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Gaff Point Trail - Hiking

Lighthouse Route, Nova Scotia, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Gaff Point Trail ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Gaff Point Trail?

The Gaff Point Trail is a moderate hike that takes you along the coast of Nova Scotia. The trailhead is located in Peggy's Cove, and it is a 6 km hike one-way. The hike is mostly flat, but there are a few steep sections. The trail follows the coastline, so there are many beautiful views of the ocean. There are also several small beaches that you can stop at along the way. The hike ends at Gaff Point, which is a rocky outcrop with great views of the ocean.


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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-64.2836851
44.2524757

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Gaff Point Trail
Gaff Point Trail, Nova Scotia B0J 2X0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Gaff Point Trail is located in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. To get to the start of the trails, take exit 6 from Highway 103 and drive to Peggy's Cove. The trailhead is located at the end of Lighthouse Road.

Why visit Gaff Point Trail

The Gaff Point Trail is a must-visit for anyone exploring Nova Scotia. The hike is just over two miles long and offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the surrounding coastline. The trailhead can be found in Peggy’s Cove, which is a small fishing village that is known for its picturesque lighthouse.

The hike itself is relatively easy, making it perfect for all skill levels. However, there are a few steep sections, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. As you make your way along the trail, you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the ocean, as well as the rocky coastline. There are also several spots where you can stop and take in the incredible scenery.

Gaff Point is a popular spot for whale watching, so keep your eyes peeled for these majestic creatures. In addition, the area is home to a variety of bird species, so be sure to bring your binoculars. The hike concludes at Gaff Point, which offers stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape.

If you’re looking for a beautiful and easy hike in Nova Scotia, be sure to check out the Gaff Point Trail. The stunning views are well worth the trek!

Is Gaff Point Trail in Nova Scotia a good place for the whole family?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question as it depends on the family's individual interests and abilities. Some families may find Gaff Point Trail an enjoyable experience, while others may find it too difficult.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Gaff Point Trail in Nova Scotia are hiking, bird watching, and whale watching.

-Gaff Point Trail: A beautiful hike with stunning views of the ocean.

-Cape Split: A challenging hike with amazing views of the Bay of Fundy.

-The Annapolis Valley: A beautiful region with rolling hills, vineyards, and orchards.

-Halifax: The capital of Nova Scotia with plenty of museums, restaurants, and shops to explore.

Where to eat?

1. The Wooden Monkey- This restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Halifax and is known for its fresh, local ingredients.

2. The Five Fishermen- This seafood restaurant is located in the historic district of Halifax and offers fresh seafood dishes.

3. The Press Gang- This restaurant is located in the historic district of Halifax and specializes in British pub food.

4. The canteen- This restaurant is located on the top floor of the Halifax Central Library and offers a variety of healthy, affordable options.

5. The Bicycle Thief- This Italian restaurant is located in the North End of Halifax and is known for its delicious pasta dishes.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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