At this point in the year, a hot sunny day in Nova Scotia is still a true novelty. As soon as the temperature gets above 15 and the sun is out, people are on the patio, enjoying drinks, and spending as much time tanning as possible. You’ve probably experienced that late spring sunburn that comes from thinking you don’t need sunscreen yet. If you’re a true optimist you may have even broken out those cargo shorts once or twice in 2017.
As the first of June quickly approaches, we look forward to having three solid months of summery weather that’s only going to keep getting better and better. Scroll through the list below and pick a bunch of hikes, bike routes, boat tours and beaches that you and your friends need to hit at some point this summer.
Grab some beers and an ice cream cone at the Stillwell Beer Garden
Take in an awesome view of the boardwalk with a drink in hand on the Gahan House patio
Try some locally made Kombucha at the North by Night Market in Squiggle Park
Spend a Saturday morning chowing down on local goodies at the Seaport Farmers’ Market
Hike out to the end of Cape Split for some of the best ocean views you’ll ever experience in Nova Scotia
Pretend you’re a character on Riverdale and grab milkshakes with the squad at The Chickenburger
Sit out on the patio of Sea Level Brewing in Port Williams and take in the incredible Cornwallis River over some cold, locally made beers
It wouldn’t be summer in Nova Scotia without spending an afternoon tanning in Rainbow Haven or on Carter’s Beach
Make the trip out to 100 Wild Islands, a pristine east coast archipelago preserved by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust