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Some fun ideas to spice up your Thanksgiving holiday

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 by Polycorp

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is here already, especially with the warm weather we’ve been having.  The leaves are still on the trees, and mostly still green – what’s up with that?

Hopefully you’ll have lots of friends and family join you for Thanksgiving dinner in your new homes in Halifax Nova Scotia, but wouldn’t it be fun to get out and experience something a little different to celebrate a truly Canadian Thanksgiving?  Here are a few ideas:

  • At Ross Farm on October 8th you can enjoy the great outdoors and also feel like you’re stepping back in time as you experience an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, “settlers style” as they say.  There will be demonstrations of open-hearth cooking, coopering (you’ll have to show up to find out what that means) and sauerkraut making.  There will also be a fun auction at 2 pm.  Check out the Ross Farm website at http://museum.gov.ns.ca/rfm/en/home/visitus/default.aspx.  The Ross Farm Museum is located on highway #12 in New Ross, Nova Scotia, just 15 minutes from the Lighthouse route, or 25 minutes from the Gloosecap trail. 
  • Take a drive down to the Annapolis Valley for the “Valley Pumpkin Fest”, where you can pick your own pumpkin and see some of the colourful and creative Pumpkin People of Kentville. 
  • Did you know there’s a Pumpkin Regatta in Windsor, where people paddle hollowed out pumpkins from Falmouth to Windsor across Lake Pezaquid?  The race starts with the motorized giant pumpkin boats, followed by the paddlers.  People in giant painted pumpkins paddling across a lake – it’s quite a memorable sight!  This year’s event will be held October 14, and there are lots of other events around it as well.  Here’s the website for more information:  www.worldsbiggestpumpkins.com.
  • Want to head up Wentworth way?  There are chairlift rides at Ski Wentworth Thanksgiving weekend October 6 & 7, 2012 from 10am-4pm.   You can ride the chair to the top of Wentworth Mountain and enjoy spectacular views of Wentworth Valley ablaze in bursts of red, orange and gold.   There is a small fee (One way trip: $15/person or family pass: $40 max 5 per family), which includes a BBQ at noon.  And to work off some of those calories, you’ll walk back down the mountain.   Check out the website at www.skiwentworth.ca.

Hopefully there’s something in here to inspire you to get out of your new homes in Halifax, Nova Scotia and enjoy the beauty of the Nova Scotia countryside.  Nova Scotia is so wonderful in the sense that it’s so easy to get to the country from just about anywhere , so take advantage of it!


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