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LOCATION The route runs along the northern coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, for 245 miles (405 km)
VISITORS PER YEAR
More than 250,000
Jan: 21°F (-6°C); Apr: 39°F (4°C); Jul: 66°F (19°C); Oct: 48°F (9°C)
Anyone who has traveled even a small portion of Nova Scotia’s Evangeline Trail knows why it is one of Canada’s premier destinations. Widely considered to be the most beautiful coastal trail in North America, the trip can be made in two days. However, because of its incredible scenery, most visitors allow at least five days. The road runs parallel to the Fundy Coast and passes through the delightful villages and orchards of the Annapolis Valley. It is the quintessential journey for those who enjoy quiet seaside towns, historic sites, and breathtaking natural beauty in a pristine marine environment.
Getting There and Around A ferry to Yarmouth (the trail’s traditional starting point) from the US state of Maine is the preferred option for this route, but then you can drive or cycle (cars and bikes are permitted on the ferry).
When to Go May–Oct is prime season here. Fall has fewer visitors and the scenery is picture perfect.