With Nova Scotia’s extraordinary coastline dotted with hikes revealing ocean vistas and panoramic views - it’s no surprise that hiking is the top outdoor activity. Hiking Nova Scotia’s coast and wilderness in the winter offers a different experience. The pictures taken on your winter hikes, will warm the hearts of friends and family as you capture, literally, some of the most beautiful landscapes!
When you drive along the highways in Nova Scotia, you may see a trailhead icon on one of the exit signs. Two of these icons that I can remember off the top of my head are for Cape Chignecto and Cape George. Both are the starting & end point of the Cape to Cape footpath trail. In between these two points are a number of quality hiking trails; one of which is Cape George Heritage Trails.
Cape George Heritage Trails are a network of footpaths totalling 37 kms, only a half hour from Antigonish up along route 337. Coming from Truro, you see the exit signs promoting the scenic route to the trailhead along Highway 104. This takes you past the Cape George Point Lighthouse (well worth the detour). However, coming from the Antigonish direction, you can find the trailhead (Cape George Heritage School) faster.
Pull on the woolies and pack a few snacks, it's time to hit the trails at Ellenwood Park for some winter fun.
As a mother, I know there is nothing I want to hear less than "Mom, I'm bored", especially if there is a whole week off school in which to be bored. As the mom of a 12 year old, I know she would probably like nothing more than to be dropped off at the mall every day. But I still think there is some fun to be had for the kid in all of us. So here are some of my picks for March Break fun in Nova Scotia.
Whether you're visiting from out of town or you've lived here all your life, it's good to know there's plenty to do around Halifax that won't cost you a penny.
Let's start with the art galleries. Just a few blocks from Celebration Square, the Anna Leonowens Gallery is named after the famous heroine of The King and I who went on to establish the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. There and at NSCAD's new Port Loggia Gallery, you can view exhibitions featuring art by NSCAD University students and faculty. And be sure to check out our other university art galleries too. Dalhousie, Saint Mary's and Mount Saint Vincent all have excellent public art programming, and admission is always free.