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Nova Scotia Seniors – How to Tour Nova Scotia

Posted Jul 30, 2016

We are so lucky to live in beautiful Nova Scotia. This is a major destination for travellers worldwide. We, as residents, rarely travel around our own province to see what the tourists get to see and, unfortunately, that’s the same in most travel destination regions.

It’s time to get out and see the sights. Weather in the Fall will be warm but not blistering and fresh but not freezing. Fall is the a beautiful time of year for weather in the Maritimes.

Get out and walk through the beautiful foliage – vibrant colours that bring out thoughts of hot chocolate by the fireplace.

Drive to Chester and catch the ferry to Tancook Island – look for sea glass on the Beach and, if you take to Wishing Stones, one of the delightful shops, they will turn it into a wonderful keepsake.

TouringNS-LunenburgMahone Bay’s annual Scarecrow Festival is September 23rd-25th this year and what a pretty town! This is great for families, kids and seniors alike with lots of unique shopping, dining, scarecrows and lovely vistas.

Feeling brave? Get to Schubenacadie and ride the tidal bore. September to October have the highest tides. If not brave enough to ride it, stand on the lookout and watch it come in – quite the sight!

TouringNS-MahoneBayThe Valley has some wonderful events in the Fall. Pumpkin People Regatta runs most of October, walking tours of wineries, Farmer Dill’s – 4 time world champion pumpkin grower.

There are so many fun things such as corn mazes, ghost walks, haunted sites, farm tours and outdoor musical galas, it’s hard to go out and not take part in something.

TouringNS-HalifaxLet’s not forget about Halifax. There are ghost walks there as well, buskers, music fests, movie fests, concert events, museums including The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Discovery Center, The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – we’re talking the Titanic exhibits, folks! Some excellent dining, dinner theatres (always fun) and a walk along the Halifax Waterfront is very nice and not too strenuous.

Go to Cape Breton, drive the Cabot Trail, stay in a B&B and be home the next day – how wonderful is that?!

We have been gifted in this multi faceted province with many spectacular views and a grand history to explore. Do not let it go to waste.

Here is a link to the Nova Scotia Tourism Bureau which will get you started… No, you do not have to be a tourist. Enjoy your travels and bring back the memories.