Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area

Nova Scotia

About 30km northwest of Tatamagouche, this vast sanctuary protects 585 hectares, including tidal and freshwater wetlands. A 4km loop trail winds through the reserve; it's great for bird-watching, especially for waterfowl and, if you're lucky, bald eagles.

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1. Wallace & Area Museum

3.59 MILES

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2. Jost Winery

9.61 MILES

Among Nova Scotia's best-known wineries, Jost offers informative guided tours including two tastings, and you can pick up vintages in the shop. It…

3. Blue Sea Beach Provincial Park

12.46 MILES

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4. Sutherland Steam Mill

21.6 MILES

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5. Balmoral Grist Mill

22.2 MILES

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6. Rushton's Beach Provincial Park

22.42 MILES

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7. Blue Roof Distillers

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8. Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

25.24 MILES

Set on the Northumberland Strait, this 675-hectare nature center has 13km of walking trails and a worthwhile interpretive center. A four-storey tower…