Exploring Nova Scotia

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Here's a completely revised, expanded, and updated activity guide to Nova Scotia that offers 455 off-the-beaten track adventures. The third edition of this authoritative book caters to all ranges of activities, from exploring isolated coastal islands by sea kayak to hiking untrod beaches or woodland wilderness. Whatever your interests - hiking, birding, beachcombing, whale-watching, canoeing, swimming, walking, biking fishing, or golf - this book offers you the perfect activity. Also included are valuable ...
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Overview

Here's a completely revised, expanded, and updated activity guide to Nova Scotia that offers 455 off-the-beaten track adventures. The third edition of this authoritative book caters to all ranges of activities, from exploring isolated coastal islands by sea kayak to hiking untrod beaches or woodland wilderness. Whatever your interests - hiking, birding, beachcombing, whale-watching, canoeing, swimming, walking, biking fishing, or golf - this book offers you the perfect activity. Also included are valuable recommendations on dining and accomodations. Dales Dunlop and Alison Scott, husband and wife, have logged hundreds of thousands of kilometres travelling the length and breadth of Nova Scotia o put together this guidebook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887806940
  • Publisher: Formac Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Exploring Nova Scotia Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 12
Part I Introducing Nova Scotia 15
Geography 16
History 17
When to Go 27
Before You Go 29
Getting There 31
Getting Around 32
Accommodations 33
Dining 35
Part II What to See and Do 37
Antiques 38
Architecture 39
Arts, Crafts and Folk Art 40
Beaches 42
Bicycle Touring 44
Birding 45
Boat Tours 46
Canoeing 46
Cemeteries 47
Diving 47
Family Vacations 48
Festivals 48
Fishing 49
Golf 51
Hiking 52
Mountain Biking 54
Museums 54
Ocean Kayaking 55
Rockhounding 55
Sailing 56
Theatre 57
Traditional Music 57
Walking Tours 59
Whale-Watching 59
Winter Sports 59
Part III The Routes 61
Halifax/Dartmouth 62
Beaches 64
Birding 64
Boat Tours 65
Canoeing 65
Cemeteries 66
Golf 67
Hiking 69
Historic Sites 69
Museums 71
Off the Beaten Path 73
Parks and Greenspace 76
Special Events 78
Special Interest 80
Theatre 86
Walking Tours 87
Where to Shop 89
Accommodations 92
Dining 95
Bistros 99
Pubs and Taverns 101
Something Different 103
Family Dining 104
Lighthouse Route--Halifax to Lunenburg 107
Beaches 109
Birding 110
Cemeteries 110
Cycling 110
Diving 111
Golf 111
Historic Sites 112
Museums 112
Ocean Kayaking 114
Off the Beaten Path 114
Parks and Greenspace 116
Special Events 117
Special Interest 118
Theatre 119
Walking Tours 119
Where to Shop 121
Accommodations 123
Dining 125
Lighthouse Route--Lunenburg to Yarmouth 127
Beaches 132
Birding 134
Cemeteries 135
Golf 135
Hiking 135
Museums 137
Off the Beaten Path 141
Parks and Greenspace 144
Special Events 145
Special Interest 145
Walking Tours 146
Where to Shop 146
Accommodations 147
Dining 149
Kejimkujik Scenic Drive 152
Beaches 153
Canoeing 153
Hiking 153
Mountain Biking 154
Parks and Greenspace 155
Accommodations 155
Dining 156
Evangeline Trail--Yarmouth to Annapolis Royal 157
Beaches 160
Birding 160
Cemeteries 161
Cycling 161
Golf 161
Hiking 162
Historic Sites 163
Museums 164
Off the Beaten Path 165
Parks and Greenspace 167
Special Events 168
Special Interest 168
Walking Tours 169
Whale-Watching 170
Where to Shop 170
Accommodations 171
Dining 173
Evangeline Trail--Annapolis Royal to Halifax 176
Beaches 178
Birding 179
Canoeing 179
Cemeteries 180
Cycling 180
Golf 180
Hiking 181
Historic Sites 183
Museums 184
Off the Beaten Path 186
Parks and Greenspace 189
Special Events 189
Special Interest 190
Theatre 190
Walking Tours 190
Where to Shop 191
Accommodations 192
Dining 193
Glooscap Trail--Windsor to Truro 195
Birding 197
Golf 198
Museums 198
Off the Beaten Path 198
Parks and Greenspace 199
Special Interest 201
Walking Tours 202
Where to Shop 202
Accommodations 203
Dining 203
Glooscap Trail--Truro to Amherst 204
Beaches 207
Birding 208
Golf 208
Hiking 208
Kayaking 212
Museums 212
Off the Beaten Path 213
Parks and Greenspace 217
Rockhounding 218
Special Events 219
Special Interest 219
Theatre 220
Where to Shop 220
Accommodations 221
Dining 222
Sunrise Trail--Amherst to Pictou 224
Beaches 226
Birding 227
Canoeing 227
Cemeteries 227
Cycling 228
Golf 228
Hiking 229
Museums 230
Parks and Greenspace 232
Special Events 232
Special Interest 232
Walking Tours 233
Where to Shop 234
Accommodations 234
Dining 236
Sunrise Trail--Pictou to the Canso Causeway 238
Beaches 240
Birding 240
Golf 241
Museums 241
Off the Beaten Path 242
Parks and Greenspace 243
Rockhounding 243
Special Events 243
Special Interest 243
Where to Shop 244
Accommodations 244
Dining 244
Ceilidh Trail 245
Beaches 245
Hiking 246
Off the Beaten Path 247
Special Events 248
Special Interest 248
Accommodations 248
Dining 249
Cabot Trail 250
Beaches 253
Canoeing 254
Golf 254
Hiking 255
Museums 257
Off the Beaten Path 258
Special Interest 259
Whale-Watching 259
Where to Shop 259
Accommodations 260
Dining 262
Bras D'Or Lake Scenic Drive 263
Beaches 265
Birding 265
Golf 265
Hiking 266
Kayaking 268
Museums 268
Off the Beaten Path 269
Special Events 269
Walking Tours 270
Where to Shop 270
Accommodations 270
Dining 272
Fleur-de-Lis Trail 273
Beaches 275
Cycling 276
Hiking 276
Historic Sites 277
Museums 278
Parks and Greenspace 279
Walking Tours 279
Accommodations 280
Dining 280
Marconi Trail 282
Birding 284
Canoeing 284
Historic Sites 284
Museums 284
Rockhounding 285
Special Events 285
Walking Tours 285
Accommodations 286
Dining 287
Marine Drive 288
Beaches 292
Biking 293
Birding 293
Canoeing 294
Golf 294
Hiking 295
Historic Sites 297
Kayaking 298
Museums 298
Off the Beaten Path 300
Parks and Greenspace 302
Special Events 303
Special Interest 303
Where to Shop 304
Accommodations 304
Dining 305
Index 307
Reader's Response Form 312
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