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Eastern Shore

For the Rural Romantic

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About This Experience

Venture off the beaten path and explore Musquodoboit Harbour on a serene weekend getaway. This growing community is filled with vibrant small businesses, beautiful beaches, and abundant hiking trails.   


Escape the city for a cozy winter weekend in the wilderness at Nalu Retreat & Nordic Spa. Perched along the serene Myra River, Nalu Retreat is a luxury eco-glamping accommodation. Connect with nature and indulge in some much-needed winter self-care with a personal hot tub and outdoor shower for a cold plunge.


Go to Uprooted Café, a community hub and source for all things local. Try fresh bread, sandwiches, soups, and salads created with seasonally inspired ingredients. Pick up some locally grown vegetables, grab a frozen pre-made meal, and fill your growler of kombucha to go!  

 Treat yourself to a baked good from Martinique Desserterie and then grab a pack of micro-brewed beer at Harbour Brewing Company. Check out the Musquodoboit Harbour Farmer’s Market, which is open year-round, for even more local goods and artisan wares. 


Head out for a jaunt at the Musquodoboit Trailways. These trails offer solitude and rugged wilderness just minutes from Musquodoboit Harbour. Plan your hike ahead of time and explore the various scenic routes to make the most of your adventure.

Browse vintage goods at Old Times, Old Friends Antiques. It’s easy to spend hours browsing this shop brimming with old books, antique dish sets, collectable dolls, and drawers overflowing with vintage jewelry.  

Peruse bookshelves and curl up by the fireplace at Steeple Green Books. Located in a former church, the shop has thousands of second-hand books and gifts to explore. Local tip: Be on the lookout for pop-up yoga classes and live music held here.

Hope for Wildlife is a rehabilitation centre for wild animals like eagles, groundhogs, deer, and more. Their Education Centre and Wildlife Gardens are open to the public every Saturday throughout the year and admission is free.