Credit: Freewheeling Adventures
Kayaking between two of Nova Scotia’s best-known tourist towns, Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove, may not sound like much of an adventure, but once you set out on Freewheeling Adventures’ Outer Islands trip, you’re in for a wild treat. As the name suggests, this five-day tour takes you far from shore to a series of islands, some populated and some not so much. The trip starts with a long crossing of famous Mahone Bay to Tancook Island, an outport-style community. Later you’ll visit salmon farms, sea caves and an abandoned whaling station, before paddling across St. Margaret’s Bay to Peggy’s Cove and its famous lighthouse. Then it’s on to Shut- In Island, which is reminiscent of a Greek isle, with a high dome of granite offering a 360-degree view. You’ll be camping along the way, but the company’s sailing ketch will be shuttling your luggage and supplying dinner at each of the campsites (think lobster tail shish kebabs, sautéed scallops with fresh vegetables, mussels in wine and herbs, and freshly caught mackerel).