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What's on your summer bucket list for Southwest Nova Scotia?

Published on August 9, 2017

BUCKET LIST: BEACH YOGA: Free beach yoga classes this summer have been increasing in popularity.

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 With less than a month left before the kids head back to school and summer unofficially ends, there’s still plenty to do in Southwestern Nova Scotia.

Check out some of these spots – and add them to your bucket list this summer.

Medford Beach Sandstacks, Kings County: Walk on the ocean floor – or paddle along at high tide - and check out the formations that rise out of the Minas Basin.

BUCKET LIST: BEACH YOGA: Close to 70 people participated in a free beach yoga session at Mavillette Beach earlier this summer.
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Port Maitland and Mavillette Beach, Yarmouth County: Join dozens of others for free yoga classes on some of the best beaches in Southwest Nova Scotia.

People travel to The Cape in an outboard during the first Cape Day.
KATHY JOHNSON

Cape Sable Island – Take advantage of Cape Day on Aug. 12 for a summer day trip to Nova Scotia’s most southern tip to spend the day on the tiny island that is home to the province’s tallest lighthouse.

Caleb Marshall, of Truro, visits the Windsor Playland Safari once every summer as he thoroughly enjoys the waterslide.
Carole Morris-Underhill

Windsor Playland Safari: Slide down the waterslide, zoom around the go-kart track or try your luck at mini golf at this Hants County amusement park.

The Fort Point Lighthouse in Liverpool

Fort Point Lighthouse, Liverpool – Pay a visit to Canada’s third oldest lighthouse and learn about what it was like to live inside this Queens County landmark.

BUCKET LIST: BALANCING ROCK: Balancing Rock overlooking St. Mary’s Bay defies the imagination.
ADAM CORNICK

Balancing Rock, Digby County – You have to see it to believe it: 20 tonnes of volcanic rock balanced precariously above St. Mary’s Bay

There is plenty for both kids and adults to see at Memory Lane Museum in Middleton.
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Memory Lane Museum, Middleton – A must-do for any train enthusiast, this Annapolis County museum is jam-packed with train artifacts.

Mike Myers with one of the new locomotives at the Trecothic Creek and Windsor Railway.
Colin Chisholm

Trecothic Creek and Windsor Railway: Bring the kids and take a ride on a miniature locomotive built perfectly to scale – some even run on coal, just like the real thing. 

At Northville Farm Heritage Centre, everything is done the traditional way – including plowing the fields.
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Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Kings County – Take a trip into the past and visit a working heritage farm in Billtown.

Take a quick, family-friendly hike in historical Delaps Cove
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Delaps Cove, Port Royal – Hike to Delaps Cove in Annapolis County and check out the spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy.

BUCKET LIST: SMUGGLER'S COVE: Sisters Kailynn and Courtney Bronken of Beaverbank, N.S., visiting their grandparents in Meteghan, spend some time exploring Smuggler’s Cove.
Tina Comeau

Smuggler’s Cove, Meteghan: Walk the shoreline, explore the cave, be mesmerized by the rock formations and stick around for the sunsets.