Fundy Trail, New Brunswick
Southern New Brunswick nurtures a rare gem – one of North America’s last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Labrador and Florida. Hidden for many years, this unspoiled retreat is now open for hikers and cyclists to explore and is certainly one of the 10 best hikes in Canada. Situated just outside of St. Martins and less than an hour’s drive from Saint John, the Fundy Trail unlocks 16 km of seaside beauty. The winding trails – perfect for hikers or cyclists – lead to less travelled paths and stairways that divulge sandy beaches, concealed waterfalls and vertigo-inducing cliffs. Get a unique perspective of the Bay of Fundy’s tides – the world’s highest – and keep your eyes peeled for Right Whales and sea birds.
Appin Road, Prince Edward Island
Nothing whispers autumn quite like a crisp stroll under a golden canopy of leaves. PEI’s Appin Road is the ideal setting for such a journey. Constructed in 1862, this clay lane near the Island’s south shore is peaceful and off the beaten track – the perfect location for a reflective respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Autumn’s vivacious colours are on full display along this winding trail as it ushers you through woodlands and farmers’ fields. If you’re looking for a fall alternative to PEI’s Confederation Trail, Appin Road provides a refreshing change.
Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia
Kejimkujik National Park is truly one of a kind. Nowhere else in the country will you find a Parks Canada site that is designed as both a National Park and a National Historic Site. With its rare old growth forests, abundant wildlife, Mi’kmaq legends, and geological finds, Kejimkujik National Park offers an unforgettable autumn hiking experience. Boasting fifteen unique trails, the park lets visitors encounter rare species of birds, historical sites (including gold mines), granite boulders and vibrant fall foliage.