Nova Scotia really is the spirit of the perfect road trip. Around every turn is something new to discover. Whether it's a vibrant seaside town, the perfect spot to get ice cream, a one-of-a-kind shop, or a beautiful sandy beach, you're bound to find something you'll love. All you need to do is hop in the car, turn on your perfect road trip playlist, roll the windows down and go explore all Nova Scotia has to offer. While we've created some of our own road trips, we know there's still more discover. You don't have to take our word for it - we've asked our Facebook community for their ideas and they've given us some great ideas for road trips to take all year long.
Not being 'crowd' people, our family prefers to take RV vacations out of season and the prospect of a Fall vacation in Nova Scotia was definitely appealing, not only for the spectacular Fall colours, but also because it provided the opportunity to travel at our own pace, making decisions 'on the fly' as to where we travelled and stayed.
My Queen of Awkwardness title was put to the test yet again a couple of weeks ago when I received an email from Donna at White Point Beach Resort inviting me to try surfing with a group of other "virgin surfers".
The walk across the blue bridge back to Lane's Privateers Inn took a little longer than expected. By this time the event had already started. I walked inside and proceeded to the bar area where I was given a letter of Marque, a reproduction map to Liverpool from the early 1800s and a piece of silver to make it official that I was a privateer for the day while in LIverpool.
This is Mahone Bay, a popular town about one hour away from Halifax. Known for it's three beautiful churches along the water's edge and a of boat building. There are some really gorgeous interesting houses and colours here.
Located on Nova Scotia's South Shore, the Town of Lunenburg has been tied to the sea from its early beginnings in the mid 1700s. For centuries, the town thrived on fishing and shipping. It became known as 'the home of wooden ships and iron men'. Many ships were launched here, none more famous than the fishing schooner Bluenose, a Nova Scotian, and indeed, Canadian icon. The shipwrights who built and maintained the vast fleet of wooden fishing schooners and coastal trading ships also had a hand in the construction of the town itself.