With Nova Scotia’s extraordinary coastline dotted with hikes revealing ocean vistas and panoramic views - it’s no surprise that hiking is the top outdoor activity. Hiking Nova Scotia’s coast and wilderness in the winter offers a different experience. The pictures taken on your winter hikes, will warm the hearts of friends and family as you capture, literally, some of the most beautiful landscapes!
With the rugged coastline and killer views around Nova Scotia, exploring waterfalls within a day hike is one of those little pleasures as the exploration level is set to high. So with my maps in hand, I narrowed my waterfall search around Baddeck, Cape Breton. Uisage Ban Falls Provincial Park is located at the outer edge of the famous Cape Breton Highlands, barely a 20 minute drive from main street Baddeck.I packed up the car with my four legged buddy (Keji the black lab) and left Halifax for the 3 ½ hour drive to the trailhead.
Fall is the perfect time of year to get out and explore everything this beautiful and bountiful province has to offer - and I think you'll agree.
When summer hits, there is no place we’d rather be than at the beach. But a day at the beach can mean different things to a whole lot of people. For some the ideal beach day means laying on a beach blanket – summer read in hand. We can't say we blame you, it's a pretty great way to relax. But for those who are looking for adventure, there are lots of great activities that will still give you a fun-filled day at the beach.
Getting ready for a trip to Nova Scotia? Let us help you pack. Here are the things you just HAVE to bring to make the most of your Nova Scotia adventure.
When you drive along the highways in Nova Scotia, you may see a trailhead icon on one of the exit signs. Two of these icons that I can remember off the top of my head are for Cape Chignecto and Cape George. Both are the starting & end point of the Cape to Cape footpath trail. In between these two points are a number of quality hiking trails; one of which is Cape George Heritage Trails.
Cape George Heritage Trails are a network of footpaths totalling 37 kms, only a half hour from Antigonish up along route 337. Coming from Truro, you see the exit signs promoting the scenic route to the trailhead along Highway 104. This takes you past the Cape George Point Lighthouse (well worth the detour). However, coming from the Antigonish direction, you can find the trailhead (Cape George Heritage School) faster.
We drove out to Peggy's Cove to check out a designated Provincial Park Reserve in West Dover, an area known as "The land of confusion". We wanted to explore what we thought to be the lesser known outdoor experience when visiting this area.
Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail System is located along the shores of the Bay of Fundy about 24 kms from the historic town of Annapolis Royal.
Every now and again an opportunity comes along that you just can’t pass up. I was offered the sweet gig of hosting three travel writers on a five-day adventure along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy. The itinerary involved Mi’kmaq legends, dinosaurs and fossils, sea kayaking, a coalmine tour, a visit to a maple sugar camp, tidal bore river rafting, great food and accommodations and even rug hooking!
I wondered what was a good spot to explore in between Oakfield Provincial Park and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. The area of Enfield and Elmsdale initially grew in the 1820's due to the railroad boom and the Shubenacadie Canal. We zoned in an area nine miles (16 kms) from Shubenacadie to explore at the Nine Mile River Multi-Use Trails.