Discover the best top things to do in Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, United States including Atlantic View Trail, Blue Sea Beach, Three Sisters, Harvest Moon Trailway, Jost Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards, Beach Meadows Beach Park, Blomidon Provincial Park, Victoria Park, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park.
5.0 based on 12 reviews
We immensely enjoy exploring the various trails that are part of the rails-to-trails system on the Eastern Shore. Another of our favourites is the Atlantic View Trail. On this walk, we picked up the trail near Three Fathom Harbour Road and walked as far as Lawrencetown Beach. The first part of the trail has a spectacular vista from Rocky Run where a bridge spans the turbulent waters as the tide rushes in or out from the Atlantic Ocean towards Porter’s Lake. As you take this trail you will walk through both marsh and rugged forest with views of the Atlantic Ocean along the way. Take a side trail up the embankments and you’ll have even better glimpses of the spectacular coastline. The trail opens up more as you come to the section that is between Porter’s Lake and Lawrencetown Beach. We’ve spied beavers building lodges, eagles flying overhead and a multitude of other birds making their homes alongside the trail. Once you arrive at Lawrencetown Beach you’ll be treated to magnificent views of waves crashing onto the stones of the shoreline. And if you have even more energy, keep going as the trail links up with the Salt Marsh trail at one end and the Blueberry Run Trail closer to Three Fathom Harbour. This is another must-walk trail!
5.0 based on 9 reviews
Warm water, sandy beach, sheltered picnic spots, toilets, change rooms - everything you need for a great swim and picnic. The beach is long, so you can get a spot to yourselves or stay close to the parking and amenities. Either way, this is a must-do spot for swimming. Gentle waves at the shore make it safe for small children. A bit of a walk to get deep enough for a real swim, but the water is safe and the waves aren't as rough as some other spots in the area.
5.0 based on 9 reviews
This is just part of the Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. But it’s no longer open, in fact there’s a sign on the way there saying the road is closed but the concrete block is moved out of the way. Directions: my GPS told me I was at the Cape Chignecto Provincial Park about 4-5 kilometres before I was. Drive on the 209 through Advocate Harbour. You’ll see a sign for the Cape Chignecto Provincial Park but keep going. Stay on the 209 toward Apple River. Turn onto the Apple River Road toward West Apple River. When the road forks, keep straight and don’t swing right. The road will turn into a dirt road. You’ll cross some bridges and just before one of them the road was washed out and some folks piled rocks up to make it passable. Shortly after this, you may see some cars parked but keep going. This is where the kayaking tour meets up. Once you get past this point, there are actual signs, orange ones, follow these to a parking lot. There is a great sign showing you the two paths, one to the left and one to the right. The left loop takes you to the Three Sisters. There are some other great views as well, Eatonville Harbour, the Fissure and the Sea Stack. When you get to the end of the loop, look for a path in the woods just behind the picnic tables and take it back to the main road. It’ll save you have to go all the way back around. The first loop took less than an hour. There are some bathrooms just off the parking lot. There’s a building there as well but is not used anymore. There are more bathrooms down the path. Views are spectacular. Nova Scotia has some great coastal views and these rank right at the top. There is a sea kayaking company in Advocate Harbour that does tours. If your into kayaking, it would be an excellent way to see the sites. There is a great restaurant in Advocate Harbour, Wild Caraway. Highly recommend.
5.0 based on 14 reviews
"The Harvest Moon Trailway is a safe, multi-use active transportation route that passes through picturesque communities offering access to farm markets, wineries, craft beverage producers, restaurants, u-picks, accommodations and other businesses," said Beth Pattillo, chair of the AVTC. "The trailway aims to increase trail activity, promote active living, and grow economic opportunities.
Visited wolvville last weekend , a bustling little town with the return of the college students, took our bike along the trail for and hours plus ride, great scenery easy riding to Evangeline beach
4.5 based on 136 reviews
Jost Vineyards is situated on over 100 acres by the beautiful North Shores Sunrise Trail. With the largest and longest operating winery in the Atlantic region, the Jost family pioneered the industry, supporting the majority of today's independent vineyard operations. Their estate bottled whites, reds and specialties are lovingly crafted in the cellars and are available for sampling, sale and shipping from the winery store. Hike, bike and picnic with spectacular vistas of the vineyards and beautiful beaches of the Northumberland coastline. The area enjoys a mezzo climate with more days of sun than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada. Enjoy local cheeses with a perfectly paired wine on the licensed terrace and take a vineyard tour. If you are not able to make the drive, Jost wines can be discovered at most local restaurants, liquor stores and your favorite neighbors back deck.
