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From our Community: Nova Scotia's Favourite Pubs

By lasteeleworthy, on Mon, 3 Mar 2014 | 0 Comments

After a day of exploring Nova Scotia, it's great to pull up a stool and enjoy one of the the pubs around the province . Whether it's Halifax, where there are over 30 pubs and sport bars downtown including six breweries, or craft brew pubs from Cape Breton to Yarmouth,  there's a bit of Nova Scotia culture to be celebrated inside those walls.

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Winter Day Trip to the Walton Lighthouse

By acashin, on Thu, 27 Feb 2014 | 0 Comments

While this historic beacon is open only from May through to October, it didn't stop us exploring the area surrounding it. The Walton Lighthouse is one of the few that can still be entered and climbed in Nova Scotia. So wile we missed out on the 20 foot climb to the top of the light, we were still able to enjoy the external view, and a wonderful sense of peace in the presence of this historic light.

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Four-season fun at Ellenwood Park

By callen, on Wed, 19 Feb 2014 | 0 Comments

Pull on the woolies and pack a few snacks, it's time to hit the trails at Ellenwood Park for some winter fun.

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Small but Mighty - A Year in Beer at North Brewing

By mstewart, on Thu, 6 Feb 2014 | 0 Comments

On January 23, they celebrated one year of being in business. The next day, they won the Halifax Chamber of Commerce award for New Business of the Year. It's been a busy 12 months for the founders of North Brewing, formerly Bridge Brewing.

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Travel planning: Backcountry Camping in Keji

By yogie, on Wed, 5 Feb 2014 | 0 Comments

It's been too long since we have been to Nova Scotia. Although we have been visitors many times, we still love to come back. There are still so many places we didn't visit and so many things we'd still love to do!

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Nova Scotia Travel Resolutions

By lasteeleworthy, on Mon, 27 Jan 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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A Winter Hike at Sackville Lakes

By acashin, on Fri, 3 Jan 2014 | 0 Comments

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Until last fall I hadn't thought of Sackville as a place to enjoy a bit of nature. That was before I discovered Sackville Lakes Provincial Park.

This past summer, the province of Nova Scotia designated the 292 hectare site along First and Second Lake in Lower Sackville as Sackville Lakes Provincial Park. The media buzz around this designation had me itching to lace up my hikers and check it out.

After enjoying a few summer and fall hikes throughout 2013, I knew it would make a wonderful spot for a winter hike.

The trails here are wide and are under a canopy of trees. As I enjoyed a winter hike through these trails, I felt as though I was truly in a winter wonderland.

 

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Christmas magic in Frost Park

By dtrefry, on Mon, 23 Dec 2013 | 0 Comments

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A Christmas wonderland sparkles like a jewel in the crown of a town that has centuries of seafaring history. Thousands of LED lights are wrapped around the branches of the tall ancient trees in Yarmouth's Frost Park. Giant presents are stacked at the base of the 150-year-old, three tier fountain, draped in a mantle of gauzy brightness. Even the gazebo, where Th'YARC's strolling carolers charm the crowds, beams golden in the landscape.

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Give the Gift of Nova Scotia

By lasteeleworthy, on Wed, 11 Dec 2013 | 0 Comments

bordeaux milk and cookies_NSCrystal.jpgFrom the parades to the lights on the trees, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the province. And that means finding gifts to go under your Nova Scotian tree. Our favourite way to shop for our loved ones is to shop local and find things that are uniquely Nova Scotian to stuff in their stockings.

 

 

 

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First ever Cask Fest hits Halifax

By mstewart, on Wed, 11 Dec 2013 | 0 Comments

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It's fresh, unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Some beer geeks call this smooth brew "a living beer." Some brewers call it an art form.

For the uninitiated, cask conditioned ale is a beer that starts brewing in the fermenter; then it's carefully transferred to a cask for 1-2 weeks, where it ferments a second time. You can't test the beer until the fermentation is complete. When it works, the result is brew that offers subtle carbonation and full, complex flavours. As a beer geek myself, all I can say is - try it. You'll get it.

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