Point Pleasant Park

Halifax County, Historic, Trails

Point Pleasant Park is located on the Halifax Waterfront featuring walking trails and restored fortifications. The wooded trails are an excellent place for a relaxing stroll with your dog. The Martello, built in the early 18th century, is an impressive tower in the middle of the park. During the summer months, for donation admission, Shakespeare By The Sea performs dramas at the park’s Cambridge Battery.

Point Pleasant Park was originally the site of  small fortifications guarding the Halifax Harbor. The first building, made with logs, dirt and mud, was erected in 1762. As time went on, batteries and a Martello tower were added to the defenses. Time and salt air have eroded many of the buildings and walls, but restoration projects continue to make improvements.


GPS Coordinates: N44o37.491′  W63o33.865′

Directions: Point Pleasant Park is located on the tip of the Halifax peninsula. There are two parking options. The upper lot is located at the end Young Avenue (extension of South Park St.) The lower lot, located on the waterfront, is accessed by following Point Pleasant Dr east toward the harbour.


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