Hiking Gaff Point





We truly are blessed to live in such a beautiful place.  Living on the South Shore you are never far from spectacular scenery with  Provincial and Municipal Parks, trails, beaches, and designated wilderness areas a short drive away, there are plenty of opportunities for those looking for adventure, exercise or photo opportunities.

Hiking Gaff Point is an excellent place to experience some unique and rugged Nova Scotia coastline – and walk away with some beautiful photos.

Gaff Point is a 7 kilometre looped trail which begins at Hirtle Beach located just outside of Lunenburg on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. In 2002, the 124 acre property was designated as a protected coastline and wilderness area with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. A local organization now maintains and monitors the trail to ensure its environment remains preserved. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife.

Trail:  7 km, 2 Hours, moderate

If you do not want to hike to Gaff Point simply enjoy walking Hirtle Beach. A nature enthusiast’s paradise.  Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean.  Hirtle’s Beach is ever changing.  Here you will find more than three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views.

Take the time to enjoy over 200km of hiking trails throughout Lunenburg County. Access too many of the Trails includes; hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.