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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Pub-Crawl Like a Victorian in Halifax


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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