Camping in Nova Scotia with wildlife watching

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12 top campgrounds in Nova Scotia with wildlife watching

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Breezy Petals Camping Resort

6 sites · Lodging, Tents204 acres · Rines Creek, Hants
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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Black Rock Stables

2 sites · Tents10 acres · Black Rock, Victoria
If you enjoy beautiful views of lakes/ocean and mountains, gorgeous sunsets, stargazing, the sound of the waves and bell buoys then Black Rock Stables campsite is the place for you to pitch your tent. Located at the end of the farm on a cliff (6’ wire fence) overlooking the beautiful Brasd’Or lakes.
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CA$30
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Hillside Point

3 sites · Tents25 acres · Antrim, Halifax
Hello HipCampers! We are located 40 mins out of the HRM, 25 mins away from the airport/ speedway, 5 min drive to Dollar Lake Provincial park, 10 mins from MMMXP race track We have quiet untouched 25 acres of forest for all your camping needs. Our sites and lifestyle is built with privacy in mind, obviously we ask you to be Courteous, but want you to be in the woods and enjoy yourselves. Sit back and stargaze till your heart desires! Plenty of different style of camping sites to suit all of your needs, deep woods and terrain, not far from the beaten path, and always plenty of room. Somewhat near the house if that makes you feel more Secure. we also can include -firewood cut and ready or you can forage for your fire needs! - Guided Fishing and Hunting with registered guide (extra $) -Some basic rental camping gear -Outhouse Ensure to pack your rain boots and go mushroom hunting on the property. As well as many trails owned by the forestry near by. We have a variety of apple trees feel free to pick some when in season! Farm fresh organic tri-colour eggs available soon. Find us on Facebook and Instagram to follow updates, or just to see some cute animal content; Hillside_point
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Moo Nay Farms

15 sites · Tents100 acres · Cooks Brook, Halifax
Moo Nay Farms is a located in Cooks Brook, Nova Scotia, about an hour from Halifax and 20 minutes from our local airport. We are a 100 acre free range beef, pig and rabbit farm, and horse boarding facility on a corner bordering on 2 rivers, a running brook and a sitting on a huge pile of sand. We encourage our campers to also be free range and choose any nice quiet spot they find, a wide open sand lot, along the river, or deep in the woods. Campers are free to set up tents and sites on either side of the pasture, I don't allow trailer campers in the pastures as the cows tend to like to use them as scratching posts and can damage units. You never know when a litter of piglets is going to be born, a new calf arrives, or when the cows will skip the fence and we call on ya for a cattle drive, but always guaranteed something interesting is going to happen on the farm. We welcome campers to bring their pets responsibly, please be aware it is a livestock farm. For people vacationing or travelling with horses, we have stalls and paddocks available and plenty of sand arenas and trails to ride in. Key features of the property are definitely the livestock, horses, a beautiful swimming or fishing hole at the corner of the property tons of walking or biking trails, a beach volleyball court, huge bbq pit, firepit area complete with seating, bbq capable of roasting whole hogs if you're planning a party event or gathering. With 100, very accessible acres, so many things to do, to learn about free range farming, and country life, we're sure you will find a beautiful location to enjoy nature on our farm, and lots of fun for the kids.
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Sandpoint Ocean Front Resort

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents87 acres · Tatamagouche, Colchester
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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CA$50
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Tent/Camper Camping by the Ocean!

1 site · Tent2 acres · Head Of Jeddore, Halifax
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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CA$25
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PEBs by the Sea

2 sites · Lodging1 acres · Clark's Harbour, Shelburne
Camping with a G... Glamping Great views and beautiful beaches The Price is for both domes together Here is a place to relax and unwind. Nothing but the sounds of nature and sunset views over white sand islands. Take a picnic to the beach. Light a fire and cook fresh seafood. Beautiful spot on the Most Southern Point of Nova Scotia. Have added an outdoor kitchen and bar area. Moved the Compost toilet closer to the dome. We have propane hot shower. Let me know if there's anything I can help with in any way?
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CA$300
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Joggings fossil cliffs camper site

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Cumberland
Imagine waking up and heading straight to the bay of Fundy to fossil hunt! Joggings fossil cliffs is a world famous UNESCO world heritage site for the preservation of the original and only found species that came from water to live on land dating almost 300,000 million years ago! With new fossils being exposed everyday this is a place you will definitely be happy to visit! Many tourist attractions around including a museum, horse back riding, beach tours, hiking trails, and of course the bay of fundy.
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Camp Croft

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Chester Basin, Lunenburg
Come enjoy our boondocking site located in Chester Basin on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Close to Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenberg. Just a short drive off of the 103 brings you to our secluded 2 acre wooded property suitable for trailers or RV’s up to 30 feet. We provide a level trailer pad with 8x16 deck and picnic table. Your site is exclusive and overlooks a small lake with access for canoes or kayaks. The lake has trout and bass in it and abundant wildlife including a couple of beavers. You are not far from the Rail Trail which is great for cycling or hiking. Some great restaurants are close by such as the Seaside Shanty. Book a visit to the Sensea Nordic Spa in Chester while you are here or just enjoy the serenity of your own little paradise. There is a fire pit but please bring your own wood or purchase nearby. No water or toilet facilities provided. Pump out and fresh water can be provided by a business close by if needed.
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Luxury Glamping at Nalu Retreat!

2 sites · Lodging25 acres · Porters Lake, Halifax
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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Green Oaks Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Windsor, Colchester
- 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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Owl's Hollow

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Caledonia, Queens
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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Camping in Nova Scotia with wildlife watching guide

Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for finding the perfect camping experience in Canada. If you're interested in wildlife watching and planning a trip to Nova Scotia, we've got you covered. With over 327 options specifically tailored for wildlife watching in Nova Scotia, you'll have plenty of choices to find the perfect spot. Whether you're looking for a serene oceanfront resort or an eco-friendly lodging off the beaten trail, we have it all. Check out our top campsites like Sandpoint Ocean Front Resort (33 reviews), PEBs by the Sea (23 reviews), and Off the Beaten Trail Eco Lodging (14 reviews), all highly rated by fellow campers. And with popular facilities like showers, campfires, and pet-friendly locations, plus activities like biking, horseback riding, and swimming, your camping experience will be nothing short of amazing. With an average price per night of £35 and options as low as £20, you're sure to find something that fits your budget. So pack your bags, grab your binoculars, and get ready to experience the beauty of Nova Scotia's wildlife up close and personal.

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