Kings County (Nova Scotia) Hiking (Nature) Trails
Links to Trail Maps and Informations:
Woodville Community Hiking Trails - North Mountain
There are over 10 km of trails that lead to two look off point over the Annapolis Valley, by a small pond, a waterfalls and over many small streams. The trails are mainly in boreal forest on the top of the mountain, but three of the trails climb the mountain through hardwoods. One trail follows the base of the mountain in the Valley. The upper trails are also excellent for cross country skiing in the winter. Many loop walks are available.
- More trails have been added with the use of this area for mountain bicycling. These trails have been mapped.
Map of Woodville Trails including Mountain Bicycling Trails - 2009
Black Rock Community Hiking Trails - North Mountain
There are four loop trails that weave through the forests and along the woods roads of the North Mountain near Canada Creek. All trails start and finish at the Black Rock Community and Recreation Centre on the Black Rock Road. Of interest is the Bay of Fundy shore trail (7.8 km) that has 2.5 km on the beaches below the cliffs overlooking the Bay. (This trail can only be hiked near low tide time.) A longer trail (8.7 km) follows Wall Street to where it crosses Murray Brook at its mouth on the Bay then follows Balsor Road before looping back through the forests to the community center. There is also a two shorter trails of 0.6 km and 4.3 km.
Woodland Trails as part of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre - Acadia University - Wolfville
This trail has entrances from the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens on Park Street and Westwood Avenue but can be entered on University Avenue or Skyway Drive also. It follows Acadia Brook up the hill across Skyway Drive. Before it can cross Rt. 101 turns west through a white spruce forest before heading back down the hill back to the Gardens. There are a couple of cross trails that can be used for a variety of loop walks. See the map for details
Cornwallis River Greenway
This is part of the trails located on the old Dominion Railroad right of way. This section is in Coldbrook and Cambridge and includes a variety of highlights nearby. The Cornwallis River, of course, but also residential and business are nearby. It is restricted to hiking, walking and biking except in the winter when snowmobiles are able to use it. See the map and links on the page linked here.
- Blomidon Provincial Park Trails
- Wolfville Street Map
- Rawding Ravine Trail - Wolfville
- Acadia University Map
- Kentville Ravine Trial Map
- Lockhart Ryan Park Trail Map
Lake and Stillwater Access for Canoeing and Kayaking - Kings County
A Google Map Showing access routes, and parking areas for access to some back-country lakes and stillwaters on the southern uplands in Kings County... by L.Bogan
If you have a trail or paddling route that other local naturalists might like to use and wish to publish it here, please contact
Larry Bogan - Jan 2003 - additions Jan 2006