Eastern Shore Staycation

The Eastern Shore is the ideal location to go for a daytrip or a long-weekend visit. With so many amazing activities, including hiking, surfing and dining, it may be a little challenging to know where to start! Fortunately, this blog is the perfect guide to help you decide. From cafés, to breweries, to overnight stays, we’ve planned your itinerary.


Rose and Rooster Chowder

The Eastern Shore is home to amazing local cafés such as the Rose & Rooster Bakery (pictured above). Located in Grand Desert, the Rose and Rooster offers breakfast, lunch and treats! It’s the perfect way to start out your trip. If sitting down for a meal isn’t your preference, don’t worry! They also offer take out, so while exploring the beautiful Eastern Shore wilderness you can enjoy their food to go. With meals made from scratch, this is a must try on your list.

Liscombe Lodge

Women cheersing at Liscomb Lodge

Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre is a nature lover’s dream destination. It’s the perfect spot to stay overnight after your long day of traveling and munching on treats. Their traditional meals are made with local produce and special homemade flavours. Their delicious dining menu features a wide variety of fresh-from-the-wharf Maritime seafood and the house specialty, planked salmon, which is prepared the traditional way – slowly cooked outdoors, in full view of waiting diners. Breathtaking views paired with their amazing food, will leave you with long-lasting memories.

Sober Island Brewing Company

Image of a table at Sober Island Brewing receiving flights of beer from waitress

After your restful stay at the Liscombe Lodge, a visit to Sober Island is the perfect next step. Sober Island is a staple Eastern Shore destination that you can’t miss! Sober Island crafts English-style ales using local ingredients wherever possible. Inspired by Oyster Stout, their flagship ale brewed with whole, fresh Pristine Bay Oysters that give it a true taste of the sea. They offer a fully accessible and inclusive space for everyone to enjoy (including your pets). Plan a visit to their patio or grab a case of their beer for your day trip! Either way you won’t be disappointed.

Locally-Inspired Picnic

After spending your morning visiting Sober Island, why not enjoy a homemade picnic featuring products from the Eastern Shore. Cornect Family Farm‘s honey is perfect for creating the classic peanut butter and honey sandwiches or charcuterie. If you’re a coffee lover make sure to pick up a bag of Authentic Seacoast coffee!

BONUS: Authentic Seacoast is now offering glamping experiences with yurts in their vineyard. For a long weekend adventure, tack on another day to your Eastern Shore experience and stay at Authentic Seacoast! They also offer beer and spirit tastings at their Guysborough location by appointment.

Although it might be sad to pack up and ahead home, don’t forget that you cant take a little Eastern Shore with you—wherever you go! For more information visit our Get Your Hands On Local page.

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