New Brunswick Trails
- Sentier Fundy Trail: for those who enjoy more leisurely trails. 16 kms of groomed trails to Bike, Hike, and also Wheelchair accessible. Interpretive Centre at Big Salmon River and Western Access to Fundy Footpath.
- Fundy National Park: 160 kms of hiking trails built and maintained to Park standards, backcountry campsites, Interpretive Centre, and also Eastern access to Fundy footpath by way of Goose River Trail.
Canoe Waterways New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
- Canadian Canoe Routes
- Spednic Lakes: North Lake to McAdam New Brunswick. Flat water interlinking lakes, some portages, DNR campsites 3-4 days.
- St Croix River : St Croix to St Stephen, N.B. 2- 3 days. Flat Water Rapids
- Kejimkujik Lakes, Nova Scotia : Flat water, portages, also back country section. 3 to 5 days, non-motorized
Nova Scotia Trails
- Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail : ‘the other side of the Fundy Bay’. 51 kilometers of trails, maintained to Provincial Park standards. The trail overlooks the south side of the Bay, a 3 day hike. Sustainable tourism development in action, an excellent example of a low impact development and preservation of Bay of Fundy Wilderness.
- Gros Morne National Park : This is a Unesco World Heritage Site. There are a multitude of trails and terrains. The Gros Morne Mountain can be climbed with a return to your start point in one day. The Wilderness Grand Traverse is a 4 -5 days hike, unmarked, and requires map and compass skills. Tundra, majestic fiords, caribou, moose, artic hare, permigan partridge, and of course ravenous blackflies! The ultimate wilderness experience, including the boat ride to ferry you to the start off point in Western Brook Pond!
- Parc de la Gaspésie: Chic Chocs, Mont Albert, Mont Jacques Cartier. This Park is managed in the style of Baxter State Park. Limited development, well maintained dirt roads with controlled access to the wilderness zones. A 5 to 6 day hike, hut to hut, from Mt. Logan to the Mt. Albert Campsite. A shuttle will bring you to Mt Logan. Caribou, moose, the Mt Albert Plateau, berries in season, the most colourful variety of mushrooms, views of the Gulf of St Lawrence. This is a miniature version of the Appalachian Trail, also part of the International Appalachian Trail. For the last evening at the Mont Albert Refuge spoil yourself and have diner the Lodge
- Saguenay: crossing by Ferry at Riviere de Loup you may observe beluga whales. A comfortable 3 day hike, well prepared trail, modern log cabins, bunk-bed accommodations and if I remember outside propane stoves. Spectacular views of the Saguenay Fiord. Fine dining in Chicoutimi to finish off the hike!
- Baxter State Park, Maine: Mt Kathadin, the Knife Edge, South Pond Camp Ground . The Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Superb park, easy to moderate to rugged trails …take your pick. A gift from Percival P Baxter. Park history a must read, a man with foresight of what we now call sustainable tourism!
- Appalachian Trail: Springer Mountain, Georgia to Kathadin, Maine. 2300 miles. If you have 6 months to spare or as a section hiker a few weeks each year, this is the US Pilgrimage trail. Mountains, hikers from all over the world, section hikers and thru hikers, an experience not to be forgotten.
- Trail Place: Another source for Appalachian Trail Guide Book, general information and excellent discussion forum.
- Trail Journals: hikers A.T. Interesting reads.
- Camino de Santiago : 800 kms. The original Pilgrimage trail. Now over 100,000 pilgrims from the peak seasons March through November. The trail is well marked and passes through small medieval villages and large cities. A system of Albergues, municipal, religious, private will greet you at the end of each day. Doable in 32-44 days depending on your speed of enjoyment. Monumental cathedrals, and people from all over the planet, a true international experience . Bring a poncho to supplement your raingear as most trails are open to the elements due to scarcity of trees.