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Explore the Eastern Shore By Season
Each season on the Eastern Shore brings its own menu of signature experiences. Spring is marked by the seabirds, like the endangered piping plover, skittering along the shores of Martinique in spring while longer, warmer days coax the maple syrup from the sugar bush trees. With our wealth of beautiful beaches like Lawrencetown, Clam Harbour, and Pomquet, summer comes with bathing suits, picnics, kites, sea kayaks and surf boards. The stunning foliage of autumn makes the fabulous crisp days of fall an ideal time to grab your camera and get out on our hiking trails. From the blazing orange and golds of the hardwood trees to the radiant red of blueberry barrens switching shades for the season, the possibilities for great pictures are everywhere. Autumn is also the perfect time to take to the links of our great golf courses with vibrant colours of the woods on one side and the expansive ocean on the other. Our winter is the season serious surfers most look forward to. Lawrencetown Beach is gaining international renown for the quality of its winter waves. If dry suits in December are not your cup of tea – head inside for a cup of tea, by the fire in one of our country inns or perhaps for a local beer and a fireside chat after an intimate evening concert.
Whatever time of year you visit the Eastern Shore, there’s a world of wonderful experiences to explore.
Spring is when more than just the flower buds open. Our farm markets, provincial parks, golf courses, and museums welcome the world for a new season of fun. And out on the sea, shark fishing season swings into full-gear.
The air is filled with all kinds of music from harmonicas to Acadian fiddles to folk songs. The sun shines down on sandcastles contests and county fairs. Celebrate summer with our calendar is filled with festivals.
Strap on snowshoes or Nordic skis and take to the trails that wind through our woods and along the shoreline. Embrace the essence of our traditions as the winter season leads up to a holiday calendar filled with festivities.
Farm markets are overflowing with bounty of the harvest season. Hiking trails are blanketed in a quilt of blazing colours. Evenings are filled with theatre and concert performances. Fall is a glorious season on the Eastern Shore.
Photograph Copyright: Scott Munn, George Simhoni, Crystal Dorey, NS Dept. of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism