5 Magical Date Ideas in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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Dartmouth Date Ideas Article

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is only a short drive over one of Halifax’s bridges and is home to some of the best local restaurants, parks and activities in the HRM. Here are our top date ideas for a summer full of adventure, delicious food and new experiences.

  1. Take a walk along Lake Banook, the most popular lakes in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for rowing. For a fun day trip, paddle down the lake to Birch Cove Park or Kiwanis Grahams Grove Park. Visit  The Cottage Cafe for your caffeine fix and some freshly baked treats. 
  1. Grab a pint at Battery Park Beerbar & Eatery. This hip spot in Downtown Dartmouth has so many craft beer options to choose from that you could honestly spend the whole day drinking flights! They also have a delicious food menu with bar snacks, ACE burgers and a variety of salads. 
  1. Have a coffee or brunch date at Two If By Sea Cafe, a bright and bustling local coffee shop selling a variety of coffee beverages using locally-roasted,  Anchored Coffee.  Be sure to try their croissants – they’re the real deal. If you’re craving more of a lunch option, be sure to check out Yeah Yeahs Pizza located in the same building for some of the best pizza in town.  
An almond croissant and iced latte from Two If By Sea in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
  1. Go on a hike at Shubie Park. This 40-acre urban park features significant historic canal features, a series of well-maintained multi-use trails, water sport rentals and beaches. Be sure to stop by Lemon Dogs as well for some post-hike tacos, popsicles or lemonade! 
Roasted corn and lemonade from Lemon Dogs in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

5. Grab a sweet treat from Portland Street Crêperie. This family-owned business is known for their delicious European-style sweet and savoury crepes but they also offer soup and sandwiches as well.