• Trail construction photo
  • Find one of the many breath-taking trails to explore in Nova Scotia. (Photo credit: Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
  • Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of NS Trails.
  • Most community-based trails in Nova Scotia are built, maintained and managed by volunteers.
  • Get involved by attending a free trail building workshop!
  • Love our member trails? Show your support by making an online donation to support trail maintenance. (Photo credit: Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
  • Make trails a part of your active, healthy lifestyle. (Photo credit: Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
  • Trails are good for the mind, body and spirit. (Photo credit: Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
  • Trails provide places for quality family time and connecting with nature. (Photo credit: Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)
  • Help us connect the Trans Canada Trail in Nova Scotia by 2017. (Photo credit: Celtic Shores Coastal Trail)

The Great Trail Hunt


August 26, 2018 marks the first anniversary of the unification of The Great Trail, the longest recreational trail in the world! To celebrate, Canadian Geographic Travel wants you, your family, and friends to get out there on the The Great Trail and win some great prizes.


There are 100 treasure boxes waiting to be discovered across the country by Trail adventurers. Clues about where to find the boxes will be revealed over the next five weeks on Canadian Geographic Travel at www.cangeotravel.ca/greattrailtreasurehunt. The first person to locate each treasure box will win a subscription to Canadian Geographic and a $100 gift certificate to Mountain Equipment Co-op with a total prize value of $130. But don’t stop looking if the treasure has already been located! Every person who locates a treasure box has a chance to win weekly prizes and will be entered to win the grand prize – a trip for 2 with One Ocean Expeditions!

Other prizes include a Nikon Canada camera, KEEN Footwear, a SPOT GPS device, MEC gift cards, Canadian Geographic subscriptions, Parks Canada passes and many others.

To get clues and start exploring, visit here!

OHV Pilot Project To Launch In 6 Communities Throughout The Province


On September 24th, 2018, Hon. Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation Infrastructure and Renewal announced that effective October 1st, 2018, Nova Scotia will be launching an off-highway vehicle (OHV) pilot in 6 communities across the province to enhance trail connectivity. The pilot project enables OHVs to access the shoulders of roadways, and the roadway itself where necessary, in order to safely travel in select areas from one OHV trail to another. The 6 communities selected for the 3-year pilot are Porters Lake, New Germany, Weymouth, Walton, Sherbrooke, and Gabarus. Only registered, licensed and insured OHVs can operate on the shoulder of the roadway in the 6 pilot areas and drivers must adhere to a speed limit of 25km/hr. No passenger on an OHV operating in the pilot area can be younger than 9 years old. For more information, visit: https://novascotia.ca/ohv-pilot/ 

The Best Of The Great Trail, Vol. 1

Here, at last, is the essential companion to the eastern part of Canada's national trail. Profiling 30 separate sections, crossing 6 provinces, and traversing more than 900 km of trail, this guide for the adventurous offers a connoisseur's sampling of the finest components of eastern Canada's Trans Canada Trail.

Beginning at Cape Spear and ending on the shores of Lake Huron, Michael Haynes follows the Great Trail through the remote interior of Newfoundland, the coastlines of the Maritimes, the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, and the lakes and farmlands of Southern Ontario, as well as into cities such as Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. With beautiful colour photographs and comprehensive trail notes for each featured section, as well as GPS coordinates, maps, and informative descriptions of points of interest along with way, The Best of the Great Trail explores the landscapes of eastern Canada in their variegated glory.

This guide has something for everyone, from outdoor and nature enthusiasts to hikers, cyclists, and families. It includes trail instructions, maps, GPS coordinates, distance, access information, and an introduction on topics such as topography, trail etiquette, and tips on scenic vistas, flora, and fauna.

For more information and to order your copy, visit here: https://gooselane.com/products/the-best-of-the-great-trail



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