Cheers to Dad
Did you leave father’s day to last minute? We’ve got good cheer suggestions to guide your planning (or lack of). Celebrate your dad, travel the province and try our finest drinks –make this the best father’s day ever!
The 2017 Good Cheer Trail has 60 amazing trail stops, take your dad on an experience he won’t soon forget. Get him a Good Cheer Trail Passport, a seat in the car (you being his DD for the day may be gift enough!) and experience Nova Scotia’s best wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries.
DADS LOVE BEER
It’s been proven by science, well maybe not science, but if our research serves us well, dads generally like the fun bubbly cold brew. Let’s give dad the gift of love by celebrating with a cold brew, whether it be in a recipe, a crisp glass, or a pack to go, we aim to please.
To our Dads Tired of Driving-Take the Beer Bus
Take your dad on a tasting tour of Halifax’s craft breweries: Garrison Brewing, Good Robot, Propeller, Nine Locks or Spindrift offer up some great brew. There’s actually a Beer Bus to make your planning even easier!
Patio loving Dads
Nothing says happiness like sun beaming on your face, being surrounded by loved ones and celebrating the most important guy in our lives, dad. Check out a sunny patio at one of our Good Cheer Trail stops, Gahan House Waterfront, Garrison Brewing, Glenora Distillery, Luckett Vineyards, Good Robot, Paddy’s Brewpub, 2 Crows Brewing Co., Chain Yard Urban Cidery and more.
Dads that love to-Shop Local, Buy Local, Drink Local
How many of your dads have reminded you, ” there’s no place like home”. Keep this authenticity in mind while shopping for dad, Nova Scotia has the best locally made products any dad could ever ask for. This year, get him something from his own back yard.
Meander River Farm & Brewery, a family-run farm, offers farm fresh edibles, honey and let’s not forget the beer! They’re expanding their hop yard, brewing beer, growing lavender, perennials and fresh cut flowers, managing a woodlot, and producing high quality pastured livestock. What’s not to love about this place? Dad just may want to stay.
Our Wine Loving Dads
Your dad has enough ties, socks, deodorant, polos and camping and fishing equipment.
Make Father’s Day an experience and try something you’ve never done together before. Take him on a wine tour – Grape Escapes and Uncork Nova Scotia offer fantastic tours across the province. Stop for tastings and to enjoy the scenery at wineries like L’Acadie Vineyards, Blomdin Estate Winery, Avondale Sky Winery, Benjamin Bridge, Luckett Vineyards or any of the 14 amazing wineries on the Good Cheer Trail.
Our “On the Rocks” Dads
If he’s not a beer guy, might we suggest Nova Scotia whisky? Stop into Glenora Inn & Distillery, in the heart of Cape Breton or Caldera Distilling in River John. They both serve up a glass of smooth whisky, made to warm your dad’s heart and put a grin on his face.
For rum, vodka, and gin lovers, try products from Steinhart Distillery, Ironworks Distillery, Halifax Distilling Co.,Coldstream Clear, or Still Fired Distillery. A visit to the distilleries, or sharing a bottle together at home makes for the perfect Father’s Day present.
Our foodie Dads-Eat on the Trail
Along with great drinks, shopping, and bundles of laughter come an appetite, be sure to eat along the trail at one of our Good Cheer Trail stop’s brewpubs or wineries.
DON’T FORGET TO COLLECT YOUR STAMPS
To celebrate your best Father’s Day yet – be sure to collect your stamps from Good Cheer Trail trail stops, and raise a glass in honour of your amazing dad- cheers dad!
NOTE: While you are exploring the Good Cheer Trail, please drink responsibly, be your dad’s designated driver or consider using one of the Good Cheer Trail guided tours that will get you safely from destination to destination. Grape Escapes and Uncork Nova Scotia are all great ways to enjoy the tour and leave the driving to someone else.