My Favourite Places
Nova Scotia features unique coastlines from the South Shore to the North Shore, Bay of Fundy to the Eastern Shore, and not to forget Cape Breton — all within a short drive from each other.
I am often asked what my favorite places to visit are. Not an easy question, but I have come up with five spots where I always have fun.
A short 30 minute drive to see the iconic light house. The lighthouse is nestled within a small fishing village, like so many communities throughout Nova Scotia. Shopping includes many small, locally owned gift stores, galleries and craft shops which feature primarily Canadian and Nova Scotian artists and crafts people. The restaurants and cafes in our area offer the freshest Nova Scotia seafood. Lobster is our speciality, but don’t miss a feed of mussels or a meal featuring the wonderful fresh St Margaret’s Bay haddock.
Besides the stunning natural beauty of this area there are a whole host of exciting activities and experiences to savour. The region is noted for its hiking trails, kayaking adventures, whale watching, birding activities, and golf courses and our pristine beaches offer fun for the whole family.
My favourite thing to do is just to simply lay on the rocks and enjoy the sunset.
Point Pleasant Park
A true dogs paradise. Situated at the southern point of the Halifax Peninsula with forested walking trails and historic artillery batteries such as Prince of Wales Tower — the oldest Martello tower in North America (1796). Point Pleasant Park is owned by the Government of Canada and is leased to Halifax Regional Municipality for a ceremonial 1 shilling per year. A great deal for 190 acres.
I like to spend time strolling through the park looking at the several monuments such as the Sailors Memorial or the Ships Anchor, and of course chasing the squirrels. Then relax at the outdoor amphitheatre for the next production of Shakespeare by the Sea.
Of course Nova Scotia as great beaches on each coast. One of my favorites is Queensland Beach in Hubbards. Just 30 minutes along the South Shore we find a beautiful white sand beach complete with change rooms and lots of parking. As a supervised beach it is ideal for families.
Everyone knows that I love to swim and Queensland beach is so much fun. I get to run up the beach and splash into the waves and then do it all over again.
Chain of Lakes Trail
My humans often take me on the chain or lakes trail. The former CN railway tracks were purchased by the city of Halifax, parts of the trail were repaved to become a 7.25km multi-use trail for local, visitors, and furry friends. This partially gravel, partially paved trail allows several entry points including St. Margaret’s Bay Road (across from my home) to the heart of the city where you can enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors without the worry of traffic. Whether you are looking to take a walk with the family, bike ride, or jog, this trail is one that everyone will enjoy because I sure do!
With all the options throughout out this great province, Chocolate Lake is my ultimate favourite. There’s no place like home. The peace and tranquillity are who I am. Come join me for a swim.