Anne of Green Gables located on PEI via Ferry - 1 hour 50 minutes from Pictou

When the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting. As the book became popular around the world, it's likely that many readers had no idea where Prince Edward Island was. Today, millions of the book's fans have made the trip to PEI and discovered the land that captivated Anne in Lucy Maud Montgomery's stories. And for those who just can't get enough of their favourite red-headed girl, or the woman who created her, there are Anne-related attractions all over the Island.

Arisaig - "The Mini Cabot Trail" - located 45 minutes from Pictou

On this scenic route of the Sunrise Trail you will discover sights, adventure, and taste. Take in the Arisaig Lighthouse, Lobster Interpretive Centre & Café, Cape George Point Lighthouse, Ballantyne's Cove Tuna Interpretive Centre, Knoydart Cheese House is adjacent to Knoydart Farm – the only certified organic dairy farm East of Quebec, and the Steinhart Distillery offers award winning spirits and overlooks Arisaig Wharf. You won't want to miss Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters which offers Bird watching; Sightseeing; Lobster fishing; Packaged tours.

Charlottetown Waterfront located on PEI via Ferry - 1 hour 50 minutes from Pictou

A special collection of merchants who are located on the historic Charlottetown waterfront. Peakes Wharf offers something for everyone: crafts, clothing, fine gifts, souvenirs, restaurants, boat tours, and great live Island music.

Halifax Waterfront - 1 hour 45 minutes from Pictou

The Halifax Waterfront is a bustling hotspot of the city. Visitors and locals alike flock here during the summer months to enjoy a leisurely walk along the nearly 4km boardwalk, browse the shops, indulge in an ice cream cone, dine at a variety of restaurants or just sit and people watch.

Jost Vineyards located in Malagash - 1 hour from Pictou

Tucked in the gentle hills and sheltered coastal inlets of the Northumberland Shore, Jost Vineyards is the largest winery in Nova Scotia. Daily wine tastings provide the opportunity to discover how the hardy, reliable grape varieties that thrive in this coastal climate make wines that are versatile in style, with crisp and fruit-forward characteristics. Seagrape Café at Jost Vineyards offers fine, seasonal fare in an idyllic atmosphere. While you dine, enjoy the view of the vineyard from the comfort of the stately fireside lounge or from the vine-covered patio.

Lunenburg located on the South Shore - 2 hours 40 minutes from Pictou

Old Town Lunenburg is one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Seventy percent of the original colonial buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries continue to greet visitors with their colourful façades. Wander Old Town Lunenburg’s distinctive waterfront with its colourful buildings and listen for salty tales of seafaring and rum-running and discover a charming town filled with amazing restaurants, distilleries, breweries, artisans and unique shops.

Mabou located on Cape Breton Island - 2 hours from Pictou

Mabou is located on Cape Breton Island along the Ceilidh Trail. The biggest attraction on the Ceilidh Trail is the music......Cape Breton music, Scottish music, the fiddle, stepdancing, square sets and the singers! There is something to attend every night. It is simply amazing!! A must stop is the Red Shoe Pub. Discover the Ceilidh Coastal Trail, Christie's Look-Off, Judique's Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Glenora Inn & Distillery, two beautiful beaches located in Port Hood & Inverness as well as many galleries and shops

Northumberland Shore Beaches - 15 minutes to 1 hour from Pictou

With more warm-water ocean beaches than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada, this shore is Beach Country. Build sandcastles, fly kites, beachcomb for shells and seaglass, take a surf lesson, play in the waves, or just walk barefoot in the sand. Unwind with the rolling waves and breathe in the salty air as you stroll along or simply relax with a good book on Nova Scotia’s long stretches of sandy and cobblestone beaches. Discover 8 beautiful beaches all within a hour drive of the Inn.

Peggy's Cove located on the South Shore - 2 hours 15 minutes from Pictou

Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses, but no beacon is as photographed as the one in the vibrant fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Built in 1915, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse still keeps watch over surging ocean waves and working lobster boats. Amble over giant rocks worn smooth by the sea and share in the view.

Sherbrooke Village - 1 hour 30 minutes from Pictou

Pristine wilderness, historically-themed attractions, authentic fishing communities, and beaches stretching as far as the eye can see offer explorers an array of off-the-beaten-path adventures on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Experience life in the 1860s at Sherbrooke Village where heritage is brought to life by costumed interpreters, including blacksmiths, potters, weavers and printers. Enjoy at scenic boat tour of 100 wild islands with Murphy's Scenic Boat Tours, stop for a picnic at the Sherbrooke Provincial Park, and visit local shops.

Shubenacadie - 1 hour 15 minutes from Pictou

Tidal Bore Rafting Feel the rush of riding waves that can be up to 4 metres (13 feet) high in a Zodiac boat as the power of the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy turn the Shubenacadie River into a water roller coaster only found in Nova Scotia. Expert guides take you cascading down rapids as the incoming ocean reverses the flow of the river. This fun-filled voyage, also named a Canadian Signature Experience, isn’t complete without mudsliding, too.

Skyline Trail located on Cape Breton Island - 3 hours 15 minutes from Pictou

A dramatic headland cliff overlooks the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle's view of the Cabot Trail as it winds its way down the mountain and vehicles look like toys. Watch for whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the viewing decks. Moose, bald eagles, bears and numerous boreal birds live in this habitat.

Tatamagouche ~ 45 minutes from Pictou

A not-to-be-missed seaside village with a bustling Main Street, you'll find a craft brewery, farmers' market, handmade chocolates, freshly baked goodies, chowder, bike rentals, and restored rail cars that are now an inn, all within a one-kilometer stretch.

Victoria Park located in Truro - 50 minutes from Pictou

Now more than 130 years old, Victoria Park is a 3,000-acre treasure in the heart of Truro. The beautiful and dynamic urban park boasts incredible natural features, including a dramatic steep-sided gorge, a winding river, cascading waterfalls, and a stately old-growth Eastern Hemlock forest. Challenge yourself with a 175-step climb to the top of Jacob’s Ladder. Spend an hour or spend the day.