North Sydney is a small town located about twenty minutes from the city of Sydney. The town is known mostly for being The Gateway to Newfoundland because the ferry terminal that houses the ferries that go back and forth between the two provinces is located in the town. It is also known for being in a scenic area overlooking Sydney Harbour and for having plenty of things for visitors to do.
The downtown area of North Sydney is full of restaurants, fast food joints and boutique shops. The scenic waterfront area makes for a great place to take a break while shopping. Not far from the downtown area is Indian Beach, a popular swimming and recreational area.
One of the newer attractions in the town is the Fossil Museum which is home to a number of artifacts and interactive exhibits detailing fossils that have been found in the area and other information related to fossils in general. There is a museum dedicated to the history and the people of the town as well.
During the summer, North Sydney plays host to the annual Cape Breton County Exhibition which features amusement park rides, petting zoos, life entertainment and horse races. There is also a u-pick farm located a few minutes outside the town if you would like to pick some fresh strawberries for the road.
Andrea MacEachern is a freelance travel writer and amateur photographer living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. anotherdayforgrace.blogspot.ca