The scenic Sunrise Trail and its cottage rentals stretch along the province’s North Shore on the Northumberland Strait, weaving through timeless towns and villages, sandy beaches, red bluffs and tidal salt marshes.
The region has over 30 sandy beaches (more than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada) where visitors can stroll, swim, sunbathe and picnic all summer long in Canada’s warmest ocean waters. Also home to lush golf courses, a zip-line course, 12 provincial parks, and opportunities to kayak aside osprey and bald eagles, the Sunrise Trail is especially attractive to outdoor adventure enthusiasts.
Visitors can enjoy coastal cuisine straight from the fishing wharves and load up on fresh seasonal products such as wild blueberries, freshly caught lobster and ice-wine. Depending on the timing of your trip, you may be able to catch one of the regional festivals, such as the annual Highland Games in Antigonish or Pictou Lobster Carnival.
As a well-developed holiday destination just a short drive from Halifax, the Sunrise Trail boasts unique natural, outdoor, and cultural attractions and is a popular place to rent a cottage in Nova Scotia.+ More