Every year, we spend a week in Wolfville at a little beach side cottage. I’ve grown to love it there, and never tire of all the fun things to see, do and eat in the Wolfville area. And, there was lots of doing nothing, which is also pretty great. A few of my favourite things:
There are lots of great wineries in the Wolfville area, and many offer tours and beautiful spots to enjoy a drink.
- Luckett’s Vineyard – THE.BEST.VIEW.
- L’Acadie Vineyard – Delicious organic sparkling wines and ciders.
- Gaspereau Vineyards – Another lovely spot with a recently opened patio.
- Planters Ridge – A new winery in a beautiful setting.
Fresh, delicious and local – Wolfville has a lot of great dining options.
- Front and Central – My favourite restaurant in Nova Scotia. Small plates, local ingredients and lots of vegetarian and gluten free options.
- Evangeline Cafe – A great place for lunch with simple, old fashioned food. And pie. Lots of pie.
- Slow Dough Bakery – Just opened up a new spot on Main Street in Wolfville. Yummy wheat-free brownies – and I hear their other choices are pretty good too!
- Wolfville Farmers Market – Lots of great vendors and always worth a visit. On Wednesday nights, you can get a “Market Supper” with salad, bread, main and dessert from the various vendors for $10.
Things to Do
- Gaspereau Valley Fibres – If you knit, you will be in heaven in this yarn shop, housed in a rustic barn. If you don’t knit, it’s still worth a visit for communing with the adorable animals – like my little buddy (above).
- Cycling – There are lots of trails and quiet country roads in the area, perfect for cycling. Check out this great map (designed by Anna Ramsay) for some ideas on routes.
- Al Whittle Theatre – Art house movies on Main Street in Wolfville.
- Grand Pre – A beautiful landscape with a lot of history. Definitely worth a visit.
There are so many things to see and do – let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for my visit next year. I’m already looking forward to going back in November to attend the Devour Film Festival, specifically a food styling workshop with Matt Armendariz (Matt Bites) and Adam Pearson.