Eastern Shore Staycation
The Eastern Shore is known for pristine wilderness, historically-themed attractions, and white sand beaches that are perfect for surfing. The region is also home to multiple culinary experiences you won’t want to miss this summer. Luckily, we’ve mapped out the perfect trip to the Eastern Shore for you to enjoy on your next staycation!
Breakfast at the Rose & Rooster Bakery
Start your day at the Rose & Rooster Bakery, a small cafe in the heart of Grand Desert. A favourite for locals and visitors alike, they source as much as they can from Nova Scotian growers and suppliers. Plus, they make whatever they can from scratch – from fishcakes to brownies; even the pickles on your plate!
Surfing at the beach OR exploring the 100 Wild Islands
The Eastern Shore is home to some of the best cold-water surfing on the east coast of North America. If you’re new to surfing, book a surfing lesson at one of the several surf schools on the Eastern Shore. This part of the province is home to some of the most consistent waves in Nova Scotia so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect wave.
If surfing isn’t your thing, explore the 100 Wild Islands. These islands have remained largely undisturbed since the last ice age. They offer explorers sheltered coves, turquoise waters, windswept headlands and unique boreal rainforests. Spend the day exploring and enjoying one of the most beautiful spots in Nova Scotia.
BONUS: Bring a picnic for lunch featuring the Eastern Shore’s own, Cornect Family Farm honey! What began with two hives to pollinate their blueberry fields, resulted in successful pollination and a delicious by-product: honey – minimally processed from the hive to your table. Their products are perfect for a picnic, including their honey butters, cranberry chutney, gluten-free Bee Sting BBQ Sauce and Bee Sting Honey Mustard!
Sober Island Brewing Co.
Finish the afternoon with drinks at Sober Island Brewing Co. Sober Island Brewing Co. 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. Don’t forget to collect your digital stamp for your Good Cheer Trail passport!
Dinner and an overnight at Liscombe Lodge
After a long day of adventure, visit Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre for dinner and your overnight getaway! Liscombe Lodge delivers the ideal Nova Scotia accommodations you’ve been looking for – a rustic and comfortable experience for every occasion. Don’t forget your four-legged guests! The resort also offers select pet-friendly accommodations.
BONUS: Visit Authentic Seacoast Company the next day
Don’t head out of this region just yet! Spend the next day visiting the Authentic Seacoast Company. The team at Authentic Seacoast works tirelessly to create an array of award-winning spirits and beer, including Fortress™ Rum, Sea Fever™ Rum, Glynnevan® Whisky, Virga® Vodka and Rare Bird™ Craft Beer. Have a drink in their tasting room and plan your next staycation!