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Glen Margaret is located in Halifax County, along Route 333, just 43.2 km (26.8 mi.) west of Halifax. Scottish Loyalists were the first to settle on the land of Glen Margaret in the early 1800s. Originally, Glen Margaret was known as Lower Ward. John Fraser, one of the first to settle on the land, named the town in honour of his wife. John Fraser came to Glen Margaret from Virginia with his father and brothers, but when his father died, he left on his own and landed in Glen Margaret. Glen Margaret is a fishing community.
Today, one of John Fraser's homes still stands, portraying a black strip along the chimney, noting that he was a Loyalist. The William Black Memorial Church, the oldest Methodist Church in Nova Scotia, also belongs to Glen Margaret and was built in 1821.
Visit the Fraser homestead and learn stories of triumph and tragedy. See the picturesque St. Margaret's Bay and bird watch or even feed the birds. Celebrate Peggy's birthday in Peggy's Cove on July 16th, watch free fireworks with a free cake in hand, be guided on tours to museums, play in contests and games or get your face painted.
Glen Margaret accommodations include campgrounds and inns.
|Seaside Camping Grounds||RV/Camping||Glen Margaret||10516 Peggy’s Cove Rd|
|Wayside Camping Park||RV/Camping||Glen Margaret||10295 Peggy’s Cove Rd|