Pop into the Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop and Museum to explore the fossils, gems, rocks and minerals for which this shore is famous. (FRANCES WILLICK)

Pop into the Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop and Museum to explore the fossils, gems, rocks and minerals for which this shore is famous.

The Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area near Pugwash is a serene four-kilometre looped trail where the silence is broken only by birdsong and the occasional quacking of startled ducks as they fly away from intruders. (FRANCES WILLICK)

The Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area near Pugwash is a serene four-kilometre looped trail where the silence is broken only by birdsong and the occasional quacking of startled ducks as they fly away from intruders.

DAY TRIPPER: Sugar Moon Farm is a traveller’s delight | The Chronicle Herald

DAY TRIPPER: Sugar Moon Farm is a traveller’s delight | The Chronicle Herald

The Drowned Forest, a 1,500-year-old forest on Cape Sable Island's Hawk Beach, is creepy but awe-inspiring. (FRANCES WILLICK)

The Drowned Forest, a 1,500-year-old forest on Cape Sable Island's Hawk Beach, is creepy but awe-inspiring. (FRANCES WILLICK)

Hike Nova Scotia

Hike Nova Scotia encourages and promotes a growing hiking culture throughout the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

The impressive view from Five Islands Lighthouse Park includes Moose, Diamond, Long, Egg and Pinnacle islands. (FRANCES WILLICK)

The impressive view from Five Islands Lighthouse Park includes Moose, Diamond, Long, Egg and Pinnacle islands.

The eight-kilometre Nine Mile River trail system is home to towering hemlocks and mossy forest floors — a perfect spot for a late fall hike before the snow settles in. (FRANCES WILLICK)

The eight-kilometre Nine Mile River trail system is home to towering hemlocks and mossy forest floors — a perfect spot for a late fall hike before the snow settles in.

This drawbridge in Sandford, just outside Yarmouth, is reputedly known as the world's smallest manually operated drawbridge. (FRANCES WILLICK)

This drawbridge in Sandford, just outside Yarmouth, is reputedly known as the world's smallest manually operated drawbridge.

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