Nova Scotia is full of winter fun all around the province, and you can enjoy whatever kind of getaway you fancy. Whether you’re looking for an adventure or a place to hibernate, a weekend escape or a mid-February week away, you’ll find your perfect destination on this list.
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.
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.
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.
Selling out within minutes in 2019, The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery’s Dining on the Ocean Floor event at Burntcoat Head Park took beach picnicking to a… Read more »
In Colchester County, you’ll find a wide variety of natural activities. One thing that connects them is the history you’ll experience. From art to agriculture, Indigenous to… Read more »
King’s County is…well, it’s a bit confusing. It’s confusing because this is where you find the Annapolis Valley. Not in Annapolis County, but in King’s County. Ah… Read more »