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Saturday * October 14 * 2000

Autumn is the perfect time to explore Nova Scotia's back roads and the 2nd Annual Mystery Tour promises vibrant vistas with a medley of landscapes covering three counties.

The Tour follows peaceful back roads showcasing gorgeous fall colours, towns and villages, and museums, rich with history.

You explore at your own pace. Take your time and discover the various sights.

Everyone's welcome - including those who are 'car challenged'. (We'll double up and carpool.) Bring your friends, a group, or the whole family. And your camera.*

Just show up in your car or on foot at either

  1. Shunpiking's office, 6211 North St (at Windsor) in Halifax on Sat., Oct. 14 by 9 a.m. Everyone leaves at 9 a.m. (someone goes ahead and marks the route); or

  2. Sobeys/Canadian Tire parking lot, Robie St., Truro, at 9:45 a.m. (Exit 14, Hwy. 102);

  3. Receive our free information booklet and map - where you are going, and what you can see and do;

  4. Watch for the directional signs as you go;

  5. Day's end. An optional BBQ, new friends, a beautiful view.

It's a MYSTERY TOUR - you may even rediscover your own back yard!

Shunpiker Tour, 455-4922

The route for the Fall Mystery Tour is designed by Gary Saunders, author of the forthcoming Discover Nova Scotia: Landscapes, a comprehensive illustrated natural history guide to the province's byways and highways.

Landscape is due out this fall from Nimbus Publishing and the N.S. Museum of Natural History

Each year the Shunpiker Mystery Tour takes you into a different region of Nova Scotia

The Tour features interesting highlights from the region, leg-stretchers and views, historical flashbacks, geology, flora and fauna

"Rain or shine". Let us know you're coming!

The top photos will be published in shunpiking magazine, as judged by John Wm. Webb of the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia

shunpiking magazine
Offices: 6211 North Street (at Windsor)
Halifax, NS B3L 1P4
Mail: P.O. Box 31377,
Halifax, NS
B3K 5Z1
Telephone: 1-888-TRY-SHUN,
(902) 455-4922
Fax: (902) 455-7599
E-mail: shunpike@istar.ca

New Media Services Inc.
Publishers of

Nova Scotia's Discovery Magazine
The Outdoor Resource Directory
The Kids' Baseball Book
Passport to Diving

all photos © 1997 Highway7.com



"You can never stop exploring a people." Kurt Knudsen, Norwegian explorer

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Comments on the Inaugural Tour

A very pleasant memory to take home to Toronto, glad we went! Margaret Jackson, Toronto

I was interested in looking at some of the back roads to see some really interesting places where I hadn't been. It's wonderful. I think it's a great idea. It should be done more often S Full marks for shunpiking. I think the fact that it was a mystery was enticing as well. I liked the element of not knowing.
Sheilah Foster, Halifax

I enjoyed it, absolutely I would do it again. And the mystery, not knowing where your route will be, and getting out the paper and reading "you can go here and you can go there," that I liked.
Sandy Wentzell, Halifax

I figured it would be a good way to get out. Carpooling is nice. I would definitely do this again. It was nice to meet people I'd never met before. The information is out there, but I probably wouldn't have read it and done this on my own. I liked having it ready for me. It's from a magazine I respect, so I trusted the route. The source of the information is important. Shunpiking tends to write their articles about interesting places so I think that they would know interesting places to visit.
Hadas Levy, Halifax

We enjoyed the outing very much and it took us to some places we have not been in a long time. The scenery is wonderful with all the changing colours. The directions were excellent ... Our children were thrilled to be able to tour the Walton lighthouse. We had a wonderful, family day and we thank you for arranging it so nicely. We will be anxiously waiting for the next one!
The Eisenhauers, Ellershouse

I've discovered a name for what I've always enjoyed. I can now call myself a shunpiker.
Catherine Vardy, NovaNewsNet

If you join the shunpiker's ranks all you need is an adventuresome spirit and a relaxed attitude about time.
William C. Heine, "I'm a Shunpiker"

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