Top 100 Things to do in the Annapolis Valley this Summer

Top 100 Things to do in the Annapolis Valley this Summer

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The Valley is full of things to do, especially in the summer. Here is Valley Family Fun’s top 100+ things to do in the Annapolis Valley this summer.

Keep this list handy for those I’m Bored moments.

In no particular order.



 

Items in BLUE are FREE!

  1. Visit the New Minas splash pad.
  2. Find a food truck and get take out for a picnic. Nippers British Fish and Chips is a great place to start! 
  3. Swing on the indoor swings at the Real Scoop ice cream shop in Wolfville
  4. Cool off at the Moore’s Brook Falls near Kentville.
  5. Play mini golf.
  6. Explore Heustis (Houston’s) beach for a new place to swim.
  7. Ride the Trecothic Creek Trains in Windsor.
  8. Take a hot air balloon ride over the Valley with East Coast Balloon Adventures.
  9. Hike Cape Split.
  10. Swing off the rope swing at Flat Rock, Hantsport.
  11. See car racing at Valley Raceway near Kingston.
  12. Rent a canoe or kayak or go on a guided paddle in Middleton  or in West Hants for FREE or in Bridgetown for a small fee.
  13. Do the Sunflower Maze at Dakeyne Farm, Mt. Denson.
  14. Visit the Coldbrook fish hatchery for a free tour.
  15. U-pick your own fruits or vegetables.
  16. Ride the Flume Ride at Upper Clements Park.
  17. Take in a FREE program at all branches of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library
  18. Go to a museum all about trains in Middleton.
  19. Take your family to a rope course.
  20. Go to a summer children’s workshop at Prescott House in Port Williams.
  21. Go camping at Blomidon.
  22. Cool off on the waterslide at Windsor Playland Safari.
  23. Race your kids on a go kart.
  24. Have a bonfire at Huntington Point and explore the Fairy Cottages.
  25. Go on an art hunt with Uncommon Art.
  26. Take a Valley Ghost Walk Tour. Best suited for 10+
  27. Play at a new playground.
  28. Go swimming at Aylesford Lake.
  29. Explore Miner’s Marsh in Kentville.
  30. Brave Kentville’s bike course at Burgher Hill.
  31. Try geocaching.
  32. Go to the Valley Drive In.
  33. Find Hidden Valley in New Minas.
  34. Play disc golf in New Minas.
  35. Have a tea party every weekend at the Randall House Museum, Wolfville.
  36. Explore a nature spot in Kings County with a FREE adventure trail guide
  37. Go fishing at Silver Lake.
  38. Play with the old-fashioned phone at the McDonald House Museum in Middleton.
  39. Get a frozen yogurt in Middleton.
  40. Go for a walk and then a swim at the Wolfville Reservoir Park.
  41. Take a ride on a double decker bus where kids ride for free on the Magic Wine Bus!
  42. Watch the chimney swifts in Wolfville.
  43. Do the grass maze and hike the coastal trail at the Black Rock Community Centre.
  44. Paint something in the air conditioned Clayground Studio in Wolfville.
  45. Find the hidden animals in the Kings County Courthouse Museum, Kentville.
  46. Explore the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and walk the Nature Trail at Acadia.
  47. Play farmers’ golf, get an ice cream and go for a nature walk at Hennigar’s Farm Market in Greenwich.
  48. Have at the kids’ zone at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  49. Find the Acadian well and chapel at the Castle Frederick hiking trails in Falmouth.
  50. Learn 5 expressions by Thomas Chandler Haliburton at the Haliburton House Museum in Windsor.
  51. Fly a kite at the Kentville Research Station.
  52. Watch old-fashioned farming in action at the Northville Heritage Farm Centre.
  53. Take a wagon ride at Ross Farm Museum.
  54. Try your hand at bowling.
  55. Swim under the waterfall at Crystal Falls, Greenwood.
  56. Work off your lobster by walking the eco trail in Halls Harbour
  57. See the baby lions at Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Aylesford.
  58. Visit the sheep and llamas at Gaspereau Valley Fibers.
  59. Grab a coffee and read a book in the hammocks behind Just Us! In Grand Pre and read a book from their wee-free library.
  60. Swim at Evangeline Beach.
  61. Sing the Mickey Mouse theme song while walking around the Mickey Hill trail near Annapolis.
  62. Take a book or leave a book at the Wee Little Library at Miner’s Marsh in Kentville.
  63. Take a stroll through the Acadia nature trails.
  64. Rent a kayak in Bridgetown. (When you click, scroll to the very bottom of the page)
  65. Learn about the history of the McMaster Mill back of Greenwood.
  66. Feed the fish and barnyard animals at Dempsey Corner Farm.
  67. Rent a pedal boat at the Raven Haven Beachside Family Park near Annapolis.
  68. Do the storyboard at Port Williams Park.
  69. Go Rock Hounding at Scott’s Bay.
  70. Bike the rail trail, especially the new section between Wolfville and Grand Pre.
  71. Go fossil hunting at Blue Beach, Avonport.
  72. Practice your airplane flying at the Greenwood Aviation Museum.
  73. Go for a family jog at the Bigelow Nature Trail in Canning.
  74. Jump on the giant pillow at Jellystone Park in Kingston. No! You don’t have to be a camper to do it!
  75. Learn about the highest tides in the world at the Annapolis Royal Tidal Power Interpretive Centre.
  76. Kids play while parents have a coffee at the Cotton Tale Café in New Minas.
  77. Send your kids to camp.
  78. Go for a walk or bike ride at the Irishman Settlement near Windsor.
  79. Ride the Kings Transit bus. Youth summer passes available.
  80. Learn about Acadian Heritage on a guided walk in Annapolis Royal.
  81. Have fish and chips take out from Pearles in Paradise.
  82. Go to a nature event put on by the Blomidon Naturalist Society or the Flying Squirrels
  83. Do a beach clean up.
  84. See a whole house made out of concrete in Centreville!
  85. Support local by shopping at the Kentville Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays.
  86. Roll down the hill at Fort Anne, Annapolis Royal.
  87. See how a book is made at Gaspereau Press, Kentville.
  88. Visit the miniature donkeys at Willowbank Farm in Port Williams.
  89. Eat an ice cream from a boat from Sea Cones Ice Cream Boat
  90. Watch a horse pull at the Annapolis Valley Exhibition in Lawrencetown (3rd week of August).
  91. Hike to the ghost town of Roxbury.
  92. Get fit with the family at Kingston’s Stronach Park fitness trail!
  93. Blast your family away at laser tag on a rainy day at Roo’s Playhouse in Greenwood.
  94. Tubing on the Gaspereau River (when the water levels are high enough).
  95. Go to the SPCA and play with the cats and dogs.
  96. See some really old houses on your self-guided historical walking tour of Bridgetown.
  97. Grab your skateboard and head to the Windsor Waterfront skateboard park to try out your moves.
  98. Grab some paint swatches and head to the Acadia Art Gallery to find those colours in the paintings.
  99. Build a sandcastle at Kingsport Beach.
  100. Make a YouTube video of your summer vacation like Daniel does

