Rugged Peninsula Playground
Taylor's Head, Nova Scotia
This trail has been said to be one of the most picturesque coastal day hikes in Eastern North America and for good reason. The trails hugs the coastline which runs through breathtaking natural habitats with various geological features. These various habitats make up a perfect environment to an abundance of flora and wildlife. Often seen on this hike are porcupine, seabirds, seals and occasionally whales. From moss laden forests to cobblestone beaches and coastal barrens this hike provides immense diversity.
Arriving at Taylor’s Head we are rewarded with a captivating view from the rugged peninsula which is continually pounded by wind and waves, making for great photo opportunities and an intense ocean vista. You’ll learn many interesting facts about the various ecosystems to the area and how the coastline was created. To end the day we get some rest and relaxation on a majestic white sand beach, so don’t forget your swim wear if you fancy a quick dip in the Atlantic!
What others have to say:
My family had three day trips/hikes this week, including Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, and the Rugged Peninsula (Taylor Head Provincial Park). It was exactly what we were looking for during our stay in Nova Scotia. Our guides were timely, knowledgeable, personable and native to the area. We had small groups that toured the local area including small towns, historical sites, and great hikes through coastal areas that provide awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean, coves, and impressive landscape.
Doug – Chicago, Illinois
Excellent Taylor Head Provincial Park hiking
We were grateful for the opportunity to spend a few glorious hours hiking this beautiful provincial park. Everything (including the smoked fish snack and the luncheon spread that included hummus, vegetables and fruit) was great. Ryan pointed out flora, fauna tracks, and suggested additional places we could hike in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, which we put on our bucket list. We will definitely contact him again when we return.
Sandra – Spring, Texas
- Difficult Overall Difficulty
- (8:30am-4:30pm) Tour Length
- 11.0 Km Walking Distance