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Inland Activities Along the Bluenose Coast

There are many wonderful attractions along the coastal communities of the south shore, but there are also hidden attractions inland that are usually overlooked. Starting off with Ross Farm in New Ross, this museum is open year round.  When you visit, it’s like stepping back in time.  They do an amazing job making it feel […]

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Party ’til the Cows Go Home

Hey y’all!  Guess what time of year it is?  It’s South Shore Exhibition week!!  This year the Big Ex is celebrating 125 year, with plenty of activities, exhibits, rides, animals, treats and more! Starting Tuesday evening at 6pm, the exhibition will kick off with the parade.  This year, due to construction the parade route will […]

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Markets on the Coast

Nova Scotia has wonderful farmland all over the province.  From veggies to beef, these items can be purchased locally at farmers markets almost every day of the week. Starting on Thursday, Lunenburg hosts a farmers market at the Lunenburg Arena from 8:00am-12:00pm.  This is a year round market that moves to the community centre  for […]

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Nova Scotia’s Summer Soup

Hodgepodge… One of my favourite summer meals.  When the carrots, beans and potatoes are fresh what do you do?  Make Hodgepodge!  A true Nova Scotian classic, hodgepodge is a simple soup made from fresh beans, carrots, peas, potatoes, cream and butter.  Lots of butter. When I asked my Mom for her recipe, there wasn’t really one. […]

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Festival of the Arts Final Weekend

The Peggy’s Cove Festival of the Arts has been taking place in the St. Margarets Bay area since 2011 and has since flourished into an art fanatics dream.  Take the time to visit the beautiful scenery of Peggy’s Cove and surrounding harbours and coves while enjoying several types of local art. For the second and final […]

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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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Summer Sweets & Ice Cream Treats

Many visitors go to the Town of Lunenburg to experience the history of this World UNESCO heritage site, or to see Nova Scotia’s Ambassador, the Bluenose II- I on the other hand visit Lunenburg for purely  ‘sweet-tooth’ gratifying reasons. Don’t get me wrong, the history, and the pure beauty of the town is alluring but […]

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Move over Blueberries, there is NEW berry in town.

  Move over Blueberries, there is a NEW berry in town. A few days ago, I went to the Haskapa Haskap Farm in Blockhouse, NS. All I knew before driving to the farm was that they had a crop of berries new to North America. Driving along the road, it was obvious that I had […]

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