BONUS:
101. Go horseback riding with Evangeline Trail Rides.

102.  Throw some axes at Halimac in Kentville

103. Take your older youth and teens and see if you can get out of the Breakout 902 Escape Rooms in Coldbrook! 

 

What else would you add to the list?

 

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4 replies
  1. Roderick Kershaw
    Roderick Kershaw says:

    Having just visited Upper Clements Park, with my grandkids, from B.C.,I was amazed how much it has developed since my last visit many years ago with my own children when it first opened.
    It can now be classed as the best mini disney- like park east of Montreal, as it has all rides to satisfy all ages, all, day .
    It is cheap, no admission fee, and individual rides are $5 each, or a bracelet for $30 for as many rides as you like all day .(Much cheaper in US Dollars)
    Why is this not advertised???? It is not just a plume ride!!!, in fact there are 2 flume rides now for the price of 1.
    What advertising there is, (I have seen on CTV news) is deplorable, no prices, photos of a few rides instead of videos of the park, copy Disneyworld, and see how they advertise their product .!!!
    Come on Nova Scotia Tourism Dept we can do better than this!!!!

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    • ValleyFamilyFun
      ValleyFamilyFun says:

      I agree! It’s a great place for all ages to visit, and our family could spend all day at the flume ride!
      I would love for the park to work with Valley Family Fun for advertising, too 🙂

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  2. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    This is a great list Laura!
    Have to add gelato at Fox Hill Cheese house. And cheese samples are always free 🙂
    And yes camping and also hiking in Blomidon provincial park – amazing views from the campground and trails for many different abilities!
    For those who haven’t tried uncommon art it is so worth it! Discover hidden treasures all over the valley! Even choose 4-5 close to home to explore!

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    • ValleyFamilyFun
      ValleyFamilyFun says:

      I love these ideas! I just added the Fox Hill to my ice cream map that is coming out soon, too! Thanks for the great tips. Aren’t we lucky to live in a place with so many things to do??

      Reply

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