Whats Happening: July Edition- Hubbards & Surroundings

A hidden gem of our province, 45 minutes from Halifax is Hubbards- a community on St. Margarets Bay.  For the month of July, this small community has an event for just about everybody. Starting on July 8th, watch movies under the stars at the Hubbards Amphitheatre, located at the Hubbards Community Waterfront Park.  The Hubbards […]

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The Local Traveler Explores Tancook Island

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Signal Flags Spotted on the Bluenose Coast

For the past 158 years, hundreds, even thousands of people have come to our little village of Chester, for Chester Race Week. A sea filled with sailboats and excitement, I can’t help but notice the colorful flags with unique designs, flying from the rigging. So, I had to do some research and find out what these […]

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The Tale of the Teazer

Author: Meghan Mahone Bay is a small, bustling town of approximately 950 residents occupying the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Settled in 1754, the town is rich in culture, heritage, and art. But, few know of the tale of the Teazer, a privateer ship, infamous in Lunenburg County. After the settlement of many towns and […]

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Ross Farm Museum Brings Agricultural History To Life

Ross Farm Museum, Nova Scotia’s living museum of agriculture has been called the best hidden gem in the Bluenose Coast region. Take exit 9 off Highway #103 to #12 or as the locals call it – the New Ross Road. Plan to spend the better part of a day as you and the family will […]

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Delicious Local Living at the Hubbards Farmers’ Market

Is there anything better than a Farmer’s Market?  I mean, seriously?  All those yummy, fresh, local products all in one place.  You know they’ve been cultivated and crafted with love and dedication, you don’t even need to ask. Over the past few years Farmer’s Markets have been popping up in communities across Nova Scotia.  Some […]

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My Favourite Beach on Nova Scotia’s Bluenose Coast

We have a secret little beach we love to visit on warm summer days.  In fact, it is so secret that I’ve actually met plenty of locals who don’t know about it.  Sand Dollar Beach isn’t isolated but it isn’t obvious either. We first found out about Sand Dollar Beach several years ago when a colleague of […]

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Oak Island Tour Dates – Walk the Mystery!

Gold bullion, pirates loot or the Holy Grail – just what is buried on Oak Island, site of the world’s longest treasure hunt? Can you discover the secret that has baffled so many? Imagine yourself on the reality TV show The Curse of Oak Island as you join local historian, Charles Barkhouse for 2 hours […]

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Magic Bike IX

Though the winter weather was harsh this year, there were some ‘bluebird’ days. I stopped the little beach on Mill Cove Shore Road in February to admire the beautiful blue of the ocean, the white sand, and sunny sky: this could be the middle of summer, I thought, as I snapped this picture of my […]

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Magic Bike VIII

Ah, it’s quiet now. The beaches are empty, the roads less traveled, the beauty of our surroundings is breathtaking. This is our reward for living here in rural Nova Scotia. The summer is gone in a flash, stuffed with doing – people visit us because we live in paradise. Tourism services abound. We are all […]

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