Like many worthy travel adventures, a trip to the indulgent Fox Harb’r Resort begins by taking the road less travelled – where traffic is replaced with trees – to Nova Scotia’s idyllic Northumberland Shore.
Cape John, a Provincial Park Reserve, sits between the Northumberland Strait and John Bay, an estuary of the River John. Visitors can enjoy access to a warm, saltwater beach and ample opportunity to beachcomb and birdwatch.
Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park is a mile-long sandy beach with a campground. Hiking trails, birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking and warm saltwater swimming can all be enjoyed along the shore to Munroes Island. Time your visit right and you can wave to the ferries that run between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Melmerby Beach Provincial Park is a popular 2 km (1.25 mi) long beach, complete with boardwalks, boat launch, canteen, and park facilities. Enjoy the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait at this popular sandy beach that is lifeguard supervised in the months of July and August.
Looking for a great beachside getaway on the Northumberland Shore? With so many beautiful sandy beaches, you've got plenty of choices. At Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort in Braeshore near the town of Pictou, outdoor activities such as ocean swimming, beachcombing, birdwatching, and more are available to visitors.
Pomquet Beach Provincial Park, located east of the town of Antigonish, is a 3-km long supervised (July & August) sandy beach. Stroll the boardwalks and learn about the plant life (including wild blueberries) and the sand dunes on the posted interpretive panels.
Waterside Beach Provincial Park provides visitors with a long sandy beach, boardwalks, salt marsh and open farmland with picnic tables. The beach is seldom crowded, and the water waters of the Northumberland rarely disappoint!
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.
We have all chuckled at the thought of what a Scotsman does (or doesn't) wear under their kilt. I also often wondered what they carry in their sporrans (the little black leather pouch worn around their waist). Well, it seems that traditional Scottish Highlanders in battle often carried a little sack of oatmeal in these little pouches. They would then mix some of the oatmeal with water and place the mixture on their shields which they used as a plate and cook the two ingredients over the campfire. The final product was known as the "Scottish Oatcake". These oatcakes were also known as the bread of Scotland dating back at least as far as the 14th century.