4 Government Wharf Road, Eastern Passage
902-465-6093 / fishermanscove.ns.ca
Explore a restored 200-yearold fishing village, walk the boardwalk, sample seafood, shop for souvenirs, and book a tour to go whale watching or deep-sea fishing.
Cole Harbour Heritage Farm
471 Poplar Drive, Cole Harbour, (Route 207)
902-434-0222 / coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca
This community museum, established on the site of an original 200-year-old family farm, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour’s agricultural past, while developing understanding of plants, animals, and farming today. Enjoy the beautiful grounds and gardens - featured in Tourism Nova Scotia’s Garden
Road Trip - and meet the farm animals, explore historic buildings and collections, and stop by the charming tea room and gift shop. A member of Taste of Nova Scotia.
Hope for Wildlife
5909 Highway 207, Seaforth
902-407-9453 / hopeforwildlife.net
Rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned wildlife. Education centre, educational animals, and wildlife garden.
Acadian House Museum / L’Acadie de Chezzetcook
79 Hill Road, Highway 207, Grand Desert 902-827-5992 / http://www.acadiedechezzetcook.ca/en/
Experience Acadian life as lived in Grand Desert and Chezzetcook. This circa 1850 house offers local heritage displays. Special events take place year-round in La Grange (the re-created barn). Open July 1 to August 31, closed on Mondays.
Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers’ Market
Eastern Shore Community Centre (“The Rink”) 67 Park Road, Musquodoboit Harbour 902-220-9114 / mhfarmersmarket.ca
A vibrant community meeting place that connects the communities of the Eastern Shore. Range of vendors offering local meat and produce, homebaked treats, and handcrafted products. Open Sundays.
Musquodoboit Railway Museum and Visitor Information Centre
7895 Highway 7, Musquodobit Harbour 902-889-2689
Photos, maps, and artifacts (all housed in railway cars and the former Canadian National Railway station) tell the story of Nova Scotia’s railways. The building also houses a Visitor Information Centre and there is a picnic area outside. Free admission. Open June 1 to August 31.
Old School Art Gallery
7895 Highway 7, Musqodoboit Harbour 902-889-2735 / theoldschool.ca
This art gallery and community gathering place has breathed new life into the former Musquodoboit Harbour Elementary School. Browse through the large collection of paintings by local artists before deciding on the perfect souvenir.
Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre and Cultural Centre
12390 Highway 224, Middle Musquodoboit 902-384-2819 / bicentennialtheatre.ca
This location offers a 230-seat theatre with raked seating and raked stage and a hall for dances, meetings, and community events. The Theatre is home to the last remaining example of Canadian William Gill’s stage art left in North America. Many top Canadian musicians, entertainers, and theatre troupes have graced this stage since its beginning in the early 1900s. Open year-round.
Moose River Gold Mines Museum
6990 Moose River Road, off Highway 224 / 902-384-2484
This museum and the adjacent Provincial Park chronicle gold mining in the Moose River area. Browse photos, news clippings, and tapes of the first live on-the-scene radio broadcasts by reporter Frank Willis of the 1936 Moose River mining disaster. Mining equipment, rock and mineral samples, and artifacts on display. Open July 1 to August 31.
380 Caribou Road, Markland / 902-860-3551
A memorial to Nova Scotia’s little-known Icelandic settlers. Walking trails, log cabin replica, and interpretive signage. Site tours arranged upon request.
Upper Musquodoboit Wooden Playground
8747 Highway 224, Upper Musquodoboit.
Nova Scotia’s largest wooden playground is made up of giant old-school, castle-like structures begging to be climbed and played on in this hidden gem of a playground. Kids and parents alike will be impressed with the wooden towers, wavy slides, and themed sections for imaginative play.
Nature Learning and Play Space
10246 Highway 224, Middle Musquodoboit / novascotia.ca/natureplayspace
This outdoor play space helps kids of all ages explore, experience, and connect with nature, accomplishing what backyard woodlots did for kids in bygone days. Curl up in the bear den, perch in the hummingbird nest, brave the mud pit, climb a small hill or slide down the other side and do all sorts of other fun things.
Natural Resources Education Centre
12014 Highway 224, Middle Musquodoboit, 902-384-3420
The Natural Resources Education offers curriculum based educational programs for schools and groups at all age/grade levels with the goal of fostering a sense of stewardship and sustainable development of natural resources.
Harbour Breezes Daylilies
10099 Highway 7, Head of Jeddore 902-889-3179 / harbourbreezes.ca
A gardener’s delight, this property offers guided tours of a hillside garden overlooking Jeddore Harbour. Garden features over 800 varieties of daylilies and 100 varieties of rare Japanese irises. Gift shop on site.
Memory Lane Heritage Village
Highway 7, Lake Charlotte 5435 Clam Harbour Road 902-845-1937 / 877-287-0697 / heritagevillage.ca
Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of the 1940s as you stroll back in time to an authentically restored village where the automatic washer is a novelty and making a living from the land and sea a necessity. Experience an era of change, as rural Nova Scotia entered the modern world.
Fishermen's Life Museum
58 Navy Pool Loop, Jeddore Oyster Pond / 902-889-2053 / fishermanslife.novascotia.ca
Come in for a cup of tea and a warm welcome at this typical homestead of an inshore fisherman. You'll hear stories about the land, the sea, and life from people on the Eastern Shore.
The Deanery Project
751 West Ship Harbour Road, 902-845-1888 / thedeaneryproject.com
This beautiful oceanfront property provides a variety of learning, recreational, and research opportunities related to environmental sustainability, forestry, and rural living. Explore the trails, take in the waterfront, or attend a workshop on topics ranging from permaculture and maple tree tapping, to guitar building and straw bale construction. Visit the website for information on upcoming workshops and events.
Barry Colpitts Folk Art
15359 Highway 7, East Ship Harbour 902-772-2090 / barrycolpitts.ca
Chances are this house will stand out when you’re travelling through Ship Harbour. The artist’s home and outbuildings are adorned with his colourful folk art, inspired by his Eastern Shore setting. Colpitts is pleased to chat with visitors about his artistic process while they select a sea bird, a mermaid, or other sea creature to take home as a unique souvenir.
MacPhee House Community Museum
22404 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour 902-885-2092
This heritage building features a museum and visitor information centre and the grounds include a boardwalk with views of West River Falls. Come discover the history of Sheet Harbour and its lumber-related industries through artifacts from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries, plus local artworks, photography, and carvings. Free Wi-Fi and public washrooms. Open daily from June to mid-September.
Sober Island Brewing Company Ltd.
Sheet Harbour 902-719-9463 / soberislandbrewing.ca
A small start-up, brimming with big ideas and hometown pride. You can find Sober Island ales in your favourite local eateries along the Eastern Shore. Their current home base is the Henley House Pub and Restaurant. Keep an eye out for their mobile craft beer truck at local events and farmers’ markets across the province.