The Eastern Shore and Northern Nova Scotia: Places to Explore

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Truro

Truro's central location places it on many travelers' routes: this is rightly called "The Hub of Nova Scotia" because if you're driving down the TransCanada Highway you'll have to pass by whether you're headed for Halifax, Cape Breton, and either the PEI or Newfoundland ferry. Within Truro itself, watch for the Tree Sculptures, a creative tribute to trees killed by the dreaded Dutch elm disease. Artists have been transforming the dead trees into handsome sculptures of historical figures, wildlife, and cultural icons.

Truro, surrounded by rich agricultural land and home to the province's agricultural college, shows its roots at a large farmers' market every Saturday from mid-May to the end of October.

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