Nova Scotia Hiking and Backpacking Adventures Vacations
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Nova Scotia Hiking

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Nova Scotia hiking and backpacking trips.. challenging adventures..

Explore back country trails, unspoiled wilderness, pristine lakes, and wide open spaces during your hiking adventures in Nova Scotia. Whether you want raw wilderness with no trails or established routes with developed campsites, experienced Nova Scotia outfitters can guide you every step of the way. Explore the coastal routes or wilderness trails or hike the Canada trails renowned for the scenic beauty.

From day hiking to expedition-style trips you can discover Nova Scotia like you've never seen it before..

You can learn more about Nova Scotia hiking and back packing outfitters by clicking on the individual outfitter "name links" below for details and rates information.

The location of each outfitter is shown for your convenience.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

Rossignol Surf Shop
Surfing Tours, guided sea kayaking tours, kayak, wetsuit and surfboards sales and rentals, surfing apparel and more, Rossignol Surf Shop has everything you need to conquer those big waves this summer. And the staff at Rossignol are experienced in every aspect of the sport. They can offer helpful advice and information on surfboard purchases, surfing accessories and local surfing destinations.

Rossignol's popular Learn to Surf Clinics are held from mid-May until October every year.  Advanced bookings are recommended. Just fill out the form on our 'surfing' page. The Surf Shop is now located at White Point Beach Resort, Hunts Point, Queens County, Nova Scotia. Join us for a summer (and fall) of fun and surfing in South Western Nova Scotia!

South Shore - Nova Scotia

light house Motel
The Lighthouse Motel is only minutes for the town of Bridgewater and the historic towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (a UNESCO world heritage site). Stay for a night, a week or more and see all that southern Nova Scotia and the famous Lighthouse Route has to offer close to sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, museums, world class restaurants, hiking trails and more. Open from May thru October each year, our established motel is on the LaHave River - 14 rooms available, including three waterfront rentals.

Guests of the motel have access to picnic tables overlooking the river, floating docks, a boat launch, a private beach and children's playground. The spacious and picturesque location is ideal for wedding parties, family reunions and other special occasions. Book now for best availability.

North Shore - Nova Scotia

Rossignol Surf Shop
Stonehame Lodge and Chalets would like to introduce your family and business colleagues to one of the fastest growing recreational activities in North America. Geocaching is fun, team oriented and educational. Come find treasure on Fitzpatrick Mountain, Pictou County or discover the dozens of other caches in and around Central Nova Scotia. Combine your searching with a stay at Stonehame and you have a great vacation activity the whole family will enjoy!

Stonehame also offers customized geocaching events for family reunions, weddings, corporate team building activities or other special functions. The staff at Stonehame offer GPS instruction and rentals and helpful advice on local geocaching locations. Visit our new website to learn more about Geocaching at Stonehame!

Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Martin's Sissiboo Hideaways
Choose a vacation rental from one of three locations in the province. It's a convenient way to plan your Nova Scotia vacation. Private home rentals on the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic coast, including Admiralty House, on the waterfront in the historic town of Lunenburg. For additional information on each rental, including booking procedures and reservation form, and a list of things to see and do during your visit, click on the link above.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

Great Earth Expeditions
Great Earth Expeditions has catalogued some of the best hiking and walking trails in Nova Scotia. Choose from one of seven popular tours or consider a custom tour for your next group or corporate function. Each tour includes a souvenir t-shirt, lunch, drinks and transportation to and from your motel or

 Planning to be in Halifax on a business trip or family outing? Ask about our 'Glimpse Back in Time' tour of McNabs Island. This half day guided adventure to the mouth of Halifax Harbour is as informative as it is exciting. The island has a vast history that includes ghosts, treasure and sea serpents. Call Ryan for more information or book your tour online.

Queens County - Nova Scotia

Ponhook Cottage

A short walk to Ponhook Lake, a 30 minute drive to Kejimkujik National Park, Ponhook Cottage is the perfect getaway. Hunters, anglers and nature enthusiasts will enjoy the solitude of the rural location and rustic charm of this cozy vacation rental. Open all year around, Ponhook Cottage can just as easily accommodate a family on vacation or a group of deer hunters, as several university students on a research project. It is not four star accommodation and was never meant to be. It is a quiet, clean, comfortable place to enjoy the great outdoors and all it offers.

Call owner Les Armstrong today. He would be more than happy to answer any number of questions you might have about Ponhook Cottage, the nearby lake and the importance of the region to hunters, anglers, birders, paddlers and a host of other outdoor enthusiasts.

Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Martin's Sissiboo Hideaways
Our beautifully crafted, waterfront cabin is the perfect getaway. High on the bank of the Sissiboo River, Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway offers everything you expect from a luxury vacation rental. Enjoy the open pit barbecue with family and friends, the serenity of an early morning paddle on the river or the complete relaxation found in a good book in front the beach-stone fireplace - it's all here for the taking! 

