If you’ve been suffering from a bit of cabin fever lately, then take a browse through the list of awesome hikes we assembled below and plan out your next major Nova Scotian adventure.  With the snow quickly melting, many of these provincial parks are clear and ready for hikers!

Before heading be sure to plan your route safely, and keep an eye on impending weather conditions!  Wear proper footwear, pack plenty of snacks and bring lots of water along with you.

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Cape Split Trail

Distance: 8 km one-way

Time:  4 – 5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

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Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail

Distance: 32 km loop

Time:  Full day

Difficulty: Difficult

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Crystal Crescent Beach

Recommended Trail: Pennant Point Trail

Distance: 11 km loop

Time:  7 – 8 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

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Kejimkujik National Park

Recommended Trail: Port Joli Head

Distance: 9km return

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

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Cape Chignecto Coastal Loop

Distance: 53km loop

Time: 3 – 4 days

Difficulty: Difficult

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Recommended Trail: Skyline trail

Distance: 9.2km loop

Time: 2 – 3 hours

Difficulty: Easy

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Taylor Head Provincial Park

Recommended Trail: The Headland Trail

Distance: 8km loop

Time: 2 – 3 hours

Difficulty: Difficult

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Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail

Distance: 2km one-way

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

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Blomidon Provincial Park

Recommended Trail: Jodrey Trail

Distance: 5.6km

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

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Polly’s Cove

Distance: 2km

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

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Musquodoboit Trailway

Distance: 15km one-way

Time: 6 – 8 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

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Balancing Rock Trail

Distance: 2.5km one-way

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

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Annapolis Valley Trail System

Distance: 200km of multi-use trails

Difficulty: Easy

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Sir Sandford Fleming Park

Recommended Trail: Dingle Tower to Frog Pond Park

Distance: 1.5km one-way

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

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Liscomb River Trail

Distance: 9.6km

Time: 4 hours

Difficulty: Difficult

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Point Pleasant Trails

Distance: 3.36k

Time: 1 - 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy 

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