This region of Nova Scotia offers just about everything!
You will ride through quaint fishing villages, lush farmlands, apple orchards, wineries and pristine wilderness. Visit our many museums, fortresses and national parks, take a whale-watching cruise, go river-tubing, walk on the ocean floor and enjoy the bountiful fresh seafood and homegrown produce available everywhere.
Attractions include the historic town of Digby, port of call for the ferry service to Saint John, New Brunswick. Digby is also the entry point to the Digby Neck & Islands Scenic Drive where you will find some of the best whale watching in Nova Scotia. Ferry services: to the outlying Long Island featuring the Islands Museum with exhibits on Joshua Slocum and the Balancing Rock; and to Brier Island, home to two lighthouses, and a seal colony along a rugged balsalt rock coast.
At Digby view the scallop fleet at the wharf and the Point Prim Lighthouse; enjoy the views at Smith’s Cove; Bear River feaures structures built on stilts to keep above the high tides and the Bear River First Nation Heritage & Cultural Centre; the Cornwallis Military Museum; the rides & attractions at Upper Clements Park; Annapolis Royal is home to the impressive Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada, the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and Annapolis Tidal Generating Station at the causeway. More attractions include the Port Royal National Historic Site at Granville Ferry; the petroglyphs at Kijimkujik National Park & National Historic Site (Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve) located at Maitland Bridge; the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum; the Oaklawn Farm Zoo at Aylesford; the apple-growing regions from Bridgetown to Berwick; scenic Margaretsville & Harbourville across the North Mountain along the coast; the Agricultural Centre at Kentville; the quaint fishing village of Hall’s Harbour; the LookOff at Canning; remote Scots Bay and Cape Split; Kingsport Park with views of sandstone formations at Medford; the Blomidon Provincial Park; the Robie Tufts Nature Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Wolfville; the Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada; the Fort Edward National Historic Site of Canada and the Howard Dill Farm at Windsor; and the Uniacke Estate Museum Park at Mount Uniacke.
Where to Eat, Stay & Play while touring this area
This exciting area follows along the Evangeline Trail from the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores area to Windsor, where the Fundy Shore Eastern Area then continues along the Bay of Fundy coastline to Amherst, at the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border.