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11 Super Cute Small Towns In Nova Scotia You Need To Road Trip To This Summer

One of the many things Nova Scotia is famous for is its picturesque small towns filled with charm. From little fishing hamlets to historic villages, this province is packed full of small towns anyone would love to visit. 

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If you were looking to get away for a weekend or needed to entertain some family visiting from out of town, we've got your back. Below is a list of adorable towns in Nova Scotia that you should definitely check out this summer.


Distance from Halifax: 52 minutes

This adorable waterside town is the perfect place to spend a long weekend of drinking, sailing, and relaxation. 

Mahone Bay

Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 3 minute

Mahone Bay is one of the most picturesque small towns I have ever seen. This wonderful little town is a great place to walk amongst old beautiful houses on a sunny afternoon. 


Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 15 minutes

With tons of historical buildings, the stunning Lunenburg Academy and tons of little cafe's and shops, Lunenburg is a wonderful place to stop for a taste of small-town charm. 


Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 25 minutes

With classic buildings like the Acadia Theatre, old architecture mixed with tons of local charm, Wolfville is definitely a place to visit this summer. 

Hall's Harbour

Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 26 minutes

This classic fishing town along the Bay of Fundy looks like it's right out of a picture book.  Spend a day taking in the beauty of the Bay of Fundy, maybe learn about lobster trapping, and enjoy some freshly caught seafood!


Distance from Halifax: 1 hour and 40 minutes

The birthplace of New Scotland, the town of Pictou is rich with history and a cute place to stop for a visit! 


Distance from Halifax: 2 hours and 17 minutes

A popular tourist destination, Shelburne is an absolutely charming place to spend a day! Visit museums, learn about shipbuilding, or go kayaking! 


Distance from Halifax: 2 hours and 25 minutes

Another little fishing community, Digby is a wonderful place to visit. While you're there, be sure to try their world famous scallops!

Annapolis Royal

Distance from Halifax: 2 hours and 30 minutes

With lots to do during your visit, you'll never be bored in Annapolis Royal! Take one of their many tours, visit Fort Anne or spend the day whale watching!

Bear River

Distance from Halifax: 2 hours and 30 minutes

This amazing tidal town that's built on stilts, is an incredible place to visit. Be sure to stop in on the third Saturday in July for their annual Bear River Cherry Festival!


Distance from Halifax: 3 hours and 33 minutes

This adorable village in Victoria County is a great place to spend some time on Cape Breton Island. Explore the many shops and boutiques, visit some breweries or head out on a guided walk on The Red Island Trail.

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