Adventure Awaits Day Trips From Halifax

Adventure Awaits in Nova Scotia

Spring is in the air & it’s prime time to map out some outdoor adventures. Nova Scotia boasts renowned beaches, charming towns, scenic trails, and delectable cuisine waiting for your exploration. Just an hour or two from Downtown Halifax, there are countless excursions to embark on in the South Shore or Annapolis Valley Region. Break away from urban life for a day and uncover the treasures that Nova Scotia holds.

Peggys Cove

Peggy’s Cove sits just over an hour’s drive from Halifax, famed for its iconic lighthouse and the crashing waves that embrace its treacherous black rocks (Don’t go out on them!). Should hunger strike, indulge in a delicious lobster roll and a refreshing beverage at Tom’s Lobster Shack, A short jaunt down the road leads to William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park, where deGarthe’s sculpture, a tribute to Nova Scotian fishermen, adorns a 30-meter-long granite outcrop behind his Peggy’s Cove residence. A little bit further down the road is the Swissair Memorial Site, honouring the 229 passengers and crew members who lost their life on September 2, 1998 when Swissair Flight 111 went down off the coast of Nova Scotia. A brief 160-meter walking trail guides visitors to the solemn monument.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Discover the vibrant charm of Lunenburg, about an hour’s drive from Halifax and one of Nova Scotia’s treasured UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1995. This picturesque town is a captivating blend of German, British, and maritime heritage, offering a rich tapestry of history to explore. While in Lunenburg, immerse yourself in a true schooner experience aboard the iconic Bluenose II or opt for a tour to learn about its storied past. For landlubbers, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, housed in its iconic red building on the waterfront, offers a fascinating journey through Lunenburg and Nova Scotian history. Stroll through downtown Lunenburg’s bustling streets, brimming with shops offering sustainable fashion, artisanal goods, and unique souvenirs. When hunger strikes, indulge in delectable cuisine at one of the town’s many restaurants and cafes.


Just an hour’s drive from Halifax lies the picturesque town of Wolfville, boasting attractions that blend nature, culture, and culinary delights. Speaking to those seeking culinary adventures, Wolfville offers an array of dining options showcasing locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in sweet or savory crepes at the Naked Crepe Bistro or a cold beer at The Church Brewing Co. Moreover, Wolfville’s allure extends to its vibrant wine scene, with numerous acclaimed wineries dotting the surrounding areas. From the rolling vineyards of Luckett Vineyards to the rustic charm of Domaine de Grand Pré, wine enthusiasts can embark on tasting tours that unveil the region’s rich terroir and winemaking heritage. Don’t miss the bustling Wolfville Farmer’s Market, a hub of artisanal delights where vintners, craftsmen, bakers, and chefs converge to showcase their finest offerings. Here, you can savor the essence of Nova Scotia’s culinary prowess while mingling with local artisans and growers. Cap off your day with a leisurely afternoon tea at the historic Blomidon Inn, nestled amidst Victorian gardens that exude timeless elegance. As you sip tea and savor delectable treats, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, completing your Wolfville experience with a taste of refined relaxation amidst scenic beauty.

Cape Split, Nova Scotia

Nestled in Scots Bay, Kings County, Cape Split stands as a beloved gem among Nova Scotia’s hiking trails. Meandering through lush forests and culminating in awe-inspiring cliff vistas overlooking the Bay of Fundy, this trail promises an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Spanning a 14-kilometer round trip, the hike typically takes 4 to 6 hours to complete, allowing ample time to soak in the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. Your pace and the number of stops you choose to make along the way will shape the duration of your journey. Prioritize comfort and safety by donning sturdy footwear and layering your clothing to accommodate fluctuating temperatures. Remember to pack essentials such as water, snacks, and perhaps even a picnic, ensuring a well-prepared and enjoyable excursion amidst the rugged splendor of Cape Split.

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