10 Nature & Parks in Nova Scotia South Shore That You Shouldn't Miss

July 3, 2021 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Discover the best top things to do in Nova Scotia South Shore, United States including Roseway Beach, Pine Grove Park, The Islands Provincial Park, Gaff Point Trail, Crescent Beach, LaHave River Trail, Rum Runners Trail, Graves Island Provincial Park, Crescent Beach, Privateer Park.

1. Roseway Beach

Beach Rd, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1H0 Canada (902) 875-3544 https://www.municipalityofshelburne.ca/roseway-beach.html
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
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5.0 based on 46 reviews

Roseway Beach

2. Pine Grove Park

Route 8, Milton, Nova Scotia B0T 1P0 Canada +1 902-354-5741
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
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5.0 based on 6 reviews

Pine Grove Park

3. The Islands Provincial Park

183 Barracks Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0 Canada +1 902-662-3030 http://www.novascotia.com/en/home/placestostay/listingdetails.aspx/the-islands-provincial-park/826
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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5.0 based on 30 reviews

The Islands Provincial Park

Reviewed By becca477 - Amherst, Canada

This does not really fit the provincial campground mold but is endearing nevertheless. Many of the sites are close together or grouped in threes (ie #4-6), fours (#11-14) or even fives (# 52-56). Many sites have a water view. There are a few relatively private sites such as #10 or #20 (no water view) or #45 (water view). The campground has an extensive picnic area, with numerous picnic tables. The 2 large dishwashing sinks were very handy and placed outside under a small roof. Coronavirus precautions were in place in the washrooms. Staff was on top of things, making sure that people were quiet in the later evening. Our stay was pleasant.

4. Gaff Point Trail

Hirtle Beach Road, Riverport, Nova Scotia B0J 2W0 Canada http://lunenburgregion.ca/index.php/entries/thing-to-do/gaff-point/
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
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5.0 based on 34 reviews

Gaff Point Trail

Reviewed By Justtravelling4 - Halifax, Canada

We thoroughly enjoyed hiking this trail, it really had a little bit of everything. A beautiful beach, stunning water views, and stunning treks through wooded areas. The walk through the fir trees was one of my favourite portions of the trail, the smell was amazing. There are some exposed roots in places and the walk across the beach rocks is a little challenging on the ankles, but overall a pretty easy to moderate trail. I recommend walking the farm land area over the hill instead of the entire beach as it gives you a break from the sea rocks. The owners have it marked and don’t mind as long as the horses are not in the field. Once you get to the loop we went to the right first. It means you finish on the water view side of the trail. The trail in total including walking Hirtle Beach is about 6.6 km. We finished the entire trail in about 90 mins, this included stopping for pics etc. I highly recommend for anyone of any age, definitely a trail I’d return to.

5. Crescent Beach

Lockeport, Shelburne, Nova Scotia Canada
Excellent
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5.0 based on 14 reviews

Crescent Beach

Reviewed By 560lee - Dartmouth, Canada

probably the best beach we have hit here in Nova Scotia....a real jewel and to make our visit there even better we love to stay at Ocean Mist cottages that is right there at the beach......pure joy!

6. LaHave River Trail

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Canada
Excellent
88%
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13%
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5.0 based on 8 reviews

LaHave River Trail

Reviewed By irenetH159ZZ

This is a easy level walk up the lahave river. It has nice shady areas so great to walk on a hit day. the grade to the trail is very slight. it has pretty views of the river.

7. Rum Runners Trail

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada
Excellent
50%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Rum Runners Trail

8. Graves Island Provincial Park

230 Graves Island Road off Highway #3, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada +1 902-275-4425 https://parks.novascotia.ca/park/graves-island
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Graves Island Provincial Park

Reviewed By jimbY2696MB - Chester, Canada

We are walking Graves Island Park 4/6 times a week, with Covid-19 with us the park is busy , parking lot has normally 12 or more vehicles, a great ans safe area to walk with pets, ice is gone ! South Shore Rocks is a group of painters who share their skills with very nice sketches painted on small stones hidden along the trail, suggesting to re-hide, take home or just take a picture and share on F/B South Shore Rocks. Lots of small birds[many like to be fed] on land and sea. This is a nice quiet place to have a peaceful walk.

9. Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach Road Route 331 and Crescent Beach Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada http://lunenburgregion.ca/index.php/entries/thing-to-do/crescent-beach/
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Crescent Beach

Reviewed By T5087OOjohnb - Dallas, United States

We went to Crescent Beach in October on the last day of the season. Zero crowds. Had it all to ourselves. Cool, but beautiful. VERY picturesque. Could sit there all day listening to the waves crashing the shore.

10. Privateer Park

Henry Hensey Drive, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0 Canada +1 902-354-5741 [email protected] http://www.regionofqueens.com/index.asp?id=412
Excellent
45%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
32%
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4.0 based on 22 reviews

Privateer Park

Reviewed By 842jeanb - Liverpool, Canada

Privateer Park is my favourite place to go walking and biking, or just to sit by the water and relax and enjoy the view. I love it when the Roses are all in bloom and I can smell them.. Great place for a picnic with friends too. It is my most relaxing place.

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