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Port Philip is situated in northern Nova Scotia, minutes from the New Brunswick border, and is a member of Cumberland County. Port Philip is also positioned on the scenic shores of the Northumberland Strait, along the River Philip. Port Philip received its name in 1867, and was previously known as "Mouth of River Philip." First settlers to Port Philip were Stephen and Jacamiah Seaman. The Seaman's came in 1797 and bought the land from the Mi'kmaq. Port Philip is a small fishing community. As well, Port Philip is located on the beautiful Sunrise Trail (Highway 6), a total of 42.3 km (26.3 mi.) east of Amherst.
Port Philip is home to many great adventures, such as hiking trails, sandy beaches, swimming, cycling and fine-dining at a beautiful waterfront seafood restaurant. Port Philip is proud to exhibit the Ole Barn Crafts and woodworking centre, which displays various wooden pieces of furniture, decoration and more. Port Philip is only a short drive from the world-famous Confederation Bridge (12.9 km in length), which connects from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island and is the longest bridge in the world that exists over freezable waters.
Port Philip accommodations include hospitable motels.
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