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