60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
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Parks and Trails

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The Town of Bridgewater boasts a number of active and passive parks and trails within its bounds. Included are wooded parks, such as Glen Allan, Pinecrest, Woodland Gardens, Riverview Park, Glenwood Mill Park, and Tannery Park, totalling approximately 100 acres. These wooded parks are in addition to the numerous "mini-parks" located along the riverbanks and in the downtown core of Bridgewater.

Town staff are responsible for regular maintenance to these sites, including mowing, liming, fertilizing, edging and aerating -- more than 1 million squre feet of grass is mowed weekly by Town staff, in addition to regular maintenance of the Centennial Trail and other spaces.

Please note that, with the exception of the fenced-in area at the South Shore Vet Dog Zone, park users are asked to keep any pets on a leash while visiting parks. The public should also note that all Town-owned facilities are smoke free.

Highlights of our Parks and Trails include:

The Centennial Trail, an 8-kilometer multi-use trail ideal for hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing.  There are many points to access this trail. The trail passes through the center of Town and follows alongside the picturesque LaHave River and through scenic woods. Main focal point is the walking bridge crossing the LaHave River.

The Glen Allan Park Trail - main entrance at 199 Glen Allan Drive. Trail with connections to Hollingsworth Drive, Streatch Drive and the Centennial Trail. Trail runs along a brook with four bridges through the park's woodland.

Woodland Gardens Park - enter park on Alexandra Avenue or via the DesBrisay Museum. 24 acres of nature trails, passive parkland and pond.

Numerous recreation and leisure parks, playgrounds and greenways dot the town landscape. 

The gazebo and amphitheatre of King Street Court provide summertime visitors with impromptu theatre and an encompassing view of the LaHave River and fountain.  You may book this facility for a wedding ceremony or special event by calling the Bridgewater Recreation office at 902-543-2274 or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On the west bank of the LaHave River at the south end of town, Shipyards Landing offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade and watch the boating activity on the river, or launch your own watercraft from the slipway. To book this facility for a wedding ceremony in the gazebo or for a special event call the Bridgewater Recreation office at 902-543-2274 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At the north end of town, take a stroll through the old growth stands of white pine and spruce of Riverview Park while keeping an eye to the river for the native Gaspereau or “Kayak” fish as they ply the waters of the LaHave.