Farms, Gardens and Zoos

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens – In a beautiful setting overlooking a tidal river valley, the Historic Gardens is a premiere Nova Scotia attraction showcasing gardening methods, designs and materials representing more than four hundred years of local history. Lots of paths and activities for children to explore.

Centre for Small Farms, Grand Pre – Located behind the Just Us! Coffee Roasters, there is a large garden area. Take your time to wander through the many themed gardens, relax in a hammock, or have the children play in the child’s garden. Free. Programs and workshops available.

Dakeyne Farm, Mount Denson – this farm between Hantsport and Falmouth has an annual fall sunflower maze! The first one in Nova Scotia!

Davison’s Corn Maze – located at 1112 Falmouth Dyke Road Falmouth, just outside of Windsor, has a corn maze. It is open from August until the end of October and you can book a Saturday night maze under the stars!

Dempsey’s Corner Farm Market – a petting zoo, cafe, play area, and u-pick. Free admission.

Dill’s Farm in Windsor is home of the late Howard Dill, developer of the “Dill’s Atlantic Giant”, World’s Largest Pumpkin Variety. There is a gift shop and small museum on site. Many photo opportunities, especially in pumpkin season!

Dragonfly Haven Therapeutic Farm, Mt. Denson – a place where we encourage health and well-being through the tranquility of nature and miniature farm animals. This farm is open to the public as a petting zoo or you can book a one-on-one 90minute therapy session with the animals.

Evans’ Family Farm Market – Wilmot, has an annual autumn corn maze and many other activities for families.

Foote’s Farm Market in Centreville (Highway 358) is open year-round but in the fall they have a hay bale maze and other activities for kids aged 3-5.

Gaspereau Valley Fibres – primarily a wool and yarn shop in Gaspereau, they also have sheep on the farm that you can stop in to visit for free.

Gates’ UPick in Port Williams has pear and apple picking in the fall. Free wagon rides are given around the orchards. They are open in September and October.

Hennigar’s Farm Market – a petting zoo, cookhouse, farm market, walking trails and icecream! Free admission.

Nova Scotia Pumpkin Patch – this website shows you where the pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hay rides are throughout the province. Everything you need to know to plan your fall adventure.

Noggins Farm – there is a wonderful, free play area with slides, water pumps and dirt piles. In season, you can do apple picking and the corn maze.

Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Aylesford – open from Easter til November.

Oulton’s Meats and Martock Glen Farm Agri Zoo – We are a working farm with two provincially inspected abattoirs and an on-farm meat store. We invite you to come and visit our little bit of paradise! Mike Oulton has been raising and selling meat for decades, everything from beef to chickens, rabbits and boar. And his son Wayne continues the tradition, introducing new species such as 15 exotic varieties including pheasant and ostrich. Feel free to visit the animals for free at your own risk. BLOG POST

Pick-Your-Own Farms – Find a pick-your-own farm near you. This is a listing for farms across Nova Scotia.

Salmon-Care Coldbrook Fish Hatchery – located at 2550 Fish Hatchery Road in Coldbrook. Scientific and Technical staff of the Fish Division are responsible for research, assessment and free passage of fish stocks inhibiting New Brunswick and Nova Scotia rivers flowing to the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia Rivers flowing directly into the Atlanic Ocean. Tours are available and you can pop in to have a look at the fish. Phone 902-679-5572. MAP

Stirlings Fruit Farms in Greenwich has corn maze, hay rides, and apple and pumpkin U-picks.

Tangled Gardens, Grand Pre – where herbs and fruit are transformed into jewel-like jellies and flavourful vinegars to enhance simple fare or gourmet meals. When you visit us, make sure to stroll through the garden, take a few minutes to walk our wildflower labyrinth, or pause by the pond to reflect. $3 admission fee.

Willowbank Farm, Port Williams – There is a petting zoo and other farm animals to visit. Upick fruit and vegetables on site as well as a muesum of antique farm equipment. Pony and wagon rides offered. For some activities a bracelet needs to be purchased. Check the website for details. Open September and October. 

Wood ‘n Hive Honey Farm, Port Williams – We know that you can purchase your honey anywhere, at Wood’n’Hive we provide not only honey , but also an experience to allow you to better understand where your food comes from. Live bee displays. 

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