For many people, September means getting back into the groove. Summer vacations have wrapped up, the kids are back in school, and many people are getting ready for the ramp-up to the holiday season. But there are still many that find themselves with lots of free time and an urge to get some pre-winter adventures under their belt. End of summer travel means that the weather is still great, most attractions are still open, but the busyness of the summer months is waning. Are you considering taking a trip through The Maritimes? Here are some great spots to visit while you stay with Coastal Inns!
Starting your trip in Halifax and Dartmouth is a great way to see the cosmopolitan side of The Maritimes. Two gorgeous cities sitting across the Halifax Harbour from each other, offering some of the best views, food, and activities throughout our beautiful region. In Dartmouth, stop by New Scotland Yard Emporium to dig through their crates of vinyl records, grab an amazing coffee, and maybe catch a glimpse of local celebrity Joel Plaskett. Grab the ferry and cross the harbour to see the best of Halifax all along the waterfront.
From there, drive along the South Shore, around the tip of Nova Scotia, making your way to our home in Digby. Digby is a nature lover’s paradise situated on the Bay of Fundy giving you access to whale watching tours right into October.
A drive through the gorgeous Annapolis Valley, through Truro, and over to Antigonish gives you the opportunity to get ready to take in all the university town has to offer. From the Old Barn Gallery and Gardens to the Antigonish Landing Trail, few places offer art and nature like Antigonish does.
Sackville New Brunswick lies just across the Isthmus of Chignecto from Nova Scotia. Stop along the way to see the view and learn the history of Fort Beausejour, and then grab a pint at Bagtown Brewery. If you’re ready for some indoor time after Digby and Antigonish, make your way over to Owens Art Gallery and see the amazing art they have on display year-round! Not only do they have some incredible local art, but also many Canadian and international pieces, including work by Alex Colville, Tom Forestall, and Mary Pratt.
Our trip comes to an end in The Hub City, Moncton, New Brunswick. Never one to disappoint, Moncton is ready to help you fulfill your shopping needs, and fuel up with some amazing local restaurants. From the CF Champlain to the Trinity Drive shopping centre, you can find amazing gifts to bring home for friends and family or to keep for yourself. Do yourself a favour and check out Tony’s Bistro for hands down some of the best food in the Greater Moncton Area.