Forest Lakes Country Club: Where all roads lead to adventure

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As featured in The Chronicle Herald. 

When it comes to experiencing the best of all worlds, Forest Lakes Country Club is the model upon which we all dream. Nestled in a charming rural community, yet close to anything you could desire –  it’s a mere 40 minutes to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, a half hour to Downtown Halifax and only 40 minutes to the lush Annapolis Valley.

As quick as you can say “Day Trip!” those who live at Forest Lakes Country Club can find themselves almost anywhere in the province. Here are four fun and easy road trips to inspire your next adventure:


In only a half hour, you can say “goodbye” to your tranquil Forest Lakes Country Club home and “hello” to the best nightlife east of Montreal. Halifax is known world-over for its live music, copious array of pubs, clubs and eateries, and of course, outstanding hospitality!

Suggestion: Raise a glass of ale and bellow the traditional cheer of “Sociable!” while you soak up some sea shanties and mingle with a crowd of all ages at the Lower Deck pub in Halifax’s Historic Properties.

Food and Wine

Located only 40 minutes from Forest Lakes Country Club, Annapolis Valley is Canada’s up-and-coming wine destination, where you can tour established wineries and vineyards. Foodies will revel in the bounty of culinary experiences the Annapolis Valley has to offer while exploring the many Farmer’s Markets and u-picks in the region.

Suggestion: At Domaine de Grand Pré, you can stroll across the beautifully landscaped grounds and row upon row of grapevines. Afterwards, sip a glass of fine Nova Scotia wine while dining at Le Caveau Restaurant, or relax on the pergola – a lovely terrace with a breathtaking view of the Bay of Fundy.

Hit the Road

Grab your camera and embark on the Lighthouse Route, which winds 339 km through the province’s breathtaking South Shore region from Halifax to Yarmouth. This is one of the most popular areas to explore in Nova Scotia, with its many coastal communities and small harbours dotted with fishing and sailing boats. Enjoy the many lighthouses that can be found from Peggy’s Cove to Yarmouth.

Suggestion: You can’t live or visit Nova Scotia without experiencing the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse; one of the most photographed locations in the world, perched on the rocks overlooking the ocean and an ancient rocky landscape.

Hang Ten

Nova Scotia is known for its tides, so it only makes sense that it is also fast becoming a world-wide surfing destination. The province has a robust, year-round surf scene, including White PointMartinique and Summerville beaches; the coast offers waves for beginners and thrill seekers alike. The peak of the surf scene, however, is found at Lawrencetown Beach, only an hour away from Forest Lakes Country Club and minutes outside of Halifax.

Suggestion: Sign up for lessons with East Coast Surf School and brush up on basic surfing techniques, safety and ocean awareness. All instructors are certified and highly experienced surfers.

From whale watching to fine art, farm markets to fine dining, the symphony and sea shanties, family fun and elegant evenings, it’s all within an hour or two of your Forest Lakes Country Club home. It’s your own private rural retreat, in the centre of it all.