Time to... GET OUT Nova Scotia

Time to... GET OUT Nova Scotia

 

Nova Scotians are blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, and a flat enough COVID-19 curve that its parks are open again. Books from our Time to... GET OUT! collection will help you explore this spectacular province.  

Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, 2nd Edition

The sheer variety of hiking options in Cape Breton is nearly as stunning as the island itself. This revised edition has new and detailed information on 40 new hiking trails on Cape Breton Island, ranging from its very northern tip at Money Point all the way to the Ghost Beach Trail, which begins as soon as you cross the Canso Causeway. This hands-on account of the most enjoyable, challenging, family-oriented, and entertaining hiking trails in Cape Breton have been personally mapped, explored, and conquered by the author and provide accurate, helpful and poignant tips and pointers on how to enjoy each of these hikes — from a quick stroll after lunch to full and multi-day excursions.

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia

Mainlanders from Yarmouth to Canso will find the best hikes home has to offer here. Pack up and get ready to hike the beautiful trails of Nova Scotia. From Yarmouth to the Canso Causeway, this new updated edition of Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia, a companion to Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, provides illustrated descriptions of the most enjoyable and challenging hikes that mainland Nova Scotia has to offer. Michael Haynes hiked and mapped every trail in 2011 and describes the featured routes — from quiet afternoon excursions to serious multi-day expeditions.

Formac Field Guide to Nova Scotia Birds

Birdwatching is popular among residents and visitors in Nova Scotia, and the province is an internationally recognized destination for birding.

This book offers detailed listings on 200 of the top species found all around the province, at the seashore, in the Cape Breton Highlands, in city parks and around the thousands of pristine lakes in the province.

Whether observing spectacular hawks in the wild or seabirds over the ocean, listening for warblers in the forest or spotting the first spring birds at the feeder, this guide is designed to allow for quick and easy identification. 

Where to Cycle in Nova Scotia

Finally, the guidebook cycling enthusiasts have been waiting for. Where to Cycle in Nova Scotia brings together the collective knowledge of Nova Scotia's cycling community, compiled and curated by experienced cycling guide Adam Barnett, to bring you the best cycling routes in the province, from the majestic Cape Breton Highlands to the dynamic coastlines of the Eastern, North, South, and French Shores, to the vibrant Annapolis Valley, the scenic Truro area, and lively urban Halifax. Each route features easy-to-navigate turn-by-turn directions, as well as distance and duration of ride, and fun activities—like museums, hikes, beaches, and wineries—to explore along the way.

 

Waterfalls of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is blessed with numerous must-see waterfalls, and this volume from self-described “waterfall addict” Benoit Lalonde brings together 100 of the province’s best.

Conveniently categorized by the government of Nova Scotia scenic route system, this rich compendium includes famous waterfalls such as Garden of Eden Fall, Wentworth Falls, Cuties Hollow, Annandale Falls and Butcher Hill Falls, as well as lesser-known but easy to locate gems. In addition to providing useful information on the height, type, and hiking distance of each waterfall, their degree of difficulty to reach is also assessed for the convenience of both novice and advanced hikers alike.

Featuring gorgeous colour photographs and individual maps of each location, Waterfalls of Nova Scotia offers an invaluable reference as well as a tribute to the beauty of the falls and the natural splendour waiting to be discovered.

 

One hundred of the province’s best waterfalls are showcased.

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