Local Activities

Ask us for a guided walk with the Llama or for a pair of snowshoes, learn about organic gardening or enjoy a stroll over to the popular

Balmoral Grist Mill

a provincial historic site, one of the only three working water wheeled flour mills in Canada! This is an excellent opportunity to further connect with the life and history of the area - plus you can taste and supply yourself with fresh, stone-ground Scottish Oatmeal and delicious local flour and local crafts! A lovely, short wilderness trail offers truly irresistible photo motifs of the millpond. http://gristmill.museum.gov.ns.ca

Sutherland Steam Mill Museum

a historic woodworking factory and sawmill that was founded in the 1880’s and kept active until 1958. This museum witnesses one of the most important economical sectors of the past of this area. It offers great inside in the work and lifestyle of the workers of past centuries.
http://www.steammill.museum.gov.ns.ca

The Northumberland Straight

provides us with the warmest waters north of the Carolinas and offers some nice beaches where you can relax in any weather! Our favorite beaches are Blue Sea Beach in Malagash Point (35 min), where you can detect seals in the early mornings, and Rushton’s Provincial Beach Park on Rt. 6, where tidal salt marches are an ideal spot for viewing seabirds (20 min).

Sugar Moon Farm

Visit a sugar camp and learn all about Maple Syrup before you eat and drink it in all kinds of variations in the cozy log restaurant on site. http://sugarmoon.ca

Jost Vineyards -Taste local award-winning wines at Jost Vineyards.
http://www.jostwine.com

In Truro you can observe the highest tides in the world coming from the Bay of Fundy rushing inland up the Salmon River creating a tidal bore sometimes up to 3’ high.

On raining days visit the many museums that highlight local history, including Mi’kmaq and Acadian Heritage in Tatamagouche, shipbuilding, salt mining etc. Brule Fossil Center exhibits fossils from one of the most important track ways in the world: you can discover conifers and footprints preserved from 290 million years ago.

Ski Wentworth

Cross-country and downhill Ski in the Maritimes! Only 20 min. away! Exciting!

http://www.skiwentworth.ca

Golfing

Are you a golfer? We have about a dozen golf courses waiting for you! Including such a famous course as

Fox Harb’r 45 min.
http://www.foxhabr.com

Sunrise Beach Golf Club 20 min http://www.sunrisebeachgolf.com

Check http://www.golfnovascotia.com for more information.

Other Outdoor Activities

Do you prefer sea kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing and angling, visiting waterfalls, lakes, and harbors? It’s all here. We can provide you with more information on destinations.

Craft Businesses

Among the many amazing artisans in this area, we would like to point out the following two:

Appleton Chocolates at http://www.appletonchocolates.ca

Seafoam Woodturning Studio at http://www.seafoamwoodturning.com

Take a walk to some of our neighbors and find gorgeous quilts, baskets, wooden boxes of excellent craftsmanship and another fine pottery studio.

It’s only a 45-min drive along the picturesque costal highway to Pictou where you find a whole other world of opportunities again. Visit the Heritage Quay and the ship Hector, Grohmann Knife Factory and the Pictou Lodge Resort.

Dorje Denma Ling

Our area also provides the rare opportunity to touch base with your mind! Visit Dorje Denma Ling, one of only four land centers of the Shambhala-Buddhist Community (5 min drive). Attend the Wednesday night open houses if you wish to and get a glimpse of the fascinating world of Tibetan Spirituality.

http://www.dorjedenmaling.com

Just the drive to the mentioned destinations is already a destination in itself: charming country roads and rolling farmland will enhance you in any season - every season is special around here!

This of course was just a selection of attractions within the close proximities - there are endless activities to do and see in Nova Scotia. Visit this incredibly beautiful destination with all its different personalities at http://www.novascotia.com

Recreation and education – a truly fun combination for your summer and winter.