(Photo: Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage)
Craggy cliffs, refreshing sea breezes, and downright-cold ocean temperatures: Nova Scotia provides a setting that's sure to cool you down. Summer days will be warm (around the mid-70s), but rarely hot. The Cabot Trail, shown above, offers spectacular coastal scenery, mountain vistas, and the opportunity to see whales and bald eagles. A host of transportation options are available: Drive up the Maine coast or take a car ferry to a variety of entry points, or fly into Halifax.