Nova Scotia is a peninsula only by a few miles—it’s much closer to being an island. With coastlines known for being rugged and dangerous, lighthouses became a necessity. Lots of lighthouses. There are over 170 lighthouses around Nova Scotia, so you never have to go far. The 25 below are especially cool examples either for their history, their location, or their modern incarnations.
It is now officially Fall, and that means sweaters, beautiful fall colours, and spooky vibes. Now I’m not a big horror fan, but ghost stories are awesome,… Read more »
Wondering where to have some family fun time this fall? Check out this list of corn mazes and pumpkin patches near Halifax.
Georges Island National Historic Site, located in the middle of Halifax harbour is going to open to the public on a regular basis for the first time this summer. The first fortifications were established in 1750 and the island was used for military purposes until the end of the Second World War.
Hail to the Queens—well, Queens County. Nestled beside several counties, Queens holds a special place in southern Nova Scotia. They’ve got a bunch of parks, a few… Read more »
Home to Cape Sable Island, several beaches and trails, and some unique outdoor adventures, there’s never a dull moment in Shelburne. It’s one of the smaller Nova Scotia counties, so with a bit of careful planning, you could explore this whole list over a long weekend trip.
Hants County is an interesting part of Nova Scotia. It holds history going back to the American Revolution, and it has new spaces to explore nature. It has places that transform from winter to summer, providing different kinds of adventure. It’s along the Bay of Fundy, but it also touches the edge of the HRM County. Wherever you go in Hants County, you’re sure to enjoy its natural beauty in a meaningful and memorable way.
The human settlements in Lunenburg show the history and creativity of the region, but their true riches lie in the natural spaces they’ve created. Whether it’s six trails that connect in various points, blue rocks in the water, mountain biking or going to an art park, Lunenburg County’s got it, and just looking at the places will be enough to put your soul at ease.
Named after Sir Guy Carleton, the history of Guysborough county can be explored through several of the outdoor sites mentioned below, stretching back almost 300 years. There’s… Read more »
Halifax Regional Municipality is the most densely populated in Nova Scotia, and there are tons of outdoor places to explore. These places also have the benefit of… Read more »
Antigonish County is perhaps best known for being home to St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX), but there’s so much more to do here. You can find whatever part of the outdoors you love best and have a tremendous time exploring it. From 4 million-year-old-rocks to a modern day amusement park, you’ll become part of the story of the county, and it will become part of your story too.
Pictou County can be distinguished by its variety of stories. You’ve got stories of peoples coming together and learning how to live with each other, stories of people creating spaces to live and learn together outside, and stories of the natural world all over the county. Wherever you spend your time in Pictou, you’ll hear these stories and watch them play out. Come visit, and add your own stories to the tapestry.