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Things to Do

EXCITING ADVENTURES AWAIT

FOOD & DRINK

Bread Gallery - (5 min)

Fine art and fine food converge seamlessly at the Bread Gallery, which specializes in a variety of freshly-baked products using of fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Adjacent to their bakery is a gallery space where they host small art shows. Visit >

 

Hilltop Hops Brewing - (8 min)

Enjoy unique craft brews, stunning views and live music at Hilltop Hops Brewery. A must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts and music lovers alike. Visit >

Meander River Farm & Brewery - (10 min)

This farm by the river offers a unique agri-tourism experience with a microbrewery, cidery, retail shop, hopyard, lavender fields, gardens, a tall waterfall, and livestock. Enjoy their seasonal brews, ciders, and handmade products from the farm. Visit >  

Schoolhouse Brewery - (12 min)

Experience a fusion of craft beer and delicious food at Schoolhouse Brewery in Windsor. Nestled in a charming schoolhouse setting, this brewery offers a diverse range of exceptional brews paired with mouthwatering food options. Visit >

Bedard Bakery - (12 min)

Bedard Bakery offers a wide variety of bread, pastries, and cakes, all made from scratch using traditional methods, organic flour and no preservatives. Visit the bakery Thursday to Sunday. Visit >

Hole in the Wall - (12 min)

Known for its cozy atmosphere and delicious comfort food, this quaint eatery offers a menu filled with hearty dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. Friendly service and a warm ambiance make this a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Visit >

Magic Pizza - (12 min)  (takeout)

Known for its delicious pizzas and Italian cuisine, Magic Pizza is a local favorite. Their diverse menu featuring a variety of toppings and flavours caters to every pizza-lover's cravings. Visit >

Spitfire Arms - (12 min)

Savour hearty pub fare and local brews while enjoying live music and friendly vibes. A must-visit spot for great food, drinks, and entertainment in Windsor. Visit >

 

Cherry Tree Distillery - (13 min)

Embark on a journey of taste and tradition. Their 1920’s-style tasting bar allows visitors to enjoy small-batch craft distilling made with locally-sourced ingredients and time-honored techniques. Visit >

 

Avondale Sky Winery - (15 min)

Experience Nova Scotia's Avondale Sky Winery, where rolling vineyards meet historic charm. Savour award-winning wines, stunning views, and local flavours in a picturesque setting. Visit >

Bent Ridge Winery - (20 min)

Bent Ridge Winery’s thoughtful dining space and décor exude an authentic old-world atmosphere while the beautifully laid out property captures the essence and beauty of a Tuscan sunset. Visit >

The Flying Apron - (21 min)

Situated in the picturesque countryside, The Flying Apron is renowned for its farm-to-table cuisine and commitment to local ingredients. Their cozy and welcoming atmosphere offers delicious meals made with fresh, seasonal produce. Visit >

SWIMMING

Kempt Quarry Recreation Site - (26 min)

The water is clear and clean, and swimming is fun with rocky ledges to leap off as well as a shallow pool for the little ones. Pack a lunch to enjoy at one of the picnic tables. Stretch out on the lawn, relax and enjoy the scenery. Kempt Quarry Recreation Site is marked with a sign on highway 215 in Kempt Shore. Visit >

HIKING

Dawson Brook Waterfall - (10 min)

Experience this 1.4-km out-and-back trail right here in Ellershouse. An easy route, it takes an average of 25 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and walking. Visit > 

 

Irishman's Road Recreation Site - (10 min)

Experience this 3.1-km loop trail near Newport Station, Nova Scotia. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 47 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, mountain biking, and walking.

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Bramber Flower Pot Rock - (31 min)

Enjoy this 2.6-km out-and-back trail near Cheverie, Nova Scotia. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 31 min to complete. This trail is great for birding and walking. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. Visit >

 

Kingsport Beach - (48 min)

Red sedimentary cliffs carved by continuous erosion rise from the beaches to the east. The dramatic 12-metre tides produce very large sand and mud flats at low tide. Visit >

Burntcoat Head Park - (50 min)

Walk on the ocean floor at this park or watch 160 billion tons of tidal water come in and out. Be sure to check tide times before heading out. Visit > 

 

Baxter's Harbour Falls - (50 min)

Follow a picturesque hiking trail to a stunning waterfall. Nestled in a serene natural setting, this trail offers breathtaking views and a peaceful atmosphere. With relatively easy terrain and well-marked paths, it's a popular choice for hikers of all skill levels. Visit > 

 

Blomidin Beach - (51 min)

Renowned for its spectacular views, Blomidon features high cliffs, a variety of habitats, striking natural features, abundant wildlife – and the world’s highest tides. A 13.5 km system of interconnected trails provides access to a variety of habitats and numerous scenic look-offs within the park. Visit >

Cape Split Trail - (1 hr)

An unforgettable coastal hiking experience. This iconic trail leads to a breathtaking viewpoint overlooking the Bay of Fundy, known for its dramatic cliffs and stunning ocean vistas. Hikers can enjoy a moderate yet rewarding trek through forested areas, culminating in panoramic views that showcase the region's natural beauty. Visit >

ACTIVITIES

HISTORIC SITES

Avon River Heritage Centre - (20 min)

The Avon River Heritage Society operates the Avon River Heritage Centre and Avon Spirit Shipyard in Newport Landing, on the scenic shores of the Avon River. Enjoy the art gallery, open studio, Lydia and Sally Café, Sea Chest Gift Shop. Visit >

​Grand Pré National Historic Site - (29 min)

Discover powerful Acadian stories within a picturesque landscape. Successes and struggles are illuminated through multimedia presentation and engaging displays, a splendid Victorian garden and a Memorial Church. The site is a monument to Acadian culture and deportation. Visit >

FARM MARKETS

Stirling Fruit Farms - (30 min)

Pick your own delicious strawberries or walk through the gorgeous orchards and pick your own apples from the trees. Visit the farmers market, or in the fall go on a hayride and check out the corn maze. Visit >

​​Noggins Corner Farm Market - (30 min)

A charming destination that offers fresh produce, local goods, and family-friendly activities. Visitors can enjoy picking their own fruits, exploring the farm's offerings, and indulging in homemade treats. Visit >

Coyote Hills Golf & Driving Range - (2 min)

A scenic and well-maintained 9-hole course perfect for golfers of all levels. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, it offers challenging holes, lush fairways, and great views.  Visit >

School Street Studio Glass - (19 min)

Visit this hub of creativity and craftsmanship. Specializing in glass art, they offer unique pieces, workshops, and custom creations. Visit >

OnTree Fun & Adventure Park - (20 min)

Set in a lush forest environment, the park features 18 different aerial courses, zip lines, and obstacles that promise an adrenaline-pumping adventure. With safety as a top priority and professional guides to assist, OnTree offers a memorable and exhilarating day of fun in the heart of nature. Visit >

Evangeline Trial Rides - (20 min)

Experience an outstanding trail riding adventure on a responsive horse that suits your level of ability. Visit >

Shubenacadie River Adventure Tours - (55 min)

Up river white water rafting and zip-lining.  Embark on thrilling river tours where you can witness the awesome force of the highest recorded tide in the world. With expert guides and a focus on safety, it's a fantastic way to explore the natural beauty and excitement of the Shubenacadie River. Visit >

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