The Sunrise Trail

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There’s a special feeling of welcome everywhere as you travel the Sunrise Trail, a scenic drive along the northeastern coast of Nova Scotia. It’s a part of everything, from the warmth of the gentle surf that caresses broad sand beaches to the friendly people you’ll meet everywhere you go.

There’s a special beauty along the Sunrise Trail, too. Gently rolling farmlands create a quilt of emerald green fields that meets the sparkling blue waters of the Northumberland Strait. Country roads wind along sandy shores with their bright red bluffs and tidal saltmarshes that are vibrant with life. Timeless towns and villages, where generations have harvested the bounty of land and sea, now wait to be explored. Gracious accommodations offer a home away from home. There are fine restaurants, colourful shops and art galleries, as well as museums, summer theatre, and a fine arts centre. Good food and festivals are our specialty.

Approx. touring distances along the Sunrise Trail:
Amherst–Tidnish 23 km
Tidnish–Pugwash 31 km
Amherst–Pugwash 44 km
Pugwash–Tatamagouche 40 km
Tatamagouche–Pictou 60 km
Pictou–New Glasgow 15 km
New Glasgow–Antigonish 67 km
Antigonish–Auld’s Cove 58 km

(above is an excerpt from the official Nova Scotia Tourism website)

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