Travel the Boston and Nova Scotia Loop: What You Don’t Want to Miss

If you love  lighthouses, fresh seawater, ferry rides, and eating fresh lobster then this trip is for you! Traveling the Boston to Nova Scotia is totally doable and so much fun. With amazing scenery and a lot of adventure, there is something for every age in your family. Here are some ideas of what to do in each state along this route.

Boston, Massachusetts 
1. There is so much to see in Boston, one of the best ways to do it all is by grabbing a Go City Boston pass here on Groupon and you will be able to hit all of the sites. Be sure to do the Freedom trail. You can read about that here. They include:

  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum
  • CityView Hop-on Hop-off Boston Trolley Tour
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise
  • Old State House Museum & Old South Meeting House Combo Ticket
  • New England Aquarium
  • Museum of Science
  • Fenway Park Tour
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Paul Revere House
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Swan Boats of Boston
  • Sam Adams Brewery Tour
  • And more!

Be sure to eat at a few yummy places like Mikes Pastries, Eataly, Tasty Burger, Atlantic Fish Co, Abe & Loui’s, Friendly Toast and find some fresh lobster.

Bar Harbor, Maine

  • Acadia National Forest
  • Bike ride around Eagle Lake
  • Berry picking
  • Ferry ride to Nova Scotia
  • Eat lobster rolls
  • Camp in the Maine forest
  • Visit local orchards and creameries
  • Play in the water- kayak, boat, raft

Nova Scotia (Halifax, Yarmouth, Peggy’s Cove, Dartmouth) 

  • Attend a Halifax Wanderers FC game. You can find their schedule here.
  • Walk the boardwalk. Did you know Halifax has one of the longest boardwalks in the world? Check it out!
  • Visit the Halifax Citadel National Historical Site
  • Take a Ferry ride around the water front
  • Visit Lighthouses: Peggy’s Cove, Gilbert Cove, Cape Forchu to name a few.
  • Whale watching tour
  • Visit an Artisan Market
  • Play at a waterfront playground
  • Travel to Cape Breton Island
  • Relax on a beach
  • Enjoy a traditional lobster meal