Trails and Walking Tours

Pubnico Point Trail – Enjoy the unforgettable experience of walking along the coastline beside 17 towering wind turbines.  Interpretive panels, map and trail markers; parking; benches; beautiful boardwalks. Trail is 10 km. but shorter sections can be selected. Located at 2490 Highway 335, Lower West Pubnico, 30 minutes from Yarmouth.

Yarmouth Walking Tour guides share local legends that will fill you with wonder.

Yarmouth Walking Tours – Spine-tingling tales of ghosts and terror, pirates, shipwrecks and lightkeepers. You’ll remember these local legends forever.

Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery tours – Available free each summer. Themed guided tours wind through one of the province’s most beautiful cemeteries that includes the stone Ritchie chapel. Tour topics include politicians, Jewish lot, sea captains, shipwrecks, World War and more.

Yarmouth Foodie Tour – Join your guide Carole on a mouth watering foodie tour that features local beer, seafood, wine, sweets and even a personalized tasting tour of the Farmers’ Market. Meet with the locals and experience the best that Yarmouth has to offer. Be sure to bring your appetite!

The Heritage Walking Tour can be followed through an app or brochure
Image from Town of Yarmouth website

Heritage Walking Tour – Ready to take a walk through time? Join two of Yarmouth’s most famous radio personalities on your mobile device (or use brochure) to be transported through the centuries. Discover stories of love, loss, rivalry, progress, and bravery, including a mother who chased a kidnapper through Europe and a glimpse at the dawn of electricity.

Leif Ericson Park Trail – Located at the Cape Forchu Lighthouse off parking lot. Lookoffs, interpretive panels, rugged cliffs on the sunset side of the trail. This is where The Lighthouse, starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, was filmed in 2018.

Broad Brook Wetland Park – A revitalization project of the Broad Brook wetlands complete with walking trails and interpretative panels between Forest Street and Southeast Street. 

The Hartlin Trail – follows the historic train routes from Bunker’s Island to Lake Milo and beyond. This route along the edge of Yarmouth harbour offers a great place for long leisurely walks, jogs or strolls. Along the way, you’ll discover interpretive signage, wharves, parks, museums, shops, and restaurants. Trail includes the west side of Water Street and continues onward around the sewage treatment plant at the end of the street to hug the harbour’s coastline.

Tkipok Trail  – Located at 10177 Hwy 3  behind old Arcadia School, this one km. trail climbs through 12 distinct wildlife habitats, while overlooking a tidal river and saltwater marsh. Strategically placed boardwalks lead to look-off points and many beautiful photo opportunities. 

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Chebogue Meadows Interpretive Trail – A 4.5km hike through 12 distinct habitats including a black spruce swamp, meadow, hardwood hill, and wetlands. This trail provides the hiker with valuable insight into both the natural and managed forests in the interior of Nova Scotia. Location … in Brooklyn on the Hardscratch Road.

Wedgeport Nature Trail – offers stacked loop trail system (total 5.4 km) with areas such as barrier-beach ponds, the Tusket River estuary, a mixed-wood forest and coastal marshes. The trail provides opportunities to view a variety of wildlife. 

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Yarmouth County Rail Trail – Several decades ago when train service ceased in the region and rails were removed, this line was  transformed through the hard work of volunteers into an impressive trail. It measures 87-km. from Lower East Pubnico to Norwood and is a multi-use trail with gravel surface. The trail traverses woodlands, agricultural areas, lakeside and urban landscapes north of Yarmouth, and takes in some spectacular urban, forest, tidal and coastal landscapes south of Yarmouth.