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Fall Events – Article by Margaret, Teen Blogger

Fall Leaf ImageThere are so many things to look forward to in autumn: Thanksgiving, colorful leaves, brisk weather, hiking, bonfires, and baking are all things that make the coming of fall so lovely. Often, September is observed as a dreaded month of school and routines, when really it should be seen as quite the opposite - it should be anticipated for countless reasons.

What’s better than long weekends out of the city? For the next few months, make plans to go on road trips to enjoy the artistry of autumn. There are many events going on in and around the city that you can attend.


Sample events:

Bluenose Ghosts Festival
Fear the Darkness Logo

This fall, Alderney Landing on the Dartmouth waterfront will be providing some local events. For example, October 16-November 2 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, there will be the Fear the Darkness Haunted House, which is frequently popular among HRM residents. More events and information can be found on their website: http://bluenoseghostsfestival.com/

Haunted Corn Mazes

There are several corn mazes outside of the city. Take a night out this fall with a bunch of friends to get scared and have some laughs. Popular corn mazes include Courthouse Hill Farm’s Nights of Gore and the River Breeze Fear Farm. Dates, times, prices, and directions can be found on their websites.

Nights of Gore Logo

Maritime Fall Fair

The Maritime Fall Fair is a tradition for me, something I’ve enjoyed going to since I was small. The event takes place at Exhibition Park, near Prospect. You feel the fall vibes through the amusement rides, petting zoos, and horse shows. More information can be found through the following link: http://www.maritimefallfair.com/en/home/Attractions/default.aspx

[Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, this year’s event was held October 10-14, so it’s too late to attend this year. But it’s never too early to plan for next year.]


Another wonderful option for this autumn would be hiking. To venture through the beautiful Nova Scotian trails and forests is a privilege for us on the East Coast - especially now that the forests and terrain are lit up with the bright colours of orange, red, and yellow.

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia CoverSample trails:

Cape Breton Highlands National Park (various trails), Cape Breton Island

Cape Split, Kentville

Duncan’s Cove and Chebucto Head, Duncan’s Cove

Taylor Head Provincial Park, Spry Bay

[Editor’s Note: for more information on fall hiking in Nova Scotia, see http://www.novascotia.com/en/home/discovernovascotia/outdooradventure/hikingtrails/fallhiking.aspx and Michael Haynes' books.]


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