Nova Scotia Hiking Trails on the Eastern Shore
Trans Canada Trail – Guysborough Nature Trail
Guysborough is home to the easternmost leg of the Trans Canada Trail on mainland Nova Scotia. Described by renowned trails author Mike Badyk as the “prototypical example of what the Trans Canada Trail could be under ideal circumstances”, this 26km section of the trail traverses along an abandoned rail line through the "front country" portion along magnificent Chedabucto Bay to the "back country" portion of the trail along the Salmon River. This leg of the Trans Canada Trail can be joined on the grounds of Authentic Seacoast™ family member DesBarres Manor Inn as it passes along the back of the six acre estate. This remarkable trail exemplifies the serenity and pristine natural environment of Osprey Shores. The Osprey Shores team would be pleased to provide you with a trail map and arrange to have picnic lunches prepared for you.
Chapel Gully Trail
The Chapel Gully Trail is a scenic 30 minute drive from Osprey Shores. This remarkable trail enables you to hike along the easternmost point of mainland Nova Scotia. Named for the Star of the Sea Church, which stands near the start of the trail, the Chapel Gully Trail offers rugged ocean coastline, tidal flats and boreal forest. Benches are frequent, and the trail has picnic tables in several locations, including the long bridge spanning Chapel Gully. The trail winds past the site of the former “Pest House” and interpretive panels explain how this site was once a segregation compound during the early 1800s.