Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean and just a stone’s throw from Maine, Nova Scotia is widely known for its remarkable scenery and abounding maritime culture. This is a land filled with seaside inns, vineyards that dot the countryside and an incredible amount of annual festivals.
On Cape Breton Island, breath-taking views surround you, from highland hills to the amazing waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes. For foodies, we recommend you take time out to eat at one of the fine dining restaurants on the island which overlook Atlantic Ocean.
Cape Breton Island is also home to the Cabot Trail, one of the best driving destinations in the world. The trail starts in quaint village of Baddeck, winds through glacier valleys, then places you in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park where you are sure to see majestic waterfalls, lush green hills, and amazing wildlife.
Once done with the Cabot Trail, head over to the city in the center of Cape Breton Island—Sydney—and play a round of gold, visit the local casino or take a short drive to the local beaches to soak up some sun. If you come at the right time, don’t miss the annual Celtic Colors Festival, where the town’s Gaelic heritage is celebrated.
For more information about Nova Scotia, visit http://www.novascotia.com.