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The ride from Yarmouth to Mount Uniake is filled with history, beauty and most importantly a lot of twisties! This route is one of the best motorcycle routes in Nova Scotia; it longs the Southern coast through the towns of St. Mary's Bay, Annapolis Bay, Minas Basin on the Bay of Fundy and can be completed in about 5 hours or 191 mi (307 km) of beautiful roads surrounded by gorgeous scenery.
From the seaport of Yarmouth, the Bay of Fundy has an extreme tidal range rise over 50 feet (15 metres) at the headwaters of the Bay of Fundy's Minas Basin. The Evangeline Trail parallels the Fundy coast, passing through some of North America's earliest European history and the delightful villages and orchards of the Annapolis Valley. It's a journey that spans 400 years of settlement, through forts, farms and fishing villages full of culture, charm and natural beauty.
The Bay of Fundy is also rich in migrating shore birds, whales, shad and other marine life. In late July and early August, before flying non-stop to South America, over two million sandpipers refuel on the mud shrimp exposed by the receding Fundy tides. The power of nature is evident all along the magnificent Fundy coast, with its world-famous tides and ever-changing landscape of rocky shores, fertile farmlands, salt marshes and broad sandy beaches. It's a naturalist's dream!
Start the motorcycle ride in Yarmouth, a town of 6,700 people located on the Southern tip of Nova Scotia. Yarmouth is a coastal fishing port famous for the multitude of lobsters located in its waters and the highest lobster catch in Canada. Yarmouth is known for some of the most beautiful examples of Victorian houses styles in the Maritimes, a legacy of the wealthy captains and shipowners of the town's lobster industry. For or more information on what to see, where to eat and where to sleep in Yarmouth see: http://www.townofyarmouth.ca/
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
From Yarmouth to Digby, start your motorcycle ride on the Evangeline Trail (Hwy 1) heading North. The road is very twisty and follows the coastline.
Arrive in Digby, a small town of 2,100 people located on the shore of the Annapolis Basin. The town is famous for it fleet of boats which catch scallops. For more information on what to see, where to eat and where to sleep in Digby see: http://www.townofdigby.ns.ca/
Continue riding from Digby to Annapolis Royal on the Evangeline Trail heading Northeast. The road here continues to be twisty and follows along the waterfront.
Arrive in Annapolis Royal, a small town of l,500 people located on the shore of the Annapolis Basin. It's worth a look around; it has a deep history of war conflict, including a staring role in the American Revolution. It happens to be the most raided place in Canada having been attacked 13 times. For some in- depth history on Annapolis Royal and information on what to see, where to eat and where to sleep see: http://www.annapolisroyal.org/
Annapolis Royal is also a part of the Kejimkejuk Scenic Drive:
Ride Northeast from Annapolis Royal to Kentville. The road continues to be very twisty and now follows along the Annapolis River.
Kentville is a town of 6,000 people located on the Cornwallis River which empties into the Minas Basin, part of the Bay of Fundy. Kentville is famous for it's many apple orchards. The Apple Blossom Festival, founded in 1933 is held each in all the towns along the Annapolis Valley in May to celebrate the blossoming of the local apple industry http://www.appleblossom.com/ . For more information on what to see, where to eat and where to sleep in Kentville see: http://www.town.kentville.ns.ca/
From Kentville to Windsor go East on the Evangeline Trail. The road here has a few curves and sweeping turns.
Arrive in Windsor, a town of 3,800 people located at the junction of the Avon and St. Croix rivers which flow into the Minas Basin. Windsor was originally known as Pesaquid, a Mi'kmaq term meaning "junction of waters". Windsor, Nova Scotia claims to be the ‟birthplace of hockey” based on a reference in a novel by Thomas Haliburton, where kids at the King's Collegiate School would play ‟hurley” on the frozen waters on Long Pong. To his day locals still play hockey on the pond. Windsor is also home to the oldest hockey rink in Canada: the Stannus Street Rink. For more information on what to see, where to eat and where to sleep in Windsor see: http://www.town.windsor.ns.ca
Windsor is also a part of the Glooscap Trail, click here to see more:
Ride your motorcycle from Windsor to Mount Uniake, heading Southeast on the final twisties of the Evangeline Trail.
Mount Uniacke is the end point of the Evangeline Trail. It is a town of 3,500 people located 24 mi (40 km) Northwest form Halifax. There is not much to see here, you can head back in the opposite direction of continue Southest to reach Halifax.
The great motorcycle road from Yarmouth to Mount Uniacke is filled with history, beauty and most importantly a lot of twisties. The Trail follows along the Southern shore St. Mary's Bay, Annapolis Bay, Minas Basin on the Bay of Fundy and can be completed in less than 5 hours in 191 mi (307 km) of twisty roads. The Evangeline Trail is known to be one of the best motorcycle routes in Nova Scotia. Enjoy the ride! EatSleepRIDE.