Check out some of these spots – and add them to your bucket list this summer.
Genevieve Allen Hearn enjoyed taking photos at the Medford sandstacks.
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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. http://www.kingscountynews.ca/community/2017/8/8/walk-on-the-ocean-floor-to-the-medford-sandstacks.html BUCKET LIST: BEACH YOGA: Close to 70 people participated in a free beach yoga session at Mavillette Beach earlier this summer.
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. http://www.thevanguard.ca/living/2017/8/8/free-beach-yoga-draws-tide-of-participants-to-mavillette--port-m.html People travel to The Cape in an outboard during the first Cape Day.
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. http://www.thecoastguard.ca/living/2017/8/9/cape-day-on-cape-sable-island-a-must-do-for-summer-time-bucket-l.html Caleb Marshall, of Truro, visits the Windsor Playland Safari once every summer as he thoroughly enjoys the waterslide.
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. http://www.hantsjournal.ca/living/2017/8/9/windsor-playland-safari-offering-up-affordable-family-fun-for-yo.html 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. http://www.theadvance.ca/living/2017/8/9/visit-a-little-piece-of-history-in-liverpool--make-canadas-third.html BUCKET LIST: BALANCING ROCK: Balancing Rock overlooking St. Mary’s Bay defies the imagination.
Balancing Rock, Digby County – You have to see it to believe it: 20 tonnes of volcanic rock balanced precariously above St. Mary’s Bay http://www.digbycourier.ca/living/2017/8/9/set-your-sights-on-balancing-rock--digby-county-marvel-should-be.html There is plenty for both kids and adults to see at Memory Lane Museum in Middleton.
Memory Lane Museum, Middleton – A must-do for any train enthusiast, this Annapolis County museum is jam-packed with train artifacts. http://www.annapoliscountyspectator.ca/living/2017/8/9/take-a-trip-to-memory-lane-this-summer--middleton-train-museum-w.html Mike Myers with one of the new locomotives at the Trecothic Creek and Windsor Railway.
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. http://www.hantsjournal.ca/living/2017/8/9/ride--on-top-of--the-train--trecothic-creek-and-windsor-railway-.html At Northville Farm Heritage Centre, everything is done the traditional way – including plowing the fields.
Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Kings County – Take a trip into the past and visit a working heritage farm in Billtown. http://www.kingscountynews.ca/living/2017/8/9/get-a-glimpse-into-annapolis-valley-farming-history-at-northvill.html Take a quick, family-friendly hike in historical Delaps Cove
Delaps Cove, Port Royal – Hike to Delaps Cove in Annapolis County and check out the spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy. http://www.annapoliscountyspectator.ca/living/2017/8/9/quick--family-friendly-hike-in-historical-delaps-cove-in-annapol.html 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.
Smuggler’s Cove, Meteghan: Walk the shoreline, explore the cave, be mesmerized by the rock formations and stick around for the sunsets.