Category: Northumberland Shore

Tides, Fossils and Mining – In the Parrsboro Region

Tourists to Nova Scotia should definitely not miss visiting the town of Parrsboro located at the head of the Bay of Fundy not far from Amherst and Truro. I recommend that you swing into Parrsboro before you leave the province for New Brunswick or just after you enter the land of “Bluenosers”. Before you get upset at the use of this epithet, let me explain. It’s fine to call Nova Scotians “Bluenoses” or “Bluenosers”. They are proud of the nickname which some say comes from the Irish Bluenose Potato, once a major product of the province. Others say it comes […]

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A Dozen Distractions in Antigonish

Angela from Green Way Claymore Inn and Antigonish Conference Centre suggests the following things to do in Antigonish. St. Francis Xavier University The 18 Hole, Antigonish Golf and Country Club International Riverside Speedway Snow Queen Leisure World Columbus Field Play Ground Provincial Beaches at Pomquet, Bayfield and Arisaig Piping plover at Pomquet Beach Hiking parks at Fairmount, Cape George and Beaver Mountain Geological Arisaig Provincial Park Antigonish Heritage Museum Frasers Mill Fish Hatchery Wright’s River and the West River Fishing

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Postcard from Tatamagouche

What’s going on in this town? They grow giant women …Anna Swan, giantess, who joined the P.T. Barnum Circus was born here – a wee 18 pounds – she has her own (large) museum. Real men wear Liederhossen …Oktoberfest, the largest beer and sausage party east of Kitchener Ontario. Sleeping on a train gets you nowhere …Sleep in a parked caboose or the Station Master’s residence at the Train Station Inn, (hay and hobo extra). Watching the women leave town is entertainment …A hit CBC reality show was filmed here, proving that when the women leave town there’s lots of […]

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