Wild fare: Trout Point Lodge, Nova Scotia (Photos courtesy of Trout Point Lodge)

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Forget the 100-mile diet. The chef at Trout Point Lodge just needs to slip on his shoes to gather ingredients for dinner at this wilderness oasis. Focaccia-style bread is baked with oregano, rosemary and thyme, and other herbs from the garden; fresh mozzarella is prepared in-house; and sustainable seafood, such as bigeye tuna, is selected from wharves in nearby Yarmouth County. Plus, the eight-suite inn uses prix-fixe menus to cut down on food waste. Designed with the environment - and old-style Eastern seaboard retreats - in mind, Trout Point restores your connection with nature. Listen for barred owls on a guided night walk or soak in the scenery from the wood-fired outdoor hot tub.
Trout Point Lodge, 189 Trout Point Rd., East Kemptville, NS, 902-482-8360, troutpoint.com
Nova Scotia Tourism, 1-800-565-0000, www.novascotia.com

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