Across Nova Scotia: From Picnics to Patios


Summer is not over yet! Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled day of adventure or an afternoon of relaxation, Nova Scotia has just the picnic or patio for you:

1. Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
Pack a picnic, head for the hills and hike a scenic trail. When in the heart of Nova Scotia wine country, no picnic basket is complete without a bottle of bubbly. For patio suggestions? Overlooking a vineyard, the dykes and a blueberry patch, these patios come with an accompanying view: Bay of Fundy Picnics & Patios

2. Cape Breton Island
Ever been to a kitchen party? There’s no telling when a couple casuals on a Cape Breton patio like Governors Pub & Eatery can turn into a celtic celebration of any magnitude. For your Cape Breton picnic basket, try Lobster sliders with fresh lobster from Victoria Co-Op Fisheries or Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd.Cape Breton Picnics & Patios

3. Eastern Shore
Add a little romance to your patio at Liscombe Lodge Resort. It’s the retreat you desire, tucked away on the breathtaking Eastern Shore. Planning a day away from the lodge? Add a Nova Scotia Craft Beer – Rare Bird is found locally: Eastern Shore Picnics & Patios

4.  Halifax Metro
Picnic on The Commons, in Point Pleasant Park or the Public Gardens with a customized picnic basket for two from Scanway Catering. Be sure to stop by Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill for Oyster Happy Hour from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily. Beer’s more your craving? Garrison Brewing’s patio is the perfect reward after that early morning market visit or a busy day at work: Halifax Picnics & Patios

5. Northumberland Shore
A day on the Northumberland Shore should be filled with relaxation by the water. If you’re at the cottage, Tidal Bay from Jost Vineyards is a must-have in your picnic basket. Grab your spoon, because the patio at Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort includes a stop on the Chowder Trail for Chef Thomas Carey’s award-winning Northumberland Seafood ChowderNorthumberland Picnics & Patios

6. South Shore
When on the South Shore you’d be hard pressed to find a patio without a seafood menu worthy of mention. The Grand Banker, The Old Fish Factory & The Galley all fit the bill accordingly. Complete your South Shore picnic basket with gluten-free goodness from Schoolhouse Gluten Free Gourmet (Try the brownies!): South Shore Picnics & Patios

7. Yarmouth & Acadian Shores
Surprise that someone special with an elegant picnic by the water. Add oysters from Eel Lake Oyster Farm for that wow factor. Looking to keep it casual and let someone else do the work? Kick back at Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub with their patio overlooking the Yarmouth Waterfront: Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Picnics & Patios


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