4 things to try this fall in Nova Scotia

This is the perfect time to get outside and take advantage of everything Nova Scotia has to offer.

Waterfall moving down rocks surrounded by trees with colourful leaves Photo: Jason Petersson

Fall is a beautiful season in Nova Scotia to enjoy the outdoors with amazing views and scenery. Going out and appreciating the bursts of yellow, orange, and red in the landscape will make you forget about the cooler temperatures. This season encourages you to slow down, savour quiet moments, dig into harvest foods and discover new experiences, so make sure you enjoy it as much as possible! Here are a few things to do during this cozy season, even if you are on a budget.


1. Visit a pumpkin patch and carve your pumpkins

Check out some farms around Nova Scotia—a lot of them within an hour’s drive from Halifax, and around Truro—and other options in the city. You can search online for ideas and tips on how to carve the pumpkins you pick up, and you’ll have great fall decorations in your home. Here are some great options:





2. Get lost in a corn maze

A lot of Nova Scotia’s farms have great corn mazes at this time of year. If you have access to a car, go enjoy the scenery on the way and see how long it takes you to find your way out of the maze! Check out these great options:




3. Go hiking

The colours during the fall will ensure you enjoy an amazing view during your hike. Sir Sanford Fleming Park, along with the neighbouring Frog Pond, is a great place in Halifax where you can enjoy a nice hike with some amazing views (climb the Dingle Tower to look over Dal and the Northwest Arm). Long Lake Park is another great option on the other side of the Northwest Arm that features a few different trails. And you don’t need a car, you can get there by bus! In and around Truro, make sure you check out the Cobequid Trail and beautiful Victoria Park with its sets of waterfalls!


4. Find your favourite pumpkin-flavoured drink

Pumpkin-flavoured drinks are really popular during the fall. You can visit pretty much any coffee house and find your favourite pumpkin spice latte. There are also many other types of local drinks that come with pumpkin flavours—find a patio on a warm fall day and try them all out with friends!