Rev. James Drummond MacGregor arrived here from Scotland in 1786 and that year constituted the first sessions of the First Presbyterian Church. The log church was constructed on the site of this service.
Rev. Dr. Thomas McCulloch immigrated to the town of Pictou about 1805 and raised his family in this Scottish-style house. Here among items from his natural history collection, you can discover a man who wore many hats and had a talent for stirring up controversy.
1389 Louisville Road, River John 902-351-2889 / lismoresheepfarmwoolshop.com
The 300 sheep on this working farm produce wool for the shop’s products, ranging from mattress pads to mittens. The farm is also home to the River John Needle Company, a new venture making wooden knitting needles.
Kiosks are located in Churchville, Sunny Brae/ Hopewell, Eureka, Blue Mountain, Durham, Kenzieville, Merigomish, Lismore, Barneys River, and River John. Kiosks explain each community’s rich history and culture through story, graphics, and historical photos.
Hopewell and Area Park and Footbridge
This municipal heritage site features one of the last surviving footbridges in North America. Community hosts an annual ceilidh.
Culloden Memorial Cairn
Highway 245, Knoydart
In 1938, a cairn was erected on the site of a non-denominational cemetery to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. Every year an event is held in April to remember those who fought this battle.
St. Mary’s Church
4735 Shore Rd, Highway 245 Lismore
Pictou County’s oldest wooden church, a masterpiece of pioneer architecture, was opened in 1834. A pull-off area in front of the church hosts interpretive panels.
Nova Scotia Museum of Industry
147 North Foord Street, Stellarton 902-755-5425 / industry.museum.gov.ns.ca
Atlantic Canada’s largest museum offers fun artifacts, exhibits, and stories from the Industrial Revolution to the age of computers, exploring mines, factories, railroads, and more.
The Town of Trenton’s distinct industrial heritage is proudly displayed with pictures, collected works of residents both past and present, as well as artifacts, including Trenton Glass in the town’s former police station.
Located on the former mining site in Westville, the trail system is 4 km long, looping from the park enterance on South Main Street, Hoyt Street and Drummond Rd. Come for a walk, picnic, visit the local Miner's Monument, or let the kids burn off some energy at the playground or brand new splash pad.
Pictou County Military Museum
2020 Queen Street, Westville 902-396-2194
Visit them on Facebook under PC Military Museum. Thousands of military artifacts pay tribute to the military personnel from the Boer War right up to the Afghanistan War and to today Forces.
Anchors Above Zipline
380 McGrath’s Mountain Road, French River 902-759-7403 / anchorsabovezipline.ca
Ziplining adventure with two cables per ride: one 330 metres long from one deck to another six storeys lower; second cable 300 metres long to a deck 10 storeys lower. Book ahead.