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Brier Island Activities

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We are planning on doing 2 whale watching tours from Brier Island in September. We are trying to decide whether to stay 1 or 2 nights. Is there anything else to do on the island if we finish a morning tour or should we move on? Thanks for your help.

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Brier Island is a very small island ( aprox 5 miles long & 2 miles wide) so 1 night there would be sufficient. You might want to stop in Tiverton (on Long Island) for a hike to see the Balancing Rock,

http://www.novatrails.com/trails/digby-county/balancing-rock-trail.html

Just curious as why you are taking 2 whale watching tours.

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Thanks for your advice. We've done whale watching in Cape Cod, MA, and it was one of the favorite things we've ever done. Since it's been many years, we thought we'd get our fill while in NS. It's our first time here.

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Brier Island is a little island backed with BIG adventures and worth at few night to explore Nova Scotia Eco-Tourism destination.

We have whales everyone knows that and they are amazing! But Brier Island is also home to Seal Cove

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seal-Cove-Brier-Island/434670603380371?fref=ts This location is a just a short hike along beautiful coastal trails to an area that you can watch from shore the colony of seal who make their home at the cove.

Birds a plenty are on Brier Island and Pond Cove Beach and Nature preserve is a designated Important Bird Area and the beach offers many hours entrainment swimming, playing and exploring https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pond-Cove-Beach-and-Nature-Preserve/674839965982097?fref=tsnd

Birds and seed drop is one of the reason that Brier Island has over 25 species of wild orchids and countless other beautiful flora to see this is an old link but just a sample of some of the amazing wildflowers on the Island http://www.nswildflora.ca/specPics/jSwift/Brier1/Brier1.html

Lighthouse are a favourite Nova Scotia destination and Brier Island has 2 that you can visit and explore the area around. Peggy’s Cove has a run for the money when compared to our 2 lighthouses areas.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brier-Island-Light-Alarm-AKA-Western-Light/1582987765295988?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Passage-Light-and-Alarm-AKA-Northern-Lighthouse/821991991182931?fref=ts

If you love animals and the arts stop by Hooking by the Sea or Brier Island Lodge to visit the farm animals.

https://www.facebook.com/hookingbythesea?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/BrierIslandLodge?fref=ts

If you love fresh seafood and stunning views visiting the dinning room at the Brier Island Lodge offers amazing view and food

The sunsets and star gazing is amazing anywhere on the Island due to the low light levels. Bring a blanket and find a comfortable spot and enjoy!

These are just a few of the To Do’s on Brier Island so make your stay more than one night!

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