Hiking the South Shore of Nova Scotia

Quahogging on Crescent Beach

Quahogging on Crescent Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The South Shore of Nova Scotia offers the best year round hiking. The long stretches of white sandy beaches,easy access and moderate temperature throughout the year make the South Shore a favourite for hikers.

Kejimkujik Seaside

Kejimkujik Seaside

My top ten.

Queensland

Hirtles

Rissers

Cherry Hill

Beach Meadows

White Point

Cherry Hill Beach Nova Scotia

Cherry Hill Beach Nova Scotia

Kejimkujik Seaside

Sandhills Provincial Park

Crescent Beach Lockeport

The Hawk

 

 

 

Be sure to check out our local expert the Scotian Hiker.  For more resources check out these links. Happy hiking!

Nova Scotia’s Backyard

Nova Scotia Tourism

 

The Port Store

The Port Store

This is where you pick up your mail,buy homemade pies and bread,  lobster plugs,  fish & chips with homecut fries, Kejimkujik ice cream, find out the price of lobsters at the wharf, and how Mary’s feeling.

Fish & Chips & Lobster Gear

The town once a bustling ship building port was home to over 3000 people, hence Commercial Street, once lined with hotels and merchants, now lined with stately homes that sometimes double as  summer cottages.

Streets in Port Medway

Continue past the store to the local wharf, where you will find Tony’s fish plant, if the timing is right you can find fresh haddock for sale.

Port Medway Fish Plant

Port Medway Fish Plant

Grab a lunch from Ocean Breeze take out at the Port Store and enjoy the views from the Lighthouse Park’s  Gazebo or the viewing platform.

A stroll around the square will give you up close views of both grand old homes and the Medway Harbour. Just enough time to eat an ice cream.

Port Medway is almost half way between Bridgewater and Liverpool on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Take exit 17A to Port Medway, from highway 103. The Port Medway road is approximately 7 kilometres from the highway to the Port Store.