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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Pub-Crawl Like a Victorian in Halifax

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5. An Oddball Day


Another way to clear the beer from your brain? Seaside exercise. In the fishing village of Lower Prospect, 30 minutes southwest of downtown, East Coast Outfitters leads four-hour ocean kayak trips ($65 per person) through the gin-clear waters of the Canadian Atlantic. The paddling is relatively easy, and the scenery—bursting with ospreys, loons, and seals—is so rugged, it makes Maine look like Malibu.

For a different perspective on this wild coast, stroll over to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, which houses a major collection of paintings by Maud Lewis, the Grandma Moses of Nova Scotia. Most impressive is the Painted House, a twelve-by-thirteen-foot wooden shack where Lewis once lived and worked, decorating every inch. It was later disassembled and permanently installed inside the museum.


Published on Sep 12, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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