The Eastern Shore and Northern Nova Scotia

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  • 1. Cape d'Or

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The explorer Samuel de Champlain poetically, but inaccurately, named Cape d'Or—there's copper in these hills, not gold. The region was actively...Read More

  • 2. Sherbrooke Village

    Museum Village

    Most visitors come to Sherbrooke to see this living-history museum, set within the contemporary town. It contains more than two dozen restored...Read More

  • 3. Advocate Harbour

    Town/Village

    This little fishing community is set on a Bay of Fundy natural harbor that loses all its water at low tide. A delightful coastal walk here follows...Read More

  • 4. Age of Sail Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Exhibits spread out over six buildings trace the history of the Fundy region's shipbuilding and lumbering industries, and the museum has an...Read More

  • 5. Anne Murray Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    The likable Springhill-born, part-Acadian pop singer spread her tiny wings and flew away to worldwide fame and fortune, but she still celebrates...Read More

  • 6. Balmoral Grist Mill

    Museum/Gallery

    Built in 1874, this is one of the few water-powered mills still operating in Nova Scotia, now serving as the centerpiece of a small museum....Read More

  • 7. Bauer Theatre

    Arts/Performance Venue

    During the school year, the Bauer is home to Theatre Antigonish, a nonprofit community company that presents classic and contemporary works. ...Read More

  • 8. Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Miles of untouched coastline, more than 10,000 acres of old-growth forest harboring deer, moose, and eagles, and a variety of unique geological...Read More

  • 9. Cobequid Interpretation Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    The geology, history, and culture of the Five Islands area are interpreted here with pictures, videos, and panels, and you can get a sweeping...Read More

  • 10. Five Islands Provincial Park

    Beach–Sight

    On the shore of Minas Basin, the park has a beach for combing, trails for hiking, and mudflats for clam digging. Interpretive displays reveal...Read More

  • 11. Fundy Geological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Not far from the Minas Basin, where some of the oldest dinosaur fossils in Canada have been found, this museum showcases 200-million-year-old...Read More

  • 12. Hector Heritage Quay

    Museum/Gallery

    A 110-foot fully rigged replica of the Hector is moored here, and you can sometimes see maintenance work in progress. The handsome post-and...Read More

  • 13. Joggins Fossil Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    On the Glooscap Trail, 35 km (22 miles) southwest of Amherst and 70 km (43 miles) northeast of Cape Chignecto, Joggins is famous for Coal Age...Read More

  • 14. Jost Vineyards

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The Jost winery produces wines from an astonishing number of varietals, consistently winning awards for its ice wine, a sweet affair made from...Read More

  • 15. Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    Creamery Square is the hub of activity in Tatamagouche, and this waterfront heritage center on the square has gathered together several museums...Read More

  • 16. Melmerby Beach Provincial Park

    Beach–Sight

    One of Nova Scotia's most popular beaches, Melmerby has a boardwalk, picnic tables, and some of the warmest water north of the Carolinas. Beaches...Read More

  • 17. Minas Basin

    Geological Site

    The cliffs that rim the Minas Basin are washed by the world's highest tides twice daily: the result is a wealth of plant and animal fossils...Read More

  • 18. Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show

    Festival–Sight

    The combination of fossils and semiprecious stones makes Parrsboro a natural place to hold this long-established show (it celebrated 50 years...Read More

  • 19. Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

    Museum/Gallery

    Your own job may be the last thing you want to think about while vacationing, but if you're curious about those the industrious locals have...Read More

  • 20. Ottawa House-by-the-Sea Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Although fossils have become Parrsboro's claim to fame, this harbor town was also a major shipping and shipbuilding port, and its history is...Read More

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