Hiking and Biking Trails

The Annapolis Valley is host to many of Nova Scotia’s popular and scenic trails. Below are just a few samples of the diversification of trails in the area. From Provincial Parks to hidden treasures, the Old Orchard Inn is a convenient location for daily excursions. Bring your bikes or hiking shoes for a memorable adventure for the whole family. Unwind during the evening back at the hotel with a local wine or a refreshing dip in our indoor heated swimming pool.

Hiking Cape SplitCape Split Provincial Park Reserve is a 447-hectare natural environment park located in Scots Bay, Kings County. The park is considered a provincially significant coastal landmark overlooking the Bay of Fundy and is a popular hiking spot. In addition to hiking, the park offers picnicking and opportunities to view wildlife. There are vault toilets at the trailhead, and compost toilets 2 km in from the trailhead.
The GorgeThe Gorge, developed in 1930, is located on 64.5 acres of natural woodland and is still maintained today. The Gorge has awesome trails for mountain biking, and great trails for walking and hiking in the summer.
A skills park was recently installed at the Gladys Porter entrance for practice before entering the Gorge or just for fun.
The Gorge is also a fun and challenging space for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter season.
Wolfville Hiking Biking TrailsThe Harvest Moon Trailway is a safe, multi-use active transportation route that passes through picturesque communities offering access to farm markets, wineries, craft beverage producers, restaurants, u-picks, accommodations and other businesses.
Balancing Rock Hiking TrailThe Balancing Rock Well-groomed 2.5-km trail and 235-step staircase lead to a platform with view of St. Mary’s Bay and the Balancing Rock; interpretive panels, rest areas, picnic tables. Just off Highway 217 outside Tiverton, through woods and bog to the southern shore of Long Island. At the end of the trail, a series of 235 wooden steps provide access to a cliffside viewing platform overlooking the 20-foot high finger of basalt.
Called “Nature’s Time Post”, the Balancing Rock is a narrow vertical column of basalt, balanced on its tip; the most-photographed of Long Island’s striking basalt formations.
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