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A Scenic Drive

If you're headed from the Truro area southwestward along the Fundy Coast toward Digby, Route 215 offers a wonderful coastal detour from Maitland to Windsor. This winding, fast, and rather narrow road (which is not recommended for bicyclists) passes through a number of quiet hamlets, some with handsome early buildings. But the chief appeal comes in the sudden vistas of lush green farmland (often accompanied by the redolent smells of cow byproduct) and broad views of Minas Basin beyond. At the town of Walton, there's a handsome lighthouse on a rocky bluff with a nearby picnic area just off the main route (it's well marked). This detour runs about 90km (56 miles) from South Maitland to Brooklyn. Few services for tourists are offered along this route, other than a handful of restaurants, B&Bs, and campgrounds. Look for general stores and farm stands if you need a snack.

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