Other Attractions

breaching whale

Whale Watching

The Whitman Inn is at the heart of Nova Scotia, half way between the world renowned Bay of Fundy and the empty white beaches of the Atlantic coast. Each is less than an hour's drive and offers its own unique attractions, from whale-watching to sailing. The coastal towns of Annapolis Royal, Digby and Liverpool offer a wealth of cultural activities and historic sites all within easy reach of The Whitman Inn. You also can enjoy the inn property with a sunny porch, remarkable garden and dine at the licensed restaurant with hearty dishes.

Carter's beach

Beach Meadows beach

The vibrant artistic community of Bear River is another popular destination, while closer to the inn there is the unique and unexpected Kempt Lake Gallery. Kejimkujik is a whole attraction on its own, but within the park are any number of opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. Whynot Adventure is right in the park and offers hands-on exploration of the great wilderness with a full outfitting service. A few kilometers south of the inn you'll find the Mersey Tobiatic Research Institute (MTRI) field station, where they are always happy to receive visitors and provide regular summer seminars. Visitors can sometimes join field trips with research groups studying rare or endangered species from turtles to fungi.

scenic bridge

A typical scenic bridge

The Wilder Restaurant and general store a few minutes along Route 8 from the Whitman Inn, does a lot more than the name suggests, with regular live music and outdoor big-screen movie nights during the season. Head south on the 8 past Kempt and the MTRI and you'll find Caledonia which provides for local shopping, an atm, a visitor information centre and a farmers market on summer Saturdays. Every September Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, an historic event in itself and a celebration of rural life in Nova Scotia.

The Whitman Inn is ideally placed for visitors to explore the whole region or simply stay close by and enjoy all that's on offer just a few minutes from the front door.