Things to Do
Hiking / Biking
Annapolis Valley is a great place to do a road trip, taking time to learn about history, taste some wine, tantalize your tastebuds with a delicious food scene, and even get into some adventure, such as whale watching, canoeing, hiking, and more.
Best 3 Trails
Middleton Nictaux Loop. Easy• 4.5(15) #1 - Middleton Nictaux Loop. Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Riverside Park. Easy• 4.1(8) #2 - Riverside Park. Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Annapolis River: Middleton to Lawrencetown. Easy• 4.5(4) #3 - Annapolis River: Middleton to Lawrencetown.
Restaurants, Cafe's, Wineries
Start your culinary exploration with Taste of Nova Scotia's Eat, Drink, and Explore the Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley
The Annapolis Valley is the centre of Atlantic Canada's wine region, and our wines win national and international awards. In 2010, Nova Scotia launched its own wine appellation. Known as Tidal Bay,
We have 12 wineries in the eastern end of the Valley, most near Wolfville, and 3 in the west near Bear River. Our climate and soil conditions favour crisp whites and satisfying reds.
Microbreweries, cideries and distilleries
Microbreweries, cideries and distilleries in Nova Scotia are creating top-quality products, often with superb local ingredients. You'll find them on the Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Map for the Annapolis Valley.
Be sure to visit the Valley's five National Historic Sites:
Fort Edward National Historic Site, Windsor: Built in 1750, Fort Edward is North America's oldest military blockhouse.
Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pré: This site was once the centre of Acadian culture worldwide and is the most significant memorial to their tragic deportation in the 1700s.
Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal: Visitors can walk the earthen walls, explore the 1797 Officers' Quarters Museum and soak up thousands of years of Canadian history.
Port-Royal National Historic Site, Port Royal: Costumed interpreters guide you through a reconstruction of the Habitation, an enclosed wooden compound built by Samuel de Champlain in 1605.
Melanson Settlement National Historic Site, Granville Ferry: This quiet farmland on the banks of the Annapolis River reveals a system of Dykeland farming that was unique among the Acadian settlers who lived here in the 1600s and 1700s.