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

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

 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.

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.

http://www.thevanguard.ca/living/2017/8/9/smuggler_s-cove-worth-a-visit-this-summer--former-rum-running-si.html

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