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  • Point Pleasant Park (Nova Scotia): Overlooking the entrance to Halifax's harbor, Point Pleasant Park is a wonderful urban oasis, with wide trails for strolling along the water. Check out the Martello tower atop a wooded rise.
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Nova Scotia): There are certainly lots of quiet, comtemplative walks on Cape Breton, but the best trails follow rugged cliffs along open ocean. The Skyline Trail is among the most dramatic walkways in Canada.
  • Grand Manan Island (New Brunswick): Grand Manan is laced with informal walking trails passing through forests and along the ocean's edge. This is a place for exploring; ask around locally for suggestions on the best hikes.
  • The Confederation Trail (Prince Edward Island): This pathway across the island is best for long-distance cycling, but it's superb for a quiet stroll in spots along the path.
  • Green Gardens Trail (Newfoundland): This demanding hike at Gros Morne National Park takes hikers on a 10-mile loop, much of which follows coastal meadows atop fractured cliffs. It's very demanding, for serious hikers only, but worth every step.
  • North Head Trail (Newfoundland): Where else can you hike from downtown shopping to cliffside whale-watching? In St. John's, this trail progresses from downtown's bustle, along the harbor, through a quirky neighborhood (the Battery), then up open bluffs overlooking the harbor narrows for views stretching out to the open ocean.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.