Grand Pré is a rural community one hour from Halifax. It is famous for being the site of the beginnings of the deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1755. It is a great little area to use as a base for further exploring. But there is also plenty to do within the community!
Windsor is a small town about 40 minutes from Halifax in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. This little town has come a long way in the last ten years, and is now not only a spot young families choose to make home, but also a great destination for travelers. If you’ve come to Windsor, and perhaps are staying at my AirBnB, you’ve come to a great spot – especially if you’re keen on good food and fancy cocktails!
Blomidon Provincial Park in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia is known for its beach and campground. But there are also several great hikes around the park, that are accessible even when the park itself closes for the season. One of the great parts of hiking in the fall is that the leaves have started to change and fall. You can really start to see more of the views of the cliffs from the trail.
The Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia runs from Halifax Harbour all the way to the Strait of Canso, where the province splits into Cape Breton Island. This underappreciated coastline has a geography different from the opposite coast of Nova Scotia, with more small fishing villages, rocky outcroppings, and some of the most well known beaches in the province.
About an hour’s drive from Halifax you’ll find Hants County, a sleepy, under-appreciated part of Nova Scotia and as a result, very low on tourists. A secret, hidden gem! Nearly empty campsites, roads free of traffic, and you won’t have to edit out any extra people from your Instagram photos.