Located in Canada, the horseback riding in Nova Scotia offers more than a half-dozen beautiful horseback trails. The best Nova Scotia horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Guysborough Nature Trail, Bull Hill Road Trail, Roxbury Road, Bissett Road Trail, and Lookoff Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Nova Scotia horseback riding trail below.
In Halifax County, the 5.3km Bissett Road Trail is open to a variety of sports including horseback riding. The route follows an old railroad grade. There are short railway bridges at 2.5 and 4.5 km, along with patches of wild roses, add to the excitement of the trail. Take caution riding across the bridges.
In Annapolis County, the 8km Roxbury Road is open to horseback riding. The trail follows along an old logging road. You walk by the Old Roxbury Settlement. The old ruins are marked with signs, and make the horse trail enjoyable to all history lovers.
In Guysborough County, the 10km Bull Hill Road Trail is open to horseback riding. This scenic trail provides a view of New Harbour. From the trail head at the bottom, you can see the end. The defined dirt road in the distance against Bull Hill is almost eerie placed between the miles of Barren land and scattered granite boulders. Along the winding trail are rows of alder and lure bushes with the occasional spruce, fir, pine and maple tree.
In Guysborough County, the 7km Lookoff Trail is open to horseback riding. The Lookoff Trail is a 7 km route along a deteriorated single lane gravel road. As you climb to the top, the trail is bordered by alder and lure bushes. The trail transverses a bog, pine and spruce stands and eventually ends in the barrens.
In Victoria County, the 8.5km St Anns Bay Trail is open to horseback riding. This trail climbs steadily to offer a spectacular view of St. Anns. Surrounded by ash, birch, beach, maple, pine, and spruce, you will have the opportunity to watch a brook run down between two mountains into the ocean.
In Hants County, the 11.5km Eldridge Settlement Road is open to a variety of sports including horseback riding. Eldridge settlement road is a part of the old coach running from Yarmouth to Halifax. Its now mainly used as a logging road by locals.