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Explore Wetlands in Nova Scotia

Explore a local wetland—they’re beautiful places to explore, relax and connect with the outdoors. Click below for wetlands ready for your visit any time of year.

Annapolis Marsh

Visitors can walk the 37-acre (15-hectare) wetland on a 1.2-kilometre loop (French Basin Trail) within the historic town of Annapolis Royal. The crushed gravel trail surface is perfect for families out for a stroll with small children in tow. Crushed gravel trail. Trails, Treasured Wetland of Nova Scotia. Annapolis Royal, NS.

St Andrew's Marsh

Stroll down a wooded trail from the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park to an observation deck with a view of the 234-acre (95-hectare) wetland. Watch for birds such as great blue herons, bald eagles, Canada geese, American black ducks and mallards. Trails, Observation tower, Interpretive centre, Treasured Wetland of Nova Scotia. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, NS.

Miner's Marsh

This marsh was restored in 2007 by Ducks Unlimited Canada. Nestled in the Annapolis Valley, the area has milder winters than most of the Maritimes and you may find uncommon birds, like cardinals, here. A two-kilometre trail system and bridge are maintained by the Town of Kentville for everyone to enjoy. Maintained trails. Treasured Wetland of Nova Scotia. Kentville, NS.

Missaquash Marsh

This is the largest managed wetland in Atlantic Canada at 6,245 acres (2,527 hectares) and contributes significantly to the biodiversity of the Chignecto Isthmus. The marsh is a popular site for boating, angling and hunting. Dedication cairn, Treasured Wetland of Nova Scotia. Chignecto Isthmus, NS.

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