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One summer I spent a few weeks in Nova Scotia traversing the province researching adventures for a book. I stayed in B&B’s for the most part but pulled out my compact, one man Eureka tent when the B&B option wasn’t available.
One such time was on the south shore of Nova Scotia. I had just finished biking in the Annapolis Royal area and planned to do a seaside hike in Kejimkujik National Park. Thomas Raddall Provincial Park is well positioned to access Kejimkujik as it’s only about a 15 minute drive away.
I pulled up to Thomas Raddall Provincial Park at about 8 PM on a June night. If there was anyone else in the park, I didn’t see them. Off I went to set up my tent – and then with time on my hands figured it would be worth exploring the nearby trails. Never did I guess that the park would be so beautiful!
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park is a worthy destination
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, overlooking Port Joli Harbour, is a destination in its own right. It offers 82 campsites, three white sand beaches, picnic areas and hiking and biking trails. Nearby are four migratory seabird sanctuaries.
This part of Nova Scotia – but especially Seaside Kejimkujik National Park, feels wild and desolate even though it’s only a few hour’s drive from Halifax. Check it out next time you’re in Nova Scotia.
Visit the Nova Scotia Parks website for more information.
Further reading on adventures in Nova Scotia
- One of Nova Scotia’s Great Day Hikes: The Hike to Cape Split
- Cycling Nova Scotia – Peggy’s Cove to Lunenburg
- Kayaking Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia
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