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Outdoor lovers guide

Oct 5, 2009  Outdoor adventure guide
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Discover some of the best to see and do "on the wild side" of Nova Scotia

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Advocate Harbour
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Seniors, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or
    The Lighthouse on Cape d'Or, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia

    This is a photographers dream with the towering cliffs and the lighthouse situated on the narrow spine of basalt curving into the Bay of Fundy. Here three tidal currents from the worlds highest tides of the Bay of Fundy meet to form the powerful "Dory Rips". Some short but scenic walks start here. On the way to Cape d'Or stop at the beautiful Horseshoe Cove, where you can also search for unique rocks. Good food at the restaurant in the old lightkeepers residence at the bottom of the hill. You can work off the calories on the climb back to your vehicle!

  • 2. Hike or Kayak Cape Chignecto Park

    For the hiking or kayaking enthusiast this destination will be one of the highlights of a trip to the east coast. From 3-4 day back-country expeditions to easy 1 hour walks this park has some of the most stunning vistas from its many viewpoints and picturesque beach strolls in eastern Canada. Home to the famous Three Sister sea stacks.

  • 3. Driftwood Beach

    Take a walk on the miles of tide-cast driftwood beach that stretches between Cape d'Or and Cape Chignecto in front of Advocate Harbour on the Bay of Fundy. Its a great place for kids to explore and build that driftwood castle - or to take in the sunsets with that special person!

  • 4. Walk to Wards Falls

    Take a a walk along a clear tumbling brook which is crossed by a dozen foot bridges on the way to a beautiful waterfall that cascades from a fracture in the Cobequid fault. Wards Falls is part of the the Fundy eco-tour

  • 5. Beachcomb for fossils

    Spicers Cove is a awe inspiring beach with towering cliffs on one side and a constantly changing red sand beach. Constantly changing because the highest tides on earth moves huge amounts of sand or rock on a daily basis. But the big attraction here is the low sedimentary rock face on the back side of the beach. Its full of 300 million year old fossils! There are a couple of coal seams in the soft sedimentary stone and a lot of plant fossils.

  • 6. Talk to a fisherman and watch the fishing boats

    Advocate Harbour is situated on a large tidal harbour. This means at low tide the fishing boats are floating at the top of the wharf, and at low sitting on the ocean bottom. It also means that the fishermen have to plan their activities around the tides! Its a picturesque place to sit and maybe go talk to a fishermen on the wharf or watch them shucking scallops. Next to the wharf is the fishermens memorial, dedicated to the industry and the lives that have been lost as they try to eke a living from the sea.

  • 7. Wild Caraway
    Wild Caraway, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia

    After a day exploring Advocate Harbour and area, settle back at the Wild Caraway for a gourmet meal while taking in the views of the Tidal Harbour, just across the road from the wharf. Something on your plate may have come from the fishing boats at that wharf!