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 Relish a tasting, tour and dinner at an award-winning winery Walk along a historic dike system to the Grand Pré National Historic Site Hike atop the jaw-dropping Red Cliffs of Cape Blomidon and take in views of patchwork farmland and stunning seascapes Stand in awe of Minas Basin and the wild Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides.
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 And make sure to keep an eye out for the carnivorous pitcher plant!
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 Stunning coastal panoramas, rolling grasslands and quaint fishing villages—just another beautiful day's stroll Journey back to Lunenburg by private boat and enjoy a historic walk through the 18th-century seafaring town.