Nova Scotia isn’t far from my home in Maine. We went on a family vacation there when I was a kid. I remember the ferry ride, and running through a giant field of grass on a cliff near the ocean. We stayed in a cute cabin with a tire swing, and that summer I learned what ticks were. I always wanted to go back and visit, and was excited to plan a trip there with Sonia, as her family lives in Halifax.
We spent the rest of the week closer to Halifax, in Terence Bay, Duncan’s Cove and Crystal Crescent Beach. In Maine, much of the southern coastline is very built up, so it was really fun to be able to just drive for a half hour and be on a quiet coastal trail, with no one in sight.
We drove across the island to Cape Split, and walked the beautiful coastal trail that overlooked the Bay of Fundy. On the way back we stopped at Blomidon to see the red cliffs. And past the Grand Pré, a small community and a historic site.
Next time we go back, I want to stay for a week in the cabin in Terence Bay…
Read more about the trip here.