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Nova Scotia Dog Parks, Dog-Friendly Trails, Beaches and Off-Leash Areas

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This list is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed to be so. Park regulations may change from time to time.

Dog Parks & Beaches in Nova Scotia

  • Amherst Dog Park
    • Amherst Off-Leash Dog Park - located at Dickey Park - 132 East Pleasant Street
      From Julie - "Amenities include fencing, trees, water access, and poop bag dispenser."

  • Annapolis Royal Dog Park
    • Paddy's Park - 112 Prince Albert Road
      Info provided by the Annapolis Visitor Information Centre - "Here in Annapolis Royal, we have an off-leash dog park: Paddy's Park, located on the French Basin Trail. Most trails, including our boardwalk/downtown are dog-friendly on-leash. We even have a dog-friendly outdoors farmer's market every Saturday."

  • Bridgewater Dog Park

  • Cape Breton Dog Park

  • Halifax Dog Parks
    - A list of Off Leash Dog Parks from the Halifax Regional Municipality:

    • Halifax's Dedicated Off-Leash Park - Halifax Mainland Common, near Westridge Drive
      fenced 3 acres; green and wooded space; located next to the Mainland North Linear Trail (dogs on-leash)
    • Ardmore Park Service Dog Park
      Service dogs only
    • Dartmouth Commons Off-Leash Area
      Designated times may apply; see link for details
    • Fort Needham Memorial Park Off Leash Area
      Designated times may apply; see link for details
    • Hemlock Ravine Park Off Leash Area
      Designated times may apply; see link for details
    • Point Pleasant Park - 5718 Point Pleasant Drive
      Many kilometers of dog-friendly trails (dogs are prohibited in some areas); dogs must be leashed where indicated; multi-use trail
    • Sandy Lake Park Off Leash Area
      Designated times may apply; see link for details
    • Shubie Park Off Leash Area
      Designated times may apply; see link for details; please keep dogs within the off-leash area and do not permit them to wander onto private property.

  • Lunenburg Dog Park

  • Sydney Dog Park

  • Truro Dog Park
    • Truro-Bible Hill Off-Leash Dog Park - Marshland Drive
      more than one hectare; fenced; grassy play areas, trees and water; open 7 days/week; no children under 12

    • From Megan B. - "There's a dog park at Park street and Lorne street in Truro, NS. The park is fenced and has dog bags and a pond. Great little off leash dog park with separate fenced area for small dogs."

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