Trail & Park Locations

Trail & Park Videos

Pubnico Point Trail

Wedgeport Nature Trail

Rocco Point Chapel & Trail

La Roche a St Pierre Trail

East Pubnico Bike Park

Wedgeport Parc des Jeunes / Youth Park

Leave No Trace

HikingThe Leave No Trace principles are a set of ethical guidelines designed to minimize the impact of outdoor activities on the environment, preserve natural resources, and protect wildlife. These principles are commonly followed by outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, campers, backpackers, and others who enjoy spending time in nature. These principles are:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare: Proper planning and preparation are crucial for minimizing impact on the environment. This includes researching and obtaining necessary permits, knowing regulations and guidelines, packing appropriate gear, and being prepared for weather conditions.
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces: Stick to established trails and campsites to avoid damaging fragile vegetation and wildlife habitats. Avoid trampling on sensitive areas, such as meadows, wetlands, and archaeological sites, and camp at least 200 feet away from lakes and streams to protect water quality.
  3. Dispose of waste properly: Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter. Leave nature as you found it and do not disturb historic or cultural artifacts. Use established restroom facilities or dig small holes at least 200 feet away from water sources to properly dispose of human waste.
  4. Leave what you find: Leave natural and cultural features, such as rocks, plants, and historical structures, as you find them. Do not pick flowers, disturb wildlife, or remove historical or cultural artifacts.
  5. Minimize campfire impact: Use a camp stove for cooking instead of making fires, or use established fire rings or fire pans if fires are allowed. Keep fires small, use only small sticks and twigs that can be broken by hand, and burn only small sticks and twigs that can be broken by hand. Do not burn trash or leave food scraps behind.
  6. Respect wildlife: Observe wildlife from a distance and do not approach, feed, or disturb them. Store food and trash securely to prevent attracting wildlife to your campsite. Follow all regulations and guidelines for wildlife encounters, such as bear safety protocols.
  7. Be considerate of other visitors: Respect other hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts by keeping noise levels down, yielding to other hikers on the trail, and following posted rules and regulations. Respect private property and cultural or historical sites, and be mindful of the experience of others who may be seeking solitude or tranquility in nature.

By following these principles, outdoor enthusiasts can minimize their impact on the environment, protect natural resources, and contribute to the preservation of our precious outdoor spaces for future generations to enjoy.

Trail Art Project

Meet the Artist: Alvah d'Enremont (alvahAJ) was born the last of seven children in Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, a small Acadian fishing village where only French was spoken for many years. Fishing was nearly everyone’s way of life, so naturally at age 16 AJ left schooling behind and joined the profession of his ancestors.

Although a natural artist and lover of nature, AJ lived the busy life of a fisherman, unable to truly appreciate both his talent and his surroundings. After retiring from the busy fishing life recently, he began to notice the beauty of local driftwood on Nova Scotia shorelines. With his artistic eye, he is able to see birds in many pieces, waiting to be revealed. With time and gentle manipulation, he brings those birds to life in his workshop.

He and his wife of 42 years married young as many did in the early 70s, raised two beautiful daughters and have been blessed with four amazing Grandchildren. AJ and his wife still live in the small village in which he was born, with family and friends nearby.

For AJ, these birds represent the beauty this world gives us, if only we slow down and take time to really see.

Argyle Hiker Badge

Hike badgeHike Nova Scotia and the Municipality of Argyle are partnering in the Argyle Hiker Badge challenge as part of Hike NS’s Hiker Challenge.

The Hiker Challenge is about inspiring, motivating and rewarding hikers to start hiking or to hike more. Your reward for completing a challenge is a badge to show off on clothing or backpacks and making the Honour Roll. This badge challenges you to visit 4 different trails in the Municipality of Argyle over the course of a year.

Badges are free courtesy of the Municipality of Argyle. Learn more at