Nova Scotia Day Trips

Travel and vacation planning on the Glooscap Trail.

We hope your stay at Tidal Bore Rafting Resort includes a visit to one or more local destinations. We are confident you will find that there are plenty of things to see and do in the region.

Listed below are a few suggestions for 1/2 day trips that will enable you to enjoy the local area and get to know Nova Scotia a little better.

Highway 215 on the Glooscap Trail offers a variety of activities that will allow you to spend approximately 1/2 the day sightseeing, then give you plenty of time to relax at the Park for the remainder of the day.

SOUTH MAITLAND..(take a right at the end of our driveway)…10 minutes away
Tidal Interpretive Park & Visitor Information Centre Ducks Unlimited Bird Sanctuary

Caboose Museum- celebrating the history of the Dominion Atlantic Railway and its effect on the development of the local community. The museum is housed in a DAR caboose on the site of the former railway line.

VILLAGE OF MAITLAND..(take a right at the end of our driveway)….15 minutes away
Maitland Heritage Conservation District Nova Scotia’s First Heritage Conservation District – Walking tours of 47 heritage properties are available. For more information phone 902-261-2260 evenings.

Riverview Herbs…take a tour of their greenhouses, have lunch in their cafe’ and purchase herbs from their well stocked greenhouse. Visit their Herbal Gift Shop and sample three flavours (basil, lavender blossom, and peppermint) of the finest Italian Gelato made especially for them by local producer Dio Mio Gelato on Brenton Street in Halifax. The grounds include herbal display gardens, a playground and several picnic spots 1-888-261-4372.

Lawrence House Museum….home of W.D. Lawrence, builder of the largest wooden sailing ship in CanadaDawson Dowell Park features a recently reconstructed wharf and historic Acadian dykes. Walk the dyke and visit Frieze & Roy General Store (est. 1839) one of the oldest general stores still in operation in Canada.

Inklings in Wood….Wood turner Ben McLellan from Nova Scotia employs his wood turning skills to create artful expressions in wood.

Continuing on Highway 215…..

Lower Selma…..

Gallery 215…featuring local artisans and artisits
Anthony Privincial Park…wonderful views of the bay and interpretive displays describing the history of the area.

Lower Selma Museum…genealogy centre

Burncoat Head Park…a reconstructed lighthouse and picnic area which commemorate the site of the highest recorded tides on earth.

Shubenacadie Area….(left at the end of our driveway)…10 minutes away
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park….Owned and operated by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, this facility places special emphasis on providing a wide range of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities to Nova Scotians and visitors alike.

Tin Smith Museum

Stewiacke Area…
Mastadon Ridge

Town of Truro…25 minutes…shopping museums and parks
Glooscap Heritage Centre…The Centre is managed by the Glooscap Heritage Society and is dedicated to the celebration of Mi’kmaw heritage. The Centre also has a modern Visitor Information Centre and a Gift Shop with an Aboriginal focus.