Located in the midst of unspoiled nature, Hartling’s Island is a true gem of a private island. Tucked away in Nova Scotia’s charming Mitchell Bay township, the island offers everything your heart desires and more. From lush green woodlands and fresh air to endless ocean views and star-filled skies, Hartling’s Island is a little piece of paradise on earth. The island boasts an enviable location, hugging the coast of Mitchell Bay and protected from the elements by a series of neighbouring islands – which perhaps explains why the island has been inhabited since the mid-19th Century. The east of the island opens out into a large bay, which boasts calm waters and safe mooring even during windy conditions. From here, it’s just a few steps to the main house – a solid, fully-insulated 40 m² building home to a spacious sleeping / living area, a kitchen area and a small outhouse surrounded by a field. The house can easily be extended without any problems, and drinking water can be found in abundance, thanks to the islands’ newly constructed well. In terms of landscape, the island enjoys a dense coverage of coniferous woodland and various other trees (birch, ash, maple and alder). A number of hiking trails (approx. 8 km) zig-zag across the island, criss-crossing through various berry bushes. A small camp (20 m²) can be found not far from the beach. Offering a kitchen area and two bunk-beds, the camp is just steps away from the clear waters of Mitchell Bay. Offering pleasantly warm water throughout the summer months, it’s ideal for swimming, diving and any other watersports you’d care to indulge in.