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Hotel Zoom-In: Trout Point Lodge

Stargazers and nature lovers, we have the perfect hotel for you: Trout Point Lodge (@troutpointlodge) in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Trout Point Lodge is the world’s first starlight hotel. Reason being, it’s located right in the heart of the Tobeatic Wilderness Area, a UNESCO biosphere that is touted for having North America’s Darkest Skies. Guests can learn about the constellations through the hotel’s on-staff astronomer, who conducts both nightly stargazing and daily solar-gazing excursions.

Woodsy, tranquil, and full of outdoor adventures that expand beyond observing the star-abundant sky, guests at the hotel can experience its signature Forest Bathing, an East Asia-originating eco- and natural-aromatherapy celebrating the surrounding environment. With an intention to have guests disconnect, the hotel offers guided hiking along Pine Tree and Red Oak-canopied trails, single and tandem kayaking, whale-watching amongst the waters of the Atlantic, scenic and secluded beaches to catch a tan and read a book. A short drive away from the hotel, guests can explore Port Royal — one of the first European settlements in North America — as well as the rest of the surrounding Bon Temps region, home to the largest Acadian French-speaking population.

Known for its sustainable efforts in the kitchen, discerning gastronomes from near and far revel at the chance to dine at on-site Trout Point Kitchen, which serves North Atlantic delights — think local seafood and wild woodland delicacies — paired with a view of the postcard-pretty La Riviere Tousquet.

Looking to learn the craft of sustainable cooking? Guests can participate in the kitchen’s head and sous chef-led culinary classes, which celebrate Nova Scotia’s forests, rivers, and ocean access through a gastronomical lens.

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