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Looking for an off the beaten path driving adventure in Nova Scotia? Let me introduce you to a beautiful lesser known route – the Cape George Scenic Drive, also known as the ‘Mini Cabot Trail.’ This picturesque driving route follows the edge of a triangular shaped piece of land that juts into the Northumberland Strait. The curving path passes several lighthouses, rocky coves, working wharfs, tall rugged cliffs, small rural communities and a number of golden sand beaches.

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Antigonish is easy enough to miss when travelling to Cape Breton Island from Halifax. Do so, however, and you’d be missing out. This small coastal town in Nova Scotia is rich with natural beauty as well as influences from the past. Discover the best things to do in Antigonish in one day as well as the best places to eat and sleep!

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Kejimkujik National Park is a paddler’s haven, featuring small and large lakes connected by ancient Mi’kmaw portages. Small yet carefully composed campsites nestle into the trees, cleverly located as not to overlook any others. Discover everything you need to know about planning a Kejimkujik canoe trip

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Just an hour’s drive away from Halifax is Wolfville, a little gem of a gateway to the bountiful Annapolis Valley. For a place with a year-round population of only around 5000 people, Wolfville kicks well above its weight on the ‘things to do’ front.

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