Nova Scotia

I haven’t started research on Canada yet, but have been able to visit Nova Scotia a couple of times.  Please send me ideas of other places with easy and also wheelchair accessible trails.  With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form to the right.

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Federal

  • Looking down to water, MIddle Head trail
    Middle Head trail, Ingonish

    Cape Breton

    This lovely area has few accessible trails.  We walked the Middle Head trail from Ingonish.  It is just 2 1/4 miles, not at all wheel chair accessible and I would have thought too rough for most disabled people.  However in spite of a heart condition and a bum knee, my sister carefully and slowly managed the whole loop.

    Rocks and sea, Middle Head loop
    Rocks and sea at the far end of the Middle Head loop trail
    Lobster traps in sea below trail
    Looking down on lobster traps from Middle Head Trail
    Wild roses
    Wild roses bloom at the edge of cliffs at Middle Head trail.
    Boardwalk at Cape Breton
    The Bog Trail boardwalk, Cape Breton

    We didn’t get to the 1.1 mile  wheelchair accessible loop Freshwater Lake Trail at Ingonish Beach

    The Bog Trail is half an hour from Cheticamp and is a short wheelchair accessible boardwalk loop.  There are interpretive signs and we were there in June when the pitcher plants were in bloom.  Later in the year there are bog orchids to admire.

    Pitcher plants
    Pitcher plants in bloom along Bog Trail, Cape Breton
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Local

  • Antigonish Landing Trail
    Antigonish Landing Trail

    Antigonish

    Wheelchair AccessibleOur car broke down in Antigonish, causing us to spend an unplanned night there and to discover their lovely river walk – the Antigonish Landing Trail. Map The trail is a well maintained 4.8 km level road besides an estuary of the Antigonish Harbour. We didn’t complete the entire trail, but the part we did walk was wheelchair accessible. There are some elevated shelters which are not accessible

    Antigonish Landing Trail
    Antigonish Landing Trail
    Antigonish Landing Trail
    Walkers along Antigonish Landing Trail
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Private

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Miscellaneous

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