Good Cheer Weekend: The Path Less Travelled
Ready to kick start your Good Cheer Trail adventure? Take the weekend off and grab some friends – we’ve got a road trip adventure for you. Don’t forget your passport; this path will get you ten stamps!
The Good Cheer adventure checklist
✔ A Good Cheer Trail passport, or the digital version on your smartphone
✔ Accommodations: We’ve made a few recommendations below
✔ A few good friends: Have a designated driver so that everyone can enjoy responsibly!
✔ A camera: Memories like this should be recorded
✔ Local food: Keep up the theme with snacks, like Garrison’s Brew Bars – or stop by Taste of Nova Scotia restaurants between Good Cheer trail stops
The Path Less Travelled – Itinerary
Friday: Halifax Metro
Your day: Five stamps on your passport – all within a cab ride of each other. Halifax is a crucial stop for anyone wanting to kick off their Good Cheer Trail adventure. Work your way through Good Robot Brewing Co., Propeller Brewing Co., Gahan House Halifax and Garrison Brewing Co., before wrapping up the night with food, beer and live entertainment at Rockbottom Brewpub.
Must try drinks: Beer. And let us know your favourites by using #GoodCheerTrail.
Saturday: Eastern Shore & Antigonish
Your day: After breakfast, hit the highway and make tracks for scenic Guysborough. There, you’ll find both Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company and Rare Bird Craft Beer waiting to greet you. After sampling their specialties, head for Antigonish and wrap up day two with a pint at The Townhouse Brewpub and Eatery.
Must try drink: Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company’s Sea Fever rum.
Sunday: The Northumberland Shore
Your day: Prepare to drink (and see!) some of the best Nova Scotia has to offer. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Northumberland Shore to the Tatamagouche Brewing Company, for some pure Tatamagoodness. After that, spend the remainder of the afternoon at Jost Vineyards, where we recommend a tour of the vineyard in addition to wine sampling.
Must try drink: On the Northumberland Shore, it’s all about the tides – celebrate Nova Scotia’s wine appellation with a bottle of Jost Vineyards’ Tidal Bay.
Overnight accommodation: Sleep in a train car (or even a caboose!) when you book a night at Tatamagouche’s Train Station Inn.
Monday: Back to reality
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. As you get back into the swing of things, use #GoodCheerTrail to share your stories and photos with all of your friends and encourage them to hit the trail. Don’t forget: 10 stamps on your passport means you receive a free Good Cheer Trail t-shirt!