Between exploring the Annapolis Valley and Nova Scotia, you can join in and enjoy the variety of theme weekends that will make South Mountain Park, Family Camping & RV Resort, your #1 destination campground and RV park.
Camping in Nova Scotia at South Mountain Park Family Camping & RV Resort, a centrally located Nova Scotia Campground is a short drive away from many Annapolis Valley attractions, some of which are described below:
- Both Kentville and Wolfville host live theatre in addition to movie theatres
- Our Annapolis Valley campground is surrounded by orchards, farmer's markets, cheese factories, honey farms, wineries and vineyards creating a scenic day of touring and tasting
- New Minas, Soccer Capital of the Maritimes hosts numerous games during the spring and summer seasons.
|Coldbrook - Valley Drive-In - Originally one of Canada's oldest solo screens, the Valley had gone dark when it's lease was not renewed. In an interesting turn of events, it was the local Lions Club that came to the rescue, and succeeded in obtaining a new lease on life for the venerable Drive-in. Since their re-lighting of the Valley, the Lions definitely roar .. with continuing support from appreciative and supportive audiences. The Valley is open on weekends, seasonally, from mid-May thru the end of September. The screen is lit with double features. Admission: $15 per carload (covers all passengers).
Located about 20 minutes from South Mountain Park, Family Campground & RV Resort
|Kentville - Kentville hosts several special events, the most notable being those associated with the annual Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival - the Grand Street Parade, the busker festival, concerts and entertainment for all ages and interests, which takes place at the end of May.
Kentville boasts outstanding recreational facilities, to which thousands of visitors are drawn each year. An impressive list of Provincial and National Championships have taken place here.
Located down Hwy 12, about 10 minutes from South Mountain Park, Family Campground & RV Resort
|Look-off - One of Evangeline Trail's most popular attractions. Situated 200m (600 ft) above the floor of the valley, the Look-off provides a panoramic view of the valley's rolling farmlands, orchards and woods to the majestic shore of the Minas Basin.
About 30 minutes away from our campground.
|Cape Blomidon - Blomidon Provincial Park, which is renowned for its spectacular scenery and for the hiking trails that lead along the towering seacliffs of Cape Blomidon, offering unforgettable views of the Minas Basin. The ebb and flow of the World-famous Highest Tides move over fourteen billion tons of seawater twice daily. The trail also lead to beaches where rock-hounds hunt for agates and amethysts.
Located just 30 minutes from our Nova Scotia campground.
|Oaklawn Zoo - This modern zoological park features hundreds of exotic and domestic animals, including jaguars, tigers, zebras, llamas, a pride of lions, and comical and noisy troupes of monkeys. There is also a petting zoo that is a favourite with the younger set. Come walk with llamas, hand feed deer and laugh with the hilarious Gibbons (monkeys). View 9 lions in an acre compound. Home to the largest lion in the World!
Located about 1/2 hour away from our campground.
|Grand Pre - Grand Pre National Historic Site marks the site of expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. The picnic park and lovely gardens provide the perfect opportunity amid natural and historic beauty to relax and enjoy.
Also, less than 1/2 hour away from South Mountain Park.
|Hall's Harbour - An easy drive from Wolfville, this scenic working fishing village offers a seasonal lobster pound, a large wharf, incredible tides and art galleries.
About 1/2 hour away.
|Eagle Watch -
Eagles are in the area from late November until Early March.
January and early February are the best months for viewing.
Displays will also be open on the following 2 weekends: February 8 â€“ 9 and February 15 â€“ 16.
Bookings for school visits are encouraged weekdays from January 20 â€“ February 14.
The eagles are most plentiful during mid to late morning.
There are 5 convenient viewing sites featuring safe off highway parking when the ground is frozen.
Please drive safely avoiding sudden un-signaled stops.
Many other raptors are also present in the area during the eagle season.
|Ken-Wo Golf & Country Club -
Ken-Wo features tree lined fairways along with target and somewhat tricky greens that require precise shot making. Amongst expert players Ken-Wo is known as a "Thinkers Course". Ken-Wo's five finishing holes, known as "Death Valley", have left many golfers speechless following play and are a must for all golfers to play.....at least once.
Our doors are always open to
non-members and guests of our community.
10 minutes away from South Mountain Park
|Gaspereau River -
Enjoy tubing? The Gaspereau River is a popular location for river tubing, bass fishing and canoeing. Tubes are available to rent in the area.
Ask for directions - about 15 minutes away
Wolfville is considered the academic and cultural centre of the
Annapolis Valley. Acadia University, founded in 1838, sits on a
hill in the middle of the town. The grounds are quite lovely with
stately lawns, beautiful trees and
pathways. The Acadia University
Art Gallery, located on Main
Street, features changing
exhibits by regional, national and
international artists. Excitement
abounds in the summer when the
Atlantic Theatre Festival presents
world-class classical theatre at 504 Main Street.
From South Mountain Park, about 15 minutes.
|Heritage Homes - Wolfville -
Heritage and history are a vibrant part of this area. Take a walking tour of the heritage homes, visit the
Randall House Museum, stroll through the old burying grounds or walk the dykes built by the French in
the 1600's. East of town explore Grand-PrÃ© National Historic Site. Stop in Hortonville and see the iron
cross which stands in memorial to the Acadians and see the monument which marks the landing site of
|New Minas -
The Village of New Minas has something for everybody including countless eating establishments, numerous overnight accommodations and boasts over 300 commercial outlets for the enthusiastic shopper. Lockhart & Ryan Memorial Park, located at the north-east end of the village, is a 45 acre community park hosting 2 ball fields, 2 tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic area, recreation office, trails and playground. The village invites you to come and enjoy their park.
10 minutes from South Mountain Park.
|New Ross Living Farm -
At Ross Farm you will learn about what life was like on a Nova Scotian farm between 100 and 175 years ago. Ross Farm is typical of the many small farms that existed throughout Nova Scotia when the province was still being settled.
Ross Farm Museum is located on 60 acres of the original 800 acre grant given to Captain Ross. Five generations of the Ross family have lived and worked on Ross Farm between 1816 and 1970, when the New Ross District Museum Society purchased the property. Even today many of the people who work at Ross Farm are descendants of early settlers in the area.
The goal of Ross Farm Museum is to give our visitors an understanding of the importance of the land in our past and a sense of pride in Nova Scotia rural heritage.
Straight down Highway 12 about 1/2 hour's drive.
|Upper Clements Amusement Park -
Upper Clements Park is a Family Entertainment Centre for All Ages, which is provincially owned but operations are run by the Hanse Society, a community-based, non-profit organization.
With 26 rides and attractions, daily live entertainment, craft, food & shopping concession, our goal is to provide every visitor with a thoroughly satisfying experience.
Easy access, about an hour away from South Mountain Park.
|Bay of Fundy -
The enormous tides of the Bay of Fundy are truly one of the world's great natural wonders.
One hundred billion tonnes of water flows into and out of the Bay on an average tide, twice a day, creating rip-currents, seething up-wellings, swirling whirlpools and a tidal range reaching 16m (53 ft) at the head of the Bay. The volume of water ebbing & flowing is estimated to be 2000 times greater than the daily discharge of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (Thurston, 1994). The immense energy of the tides powers a highly productive, rich and diverse natural ecosystem, in turn shaping the environment, the economy and the culture of the Fundy region.
Half an hour away from South Mountain Park.
|Aylesford Lake -
Popular for boating, water skiing, wind surfing and a sandy supervised beach.
About a half hour from our Nova Scotia Campground.