Top 5 Outdoor Activities


Try beachcombing or just relax on the sand at one of Pictou County’s many beaches.  Enjoy the Pictou Lodge’s private beach with loungers, take a stroll along our beach to Caribou / Munroe’s Island public provincial beach or take a drive to Melmerby Beach which has been listed as one of Canada’s best beaches.  Our waters are the warmest salt waters north of the Carolinas.  A day at the beach is a must!


Take your game to one of three local courses:  Glen Lovat Golf (, Abercrombie Golf and Country Club (, or Eagles Chance (


Conquer your fear of heights year-round and get an exhilarating bird’s eye view of French River.  Anchors Above Zipline ( has rigged 610 metres of cable high above the forest canopy on McGrath Mountain.


View redstone cliffs, seal colonies, lighthouses, and pristine beaches from the bow of a brightly coloured kayak.  Coastal Spirit Expeditions ( offer guided excursions from various points.

Hiking / Trails

Traverse the tree lined East River on one of North America’s last remaining wooden heritage footbridges in the village of Hopewell, just outside of Stellarton.  Hike the many trails in our area.  Click here for local trail maps.