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.
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.
Did 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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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!
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.
I am so looking forward to everything that's going on in Cape Breton this summer! It'll be a busy summer, jam packed with fun and culture. I can't wait for the summer weather so we can get out and enjoy everything Cape Breton has to offer!
What I'm really looking forward to is taking in some of the events at Colaisde Na Gàidhlig, also known as The Gaelic College to us non-Gaelic speakers. This year, the Gaelic College is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a week full of entertainment and activities from June 30 to July 6, 2013.