The Annapolis Valley geographically covers an area from the town of Windsor  at the east to the town of Annapolis Royal at the west. Between these two towns lie the towns of Hantsport, Wolfville, Kentville, Berwick, Kingston, Middleton and Bridgetown. Also included are the villages and communities of Port Williams, Centreville, Canning, Scott's Bay, Greenwich, New Minas, Coldbrook, Hall's Harbour, Cornwallis Square, Aylesford, Morden, Melvern Square,  Spa Springs, Margaretsville, Lawrencetown, Paradise, Belle Isle, Granville, Granville Ferry, and Port Royal. The village of Grand Pre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its historic site about the early Acadian settlers. View a map of the region on Google Maps .

There is history, culture, agriculture, hiking trails, biking roads, lobster pounds, fishing villages, big farms, little farms, hospitality, friendly people, rivers for fishing, canoeing, highest tides in the world, open water kayaking, eagle watching, Canada geese, technology, B&B's and inns in historic old houses from one end to the other, resturants offering from the most simple to the very elegant, motel accomodations, camping establishments, museums, live theatre, clean air, a slower pace of life. And that's just what comes to mind in a short time. There are lots of wineries—10 in fact: Annapolis Highland VineyardsAvondale SkyBlomidon Estate Winery, Benjamin Bridge, Domaine de Grand Pré, Gaspereau Vineyards, L'Acadie VineyardsLuckett VineyardsPlanters Ridge, and  Sainte-Famille Wines, (Check their websites before your visit, as not all are open to the public daily.)

The Annapolis Valley is reached from Halifax (and Stanfield International Airport) via the 101 Highway in the east, approximately a one  hour drive from the city. From Yarmouth and the Portland ferry in the west, again via the 101 Highway and about 2 to 2.5 hours drive. From the South Shore of Nova Scotia, the Valley can be reached by Routes 10, 12 and 14.