Love local near Pictou County: A weekend itinerary

Depth perception surprises
Depth perception surprises as she watches the birds from the diningroom at Pictou Lodge (a glampy lunch stop-over while camping at Caribou Munroe).

Shortly we’ll be packing up our pimped-up pop-up Tilly and venturing to Pictou shores, where we hope the Northumberland Strait is warmer than the lakes on our own back doors.

There are 39 beautiful beaches in the area, boasting the region’s warmest waters.  Failing that, our hopefully glampy campsite has a pool.

We’re longing for a summery weekend as we head into summer solstice, where after the dreary Spring we’ve all experienced, moving to shorter days just doesn’t seem just!

Here’s our rough itinerary for the weekend:

  • campfire brie and inauguration of newly flashed-up Tilly (some champagne over the tow hitch is appropriate)
  • splash, swish and dive in whatever water we can find
  • Zip-lining over beautiful Pictou County at Anchors Above Zipline: this will be a  first for the oldest member of our glamping team (yikes)
  • for the love of lavender… smell the lavender and picnic by  the seaside at Seafoam Lavender Farm
  • cycling: bikes for five locked and loaded (new glampy basket included)
  • sea kayaking to spy on some seals and bob the waves was in our plans, but are sadly booked out – advice to you – book more than a week ahead. It’s popular. We tried Coastal Spirit Expeditions, which charge $60 pp including a picnic (although for a family of five, the price doesn’t seem like a picnic, but we won’t judge because we haven’t tried it).
  • awake to the rustle of trees and the sound of birds
  • drink french-pressed Just Us coffee from our glampy new Bodum and enjoy dining with our new glamping wear from Target’s new glamping collection from pinterest pinner PoppyTalk… sooo, pretty.

Tell us your favourite things to do in and around Pictou, NS.

Happy Glamping!