The Glooscap Trail follows the shores of the ecologically diverse Minas Basin, which forms the eastern part of the Bay of Fundy. Premiere outdoor destinations accessible from this scenic stretch include Blomidon Provincial Park and Five Island Provincial Park, known for their sprawling red sand beaches, cascading sea cliffs and spectacular views. These areas are hotspots for hiking, kayaking, tidal bore rafting, and wildlife watching, in addition to clam digging, fossil collecting, and amethyst hunting.
Enjoy the area’s coastal cuisine - seafood staples such as lobsters and scallops - and load up on local wild blueberries and maple products. Also be sure to sample award-winning wines of the Annapolis Valley, which is quickly becoming of of Canada's new top winemaking regions.
As an incredibly scenic coastal retreat an hours’ drive north of Halifax, the Glooscap Trail is a popular place to rent a cottage in Nova Scotia.+ More