Guide to this three-day road trip

Nova Scotia is a unique geographic location with the Bay of Fundy and its beautiful landscape. It’s best to plan this trip during the summer, as the weather will be ideal for the types of adventures you’ll want to take part in. There’s a reason so many travelers and adventurers have made Nova Scotia their home. Its aesthetics and beauty stand out no matter how many destinations you have visited.

Day One – Halifax to Lunenberg

The first day consists of a three-leg trip along the coast from Halifax to Lunenberg. The first stop is just a brief adventure between Halifax and Peggy’s Cove. Then a slightly longer loop to the peninsula and Blandford House where you can have lunch and enjoy a walk or ride along the coast. Finally, it’s time to head to Lunenberg where you will spend your evening.

  • Today’s travel distance – 179 km, 2h30
  • The road

Halifax

For this leg of the trip, there will really only be time for breakfast, but it is important. Here are the number one recommendations for breakfast in Halifax.

Dilly Dally Cafe: An upscale breakfast spot that cooks your favorite dishes with quality ingredients and service.

  • Address – 6100 Quinpool Road, Halifax, NS B3L 1A1, Canada
  • Contact – (902) 407-5554
  • Cost – $$
  • must try – Sourdough Croissants
  • Website

Peggy’s Cove: Peggy’s Cove consists of a lighthouse and its surrounding small village. It is a scenic location ideal for photography and exploration. Take a walk on the rocks and the coast surrounding the lighthouse to admire its beauty.

Blandford: A scenic stop and a chance to grab some lunch and stretch your legs on this day trip. Here is the lunch destination you should check out.

The Kiwi Cafe: This little cafe has a great menu and is friendly enough for vegetarian dinners. Some of them claimed he had the best veggie burger ever!

  • Address – 19 Pleasant Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
  • Contact – (902)275-1492
  • Cost -$$-$$$
  • must try – Veggie burger
  • Lunch menu

Lunenberg

Lunenberg is a peaceful town with few dining options. Here are some choices for dinner.

A beloved spot in Lunenberg, the Salt Shaker Deli and Inn offers delicious cuisine using fresh, local ingredients.

  • Address – Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
  • Contact – (902)640-3434
  • Cost -$$-$$$
  • MustTry – Margarita Pizza
  • Menu

Grand Banker Bar & Grill: This local bar and grill has an excellent selection of seafood along with other favorites you would expect. Everything is high quality and the atmosphere is fun.

  • Address – 82 Montague Street Brigantine Inn, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
  • Contact – (902)634-3300
  • Cost -$$-$$$
  • must try – Fish & Chips
  • Menu

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Day Two – An Adventure in Wolfville

The second day of this trip will take you north to Hall’s Harbor and finally Wolfville. In Hall’s Harbor you will visit Hall’s Harbor Lobster Pound where you can learn a bit about lobster fishing and enjoy some for lunch. Next, a short trip to Blomidon Look-off which offers panoramic views of the coast and Scott’s Point in the distance. Finally, it’s time to visit Wolfville where you will enjoy your evening.

  • Today’s travel distance – 151 km, 2 hours 6 minutes
  • The road

Lunenberg

Before hitting the road, be sure to eat breakfast. Here are some must-visit breakfast spots that will set you up for your day.

The wise sailor: The Savvy Sailor offers breakfast and lunch with local flavors. You can expect to find a variety of seafood options making great use of local ingredients.

  • Address – 100 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
  • Contact – (902)640-7245
  • Cost -$$-$$$
  • must try – Savvy Brekky 14
  • Menu

Hall’s Harbor Lobster Pound: Most of your time in Hall’s Harbor should be spent at Hall’s Harbor Lobster Pound. If you love lobster, you’ll love the variety of ways it’s served here.

  • Address – 1157 West Halls Harbor Rd, Centreville, Nova Scotia B0P 1J0 Canada
  • Contact – (902)679-5299
  • Cost -$$-$$$
  • must try – Lobster roll
  • Menu

Blomidon Belvedere: This is a brief scenic stop that adds a break to your drive to Wolfville. Access to the Blomidon lookout is quick and easy and the views are magnificent. It’s also a great rewarding exercise to add a break to any driving.

  • Address – 3374 NS-358, Canning, N.S. B0P 1H0, Canada

Wolfville: Wolfville will be your final destination for the day. Here you should visit Planter’s Ridge Winery where you can sample, and perhaps take home, a selection of their wonderful wines. You might be looking for additional dining options once you’re done at the winery. Here are some places you could try.

Planter’s Ridge Vineyard

  • Address – 1441 Church Street, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0, Canada
  • Contact – (902)542-2711

Blomidon Inn: This is an upscale restaurant with a reputation for providing a quality dining experience. Be sure to make your reservations!

  • Address – 195 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1C3 Canada
  • Contact – (877)542-2291
  • Cost – $$$$
  • must try – Their menu changes depending on what is available
  • Website

Restaurant Troy: Offering a blend of Mediterranean, European and Turkish flavors, it has become popular with travelers and its community.

  • Address – 12 Elm Ave, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1Z9 Canada
  • Contact – (902)542-4425
  • Cost -$$-$$$
  • must try – Seafood skewers
  • Menu

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Day 3 – Enjoy the Bay of Fundy then return to Halifax

After enjoying your morning in Wolfville, it’s time for the two-hour drive to Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafter Resort where you’ll taste both lunch and adrenaline with a bit of rafting in the Shubenacadie River.

  • Today’s travel distance – 177 km, 2 hours 14 minutes
  • The road

Wolfville

Starting your day in Wolfville, be sure to try breakfast at Naked Crepe Bistro before beginning your journey for the day. This day will be a bit more adrenaline filled than your previous days!

Naked Crepe Bistro: Naked Crepe Bistro is popular for its delicious breakfast but also for its ability to accommodate diners of all types. Whether you’re a dedicated carnivore, vegan, or can’t touch sugar, this is the place to be.

  • Address – 406 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1C9 Canada
  • Contact – (902)542-0653
  • Cost -$$-$$$
  • must try – The Nicolette
  • Menu

Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Station: The Bay of Fundy tides cause the Shubenacadie River to develop quite large rapids. Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Resort will take you on a perfectly safe and adventurous rafting expedition down these rapids! They also offer delicious and spectacular dining options.

  • Address – 12215 NS-215, Urbania, NS B0N 2H0, Canada
  • Contact – (902)400-0104
  • Website

Halifax

With the end of this trip comes a return to Halifax. Once back in Halifax, you will have the opportunity to enjoy one last dining experience before marking the end of your adventure. Here are a few places to try.

Edna Restaurant: It is a lively and very popular restaurant. They offer popular Canadian-style dishes as well as vegan and vegetarian options.

  • Address – 2053 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B2 Canada
  • Contact – (902)429-2550
  • Cost -$$-$$$
  • must try – Rib Eye Steak
  • Menu

Gastronomy stories: A popular fine dining spot in Halifax, Stories Fine Dining offers Canadian dishes and options for all types of diners.

  • Address – 5184 Morris St The Halliburton Halifax’s Boutique Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1B3 Canada
  • Contact – 902-444-4400
  • Cost – $$$$
  • must try – Salmon from the Faroe Islands
  • Menu


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