Nova Scotia is a treasure of hidden gems, with Mabel Murple's being one of the sweetest. Tucked away, down a lane straight out of a fairytale is the most picturesque place to relax, explore and be creative. Whether you're there to pick up a new title from the quaint bookstore, enjoy a slow-paced stroll around the property, or peek in on Mabel's home there is something for everyone to make a memory from.
This most recent trip was actually our second. Last year we made an impromptu visit with friends, but this time around, knowing a bit more, I planned. Most obviously I brought my camera (something I kicked myself for not having last time), a snack for the kids and an hour to just be.
Mairi, our three year old, is currently obsessed with the book, Mabel Murple and was really captivated with all the colours and of course, Mabel's house. The boys, each chose a new book and enjoyed some reading time. During our stop in, we also checked out the farm animals and wrote summer wishes on the barn door chalkboard.
See more of our visit in this vlog here
In such a fast paced world, it's nice to be reminded of simple pleasures - a new book, nature, creativity and taking in the inspiration that surrounds you.
If you find yourself on Nova Scotia's Northumberland Shore, a visit to Mabel Murple's is a must! Keep an eye out for author and creative, Sheree Fitch who is often in the bookstore and is as friendly as her beautiful property.
Check out the Official Mabel Murple's World Website here
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286 Allen Rd, River John, NS B0K 1N0