150 Church Street, Amherst 902-667-2561 / cumberlandcountymuseum.com
Built in 1838, Grove Cottage showcases the natural, human, and industrial history of Cumberland County. Offering field trips, monthly speakers, education kits, special events, workshops, meeting space and a gift shop. Open year-round.
Paintings, etchings, pottery, photography, prints, cards, and books. Open studio. Classes and workshops: painting, pottery, intaglio printmaking (etching), photography, and more. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open May 27 to October 22.
This seaside National Historic Site is recognized throughout the world as the place where the nuclear disarmament movement began. A place of inspiration and reflection, Thinkers’ Lodge remains a beacon for world peace.
Housed in the Creamery Square Heritage Centre, this fascinating collection of artifacts tells the life story of the local giantess who grew to almost 2.4 metres (8 feet) in height. Anna joined Barnum Museum at 16, married the “Kentucky Giant,” Martin Van Buren Bates, and later became acquainted with Queen Victoria.
544 Peter Macdonald Road, Balmoral Mills 902-657-3016 / balmoralgristmill.novascotia.ca
A picturesque 1874 mill set in a deep gorge by Matheson’s Brook. Watch grains being ground under huge granite millstones. Open June to end of September., Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Creamery Square offers an engaging blend of activities, culture, and heritage experiences on the historic waterfront. You’ll find a bustling farmers’ market and several community museums—including the Anna Swan collection, the Brule fossils, the Sunrise Trail Museum, the North Shore Archives, and a creamery exhibit—plus a gift shop.
Overlooking Tatamagouche Bay, this year-round education and conference centre is a natural gathering place for meetings, reunions, and private retreats, and is best known for its personal and social transformation programs.