Five Islands Provincial Park

Nova Scotia

Just 7km west of Economy, Five Islands Provincial Park offers several good hikes. The 4.5km Red Head Trail is well developed, with lookouts, benches and great views. There are also several out-of-the-way beaches that receive few visitors.

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