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Nova Scotia Day Trips and Nearby Attractions 

Come and experience the rich heritage, culture, breathtaking scenery, celtic music and warm hospitality that makes Nova Scotia Canada so unique. Whether it is an exciting event such as the Royal International Tattoo or world class festivals and events, your days here are sure to be filled with fun and adventure. In the evening, take in a play at Neptune Theatre.

You can relive the past and the birth of a country at historical Halifax in museums such as Pier 21, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Halifax Citadel Fortress or visit our Halifax Historic Waterfront and Privateer's Wharf.

Halifax Nova Scotia Waterfront

Explore our many quaint shops or fine dining at one of our many delightful sidewalk cafes and of course, many can not resist the temptation to experience the vibrant nightlife for which Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada has been noted for since the early 1700's. Take a leisurely walk through the Halifax Public Gardens, the oldest Victorian gardens in North America.

Whether you choose to plan your own adventures or leave the planning to us; we at Heritage Hideaway Bed and Breakfast are always willing to assist you in planning your itinerary.

Nova Scotia South Shore Lighthouse Route

Enjoy Nova Scotia's South Shore with easy day trips on Highways #333, #3 & #103.  Discover authentic weathered fishing villages, historic towns, white sandy beaches, island-studded bays and famous lighthouses.  While touring the shore, be sure to take in a variety of festivals & events happening year round. 

Visit Peggy's Cove & Peggy's Cove Lighthouse where the waves crash upon the rugged granite stones.  You can mail a postcard from the only post office located in a Nova Scotia Lighthouse.

Discover Ross Farm, Nova Scotia's Living Museum of Agriculture, a place where the past is a part of everyday life, where ox teams still haul lumber.   Be sure to visit the villages of Chester (with its ferry to the Tancook Islands) and you will want to take a memorable picture of Mahone Bay's Three Churches.

  Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia

Visit the UNESCO World heritage site on Lunenburg Waterfront, where fishermen still row wooden dories and where a working blacksmith still plies his trade amidst the beautifully preserved buildings of the old town district. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

Nearby is Ovens Park. There are numerous trails and sea caves along the shore... or try your hand at panning for gold on the beach. Please note that this is a privately run park and there is an admission fee to access the trails and caves.

Look for a cable ferry that crosses the LaHave River and visit nearby Crescent Beach.  Stroll along un-crowded white sandy beaches, where the only footprints in the sand are yours.

Continue on Highway 103 to the South Shore and exit # 19 into Liverpool -  home to the Sherman Hines Museum of Photography Cross bridge into town of Liverpool ( with its privateer legends). Look for right turn onto scenic loop and drive towards the lighthouse, following the signs. Further down the # 3 highway, you will find historic Shelburne' s Historic Dock Street where you will feel you have stepped back into the 1700s of Loyalist Settlers. Visit the Black Loyalists Heritage Site.

Nova Scotia Day Trips on the Bay of Fundy Glooscap Trail

This part of Nova Scotia was named Glooscap by the province's first nation people, the Mi'kmaq.  You can learn much more about the Mi'kmaq nation at the Glooscap Hertiage & Visitor Centre located just off the 103 highway in Truro.

Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy Tides exchange 14 billion tonnes (14 cubic kilometres) of seawater daily. The force of gravity of this tide actually tilts the Nova Scotia countryside very slightly! At mid-tide, the flow in Minas Channel north of Cape Split equals the combined flow of all the rivers and streams on Earth. The Bay of Fundy is truly one of the most dynamic destinations on earth.

The intertidal mudflats provide a source of food for migrating birds, making this area a birdwatcher's heaven. Thrilling tidal bore rafting adventures are available on the Shubenacadie River. You can experience the world of fossils and dinosaur bones with a visit to the Fundy Geological Museum and hike the nearby world famous Joggins Fossil Cliffs.

Two notable areas for hiking and sightseeing are the provincial parks at Five Islands and Cape Chignecto.

Day Trip ideas on the Eastern Shore Marine Drive