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Four-season fun at Ellenwood Park

by Carla Allen, on Mon, 17 Feb 2014 | No Comments

Visitors will find Ellenwood Park, just outside Yarmouth, offers four seasons of fun. Whether it's skiing, snowshoeing or hiking in the winter, or swimming, camping and boating in warmer weather.

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Travel planning: Backcountry Camping in Keji

by Joerg Knoerchen, on Wed, 05 Feb 2014 | No Comments

It's like a challenge to plan a back country camping adventure while being across the atlantic and don't know where you can rent all the gear your need.

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Beaches, Bridges & Wildlife - Camping Northumberland Shore

by Devin Trefry, on Mon, 23 Sep 2013 | No Comments

I think a frog was the first to greet us, and then a few ducks. Next we were super excited to see something a little bigger moving toward us. It disappeared under water before we could identify it, but when it popped up again we realized that it was a beaver! I felt like one of those guys from a documentary wildlife show (Jack Hannah maybe?) as we sat quietly trying to get a closer look.

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Backcountry Hiking & Biking at Kejimkujik

by Jim Cyr, on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 | No Comments

We spent two days deep in the backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park. The proposed route this year was 48 kms of hiking and/or biking across both the northern & southern portions of the park. Park users can travel one of three ways: hiking, biking & paddling. Our route focused on hiking & biking.

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My Nova Scotia Bucket List

by Lisa Kamperman, on Thu, 11 Oct 2012 | No Comments

Last spring I was talking with a friend from Ottawa who now calls Nova Scotia her home. We were discussing fun things to do for afternoon and weekend trips in Nova Scotia. I shared some ideas with her, and I could not believe how many things she had not tried or experienced yet. She told me she was going to start a Nova Scotia bucket list! I thought what a great idea; from all of the festivals, beaches, historical sites, food, music, tours, national and provincial parks, wild rugged coasts to beautiful inland treasures of all kinds, I couldn't wait to start my own.

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Paddle & Portage... and a Yurt!

by Jim Cyr, on Fri, 14 Sep 2012 | No Comments

As part of my quest to experience all of the yurt options in Nova Scotia in 2012, I planned a two day paddle & portage expedition through the backcountry of Kejimkujik National Park.

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Yurt Camping in Cape Breton

by Jim Cyr, on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 | No Comments

For this trip, we spent two nights in the yurt provided by Whycocomagh Provincial Park in Cape Breton. These are setup differently than the yurts setup at Kejimkujik National Park.

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5 Great Places to Camp by the Sea in Nova Scotia

by Cynthia Bragg, on Wed, 23 May 2012 | Comments (3)

There is nothing quite like the ocean air to rejuvenate the soul. As luck would have it, we have plenty of it in Nova Scotia for FREE. Camping is a great and budget friendly way to explore Nova Scotia and experience the great outdoors. Here are just 5 great places to camp by the sea...

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Yurt Backcountry Camping at Kejimkujik National Park

by Jim Cyr, on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 | No Comments

The big camping experience last winter was spending a night in a yurt at kejimkujik national park. The only problem was finding an open weekend to book one of the two Yurts at the park. With time running out, we booked a single overnight in late March at the Eel Weir Yurt.

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(Almost) Off-the-Map in Northern Cape Breton

by Kim Humes, on Mon, 26 Sep 2011 | Comments (3)

Once you leave the Park, take a left, then keep driving (and driving, and driving...)

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Exploring Family Foundations At Kejimkujik

by Jim Cyr, on Thu, 15 Sep 2011 | No Comments

The period between 1850 - 1940 was an interesting time around Kejimkujik Lake. The area was populated with logging mills, gold mines, hunting lodges and cabins. Today when we enter the park, we don't see this part of history right away, especially since some of these locations are in less traveled sections of the park.

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Geocaching & Hiking Challenge in Kejimkujik National Park

by Jim Cyr, on Tue, 28 Sep 2010 | No Comments

A great day of activities are shaping up over at Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site of Canada. The park is hosting their first geocaching challenge launch event on November 6th 2010

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Tent Alternative at Amherst Shore

by Jim Cyr, on Wed, 08 Sep 2010 | No Comments

The main advantage of hammock camping is of course the comfort of not having to crawl out of your tent on your hands & knees in the morning. But other considerations such as reduced impact to a camp site, flexibility in the back country are what makes this a great alternative to the traditional one-person tent.

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Diversity of Adventure in Southwest Nova Scotia

by Wally Hayes, on Sat, 14 Aug 2010 | No Comments

For anyone with a yearning for outdoor adventure, the southwestern part of Nova Scotia would have to be near the top of your wish list.

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