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Farmers' Markets and Giant Pants

By BayOfFundy, on Tue, 23 Jul 2013 | 0 Comments

TruroFarmersMarketInt.jpg It started out a busy Saturday morning dropping my wife Sara and daughter Lienna off to her dance recital rehearsal. Next, it was off to the "Truro Farmers' Market ":http://www.trurofarmersmarket.org/ where Jaden's school choir had been asked to sing. Our Saturday morning routine typically involved cartoons and a trip to town to get groceries before noon, so we were destined to try something different!

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Our Annual Cape Split Hike

By clareandlinda, on Thu, 4 Jul 2013 | 0 Comments

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We like to hike Cape Split at least once a year, and the last few times we have made sure we take friends who have never hiked it before.

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Living the Dream in Cape Breton

By jmacarthur, on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

cbdream.jpg A sunny day. Celtic Music. Beautiful scenery. Good food. What could be better?

Last month, I visited the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique and saw this license plate in the gift shop and knew it would be my theme for this summer.

Once I made my way out of the gift shop (quite a while later), I stepped into the Tom Rankin Exhibit Room. In this room you can take an interactive journey through samples of song, stories, dance, bagpipes, and fiddle music and the story and the culture behind them. You can even try your hand at a tune, or better still, have a step on the old porch. I did both and it was great fun.

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Backcountry Hiking & Biking at Kejimkujik

By rfaulkner, on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

We spent two days deep in the backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park. The proposed route this year was 48 kms of hiking and/or biking across both the northern & southern portions of the park. Park users can travel one of three ways: hiking, biking & paddling. Our route focused on hiking & biking.

 

 

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From our community: Nova Scotia's Favourite Beaches

By sviera, on Fri, 14 Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

010-3-3823_jpegm.jpgDid you know there are over 100 beaches waiting for you this summer in Nova Scotia? With so many to choose from, it's no wonder everyone in Nova Scotia seems to think their favourite beach is the best beach around. Of course, the best way to figure out which one is the best is to start exploring them. 

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My Ocean Playground

By johnsp, on Fri, 14 Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

Nova Scotia really is my ocean playground. You're never more then an hour from the ocean, and there's something fun to do out on the water year round. With unique features like the Tidal Bore in Maitland to the amazing mountains in Cape Breton, five years in Nova Scotia and I am still finding new fun spots.

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Wet and Wild

By BayOfFundy, on Thu, 13 Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

GreenwingLegacyInterpretiveCentre.jpg My son Jaden arrived home from school excited to announce that his grade four class was going on a trip to the Greenwing Legacy Centre and wetlands at the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. I was equally excited to learn that they needed a few parent volunteers to go along. So I quickly said "sign me up!"

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A Paddler's Paradise

By dtrefry, on Tue, 11 Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

Water bonding is a part of life for those in Southwest Nova Scotia. Residents either pursue the honourable profession of fishing, have a relative who does, or they've got a small boat of their own that that they like to paddle or motor about in.

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Hiking around York Redoubt

By rfaulkner, on Mon, 6 May 2013 | 0 Comments

Just a few minutes from the Armdale Rotary in Halifax, you can visit an interesting location where you can learn about Halifax's military history and where you can spend a few hours roaming the coastline.

I'm talking about York Redoubt, a National Historic Site, which is mostly a self-guided tour of the site. I decided to drop in on a foggy & windy day during shoulder season to check out the sights.

 

 

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Spring Whitewater Throwdown on the Medway

By johnsp, on Wed, 1 May 2013 | 0 Comments

The spring melt has arrived. Rivers all across Nova Scotia are peaking, so it's time to get on the river and have some fun!

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