HIKING, BIKING & NATURE TRAILS

Take a hike in Nova Scotia’s Northumberland Shore.

Hit the back roads and explore kilometres upon kilometres of wilderness and seaside trails, complete with unforgettable vistas at nearly every turn. Whether hiking on your own or trail blazing with family and friends, experience the best trails this part of Nova Scotia has to offer.

WALLACE BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE AREA TRAIL (4 KM)

The loop passes over a dyke, with a view of the river and marsh and numerous bird watching opportunities, before passing through mixed woods. The single-track, rooty path passes through wet stretches and travelers can expect to see wild roses, pheasants and green undergrowth.

WALLACE AND AREA MUSEUM TRAILS (4KM)

Several short walking trails plus a 3-km wilderness trail all feature interpretative panels, sections of old-growth forest and a wide variety of plants and animals. Connects to the Trans Canada Trail.

WENTWORTH HOSTEL TRAILS (VARIOUS DISTANCES)

The hostel maintains a large network of trails for skiing, mountain biking and hiking.

TRANS CANADA TRAIL – THE SHORT LINE (40 KM)

This section of Trans Canada Trail provides outdoor enthusiast a chance to become one with nature, experience Nova Scotia’s legendary wilderness and walk the paths of early explorers. You can enter the Trans Canada Trail just outside Wallace and hike, bike, horseback ride, snowmobile or ATV towards Oxford or in the opposite direction towards Pictou.  Learn More. 

HIKING THE SUNRISE TRAIL

The Sunrise Trail will open your eyes to rolling farmlands, emerald green fields and sparkling blue waters. Follow scenic trails marked with salt marshes and tidal inlets and country roads winding along sandy shores. The Sunrise Trail will also satisfy your yearning to learn more about waterfowl and shorebirds; Wallace Bay is a popular breeding and staging area for over 168 species

HIGH HEAD HIKES

This 11km hike is 3 hours in duration and is considered a moderately difficult hike, 1100 feet above sea level. As this is a charitable organization, a donation can be made in support of the local historical schoolhouse in Wentworth.

“FOX TROT” WALKING TRAIL

A wonderful beachfront walking trail perfect for romantic sunset strolls or rent a bike for a self-guided tour of the oceanfront and the Northumberland Strait.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Hundreds of kilometers of well-maintained trails that offer mountain climbs, coastal vistas and woodland trails are at your disposal. As well Fox Harb’r Resort has miles of paved road and laneways for a leisurely ride through the expansive resort and waterfront. There are six adult Trek mountain bikes of various sizes,6 Cruiser bikes and two child Norco mountain bikes available.