Field Guide Discovery
I wondered what was a good spot to explore in between Oakfield Provincial Park and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. The area of Enfield and Elmsdale initially grew in the 1820's due to the railroad boom and the Shubenacadie Canal. We zoned in an... Read More
Kids Gone Wild!
Another class trip tale to inspire your next family outing.
The sun was shining outside and I felt like a celebrity as I sat near the front of the classroom of my daughter's primary class. I caught several little eyes staring my way, but shyly... Read More
Choo, Chewin' Pansies and a Game of "I Spy"
It was my wife Sara's birthday and every couple of years I like to surprise her by whisking her away on an adventure to celebrate the occasion. About five years ago it was tidal river rafting on the Shubenacadie River (AWESOME!!) and two years... Read More
Avondale Sky Winery
Avondale Sky Winery is one of the newest in Nova Scotia, but their vineyard is one of the oldest. The vines aren't the only thing with history. When the owners started the winery they decided to purchase a barn and relocate it to the vineyard. ... Read More
Riverbank General Store & Caf - Mill Village
Soups, sandwiches, salads and treats. Simple foods made and displayed perfectly at a price that doesn't spoil the taste. I have been wanting to try Riverbank General Store since Drew visited last May. He had first heard about it at CEED and MSVUs... Read More
Blomidon Estate Winery
Click to return to our Complete Wine Guide to Nova Scotia The vineyard at Blomidon was originally planted in 1986. It was intended to provide grapes to another Nova Scotia winery, Jost Vineyards. The property came under new ownership and, in... Read More
Hiking Along Mount Uniacke's Lost Highway
After exploring the Port-Royal habitation last summer, I wanted to learn more about the travel routes that our European settlers built.
I was surprised to learn that most of major roads in the province today follow very closely the originals... Read More
Kayaking on the Shubenacadie Tidal Bore
Until I moved to Nova Scotia just two and a half years ago I had never even heard of a Tidal Bore. Caused by the large tidal change in the Bay of Fundy twice a day the lower 30km of the Shubenacadie river changes direction and flows upstream.... Read More
Trip to Fundy Shore to Say "Hi" at Low Tide
It was the first school in-service day of the year and my son Jaden and daughter Lienna welcomed the leisurely start to their day off. They were content watching some morning television so I decided to enjoy my coffee by the computer to explore... Read More
Handmade Gifts and a Trip to Shangri-la!
Back in May on Mother's Day weekend, I wanted to do something special for my wife Sara (mother of our two beautiful children) and of course for my own mother and mother in-law. With my mom and mother in-law both living almost 2 hours away in... Read More