The weather is cooling down, and the animals are preparing for the winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to hibernate just yet. Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor activities, there are a number of different fall activities to try with the family this year.
Here is a list of our family favorites with a few new things I hope to try this year:
Try some of the wonderful local trails
If there is one thing Nova Scotia has, it’s an abundance of beautiful scenery.
- Our favorites include the Salt Marsh Trail and Shubie Park. These trails feature sections of wide smooth
paths that are perfect for tiny feet and strollers.
- For the active kids, try the
Dartmouth or Halifax waterfront. There are two wonderful new play structures,
one adjacent to the Alderney Ferry Terminal (Dartmouth) and another next to the
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (Halifax).
- If you are looking for a
more rugged hike, the located on Crown Land just outside Timberlea and
Head to a museum
If you are looking to incorporate a little education into your fall outings, look no further.
- Museum of Natural History is
program again this year. Each Tuesday this Fall children under five have the opportunity to get hands on with nature exhibits.
- Along with their many permanent
exhibits, the Discovery Center is featuring RadScience which is sure to interest the skateboard lover in
- Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is
offering Pop Goes the Easel Family Sunday which includes a live performance by musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia and
the opportunity for kids to explore music
Check out the farmers markets
What is better than supporting local farmers? Tasting the local food.
From Dartmouth, to Halifax and into Wolfville, visit any farmer’s market to sample tasty food and maybe get a little early holiday shopping done. http://farmersmarketsnovascotia.ca/
- Noggins Corner Farm Market, just
outside the city, features a corn maze, a walking trail, and U-Pick apples and
pumpkins as well as a number of other activities geared to children young and
old alike. A great spot for the whole
- Looking for a farm closer to
the city? Try the
- Fisherman’s Cove celebrates
their community with the
on October 5th. Grab the family, head to Eastern Passage and take in the festival – just don’t forget the fish and chips!