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An Unexpected Adventure with Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club Contest

One of favorite things to do as a couple is to go out exploring. We love taking drives and hikes around the Annapolis Valley, NS and checking out the beautiful scenery. Neither John or I are from the area so it’s all new territory for us. We often find ourselves being drawn to the water and both love the craggy coastline along the Bay of Fundy.

This past week we went on a little day trip as part of the Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club to check out some new spots as well as revisit some of our favorites. The Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club encourages you to get out and explore your local area and uncover a new route.

Our first stop was Lake George outside of Aylesford, NS. There’s not much of a beach though and the grass goes almost right up to the water.

We got out and walked along the shore and spotted a family of loons! At first I thought they were ducks, but John pointed out a sign that said “Loon Watch”. They were not afraid of people at all and I was able to get really close to take some photographs.

We didn’t have our swimsuits with us so unfortunately we couldn’t go in the water. Next time I will have to be more prepared!

We headed back towards Middleton and I wanted to stop to take a picture of an apple orchard. The Annapolis Valley is known for it’s apples and there are apple orchards everywhere!

Plus, there are farms everywhere!

Our last stop on our route was Port George, NS, which is small community right on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. The tide was really low so we could see a lot of the rock and the water was a brownish color close to the shore. The Bay of Fundy actually has the world’s highest tides so sometimes the view can be really spectacular! When the tide is really high, we often see seals really close to shore. It’s truly something to see!

Of course, how could a trip through Nova Scotia be complete without a lighthouse picture? There’s lighthouse in every town that is on the coast and Port George has a pretty red and white one.

I encourage you to join the Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club at MapMyFitness and find a route in your area that you would like to try either with a run, bike ride, hike or even just a leisurely walk. If you can, bring your camera along since you never know what unexpected adventure may be awaiting you!

You can win $500! The reader who creates a route that receives the most votes will win.

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Toyota motivated me to break out from the norm and discover a new route in my city. This experience taught me that there is an adventure waiting around every corner! Tell us about your unexpected adventure below for a chance to win a Tom Tom GO LIVE. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the Toyota. The opinions and text are all mine. Sweepstakes Rules.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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