Places to stay
The Tattingstone Inn ( tattingstone inn.com) was the home of George Thompson, one of Wolfville’s early mayors. The registered historic property was a private home until 1987, when it was transformed into an inn. Just a five-minute walk from downtown, Tattingstone has all the amenities you could want after a long day in the saddle. If you’re after something simpler, there are Airbnbs, campgrounds and motels a short drive from Wolfville.
When to go
With Wolfville being a hotspot for tourists during the summer months, it may be hard to navigate pedestrians and vehicles as you leave town. Thankfully, the dirt roads surrounding Wolfville are still a secret to most. The only people you may see are a few locals escaping the busy streets. If you don’t mind donning some leg warmers and a jacket, May and June can be wonderful times to ride, but late August and September are the most spectacular months of year with all the fruit coming off the trees and the fall colours setting in.
Where and what to ride
Adam Barnett’s book, Wheretocycle innovascotia, has hundreds of kilometres of riding options around Wolfville. Pick up a copy before you arrive, or stroll into Banks Bikes or a local bookshop for a copy. As for what bike to bring, Banks suggests anything with 32-mm-wide tires or wider and drop bars. Other than that, Banks says it doesn’t matter what kind of bike you bring, as long as it’s comfortable.