There are plenty of great rides in Nova Scotia (and I have been on many of them) but my favourite is on the South Shore along the old #3/332 highways, from Upper Tantallon to LaHave. The reason for my selection becomes quickly evident as you travel along this route: it is a scenic “twisty turny” classic highway with the ocean’s presence, in many instances, a mere stones throw away. The smells of the ocean are ever pervasive, as are the sounds of crashing waves and inquisitive sea birds. It is an ocean lovers dream ride. To make this ride even more wonderful are the series of small coastal towns that litter the south shore, their origins of fishing and shipbuilding still clearly evident today. These towns are interlinked by the #3, like beads on a necklace, and each one has its own treasures and characteristics. Towns and communities like Hubbards, Chester, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and LaHave can be experienced along this ride, by either stopping for a refreshment break or just slowly cruising through their old neighbourhoods. Some of my favourite stops in these locations are: “Trellis Cafe” in Hubbards, “The Rope Loft” in Chester, “Mug & Anchor Pub” in Mahone Bay, and lastly, “The LaHave Bakery” in LaHave. Getting to the final community of LaHave is fun as you cross the LaHave River via the provincial ferry. And when you finish this ride and visit the LaHave Bakery, eating one of their butter-drenched scones with coffee, and sitting in one of their Adirondack chairs on the veranda, you will close your eyes and realize how amazing life truly is.
Submitted by: Candace Slaunwhite
If you click on the link below, you will be able to see a map of one of my favourite rides in NB. It was actually the route I took on my first solo ride in NB. The coastal scenery is beautiful, good eating spots in Bouctouche and along the way. It is a short ride but it can link into a longer ride that could take you to Kouchibouguac National Park and then you could cross over inland to make your way back to Moncton.
Submitted by: Lise LeBlanc
The concept is this; because we might be doing more solo rides in each of our respective provinces and in the hopes of creating more traffic to our website, we are proposing that each of us submit our favourite ride in our province using google maps. You can add to it your favourite stop for lunch, interesting historical sites etc...
Plot your trip on Google Maps and copy the link and add a short description giving start and stop destination along with where you would stop for lunch.
Example: MAP (short 2 hour ride from Moncton to Moncton with stop in Bouctouche for lunch).
You could also take a snapshot of your map or simply do a write up of the route with any photos you'd like to submit.
SUBMIT BUTTON is on the top right of this page.