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Day Trips from Halifax

By Viator, March 2013

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Just an hour away you’ll find Peggy’s Cove, home to the iconic red and white Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. Take a stroll through the village area with its fishing shacks perched at water’s edge, and pause for a lobster dinner at the Sou’Wester Restaurant.

Not far beyond Peggy’s Cove is Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For over 200 years, Lunenburg prospered due to fishing, shipbuilding, and marine related industries. Nowadays you can stroll the colorful waterfront, and even opt for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets.

If you’re drawn to those colorful towns, Mahone Bay is next. Just an hour away from Halifax, the three churches are what make this place so special: in close proximity you have the spires of St. James’ Anglican, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, and Trinity United, making for some great photo opportunities.

Wine lovers should head to the Annapolis Valley, about two hours west of the capital city.  The climate in the area is deal for several vineyards, like the renowned Gaspereau Vineyards.  If you’re travelling with family, take them out to the Upper Clements Park.

If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, cross the Confederation Bridge and head to the gentle land of Prince Edward Island. Soak up the sun at Cavendish Beach, or be inspired by literature at the Anne of Green Gables house. Rent a bike and cycle around the island, or opt for a fun night out in Charlottetown.

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