Cape Split

Top choice Hiking

in Annapolis Valley

Located on the finger of land jutting into the Bay of Fundy, this 13km-return trail from Scots Bay, taking around five hours, is one of the most popular hikes in Nova Scotia, with little elevation change through a tunnel of forest. The hike ends in a dramatic, often windy clearing on cliffs high above the Bay of Fundy where seabirds nest.

Wander down to the rocky outcrop at the vertiginous end of the trail to see the tides creating waves called tidal rips that flow through a cluster of rock pinnacles. Take time before or after the hike to look for agates along the beach at Scots Bay.