Herring Cove Provincial Park Reserve provides a rough, rugged, scenic walk just 10 minutes outside of Halifax. Clamber over large granite rocks that drop off into the sea or follow the easier, non-maintained path above. Though not well known, this short hike provides a sample of stereotypical Nova Scotia rugged landscape. Its a great place to get away to to enjoy the sound of the sea and bask in the sun on a warm summer day.
GPS Coordinates Parking Lot: N44o34.617′ W63o33.028′
From Halifax’s Armdale Rotary, take the Herring Cove Rd exit up the hill to Purcells Cove Rd on the left.
Follow Purcells Cove Rd past Sir Sanford Flemming Park, past Purcell’s Cove and past York Redoubt.
Turn left into a roadside parking lot 2.3 km past the turn off to York Redoubt (10.2 km from the beginning of Purcells Cove Rd.) The parking area is on a bend in the road and unmarked. There is no signage indicating Herring Cove Provincial Park Reserve. From the parking lot, follow the path on the right side (south). Be sure to go as far as the highest point identified by a huge cairn of boulders on the top.
- Parking Lot
- Wheelchair Access
- Picnic Tables
- Fire Pits
- Off-Leash Area
- Change Rooms