Best Day trips from Halifax

Best Day trips from Halifax

Best Day trips from Halifax

Nova Scotia is an amazing destination for beaches, picturesque villages and towns and one of the famous towns is Halifax. The town of Halifax is a great gateway for the attractions within and outside its borders and has hundreds of adventurous spots in Nova Scotia to explore.

After going through ins and outs of the city, you can go for many day trips which can easily be accessed. The list starts from here: -

1. Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove is one of the best day trips that can be arranged from Halifax. The place is best known for its lighthouse and the roaring waves sweeping the black rocks. The oceanfront landscape of Peggy's Cove gives the perfect view to people looking for a refreshing vacation. For some delicious delicacies, the nearby restaurants serve the perfect meal. Few minutes down the lane you can visit William E. DeGarthe Memorial Provincial Park for the iconic sculpture. You can reach Peggy's cove within 45m from Halifax. Taxis and cars are easily available to take you to the destination.

Mahone Bay and Lunenburg

Listed as the UNESCO world heritage site, Lunenburg is truly a mesmerizing view. The city is painted into the colours of German, British and maritime culture which you will enjoy heartedly. The places to visit while in the town are- sail the glossy Bluenose II, get a history lesson at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, take a tour to petite Riviere Winery or Lunenburg county winery, and walk the streets of Downtown Lunenburg to shop and enjoy the meal. While tripping to Lunenburg, stop for some time at Mahone Bay for a picturesque town and walk the harbour front with your loved ones. It would take only 1 hour to reach Morro Branco from Halifax via taxi or drive. From there you can reach Lunenburg in 10 minutes.

3. Wolfville

Situated in the Annapolis Valley, Wolfville is the hub of attractions and activities. The architecture and design of K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens are stunning and that makes them the must-visit places of Wolfville. For some homegrown products stroll the Wolfville Farmer's market and afterward, you can enjoy locally served dishes with the view of Victorian Gardens. The journey time between Wolfville and Halifax is only an hour. So, you while making a trip to Wolfville take a taxi or car.

4. Cape Split

Located in Scots Bay of Kings Country, Cape Split is the great and the adventurous hiking trail in Nova Scotia. Now don't forget to pack your sturdy footwear to walk the Cape Split trail of 6 km. The journey takes you the Bay of Fundy through the woods and the cliffs. Cape Split is the best option to enjoy the outdoors of Nova Scotia while in Halifax. The destination can easily be reached via a direct route through taxi or car in just 2h from Fortaleza.

5. Lawrencetown

Lawrencetown is home for beach lovers. Engage yourself in activities like Surfing or beachcombing while visiting Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park. To enjoy the seafood take a seat at Heron's Nest Tea Room away from waves and water. Just hit the waves or enjoy the sunbathing session! The drive from Halifax to Lawrencetown takes around 2 hours. For the journey, you can take a bus or a rented car.

6. Truro

The 400 acres vast Victorian Garden or Truro is a must-visit day trip gateway from Halifax. The place is full of sparkling waterfalls, dense forest, and walking trails which the tourists can enjoy while on the trip. The main attractions of the place- Truro farmers market where you can find baked foods, crafts, wine and everything in between; and Colchester Historeum to know some natural History. Truro is an hour away from Halifax via a direct route through train, bus, taxi or drive.

7. Shelburne

Shelburne is the cultural destination for visitors and allows you to take a good look at the local lifestyle. There are many attractions in the town like osprey Art Centre, the Buchanan Gallery, and Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. Go head towards Roseway beach for some white sand beach and roaring waves. The journey time between the two spots via drive is 2h 30m. You can also catch a bus for Yarmouth and from there take a taxi till Shelburne.

Walk the beautiful streets and have fine delicacies while on the trip. Halifax indeed is the city where the heart of Canada beats!

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