South Shore and Annapolis Valley: Places to Explore

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Digby

Digby is underappreciated: people tend to race to or from the ferry connecting it with Saint John, New Brunswick. Yet there is quite a bit to the town, including a rich history that dates to the 1783 arrival of Loyalists from New England. Then, of course, there are the legendary Digby scallops. The world's largest inshore scallop fleet calls the harbor here home, and the plump, sweet "fruits of the sea" they unload are deemed to be delicacies everywhere. There are other fish in the sea, though, and while walking along the waterfront, you can buy ultra-fresh halibut, cod, and lobster—some merchants will even cook them up for you on the spot. You can also sample Digby chicks (aka salty smoked herring) in local pubs or buy them from fish markets.

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