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Camping in Nova Scotia

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Accolade Retreat

10 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Chéticamp, NS
Discover a 24-acre haven for off-grid camping in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, nestled at the foothills of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and conveniently situated across from the Gypsum Mine. This scenic property features an artisan well providing potable water, strategically located in the expansive 24-acre cleared field at the rear. During the summer months, we operate a hostel on-site, offering access to washroom and shower facilities as needed. This space is ideally suited for off-grid camping enthusiasts who share a like-minded appreciation for nature. Please note that visitors are responsible for their own waste disposal arrangements. If you find this area intriguing, feel free to reach out to Kevin at 902-292-1530 via call or text for more information.
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Owl's Hollow

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Caledonia, NS
WINTER SPECIAL! Book a stay during January, February and March and get 30% off. Enter NSM2RKFJ promo code when booking. Get back to nature at our lakefront eco-glamping property where you will experience serene lake life and forest bathing at its best! Owl's Hollow offers you private camping and glamping on Tupper Lake with everything in place to make your experience an adventurous one (with exception to your own camping gear). Tucked away at the end of a walk-in trail you'll find yourself in a protected cove surrounded by majestic white pines. You'll have exclusive use of the insulated and cozy Hollow Hut as well as your own private lakeside deck with comfortable deck chairs to take in the beautiful lake view or amazing star gazing. This is a very private part of the lake with very few residents and motorized boats. The only thing you'll hear is the wind rustling through the trees, call of the loons, owls, frogs or coyotes. You will also have exclusive use of the swim raft, 10x10 steel roofed canopy, BBQ, fire pit with fire wood, 3 camping pads, picnic table, 3 point hammock, outdoor shower and compost outhouse. Exclusive use of a canoe and 2 kayaks equipped with paddles and lifejackets is also included. What are you waiting for? Book Owl's Hollow for your next camping adventure and be as lazy or active as your body needs to rejuvenate. Guaranteed the experience will bring you back to the calmness you may have been missing! Nova Scotia Registration Number: RYA-2023-24-04051421027007770-28
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Fraserville Off-Grid Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Advocate Harbour, NS
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Luxury Glamping at Nalu Retreat!

2 sites · Lodging25 acres · Porters Lake, NS
Nalu Retreat is a healing retreat and nature sensory experience perched on the edge of a cliff where we invite you to practice mindfulness and enjoy the art of simply being. Our unique, four season geodesic domes offer an extraordinary and unforgettable glamping experience where one can connect to nature, but still have all the luxuries of a boutique hotel. Each dome has 16 ft high ceilings, large panoramic windows that bring mother nature indoors, a well equipped kitchen, spa inspired bathroom, fireplace, queen size bed, private deck with hot tub, bbq and outdoor shower for a cold plunge. Amenities: Hot tub, cold water therapy and propane fireplace for your own nordic spa experience on your private deck All inclusive packages and spa packages offering farm to table meal options and spa treatments Shared fire pit and walking trails (Sauna coming soon) Fully equipped kitchen with coffee, tea, sweeteners and oat milk, toaster, convection oven, fridge / freezer Spa inspired bathroom with rain-head shower, custom Nalu scented soap/lotion, shower cap and hair dryer Robes, slippers, aromatherapy diffuser and custom nalu chocolates to give that spa feel! Wifi, board games, adult colouring books, Yoga mats, meditation rounds, stargazing loft, cards, singing bowls, sound machine and much more!
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Tent/Camper Camping by the Ocean!

1 site · Tent2 acres · Head Of Jeddore, NS
Learn more about this land: Nestled in a quaint old Fishing Town is a 2-Acre Forest property, that hadn’t been touched since 1885! This land overlooks the North Atlantic Ocean, with a 25ft bank at the edge of the property, and almost 100ft of private stone beach! No hydro, or running water on this property (yet) - but 10 minutes by car you’ll find a Sobeys, a Home Hardware, and small local shops. A driveway was recently put onto the property so now all campers can drive right up to the site instead of trudging through the forest! There is currently a Tiny Home on the property being built. Feel free to pitch your tent, or park your van, behind the Tiny Home that way you could be blocked from the wind that might come off the ocean - if there is a storm coming in. Camper-vans are welcome on the property! I haven't been able to select both tents, and motor vehicles yet as options. Enjoy the peace and quiet under the stars, and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves breaking against the shore, and the leaves rustling in the breeze. __________ As of now, I do not have an accessible toilet. The land is in process of getting the hydro hooked up, and water is being tested. Under the deck of the Tiny Home there is a plastic table, and two plastic side tables. Feel free to use them. There is a large, black, garbage bin outside the tiny home, feel free to put your own garbage bag in there - but please take your garbage with you (as the city only collects one garbage bag on rotating weeks, and I cannot predict ahead which week it will be for you). Thank you!
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Sandpoint Ocean Front Resort

