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Things to do in Nova Scotia

Adrenaline junkies will find a wealth of things to do in Nova Scotia: Golfing on lush inland courses, kayaking around Mahone Bay, hiking along nature trails in the rolling hills and national parks, or cycling the world-renowned Cabot Trail. Sightseers in search of a more peaceful sortie should not miss out on whale watching on the Bay of Fundy, visiting the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, or exploring one of Nova Scotia's many museums. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a tourist favorite, housing some of the most significant relics from the wreck of the Titanic, while the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia provides a look at the province's history through paintings, sculptures and photographs.

Revelers in search of a party atmosphere will want to visit Halifax's bars and nightclubs for a taste of vibrant local color, and travelers looking for things to do in Nova Scotia in the summer months should take advantage of the city's many music festivals. Whether hiking the trails of Cape Breton or sampling a local vintage at the Nova Scotia Winery, every traveler will return home satisfied. Browse T+L's travel guide for more ideas on what to do in Nova Scotia.

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