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Duncans Cove Nature Reserve

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Beautiful Scenery!

I was part of a group hike in Duncans Cove. I must say there are spectacular views. The hike is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chilliwack, Canada
Beautiful, natural gem!

Love this place. It's a nice hike along the water with beautiful scenery. It's a must see. I bring... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Bruno R
Halifax, Canada
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“fun hike”(2 reviews)
“seal colony”(2 reviews)
“saw seals”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Ketch Harbour Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was part of a group hike in Duncans Cove. I must say there are spectacular views. The hike is relatively easy and gives you a chance to enjoy the scenery. I would return to this area again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kkkkb
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Love this place. It's a nice hike along the water with beautiful scenery. It's a must see. I bring the dog once in a while - he loves it. make sure you're prepared (good sneakers and a bottle of water is a must)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bruno R
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We came here two days in a row we liked it so much. I rated it a 4 becuase it does not have bathrooms and portions of the trail are not developed very well. But it is very quiet, features a place that you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stairscase4
Reviewed August 15, 2018

After years of reading about this place, should I visit, should I not- I finally saw enough reviews that said it was ok to check it out. I am glad that we did. There is parking, the directions given in the review by 'hbnem' were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank theoljohnnyboy
Reviewed August 15, 2018

A great hike with some challenging uneven sections but very easy to follow and spectacular scenery throughout. There is no signage so ya just have to figure it out as far as parking and finding the head of the trail. Beautiful day!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stayinthelight
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Amazing sea views - breathtaking at every vista, and a seal colony to boot! It’s around 20 minutes south of Halifax, easy enough to find - chebucto rd to Duncan’s cove rd, parking lot on the left for about 6 cars, trail starts on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hbnem
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was one of the best places we visited in all of Nova Scotia! We stayed in an Airbnb located at Duncan's Cove and were able to walk right out our door into this beautiful area! Very uncrowded, peaceful, beautiful with a warm breeze/wind. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Celia M
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Great spot for a hike! Be prepared for the weather as it can change as you round each point with the wind vs heat and sun. Layers work well along with good shoes. Don't forget your camera to capture the seals off shore!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Darryl C
Reviewed November 27, 2017

There are just so many beautiful sites and wonders of Nova Scotia, while in the Halifax area this is a close one to take in, close to the city and great trails to truly experience some of the wonders of the rugged coastline and fauna.

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Due to recent uptick in volume locals are re-accessing and de-asserting the popularity of this hike. This is a small community of 13 homes that are all are effected by the volume of traffic in the area. Some of it positive in that there is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
8  Thank Kenneth H
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July 3, 2017|
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Response from starlady30 | Reviewed this property |
yes always be cautious tuck your pants into your socks and wear sneakers