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents87 acres · Tatamagouche, NS
Located within a five minute drive just outside of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, our property has over 2500 feet of oceanfront with a mixture of Sand, Pebble and Rock covered beaches. 1500 ft of our ocean front is mostly made up of 60ft high cliffs with trees for shelter from the wind and sun. We supply everything you need such as two prefabricated C-Can washroom / Shower Units with both of the washrooms having showers with running hot water, unlimited firewood, and running water to have an unforgettable Ocean Front RV/camping/tenting experience. Tatamagouche is home to the Tatamagouche Brewery, The Train Station Inn, The Creamery Square / Heritage Society (Anna Swan Museum) and the Balmoral Gristmill. Guests can take in dinning experiences at restaurants such as the Nook & Cranny, The Chowder House and Big Als Pub. For the golf enthusiasts, we are just 5 min away from the water front Brule Point Golf Course and for world class golfing experience we are just 30 minutes from the Fox Harbor Golf Resort. Our property is mainly made up of open spaces with few trees, we have an abundant of Pic-nic areas with oversized pic-nic tables are placed along the ocean front so guests can have an unforgettable gathering with friends and family. With steps down to our premium beach front and a walk out dock for our kayakers, the property has easy access to the water for kayaking, swimming and we have a small boat launch for personal water crafts during high tides. Come check out this one-of-a-kind property! All ocean front tenting / RV sites have no services available if you want access to power and water you will have to book one of the sites that have services to it. We only have seven serviced sites available to our guests.
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The Twisted Tent

39 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · New Glasgow, NS
You will find us just off Exit 20, Highway 104. The property boasts 3 ponds and a park like setting where the tents are located. There is a river near by if you like to Kayak or fish, we are within 20 minutes to the beach. Hiking trails are close by as well as museums, parks and Go-Karts on property. This is off grid, there is a porta potty and an outdoor shower. Whistleberry Market is 2 minutes away, Green Thumb 5 min walk away.
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Off the Beaten Trail Eco Lodging

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Rose Bay, NS
Welcome to Off the Beaten Trail. Found on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, near the famous U.N.E.S.C.O Town of Lunenburg, making us a great central location. We offer a glamping experience that will be hard to beat. Offering unique full service units, Tent and RV sites. Recognized Superhost with Airbnb and voted #3 in Nova Scotia for Best Hipcamp in 2022 Open year round, for those who enjoy winter camping. Near by you’ll find Sea Glass beach (aka Spindlers Beach), The Ovens Natural Park, Sand Dollar Beach, Hirtles Beach, Oxners Beach (usually peaceful), Gaff Point Hiking Trail, Indian Path Common Trails, and Kingburg beach to name a few. For shopping locally we have The Rose Bay General Store and Bistro with NSLC Outlet. You’ll find convenience items, seasonal produce, fresh baked goods, take out and dine in eating, a great selection of imported Specialty items, and authentic Nova Scotian products. A great spot to stop on the way back from the beach for a bite to eat and supplies. We also have the Bayport Pub at the beginning of Feltzen South Road. With Great pub classics and fresh hot fish and chips, you’ll want to let them handle the cooking for a night, but make sure to leave room for the best Ice Cream around. Get the Scoop located in Feltzen South, just a short distance from us here at Off the Beaten Trail. Look up these great places and more online for hours and specials.
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Blueberry Run Trail RV Site

