Hiking, Biking & Paddling Adventures From Halifax, Nova Scotia

Taylor Head – Beaches OPEN, Hiking Trails CLOSED.

Tick Season Is Here.  Read My Tick Avoidance Guide.

New Blog Post: “Best Halifax Hikes“.

Take Notes: Exclusive Notebooks.

Cape Split CLOSED.

Shoutout To Recent Supporter Gail Stacey, Thank You!

Hunting Season Has Begun. Be Visible: Wear Hunter’s Orange.

Kejimkujik National Park front-country OPEN. Keji Seaside OPEN.

Most municipal parks reopened. Point Pleasant open with limited access.

NEW, Exclusive Halifax Trails T-Shirts!

McNabs Island to OPEN Sep. 23.

CAUTION: Many downed & unstable trees. Email me reports to pass on.

Mid Section (“Bald Eagle Bridge” to “Ready Aye Ready Bridge) of Salt Marsh Trail CLOSED.

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Guided Hikes & More: Events Calendar.

Gaff Point CLOSED due to extensive damage.

Updates on NS Prov. Park closures.

Current: Restricted – Fire Conditions & Regulations.

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Halifax Hiking Trails & Self-Guided Nova Scotia Adventure Maps

Halifax Hiking Trails, Maps, Biking, Paddling, Camping & Self-Guided Nova Scotia Outdoor Adventures

Personally crafted Nova Scotia adventure guides with maps, videos, photos and 360° views.  Hiking trails, paddling routes, parks & wilderness areas.  Detailed maps for each location, intended for use on your phone’s Google Maps App (iPhone & Android).  The Google Maps format is useful for turn-by-turn driving directions and as a real-time GPS reference on location (data connection required).

See this video tutorial for navigating with Google Maps.  Troubleshoot map links not opening with Google Maps App: iPhoneAndroid.  Download the Google Street View app to view 360° photo links on iPhone.  Disclaimer:  Never rely solely on your phone for navigation & always carry a compass, printed map, extra battery & tell someone where you’re going.

I offer these maps and guides for free because I believe everyone should be aware of and have equal access to these priceless gems.  Some feel their favourite spots should be kept secret, to be known by a select few.  I’ve always believed, for a myriad of reasons, the more people getting into nature the better.

I ask 3 things in return:  1) That you follow Leave No Trace principles2) Safely remove as much litter as you can on each trip.  Litter begets litter, so let’s outnumber the thoughtless folks to keep these places pristine.  3) Support local volunteer organizations mentioned in my guides for your favourite trails, or any organization working locally to save and protect our biodiversity.

This blog is the result of countless hours of work.  Free & unrestricted to the public.  Your appreciative support will help me continue to add, update & ensure it stays a free resource for all.  Happy trails!

2x Travel & Hospitality Award Winner: Nova Scotia Destination Specialist Of The Year

Download my GPS maps, compatible with mobile apps & GPS devices for offline navigating.

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1) Browse the locations map at the top of the page.  2) In the top menu, browse by category or tag.  Each category and tag group will have its own corresponding locations map at the top of the page.


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