Nestled in the heart of downtown Truro, Victoria Park is a 400 acre natural park offering walking/hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, picnic and recreation areas, and more. If you’re up for the challenge, take Jacob’s Ladder, a 175 stair staircase, to the top of the park.
Learn about the famous Bay of Fundy tides - the highest tides in the world - and the unique tidal bore that happens on the Shubenacadie River, twice every day. The Interpretive Centre staff will tell you about the "reversing river" and, if you time your visit just right, you can witness it firsthand on the Observation Deck.
Located on North Mountain just 12km (7.5 mi) from Blomidon Provincial Park, this roadside stop treats visitors to an absolutely breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapolis Valley and Minas Basin. On a clear day, you will literally gaze upon five counties at once!
Dating back to 1779, Hall’s Harbour has long been known for its picturesque and dramatic landscape that reveal the incredible Bay of Fundy tides. This small fishing hamlet is home to a harbourfront boardwalk with interpretive panels, a restaurant, lobster pound, and numerous artisans.
The historic town of Digby is situated on the Bay of Fundy and is home to the world famous scallop fleet. Stroll the historic and Admiral’s Walk along the Digby waterfront, watch fisherman at work, experience fresh seafood, partake in a whale watching or kayaking adventure, and be sure to have your camera with you.
At Cape Chignecto, towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, it has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests and over 40 km (25 mi.) of wilderness trails.
The Balancing Rock, an approximately 30 foot tall vertical column of basalt, balanced on its tip, is the most-photographed of Long Island's striking basalt formations. A well-groomed 2.5 km trail with a 235-step staircase leads visitors to a viewing platform that presents a picture perfect view of the Balancing Rock and St. Mary's Bay.
The dawn of a new year is the time when we all make and break resolutions to go to the gym or get more sleep. But for those of us at NovaScotiaBlogs.com, it's a time to make travel resolutions to explore Nova Scotia. The only hard thing about these resolutions is deciding which ones should be on our list for the year. It's never too late to make your own travel resolutions, so if you're in need of a few, here are some of ours for 2014 - along with suggestions on how you can make them happen.
It was the first school in-service day of the year and my son Jaden and daughter Lienna welcomed the leisurely start to their day off. They were content watching some morning television so I decided to enjoy my coffee by the computer to explore the feasibility of a little adventure that I had in mind.
A vivid image of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau sprung to mind as I confirmed our next family outing. I must have seen Cousteau's picture in an old National Geographic magazine growing up and recall how rugged and cool he looked aboard his Zodiac boat. We were about to experience our own Cousteau-worthy Zodiac adventure and could hardly wait!