1 site · RV11 acres · Grand Desert, NS
Learn more about this land: 1 private premium site for a self contained RV, Travel Trailer or Camper Van on private land with no other campers near you. No Tenting permitted. Site has potable water hookup, 20 amp electrical outlet and free WiFi at the site. If you require black water service, a portable tank is included in your booking fee and will be on-site. The tank can hold 80 litres or 21 Gallons. If you require more black water capacity, you can add an extra dump for a fee and we will empty the tank and return it for an extra dump. Gray Water can be released into the drain on-site for showers, sink etc. The site is a solid gravel covered surface that is level. There is a gravel pad section in front of the site that has a picnic table and a fire pit. Fire wood is available for sale and will be delivered to the site upon request.  The Trans Canada trail is in front of the site where you can walk, bike, ATV or horseback ride. Porters Lake, Lawrencetown Beach, Porters Lake shopping center and restaurants are only 10 minutes away. 20 minute drive to Dartmouth or 40 minutes to downtown Halifax via 107 HWY or 207 HWY. There is also a café within walking distance called Rose to Rooster. Park your trailer or RV and explore the trails, beaches, lakes and hidden gems this community has to offer. Bring your outdoor games, bikes and your camping supplies and let your adventure begin with us. If you surf, we are a surfing destination and we welcome surfers to stay with us and be close to the action (within 10-15 minutes away depending which beach you choose) The site and community is L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ safe and everyone is welcome. Book now and enjoy your visit. We are OPEN from May 1st to Nov 25th 2024
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Green Oaks Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Windsor, NS
- Scenic view of the Shubenacadie Canal - 15 minutes from Highway 102 - 20 minutes from Truro - 30 minutes away from Burntcoat Head Park -Access to beautiful marshland wildlife - Tons of nearby rafting adventures -Many nearby provincial parks - Perfect location for tent and RV camping, pet friendly, car and trailer accessible
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Breezy Petals Camping Resort

6 sites · Lodging, Tents204 acres · Rines Creek, NS
Breezy Petals Camping Resort is a family oriented campground offering tenting, RVing, glamping as well as fun outdoor activities and music events.Our mission is to build a camping wonderland, where families and friends can discover true happiness, health and  green lifestyle. Here you can forget all of your stress, just enjoy the great nature by listening birds singing, watching beaver swimming, discovering the secret from deep woods, observing starlight with telescope at night, relaxing your body with yoga by the dome..... So much more you could do.Come and join us, let's have some fun together!
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Bootsie's

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Amherst, NS
After a short less than 5 minute walk, check out the sunset view out the back patio door, birds and squirrels chirping galore. Relax, have a campfire, dip your feet in the nearby brook and enjoy nature in this cozy and comfortable space. Explore acres of wooded area or take a walk/snowshoe in the trail. Seasonal activities such as a small apple orchard near by, pumpkin patch along with some farm animals (chickens, turkeys and sometimes cows)
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Camping in Nova Scotia guide

Overview

Almost entirely surrounded by water, Nova Scotia is central to Canada’s maritime region. Ocean inlets sneak tendrils into the province’s forested interior, while seafront restaurants dole out fresh fish, lighthouses beckon ships to shore, and beach bonfires dot the coast. The region shines in summer, when most Nova Scotia campgrounds open and gulf currents warm the Atlantic for swimming and boating. Autumn’s crisp temperatures and colorful foliage are perfect for hikes through the Cape Breton highlands or a drive on the Cabot Trail, and winter snow lays a smooth foundation for cross-country skiing.

Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is ideal for camping in summer and hiking year-round, with old-growth boreal forests, river canyons, and plenty of sandy beaches. Campers can also consider taking a road trip along the coast and across the highlands on the scenic Cabot Trail highway. Further south, the saltwater Bras d’Or Lake is a sailing and swimming hotspot.

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Here, you can experience the world’s most dramatic ocean tides in Fundy National Park, comb the beaches of Five Islands Provincial Park, or canoe through Kejimkujik National Park. Catch a glimpse of humpback and right whales during their summer migration—then, venture inland for fresh local produce and wine tastings at Annapolis Valley vineyards.

Eastern Shore

Head to Larencetown and Martinque beaches outside Halifax for some of the best cold-water surfing on Canada’s east coast. Visit the region’s authentic fishing communities on the way, then take a boat out to the 100 Wild Islands archipelago, where you can hike and camp in secluded coves and boreal rainforests.

Northumberland Shore

Plenty of warm-water beaches lie along the sheltered Northumberland Strait, as does a thriving local wine scene and Gaelic culture in Pictou, known as “the Birthplace of New Scotland." The region’s fishing industry also brings fresh lobster to area restaurants.

South Shore

The South Shore of Nova Scotia offers opportunities to dive into maritime history at colorful Old Town Lunenburg (home of the Bluenose II schooner), snap a picture of the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, or get off the grid for a camping trip in one of the region’s wilderness areas—many of which feature thick canopied forests and white-sand beaches.

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