Open 12 months of the year our post and beam cottage is just a short drive from the Digby Ferry and about a two and half hour drive from Halifax. Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway, is surrounded by pristine woods, walking trails and lush hardwood growths. It is a great vacation destination and a convenient home base for the active outdoor enthusiast. Reservations are recommended. Book now for best availability.

Eastern Shore - Nova Scotia

Osprey Shores Golf Resort
Osprey Shores Resort on Nova Scotia’s scenic Marine Drive blends exceptional recreational activities with an enjoyable golf course and the amenities of an historic seaside village. Osprey Shores beautiful vistas make it a special place for a golf tournament, wedding, corporate retreat or family reunion, or romantic getaway. Osprey Shores Family Inn provides 10 affordable newly renovated guest rooms on the resort grounds with a complimentary continental breakfast.

Osprey Shores provides exceptional recreational activities for families. Reel in some fishing at on one of our renowned salmon and trout fishing rivers and lakes, swim in our outdoor pool, hike the most eastern point of mainland Canada catch some waves at our beaches, bicycle our trails and roadways, moor your boat in sheltered Mussel Cove, or watch for birds in our beautiful nature areas.

Minas Basin - Nova Scotia

Tidal Bore
Join us for a unique rafting adventure on the Shubenacadie River in Central Nova Scotia. We offer the thrill of a lifetime, for your next family reunion, school outing, business meeting, retreat or corporate event. And new for 2008, three Russian red pine, log chalets especially designed and constructed to make your group travel planning as simple as possible. One chalet is a five bedroom unit that offers the privacy and convenience your group should expect from a premier outdoor adventure facility.

Combine these cozy chalets with the hillside cottages and new restaurant overlooking the river; the expanded meeting facilities and new Russian sauna; and the miles of hiking trails at the rafting park, and you have a guaranteed recipe for success!

Call, e-mail or visit our website today for tide times and more information about the meeting and small group planning facilities at Tidal Bore Rafting Park & Cottages.

Tatamagouche - North Shore

Offering the perfect Nova Scotia vacation Balmoral Farm is 250 acres of peaceful, pastoral Nova Scotia, countryside exclusively yours to enjoy.. It's ideal for a private Nova Scotia vacation, intimate honeymoon, anniversary or ecotourism adventure. The beautiful farm house is the centerpiece of your honeymoon. It is one of the nicest in Nova Scotia, fully reconditioned, tastefully furnished throughout and just minutes from the beautiful Northumberland beach area. The ideal central location for short day trips exploring Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Hiking along Nova Scotia woods trails to a serene waterfalls is a local tradition and an exciting adventure for visitors. Northern Nova Scotia offers several opportunities for hiking wooded trails to picturesque waterfalls. The Trans-canada Trail is just minutes away.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

For those who love the peace and tranquility of a cottage retreat, come and enjoy all the comforts of home and more. Spend your days touring the beautiful Lighthouse Route, Evangeline Trail, or even Halifax, and return for an evening swim in your very own private, indoor, heated pool. This cottage is fully equipped with a fireplace and tastefully decorated for your comfort. Satellite TV and computer with internet is also provided.

Quiet setting in Upper Clyde, 1 ¼ hr. from Yarmouth & 20 minutes from Shelburne @ exit 26 take the Ohio Road. Nestled in tall Pine & hardwood trees, & minutes from beaches, fishing, birding, hiking, canoeing & golf. Take a hike on great trails & catch a glimpse of white tail deer.

Eastern Shore - Nova Scotia

Welcome to historic DesBarres Manor Inn, your Nova Scotia luxury inn by the sea. Come learn about our Inn’s rich history, savour our fine dining, relax in luxurious guest accommodations. Our rich history and the uncompromising natural surroundings provide you with an extensive range of touring opportunities including historical tours, golf, sea kayaking, salmon and trout fishing, hiking, cycling, beachcombing and birding.

Hikers can join the Trans Canada Trail as it courses through our property. From DesBarres Manor Inn you can hike the easternmost leg of the Trans Canada Trail on mainland Canada. This 26km section of the Trail follows an abandoned rail line through the "front country" portion of the trail along magnificent Chedabucto Bay to the "back country" portion of the trail along the Salmon River.

North Shore - Nova Scotia

Stonehame Lodge & Chalets sits atop Fitzpatrick Mountain in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada offering spectacular vistas over the rolling farmland and forests and outward over the waters of the Northumberland Strait and beyond. Our four star retreat offers nine beautifully appointed log chalets and five private guest rooms in our lodge, with country decor and furnishings and many of the amenities of home. Dining is available.

Activities include Swimming, Jogging, Golf, Hiking, Snowshoeing and X country skiing. The woodland trails of Stonehame can be breathtaking. The Fitzpatrick Trail is ranked in the top 5 trails in Nova Scotia by several mountain bike clubs.

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