What to Do

Blomidon Provincial Park

Blomidon Provincial Park is on the top of Cape Blomidon, after which our winery is named.  There are a number of excellent hiking trails and campsites here, and the view is amazing!  Just be sure to watch your step around the 600ft cliffs.

See the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks brochure on Blomidon here

 

Aspinall Pottery

Aspinall Pottery is handmade functional ware including bowls, mugs, platters, wine cups and sauce dishes by local artist Denise Aspinall.  She sculpts her creations with porcelain clay on the potter’s wheel, decorated in soft blues and greens.  Her working studio in Canning has a small retail outlet that is open to the public by chance or by appointment.

Watch a video of Denise at work

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is just outside of Canning, on top of the North Mountain.  They have been the host of arts camps for children for 17 years and for 6 seasons of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company’s ‘Theatre Off the Grid’ theatre productions.  Check out the art, the galleries, the nature, or the great view of Scots Bay!

artscentre.ca

twoplanks.ca

 

The Village of Canning

The Village of Canning was established in 1760 along the shores of the Habitant River.  Take a stroll along the main street and be sure to check out the Bruce Spicer Park on the banks of the river.  There are a number of local artisan shops, a grocery store, and restaurant options, and a new nature trail with exercise equipment loops from the High School into town.

canningnovascotia.ca

 

Wolfville Farmers’ Market

“Taste local. Smell local. See local. Listen local.”  The Wolfville Farmers’ Market really is the hub of the Valley.  You can find local food, wine and hand-made artisan products every Saturday morning and Wednesday evenings.  The live music is great too!

wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca

 

Nova Scotia Wine Country

While you’re here, why not stop in and visit some of the other great wineries in Nova Scotia!  The Wines of Nova Scotia website is a great resource for planning your visit to Nova Scotia’s wine country.

winesofnovascotia.ca

Medford Beach

Wander around the fascinating rock formations at low tide on this (relatively) sandy beach; just be careful not to get caught when the tide comes in!  This is a fun spot to kayak around too.

For more details, check out valleytourism.ca

 

Kingsport Beach

A great sandy spot to soak up the rays when the tide is in, when the tide is out, it’s a mudflat – Fun for the kids, but messy for the car!  There is a government wharf and boat launch here for all of your nautical needs.

For more details, check out valleytourism.ca

Cape Split Hiking Trails

Cape Split is a great hike to a spectacular view of one of Nova Scotia’s most famous rock formations. This can be a long walk for the un-experienced hiker, but it is well worth the trip.  This trail is roughly 16 km long, you should give yourself at least 5 hours to hike out, enjoy the view, and then hike back.  Be sure to stay away from the edge of the cliffs.

For a trail description, click here

 

Fox Hill Cheese House

A sixth generation family farm nestled in the lush fields of the Annapolis Valley, is the home of Fox Hill Cheese House. Visit year-round and watch the process of cheese making unfold, sample the delicious products, enjoy the panoramic view from the timber frame deck, read the history of Fox Hill Farm, and about the dairy industry on a self-guided tour. Products can also be found at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market.

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