Places of Interest

Side trips off the Evangeline Trail lead to some of the area's most fascinating "off the beaten path" attractions and scenery. Tides, dykeland, farms and great beaches abound on this route. The following is a sampling of what you will find while staying with us in the Annapolis Valley. 

Acadia University Acadia University - The university was founded in 1838 and is one of the leading small universities in Canada with an enrollment of approximately 3500 full- time students. Beveridge Arts Centre - The Art Gallery features changing exhibits of works by regional, national and international artists.

Blomidon Provincial Park - This provincial park includes campgrounds and picnic areas. Spend the day hiking on fabulous trails and enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the Bay of Fundy. 

Blomidon Look Off - A small roadside stop on Hwy. 358 with a panoramic view of up to four counties, looking down over the beautiful Annapolis Valley and Minas Basin. Be sure to bring your camera. 

Cape Split Cape Split - Some of the most dramatic display of tides on our planet can be viewed at Cape Split on the Bay of Fundy. Enjoy a leisurely two hour walk along a popular hiking trail, which begins in the village of Scott's Bay , just 30 minutes by car from Wolfville. Cape Split

Domaine de Grand Pré - This new winery located just east of Wolfville offers a fine restaurant, gift shop and guided tours of the vineyard. 

Gaspereau River - Enjoy tubing? The Gaspereau River is a popular location for river tubing. Tubes are available for rent in the area. 

Hall's Harbour Hall's Harbour - An easy drive from Wolfville, this scenic working fishing village offers a seasonal lobster pound, a large wharf, incredible tides and art galleries.Hall's Harbour

Kejimkujik National Park - A gently rolling landscape with forest and lakes in the remote centre of southwestern Nova Scotia. Wilderness campsites, excellent canoeing and walking trails make this a popular destination. Kejimkujik National Park

Ken-Wo Golf Club - A five minute drive away brings you to an excellent 18-hole golf course - one of the best in the Valley. 

Prescott House Museum - Located in Starrs Point, this museum is filled with antiques and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Sir Charles Prescott who introduced a variety of apples and other fruit to the area built the home. Enjoy the diverse exhibits held during the summer months. 

Robie Tufts Nature Centre, Wolfville - This Interpretive Centre is home to the chimney swifts, a breed of bird, which swoop into their chimney at dusk from mid-May to mid-August. The Centre provides panel information on local area wildlife. 

South Shore - We are only an hour's drive to Chester Basin. Have lunch in Mahone Bay or Lunenburg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) then drive back over the south mountain to Wolfville.

The Mecklenburgh Inn

Nova Scotia's South Shore


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