Scenic drives to experience in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is a province full of scenic views. If you’re looking for a hidden beach, hiking trails, breathtaking sights and destinations that will give you the full Nova Scotia experience you will find them here. Our team at Clutch has researched some places you will want to drive to this summer. If you are a local or a visitor, these are places you will want to hit up on your summer journey.
1. THE SKYLINE TRAIL
The Skyline Trail of Cape Breton is one of the most beautiful hikes to do. It is one of Canada’s most scenic driving routes, the drive to the Skyline trail alone will be something you will want to see. If you enjoy hiking and Nova Scotia, this is also the trail of all trails.
2. ANNAPOLIS VALLEY & THE FUNDY SHORE
If you are living in or visiting Nova Scotia, you can’t miss out on the incredible tides of the Bay Of Fundy or discovering the Annapolis Valley. Early European settlers farmed this soil and fished these waters! Planning a road trip here will not come with disappointment. This destination includes whale watching, wineries, outdoor adventures, golfing, farmers markets & so much more to be seen and experienced!
3. THE SUNRISE TRAIL
The Sunrise Trail is located along the province's North Shore on the Northumberland Strait for 316 km from Amherst to the Canso Causeway. If the name isn’t enough to intrigue you, after embracing the scenic drive to the Sunrise trail, there are more than 25 adventures that will keep you enjoying this destination. From oyster fishing, biking down the Trans Canada Trail, tour the Jost Vineyards, Lismore’s Sheep Farm, the Steinhart Distillery, a field of lavender, beautiful beaches, Zip-lining, indulge in some amazing seafood & much more. You’ll want to check this off the list as one of your stops on your summer road trip.
4. LIGHTHOUSE ROUTE
Drive along Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore, take in more than 20 lighthouses that line the coast throughout this gorgeous road trip between Halifax and Yarmouth. You can visit Lunenburg, and explore the history of this UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) world heritage site. See the beautiful churches that Chester, and the Tancook Islands near Mahone Bay have to offer. The Lighthouse Route is the perfect road trip for anyone looking to take in all the coastal beauty Nova Scotia is known for. If you are located in the Halifax area and don’t want to do a long trip, you can visit Peggy’s Cove to see the light house that is featured in this photo. Peggy’s Cove is just 25 minutes outside of Halifax.
5. MARINE DRIVE
The Marine Drive is a designated scenic route along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. It closely follows the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of Canso from the Canso Causeway to the junction of Route 322 and Highway 111 in Dartmouth. Start your drive in Mulgrave near Port Hawkesbury and continue along the coastline where you’ll encounter incredible beaches, busy fishing communities, hiking routes and much more.
So there are some of the scenic drives we think you shouldn’t miss out on! Where ever you decide to go, you may want to get your vehicle road trip ready. Check out our blog Take Your Road Trip To The Next Level. There are many things you can add to your vehicle to make the trip safer and more fun. Happy Travels!