One of Earth's most welcoming places. Where folks invite you to linger awhile. Rocky shores practically pose for your photos. Local wines and unbelievably fresh produce and seafood reveal their harvesters' love of the land and ocean. Can a week-long trip add years to your life? In Nova Scotia, it's easy to believe it.
1-2 Walk along a historic dike system to the Grand Pré National Historic Site | Take a coastal hike with views of Cape Blomindon's Red Cliffs | Stand in awe of Minas Basin and the wild Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides | Relish a tasting, tour and dinner at an award-winning winery.
3 Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct has it all: coastal tundra forests, salt marshes, bogs and pristine seashore—diverse ecosystems that provide the ideal stopover location for Canada geese and endangered piping plovers | Like catching rays? Harbor seals do too—see them sunning at Harbour Rocks.
4 Visit World Heritage-status Lunenburg, the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America | Stroll on one of Nova Scotia's well-kept secrets: a century-old seaside cart path where you might spot sandpipers, gulls, ducks and geese | Hike to the unspoiled headland of Gaff Point, where gorgeous vistas of the rugged coastline await.
5-6 Enjoy peaceful rambles on shoreline paths and the beaches of Big Tancook Island, where lobstermen and artisans provide cultural color | As you walk, take in views of stunning coastal panoramas, rolling grasslands and quaint fishing villages | Journey back to Lunenburg by private boat and enjoy a historic walk through the 18th-century seafaring town.