Blue Rocks + Mahone Bay

Total driving time to reach destination: 25 minutes (18.7 km)

From Lunenburg travel to Blue Rocks, a close and worth while sight where you will enjoy a lovely picturesque view of a local fishing community and the Atlantic coast. Then travel to Mahone Bay a small town much like Lunenburg with a history of its own. The friendly community has three churches that were built over 140 years ago. This small town is filled with a great deal of character, wonderful restaurants and local shops.

Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay

Gaff Point + Hirtles Beach

Total driving time to reach destination :45 minutes (26.9 km)

Appreciate the beautiful weather and make a trip to Gaff Point where you can explore the 124 acres of nature. Enjoy beautiful ocean views, examine Nova Scotia’s marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. Continue on your adventure to Hirtles beach where you can finish your day by relaxing on the sandy Beach and cool down in the clear blue ocean water.

Gaff Point

Gaff Point

LaHave Bakery + Petite Rivière

Total driving time to reach destention :55 minutes (26.1 km)

Travel from Lunenburg to catch the Lahave Ferry leaving every hour on the hour across the river to the World famous Lahave Bakery. The bakery purchases all ingredients locally which they use to create some of the best breads, biscuits and cookies. Enjoy lunch at the bakery and then travel to Petite Rivière Vineyards to do some wine tasting. The LaHave river valley region is recognized as one of the earliest grape growing territories in North  America and Petite Rivière is where the most elegant and complex   wines are created.

LaHave Bakery - image by happylittlefish.wordpress.com

LaHave Bakery – image by happylittlefish.wordpress.com

Beach Day

Total Driving time to destination: Crescent beach: 52 minutes (47.4 km) , Rissers beach: 50 minutes (43.9 km)

Take a day to relax in the sun on one of Nova Scotia’s beautiful sandy beaches. Both Rissers and Crescent beach are the east coasts finest get away. Enjoy a stroll on the beach or on the boardwalk. Both are located shortly after the Lahave Bakery.

Rissers Beach Boardwalk

Rissers Beach Boardwalk

Liverpool, Fort Point Light House Park  

Total driving time to reach detestation : 1 hour(70 km)

Take a trip to Liverpool where you can view Fort Point light house national park. Fort Point Lighthouse Park is the site where settlers landed in 1604 and a Privateers’ fort that defended the town and the trading routes in the 18th Century,the light house has been standing since 1855.

Fort Point Light House Park - image by novascotia.com

Fort Point Light House Park – image by novascotia.com

Keji Sea Side + Carters Beach

Total driving time to reach destination:1 hour & 30 minutes (97 km)

Take lunch with you and enjoy Keji sea side, tourists may take one of two trails down to the shoreline of the Adjunct the first is 2.2 km long and the second more scenic route is nearly 6.5 km.The park contains several lookouts overlooking the shore and many of the creatures that call the park their home.

Keji Seaside

Keji Seaside – early spring

With turquoise water framed by three white sanded bays, Carters Beach is very pretty and looks more like the Caribbean than the east coast of Canada. Shallow waters full of sand dollars, rolling dunes, and a warm lagoon-fed stream running into the ocean make this a fun beach for families. Because it is pretty remote (there are no real facilities there) the beach is pretty secluded even on the hottest summer days. Carters Beach is the favorite of many Nova Scotians, and one that you tend to only find out about from someone else that loves it there. 

Carters Beach

Carters Beach

Keji National Park

Total driving time to reach destination:1 hour & 25 minutes (91.6 km)

Explore Kejimkujik where nature is at its finest. Take a  freshly packed picnic on an excursion and listen for the call of the loon. Discover historic hiking trails, experience Mi’kmaw petroglyphs, and swim in the warm waters of Keji Lake. Rent a kayak or canoe and travel down the calm rivers that run throughout the park. This beautiful park is full of wildlife and adventure!

Keji

Keji National Park

Annapolis Valley, New Ross farm + Cape Split + Grand Pre

Total driving time to reach destinations: 2 hours & 50 minutes

Adventure to Annapolis Valley where some of Nova Scotia’s most amazing views are found.  Along the way to Cape Split you’ll pass New Ross Farm, a farm that was built in 1817. Enjoy demonstrations of heritage skills and crafts, such as food preparation over an open hearth, candle making, barrel making and ox shoeing. Don’t stop there! Continue to Cape Split where you can view the worldest highest tides at the Bay of Fundy. Take a some time to recap on your amazing day while sip some wine at Grand Pre Vineyards.

Cape Split - image by www.writeopinions.com

Cape Split – image by www.writeopinions.com

Tancook Island

Total driving time to reach destination: 1 hour & 20 minutes

Tancook is a unique community off Chester, Nova Scotia. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a relaxing ferry ride to the island. Enjoy hiking, biking, or beach combing for sea glass and shells. Take a walk to the museum where you will discover stories of days gone by, and be sure to visit the seasonal shops and galleries.

Tancook Island

Tancook Island