan their hikes along the Bay of Fundy from Digby to Annapolis Valley.

Jim reviews a pair of Frogg Toggs, a lightweight and low priced rain suit that fits nicely into your pack. Find out what he thinks of it.

We hiked along one day and decided to try this tasty Belgian Strong Ale from Garrison Brewing.

We have an app!

If you have an iPhone, make sure you download our NSTrails app. This is where we compile all of our GPS tracks and put them in a quick & easy spot for reference. Some trails will include a video preview, so make sure you are in WiFi area or have a good data plan. 

With over 100 trails listed, we try to add new trails every few months. What makes this great is that the trails have been hiked within the last 3 years and you get to see the actual GPS track.

UPDATE: We'll be pushing out an update soon. The update will be mostly cosmetic and will deal with a bug that's been reported.


eBook on the way!

Work is in progress on publishing the Nova Scotia Hiking Handbook eBook for iBooks this summer. We're busy building everything from scratch, including topo maps (Cape George map above is what we're building).
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