Yarmouth’s status as a large port and its proximity to New England accounted for its early prosperity and today the town’s shipping heritage is still reflected in its fine harbor, marinas, and museums. Since the discontinuation of ferry service from Maine, this isn’t such an obvious destination for U.S. travelers. However, handsome Victorian architecture and a pleasantly old-fashioned main street make it worth a visit. Since the Evangeline Trail and Lighthouse Trail converge here, Yarmouth also allows easy access to the Acadian villages to the north or the Loyalist communities to the south.
Yarmouth at a Glance
Elsewhere in South Shore and Annapolis Valley
- Annapolis Royal
- Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site
- Long Island and Brier Island
- Mahone Bay