Trenton Park Lake Sunset Old Bench

Photo courtesy of Tony DeCoste, Carbon Capture Media featuring a trail at Trenton Park

Access to year-round trails is plentiful here in Pictou County with a varied of maintained and beloved trails for all ages, abilities and adventures.

Downtown New Glasgow 
A favourite for many looking to get outside on a safe, flat route with lots of people is the Samson Trail. Located along the East River, the Samson Trail is a year-round trail offering ample parking and a variety of parking spaces, with breathtaking views of the river. 

Looking for more of a challenging hike? Locals love the Fitzpatrick Mountain Trail, located in Scotsburn. Offering a more challenging summit, you'll be treated to nature and scenic views. It's especially a favourite for many in the winter, offering an exciting place to strap on your snowshoes and hit the trails. 

Pictou to River John
In Pictou, The Jitney Trail is an excellent trail that is part of the Trans Canada Trail system. You can enjoy this 3km trail by Walking, Running, using a Wheelchair a Biking or in winter, cross country skis. A more challenging portion of the Jitney is the 40km trek from Pictou to River John, which can be enjoyed by Walking, Biking, ATV, Snowmobile, Cross Country Skiing, or Snowshoeing.

The list goes on and on for places to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer. A list so long in fact that you can find it all in one spot on Highland Connect! is a simple, searchable, online guide to recreation opportunities in Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties of Nova Scotia.

Explore more trails in Pictou County, including the best ways to use them, where to find them, and what to expect by clicking HERE