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Cape George Hiking Trails & Day Park

Record #: ACO0078
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2020
Last Full Update: 05 Sep 2020


Public Bulletin Operates early spring to late fall of each year


Located In Cape George
Where To Find Us
Trail heads
Ballantyne's Cove Wharf, Cape George Day Park , Heritage Museum, Cape George Rd
Antigonish, NS B2G 2L2
Areas Served Antigonish County


Social Media Facebook
Contact Janine Keizer, Trail Manager; Phone: 902-870-5528; Email:
Alternate Contact Karen Mcgronicle, Chair; Phone: 902-872-0127; Email:

Description & Services

Trail Rating The hiking trails have 3 trail heads containing trail maps and information. There are 3 sections of trails designed in loops, some more ambitious than others.
Information The Cape George walking trail contains a series of loops, all varying in length and difficulty for a total of 33 kilometers. There are beautiful views of the coastline, meadows, old growth forests and cliffs.  There are 3 serviced trail-heads: the School Heritage Museum, Lighthouse, and the Tuna Interpretive Centre. 
Cape George Day Park overlooks St George’s Bay in the Northumberland Shore region. The park offers a short walking trail, picnic tables and public washrooms. The beautiful lighthouse and stunning view make this park a serene place to enjoy the majesty of the open ocean, and the uniqueness of the North Shore. It is also a prime spot for photographers! 
The Cape George Hiking Trails Association are a group of volunteers who maintain the trails. For updates on events or if you would like to get involved, check out their Website and Facebook Page
Use: Walking, Hiking 
Length: 33 km 
Time: 5+ Hours (or do smaller sections for a shorter hike) 
Type: Loops 
Difficulty: Haynes: 4, AVA: 2C - 3D 
Availability: Open 24/7, year round 
Nearest community: 25 minutes to Antigonish by car 
GPS Coordinates: 
Longitude: -61.905248 
Latitude: 45.869444