Nothing will better clarify your ideas about the type of land you want to acquire than see some properties. You will immediately realize what attracts you and you will be able to weigh the pros and cons of buying that particular land. Talk to local residents during your visit. Ask them if there is reliable telephone reception in the area, what the seasons are like, what conditions the nearby roads and highways are in and whether the area is prone to specific environmental hazards. If possible, spend the night in the place. Ask your agent if it is possible to camp there and if it is allowed to set up a tent for one night. This will give you a better idea to buy property in Nova Scotia.