This was our second time to Jost. Once in 2017 for a tasting and look around, loved the place. This year we were back for the Stomp. We arrived on Friday to check on a few logistical issues. We met the owners, Carl and Donna. We explained we were from out of town for the Stomp. They showed us our VIP seats and explained how the day would go. They were very friendly, genuine, and generous. We stayed for a tasting and decided to stay for a glass of GBFR while enjoying the sun on the patio, one glass led to another and another. We just had such a great experience that day. The following day was the Stomp Festival and it was amazing. The talent was so good, the vibe was like no other festival we’ve been to. Well organized and great food and clean facilities. A world class event at a world class venue!
4.5 based on 152 reviews
Wine Boutique offering tastings, retail, & tours May-December, seven days a week with seasonal food service under our Vine-Side patio canopy, nestled against 35 acres of vines. Known for exceptional aromatic whites and food friendly, approachable reds.
Visited this beautiful spot last weekend. The food and the red wine,Lucie Kuhlmann Barrel Select was amazing. It was all so great we returned again this weekend for another visit
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Such a beautiful quiet beach at any time of year. This is my favorite beach to just chill and relax.
4.5 based on 134 reviews
Well maintained trail leading to amazing views! 12 km round trip - bring a picnic to have at the end and enjoy!
4.5 based on 524 reviews
This is the best thing about Truro. Victoria Park is truly a lovely place with great trails and it is kept clean.
4.5 based on 120 reviews
At Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, towering 185-meter (600-foot) cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy while the world’s highest tides lap at their base. Cape Chignecto is a 4,200-hectare natural environment park on a dramatic coastal peninsula. The park features 29 kilometres (18 miles) of pristine coastline, some of Nova Scotia’s most significant geological features, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, remnant old growth forest, scenic views, and a rich cultural heritage. We offer wilderness camping in secluded coves and ravines, while a spectacular coastal hiking trail leads visitors along high cliffs and deep valleys. Because Cape Chignecto is a wilderness hiking park, there are no drive-up camping sites.
Cape Chignecto is a truly stunning place for anything from a half-hour stop at the Interpretive Centre and beach to a four-day hike around the whole trail. It has a great mixture of rocky beaches, dramatic cliffs, ocean views, and hikes through coniferous forest, deciduous forest, and mixed forest. And the staff are truly excellent - very knowledgable and helpful (and kind: I moronically left my car keys in the cabin, and they were promptly returned to me by eagle-eyed staff members). This is Nova Scotian hospitality at its best. I've done day hikes from the Visitor's Centre in the summer. Tip: even for day hikes, bring a water filter to save yourself from being weighed down by water bottles, especially in hotter weather. There are streams at very regular intervals throughout the park, and if you drink at each of them, you'll never be thirsty. This Thanksgiving weekend, I did the trail clockwise in three days - fairly strenuous, but doable - although it's more common to do it in four days, and I stayed in the cabin at Big Bald Rock and the Bunkhouse near Eatonville. (The campsites are great, too, but I gave myself the luxury of going tent-free because I was moving quite quickly.) The first day, from the Visitor's Centre to Big Bald Rock, was intense but inspiring. The other two days were very manageable; the last was only five hours' hiking, and that included lots of breaks. It was varied, beautiful, and quiet. The trail along the southern shore from the Visitor's Centre to the Cape has a lot of larger climbs and descents, but it's a bit smoother; the trail along the Western coast from the Cape up to the turn-in to Eatonville is a little more uneven and has the most stunning coastline and views; and the trail from the coast back through the interior makes for a more relaxing (though still challenging enough to keep one's interest) woodland hike. Practicalities: the cabins are extremely well equipped with drinking water, wood stoves and firewood, privies, and two "rooms" of bunks. The ones I stayed at also had Adirondack chairs and picnic tables outside, tables with benches inside, packs of cards (a very nice way to pass the evening), and some other bibs and bobs. This is very cushy back-country camping, giving you the experience of a true back-country trail but a lovely place to spread out and dry out in the evenings if you've gotten wet. There is cel reception intermittently on the trail, generally in higher places and on the beaches. There is cel reception in the Big Bald Rock cabin but not the Bunkhouse, although you only have to walk a few minutes up the hill from the Bunkhouse for reception. (I'm on Telus; reception for other carriers may vary.) I also recommend bringing hiking poles. There are quite a few hills to give you a good workout, including a couple of steep ones, especially the descent into Mill Brook from the East. I've done it without poles, but descending it, in particular, feels much safer with them. And remember to pack all your garbage out. The park is really pristine - you don't want to do anything to spoil it. This is one of my absolute favourite spots in Nova Scotia, and that's saying a lot. Other favourite things in the area: in Advocate, the Hook & Anchor restaurant for the superb lobster roll or the Wild Caraway for fine dining; the Age of Sail Museum in Port Greville; the Joggins Fossil Museum and beach; Parrsboro (all of it); Mo's Family Restaurant and Accommodations in Five Islands; and Five Islands Provincial Park.
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