Tag Archive: Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Part 1: The Western Coast

My first and second days in Cape Breton Highlands National Park I stopped often at lookoffs, beaches, and short trails as I made my way up the western coast of the park from… Continue reading

Cheticamp Island, Enragee Point Lighthouse, and Scenic Cows

Approaching Cape Breton National Park I passed the beautiful Cheticamp Harbour and immediately detoured to follow a road that crossed the breakwater to Cheticamp Island. The island turned out to be stunning, and… Continue reading

West Mabou Beach Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

West Mabou Beach Provincial Park has nearly twenty short trails that criss-cross the peninsula through forest, bog, and headland. I began with the Western Coastal Trail which briefly crosses forest and skirts cliffs… Continue reading

Port Hood Day Park, Inverness Beach, and Margaree Harbor, Cape Breton Island

I was already is love with Nova Scotia before I crossed over to Cape Breton but the island clinched it. On my counter-clockwise tour I first stopped at Port Hood Day Park for… Continue reading

Miscellaneous Mainland Nova Scotia Photos

I make frequent stops when I’m traveling that aren’t necessarily interesting enough to warrant a whole blog post but I do end up taking photos of many of these places nonetheless. Below are… Continue reading

Arisaig Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Only a couple days after I had been walking around in a tank top and shorts on Brier Island, autumn arrived. I had begun making my way north but was still taken aback… Continue reading

Western Light and the Coastal Trail, Brier Island Nature Preserve

On the opposite side of the island is Western Light(house), an octagonal tower marking the official entrance to the Bay of Fundy. Located four miles out of town and on a dirt road,… Continue reading

Seals! A Walk on the Brier Island Coastal Trail Past Grand Passage Lightstation

After my whale watching excursion I headed a couple miles out to the Grand Passage Lightstation on the northern side of the island. I had planned on hiking this stretch of the Coastal… Continue reading

Whale Watching Off Brier Island, Nova Scotia

Somewhere on my drive down Digby Neck I decided to go whale watching. I actually don’t know when I decided this, especially since doing an activity like this is fairly unusual for me,… Continue reading

Balanced Rock, More Lighthouses, and Views of Long Island and Brier Island, Nova Scotia. And Apple Cider Slushies.

As I mentioned in my last post, this strip of land was formed by a Triassic-age volcanic range that slowly erupted along fissures. As the thick lava that oozed from these cracks cooled… Continue reading