When I think of Duncan’s Cove, I think of rugged scenery, crashing waves, and solitude. This is your ideal trail for a long, quiet, uninterrupted hike on beautiful coastal N.S. Breathe in the salt air, watch the ocean do its thing, and remember why you love this Province.
How to Get There
From the Armdale Rotary, follow the Herring Cove Road (which turns into the Ketch Harbour Road) for 18.8km. Turn left on Chebucto Head Road and drive for 900m before turning right on Duncan’s Cove Road. The trailhead is on the right, close to the end of Duncan’s Cove Road.
You can also check out this map.
You’ll have to park on the road, but we haven’t had any issues.
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Thank you for your reply, and I apologize for commenting twice on your blog (2019-04-05, 2019-07-12). The first time I contacted you was by private message (2019-02-12) but I did not receive a response, and was not sure if the message had gotten through. I still find it misleading that you continue to list Duncans Cove under “Parks”.
I see your point. I am going to think of adding another category that would be more appropriate.
It should be stressed that Duncans Cove is a designated Nature Reserve, not a park. It is protected under Nova Scotia’s Special Places Protection Act.
This means that the habitats and species are vulnerable to disturbance and damage; recreation is restricted.
Dogs should be kept on leash and must stay on trail at all times.
Please be mindful and respect all bordering private property. The gravel driveway that leads to the beginning of the trail crosses several private properties and has recently been posted with No Trespassing signs.
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Thanks for your thoughtful comment. You raise a lot of great things to keep in mind.
Duncans Cove is a designated Nature Reserve.
THIS IS NOT A PARK. The trails are NOT managed. There are no facilities and no signage.
It is protected under Nova Scotia’s Special Places Protection Act.
This means that the habitats and species are vulnerable to disturbance and damage; recreation is restricted. DOGS SHOULD NEVER BE OFF-LEASH, to avoid disturbing habitat and wildlife.
Thank you for your comment. I have noticed that you have commented the same thing multiple times. I have posted one of your comments to the blog post, and would ask that you refrain from further spamming my blog with repeated comments saying the same thing.