Beer engineers put Shelburne on the craft brewing map

By mstewart, on Tue, 15 Jul 2014 | 0 Comments

When I think of Shelburne, I picture pretty coastal views, Founder’s Days and the delicious seafood at Charlotte Lane Inn. But now there’s one more reason to visit this village on the South Shore. Beer.

Oak Island is a Treasure

By mmacdonald, on Mon, 14 Jul 2014 | 0 Comments

All my life I've heard stories about Oak Island and its infamous treasure hunt. So much and yet so little has been discovered on this ill-fated island over the past couple hundred years, not to mention lives lost. I've always wanted to visit but assumed the privately-owned island was off limits to the public. Not so! I recently discovered Walk the Mystery Tours are offered at $10 a pop on many summer weekends. My friend Tracey and I were completely on board for this adventure and booked tickets a few weeks in advance. I'm glad we did because our tour sold out.

Take a Right at Lunenburg to Gaff Point

By rfaulkner, on Fri, 15 Nov 2013 | 0 Comments

I was researching for a coastal hike, I stumbled upon this place called Gaff Point. There was some recent trail building work and a surge from hiking & outdoor groups were planning outings. This sudden interest deserved a more detailed visit with my hiking buddy - Keji the Black Lab.

Getting there was fairly easy, just head for UNESCO old town of Lunenburg, but hang a right and continue along route 332, a few kilometers past another place of interest: Ovens Natural Park.

 

From our community: Nova Scotia road trip ideas

By sviera, on Tue, 30 Apr 2013 | 0 Comments

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Nova Scotia really is the spirit of the perfect road trip. Around every turn is something new to discover. Whether it's a vibrant seaside town, the perfect spot to get ice cream, a one-of-a-kind shop, or a beautiful sandy beach, you're bound to find something you'll love. All you need to do is hop in the car, turn on your perfect road trip playlist, roll the windows down and go explore all that Nova Scotia has to offer. 

While we've created some of our own road trips, we know there's still more discover. You don't have to take our word for it - we've asked our Facebook community for their ideas and they've given us some great ideas for road trips to take all year long. 

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A Dumping Day tradition

By dtrefry, on Wed, 5 Dec 2012 | 0 Comments

For those in the communities of South West Nova Scotia, Dumping Day is one of the most nerve-wracking and exciting days of the year.

Dumping Day 2012 from Carla Allen on Vimeo.

Six Great Seacoast Drives in Nova Scotia

By jcyr, on Tue, 27 Mar 2012 | 0 Comments

PetitEtangbeach-nearCheticamp.jpgSometimes there is no greater feeling than getting in the car and just driving. Abandoning all chores and grocery stores and just being free. Opening the windows and letting the breeze blow through you hair. Even better if the breeze is from the ocean and the air is salty and fresh.  Finding unexpected treasures along the way, a roadside fruit and vegetable stand, an antique store or a café with fresh made goodies for the road. Packing a picnic, stopping for a walk along a beach you've never seen before, to clear your mind and stretch your legs.  These are all the things that make a seacoast drive a must-do, just for the pure joy of it.