Delaps Cove Wilderness Trails
Although this trail may be a bit out of the way, it’s definitely worth a day trip to explore the Delaps Cove Wilderness Nature Trails!
About the Trails
Tucked away on the North Mountain above Annapolis Royal, the Delaps Cove Nature Trail actually consists of two different trails. However, you can combine them both to do one larger trail.
The Trail meanders through 130 acres of canopied forests. Nature enthusiasts may enjoy the natural splendour of the area and breathe in the briny, salt air that surrounds the windswept coastline of the Bay of Fundy. As well as being a great place to hike, the trail provides opportunities for bird watching and photography. Use the Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail Guide (located at the trail head) to identify the fauna and flora or to provide an historical perspective to the area.
This trail is 2.2km and took us about 45 minutes to walk, with lots of stops.
Although there are boardwalk sections, there are still a lot of roots, making it not stroller-friendly.
Along the trail you will see a beautiful waterfall which empties into the Bay of Fundy. In fact, there is an observation deck right above it, too!
There is a rope that you can follow down the cliff to the beach below if you are adventurous. Because we had the dog, we did not attempt this.
The trail goes right by the Bay of Fundy. I even saw a seal swimming quite close to shore. Others have reported whales in the bay!
Charlies Trail is a 1.9 km loop.
What makes this trail interesting as the site was once a freed black community. Evidence suggest that they settled along this section of coastline around the time of the American Revolution.
Both trails are linked by the Shore Road Trail (2.7 km one way). The return walk will take approximately 3-4 hours, making the overall trip a little over 9 kms once you return to your car.
This is the goal for the next time!
This trail is located at 2077 Shore Road West, Delaps Cove, Annapolis County. When you are driving along Shore Road, you will see signs for the trail, and the entrance is on a sharp corner. It’s easy to miss the road in front of the sign, but veer left!
You will go down a steep hill and up the other side for about 2km, and then you will see the trail head. There is an outhouse and picnic tables on site.
Take time to visit the Delaps Cove Wilderness Trails to appreciate the beauty of our province!