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Known for its seascapes and woodland waterways, Nova Scotia’s East Shore and Marine Drive offer cottage rentals along a series of shoreline trails that weave their way from Halifax past seaside villages to the Canso Causeway, the entry point to Cape Breton Island. Premiere outdoor destinations along the route include the Clam Harbour Beach, Lawrencetown Beach, and Taylor Head Provincial Parks, which are hiking, surfing, paddling, and birdwatching hot spots.
After a day of outdoor adventure, feast on fresh Atlantic fare at the region’s many restaurants and pubs, and make sure to visit the smokehouse of J. Willy Krauch & Sons to learn about the art of curing and smoking fish. The area is also home to an array of events and festivals, including the annual Stan Rogers Folk Festival—an event featuring bluegrass, blues, and folk music, as well as traditional Celtic tunes.
As a coastal holiday destination just a short drive from Halifax, the East Shore is a popular place to rent a cottage in Nova Scotia.