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Jitney Trail

Pictou Waterfront

Record #: APC0006
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2021
Last Full Update: 31 Aug 2020


Located In Pictou
Where To Find Us
40 Water St
Pictou, NS
Canada B0K 1H0
Areas Served Pictou County


Phone (902) 485-4372
Contact Michelle Young, Manager of Recreation Services, Pictou Recreation and Parks
Mailing Address Box 640 
40 Water St 
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
Fax (902) 485-8110

Description & Services

Information The Jitney Trail begins along the waterfront in Pictou and follows the abandoned rail line west around Norway Point and under the causeway to Browns Point. From the parking area the paved, 5 to 7 foot wide trail runs along the shoreline of Pictou Harbour. This paved area is excellent for wheelchair, bicycle, rollerblade, and stroller use.  
Walkers and cyclists can enjoy a three-kilometre trail to the site where the ship Hector made its historic landing in 1773. Park benches and picnic tables are available, allowing you to take in the panoramic views. Along the way, you can learn about Pictou through interpretive panels and views of the site the Hector settlers landing. 
The Jitney Trail connects directly to the Trans Canada Trail System for more avid hikers/bikers.  
Washrooms are available at Brown's Point or at the Hector Quay Visitor's Marina; the trail is partially lit and paved for first 1.5 km (from the entrance on the town-side). 
An application for facility usage is available at the Town Office for anyone looking to use the trail for a special event or a charity run/walk event. 
For a playlist of drone footage from this park, click here. 
Use: Walking, Running, Wheelchairs, Biking, Cross Country Skiing 
Length: 3 km 
Type: Out and back 
Difficulty: Not yet rated 
Availability: Open 24/7, year-round 
Nearest community: Located in the Town of Pictou 
GPS Coordinates: 
Longitude: -62.720603 
Latitude: 45.679332
Trail or Water Route Map Mobile Download 
GPS Download 
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible

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