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Fall is a beautiful time of the year to explore more of Nova Scotia as the leaves begin to change to autumn hues of crimson red and amber.
Uniacke Estate Museum Park is an idyllic place to visit on a crisp fall afternoon. It's like stepping back in time when you first see the 200-year-old grand estate, surrounded by towering trees and Lake Martha.
The estate was once the summer home of Richard John Uniacke, the longest running attorney general in the provincial history. If you were travelling by carriage, you couldn't miss passing his stately home on Old Post Road, once the only highway to connect Halifax and Windsor.
Visitors can tour inside the estate until early October. Mr. Uniacke spared no expense furnishing the English-inspired country home, stocking his impressive personal library with a wide array of various books.
Be sure to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy an afternoon down by Lake Martha (named after Uniacke’s first wife). If you are planning a leisurely stroll or a hike, the park has seven woodland trails to explore, offering something for hikers of all levels. The Drumlin Field Trail leads you to the top of a hill with fantastic views of the estate in the distance. Or if you love the smell of spruce, Nova Scotia's provincial tree, follow the red spruce loop trail.
Uniacke Estate Park is a natural haven, and truly one of Nova Scotia's best kept secrets.
Tour the estate Wednesday to Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., until the beginning of October. The walking trails are open all year.
For more information, visit https://uniacke.novascotia.ca.