As Thoreau asserted in Walden, reconnecting with nature can help a person achieve enlightenment and help his home achieve notoriety through unsupervised house parties. Leave the trappings of regulated life with today’s Groupon: for $87, you get a one-night stay for two and a canoe rental at Milford House in South Milford (up to a $210 value). This Groupon is not valid for stays in the Lakeside, North, or Tyler cabins.
Powering wilderness retreats for more than 100 years, the Milford House resort shelters outdoor enthusiasts in private lakeside cabins on the shores of Geier and Boot Lakes. Guests sample the life of a major-league lumberjack in one of 25 available smoke-free cabins, each fashionably sporting a full outdoor deck and private dock (up to a $180 value). Melt frozen fingers, toes, and pet dodo birds at the living-room fireplace, or engage in slow-motion pillow fights in one of the two to five bedrooms. A collection of books, card decks, board games, and antique television guides entertain guests. Check this map for all cabin locations.
Canoe day rentals (a $30 value) grant aquatic access to Gang Run and other local still waters on lackadaisical return trips (about one hour). Heron, ducks, beaver, deer, and turtles can all be uncovered in secluded waterways, and Boot, Fisher, and Eleven Mile Lakes supply serene scenery. Proving the unsustainable use of thought-bubble-powered vehicles, canoes come equipped with a paddle and life jacket per boater, a bailer, a whistle, and a 15-metre buoyant heaving line.
Guests seek respite from punts along sandy beaches, hiking trails on the resort’s 800 acres and shouting at trees while enjoying regional meals in the main lodge. Milford House places patrons in close proximity to the historic town of Annapolis Royal, as well as nearby Fort Anne, Kejimkujik National Park, and Port-Royal.
5296 Highway #8
South Milford, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0