Load up your Ford Escape because we’ve planned the ultimate day trip from Halifax to Mahone Bay.

Head towards the beauty of nature at Birch Cove Lake Wilderness where you can bike or hike and be surrounded by lush greenery. Afterwards, relax your tired muscles and pamper yourself at Spa Chappelle with a massage, because why not? Enjoy a short walk in the sunshine at Cleveland Beach Provincial Park with a picnic, and swimming available. When you’re ready, hit the road westward along St. Margarets Bay Road and prepare to bite into the delicious pastries of The Bluebird Bakery. Further along, discover unique antiques and one of a kind item at Come By Chance Antiques. Depending on your arrival, you might be just in time for a live musical performance or a book reading at The Biscuit Eater café and bookstore. As you reach Mahone Bay, take your pick of paddling the gentle waters of the Bay, chart a boat, take a yacht tour and explore the south shore.

Where’s your favourite day trip taken you?

Ford Canada Ultimate Road Trip Series: Halifax to Mahone Bay