Parks & Trails
East Hants is home to the world’s highest and lowest tides, creating a playground like no other on the planet.
In East Hants, you will find a 4 season eco-adventure destination with recreational opportunities around every corner. Exploring our many parks and trails is a great adventure for the whole family.
With over 50km of trails, these recreational assets provide many benefits to those living in East Hants and greater Halifax area. Not only are trails important for improved health, and quality of life; but, they provide different experiences, and strengthen the social fabric of our neighbourhoods.
Walton Lighthouse Trail
Constructed in 1873, the Walton lighthouse is one of the few lighthouses in which you are able to climb the stairs and access the lantern room. As a popular tourist spot one can enjoy the breathtaking landscape and enjoy the tides.
Located at 119 Lorne Smith Road off the Highway 215 in Walton, one can enjoy the picturesque park complete with washroom facilities, gazebo, picnic area, and walking trail!
Nine Mile River Trail
Located off Old Enfield Road in Nine Mile River and developed by a volunteer group in partnership with the Municipality of East Hants and the Province of Nova Scotia; the Nine Mile River trail wanders through a variety of forest types and terrain using a combination of developed trail and boardwalks.
At approximately 10 kilometres in total, this multi-use trail offers hours of outdoor adventures. Take in the foliage and enjoy the views of the various trail loops.
Garden Meadows Trail System
The subdivision of Garden Meadows in Belnan is home to the Garden Meadows Trail System. Still in the early stages of development the ever expanding trail offers residents and opportunity to explore their neighborhood while getting to enjoy the outdoors!
Milford Recreation Trail
Milford Rec Trail is located at 288 Highway 2 in Milford.
The 2.2 km trail is an easy walk through scenic woods. Maintained by the Milford Recreation Association, the trail can be enjoyed all year round!
Located in the Village of Shubenacadie, this 2.2 km loop provides pedestrians not only beautiful scenery but a sense of tranquility.
Rex McCoul Park
Rex McCoul Park is an urban walking trail. Located on Highway 2 in Shubenacadie this quaint park is great for an outdoor stroll or picnic in any season.
Uniacke Estate Museum Park
Along the peaceful shores of Lake Martha, at 758 Highway 1 in Mount Uniacke is the Uniacke Estate Park. Built almost 200 years ago by then Attorney General Richard John Uniacke the elegant country estate now a provincial museum is a beautiful heritage site to visit!
Eight interpretive nature trails will help you explore the sprawling 930-hectare estate with its rich natural heritage, historic archeological sites, and splendid forests and vistas.
The over 18 km of trails contain 6 loops ranging from moderate to challenging and will definitely provide hours of refreshing outdoor activity.
Bell Park Trail
Bell Park is a historic 55 acre nature park located on Hwy 1 in Mount Uniacke with more than 2 km of signed trails.
The series of walking trails provides an easy hike for pedestrians and pets through a mix of spruce, pine, and various hardwoods. Offering views of West Lake, look offs, and picnic area, Bell Park is definitely a great outdoor destination.
Dot Buchanan Park
Dot Buchanan Park Trail is operated by the Enfield, Elmsdale & District Lions Club the trail is accompanied with a playground, baseball diamond, soccer fields, volleyball court, and an indoor facility. At approximately 1.7 km this wooded trail offers different loops to explore. Designated as an easy trail walk it boasts fun for individuals of all ages.
The McKeen walkway connects Bakery Lane and Boyd Ave via the Municipal water line easement across the lands of Marie and Leah McKeen, and made available for public use.
The walkway is provided for walkers and non-motorized vehicle use only. Dogs must be on a leash and picked up after.