The Cape to Cape Trail

The Cape to Cape trail system is an ambitious project that strives to create a footpath that crosses Nova Scotia and links two exceptionally scenic lookoffs - Cape George and Cape Chignecto. The hundreds of kilometres of hiking paths cross four counties. Within each county is a collection of trail segments that will appeal to all range of hiker. Some of them are meant to be easy afternoon strolls, while others represent a challenge to even serious hikers.

Each trail segment is and adventure of it's own. Explore the Cape to Cape Trail online by reading about the individual trails below. Find a trail that appeals to you and put on your hiking shoes. Or, join us by participating in our frequent hiking and trail building events.

Feel free to contribute your memories to this great project. You are invited to add the pictures and comments that embody your experience of the trail system.

Note that this list is incomplete. This is a multi-year project and more segments will be added as the trail is built. Contribute to our cause by joining us for a trail building day!

Antigonish County

An initial trailhead starts the winding adventure of the Cape to Cape Trail. Hiking through Antigonish county, one begins to appreciate the beginning of the Nova Scotia Highlands.


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Pictou County

As one wanders through the heart of Nova Scotia, it is easy to forget that these trails were once used by pioneers as they brought mail, wares and other communications from village to village.


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Colchester County

Travelling through central Nova Scotia, one will find waterfalls and a blend of flora and fauna that characterizes the Atlantic climate.


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Cumberland County

The Cape Chignecto Trail Head initiates the adventure of the Cape to Cape Trail project. The inspirational vistas and fabulous views of the Bay of Fundy may cause delays, as hikers pause in wonder.


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