Long Johns and the Ultimate Hill

Par BayOfFundy, sur lun, 21 Jan 2013 | 1 Comment

Sara&KidsLR.jpg It's funny that when I think of thrilling adventure in Nova Scotia, images of tidal river rafting, zip-lining, kayaking, surfing and even snowboarding come to mind. A recent outing reminded me of another equally exciting activity that should be added to this list!

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Winter Hiking Option in Gully Lake and Pancakes!

Par rfaulkner, sur mer, 9 Jan 2013 | 1 Comment

With snow on the ground, there are many hiking adventures that can be tackled. A recommended winter hike would be our late October adventure to the Gully Lake Wilderness Area. This is almost 4,000 hectares of hardwoods and mixed forests. We decided to bring the dogs with us and do one of the shorter hiking loops; Sandy Cope Trail.

Our main goal was to hike for about two hours and drive 5km to nearby Sugar Moon Farms to enjoy some pancakes and maple syrup. A small reward for our adventure.


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Year-round cycling

Par Devin Trefry, sur dim, 6 Jan 2013 | 1 Comment

Outlandish as it seems, there's a place in the province where you could be shovelling your driveway one day and within the next 24-hours find yourself swinging onto the seat of your bike. Warm snaps are not uncommon during January and February in South West Nova Scotia.

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Santa lives in Yarmouth

Par callen, sur mer, 19 déc 2012 | 1 Comment

2568_74576815691_261111_n.jpegThose in the rest of the world believe Santa spends his days at the North Pole but residents in Yarmouth County can tell you where the "real Santa" lives. The time has come to share the secret.

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Slurp'n'Surf Sessions

Par johnsp, sur ven, 7 déc 2012 | 1 Comment

Sometimes the video does all the talking - this is one of those times. An amazing weekend at the point break of Lawrencetown Beach a few weeks back. A big group of surfers, kayakers, wind surfers, all hit the waves. Days like this are why I love Nova Scotia.

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These are a few of my favourite things

Par clareandlinda, sur jeu, 6 déc 2012 | 1 Comment

Dave & Santa 2012.jpgT'was the month before Christmas, when all through the land No gifts were yet purchased, no parties yet planned. The shops were stocked with presents and decorated with care, in hopes that customers soon would be there. I eagerly waited for flakes of snow, as I hung my wreath and holiday bows. And mamma with her coffee and dad with his tea, had just called to say they're visiting me!

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A Dumping Day tradition

Par callen, sur mer, 5 déc 2012 | 1 Comment

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.

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A New Light on November

Par BayOfFundy, sur jeu, 22 nov 2012 | 1 Comment

FamatAgeofSaillr.jpg It's funny but I've never thought very highly of the month of November. The weather gets colder (but rarely cold enough for lasting snow), days become shorter, and the landscape appears gray with no leaves left on the trees. But a recent trip has given me a new found respect for the 11th month on the calendar.

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Trails and Bears, Oh My!

Par rfaulkner, sur ven, 16 nov 2012 | 1 Comment

We traveled 25 kms past Liverpool to hike a portion of the trails at Kejimkujik Seaside, just across the way from Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

The weather forecast called for clouds and rain, but when we arrived the skies were clear with a nice breeze coming off the water.


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Oysters & Quahogs - A Tasteful Adventure

Par BayOfFundy, sur mar, 6 nov 2012 | 1 Comment

OysterQuahogSign.jpg My morning drive through the Wentworth Valley enroute to Malagash was nothing short of stunning. The fall colours were still in their prime and I counted four white tail deer in fields along the way. I was heading to Bay Enterprises where I was about to learn about the wonderful world of oysters and quahogs.

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