In the 1800s, shipbuilding became a prosperous industry in Maitland, as in-fact, the town would go on to build the largest ship of its kind, the W.D. Lawrence. This ship weighed 2459 tons, and was nearly 76.2 m (250 ft.) long. It seemed that with the death of William Lawrence, the builder of the great ship in 1886, the shipbuilding industry in Maitland perished with him. Today, Maitland's main industry is tourism.
Maitland is home to the South Maitland Village Park, which offers observation decks directed at the world famous tidal bore, walking trails, beautiful ponds, picnic areas and a caboose museum. Courthouse Hill also offers panoramic visuals of the village of East Gore. The Artistic Woodturning Studio is a unique inside look into the creation of woodturning art. Maitland is also the home of the Lawrence House Museum, the East Hants Historical Museum and The Walton Lighthouse. The Anthony Park on the shores of the Bay of Fundy is a rare red sanded beach with a park and picnic area. Maitland is 88.6 km (55.1 mi.) north of Halifax.
Maitland accommodations include bed and breakfasts, inns and cottages.
Bellavista Bed & Breakfast
8029 Hwy 215, Selma
Cresthaven By The Sea...A Country Inn
19 Ferry Lane
Foley House Inn
11 Cedar Road
Tidal Life Guesthouse
9568 Cedar St
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