This is a fun, sort of silly stop just outside Cheticamp. By now you are getting closer to the Cape Breton Highlands and you are really looking forward to seeing this great park that so many people talk about.
All of a sudden you see this field, Look closer and you will see they are all scarecrows, artfully
dressed up. You have bikers, you have political figures (Maggie Thatcher, Ronald Reagan)
Its just a fun place, there is nothing historic about it.
11852 Cabot Trail. Cap Lemoine, NS
no admission charged, but donations gratefully accepted.
If you want a wonderful experience see Nova Scotia in autumn. The days are fresh, not too cold yet, nights a jacket is definitely needed, but nothing too heavy yet. Expect a bit more fog near the water, but i was surprised to see how nicely it cleared up leaving some gorgeous days while i was there.
The leaves start changing in Nova Scotia from late September through the end of October. The colors were especially stunning in Cape Breton. Hiking with the colors changing and the background of the water was something special! Make sure to see the Cabot Trail and the Highlands Park on Cape Breton for some awesome fall scenery.
Nova Scotia Foliage Map
A 35 foot replica of the 67 foot original lighthouse situated on Seal Island, the SEAL ISLAND LIGHT MUSEUM displays lighthouse equipment and memorabilia of the Barrington and Cape Sable area. The structure is topped by the cast iron lantern which was removed from the tower in 1978.
From the third level, you can climb the iron stairs to see the original clockwork mechanism and the only installed multi-panel Fresnel Lens in Nova Scotia.
Locate along Highway 3 in Barrington NS
Located in Saulneirville NS, EGLISE SACRE-COEUR was founded om 1880and is the oldest parish church in the region. The Church was renovated many times during its first century of existence, but especially so between 1977 and 1979 in preparation for its centennial celebration.
As the door was open, I went in to see the interior, which was beautiful.
Eglise Sainte-Marie / Musee' or ST. MARY'S CHURCH / MUSEUMwith its steeple rising 56.4 meters ( 185 feet) is the largest wooden church in North America. St. Mary's Parish was the first Roman Catholic parish to be established in the St. Mary's Bay area.
Located on Route#1 in Church Point NS
Located in Weymouth NS along Route #1 in the Acadia Shores, this large granite Church EGLISE SAINT BERNARD took a group of Acadians over 32 years (from 1910 to 1942) to build. The First Mass - Premiere Messe - was held in 1942. The Gothic style architecture is simply amazing and BIG. Hans and I both said "WOW" when we first laid eyes upon it. It is just that impressive.
The site hosts many classical music concerts during the summer.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
A Provincial Heritage Property overlooking St. Mary's Bay, GILBERT'S COVE LIGHTHOUSE, was built in 1904. The original light keeper was "Willie Jane" Melanson, his wife May and their five children tended the kerosene lantern in the top tower for over 60 years. An electric red light now shines from the tower.
The Lighthouse is located between Yarmouth and Digby on St. Mary's Bay just off Highway #101, at the end of the Lighthouse Road.
Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. mid June thru mid September
Located off the Minas Basin on Pier Road, Route #215, the WALTON LIGHTHOUSE , built in 1873, is Walton Hants County last remaining shingled wooden lighthouse. Out of use since the 70's, the lighthouse remains a popular tourist stop.
You can climb to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy a panoramic view of the cliffs and the Fundy tides.
Donations are kindly accepted
May 15 to October 15
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
An inlet of the Bay of Funday COBEQUID BAY is located at the easternmost part of the Minas Basin.
The eastern end of the bay hosts the estuary of the Salmon River, whereas the west end of the bay is less well-defined, typically delineated by Burntcoat Head on the southern shore and Five Islands or Economy Mountain on the northern shore.
The highest tidal range in the world was measured at Burntcoat Head where average tidal ranges measure a 12.4 m (41 ft) vertical difference in water level between low tide and high tide.
A Plaque overlooking Cobequid Bay reads:
"One of the most remarkable phenomenons of nature occurs right here. Every 6 hours the tides of the Minas Basin ( one branch of the Bay of Fundy) rise and fall an average of 15 metres or approximately 50 feet, and it happens right before your eyes!
Every 24 hours, 115 billion tons of water move in and out of the Bay of Fundy, a volume equal to the discharge of all the world's rivers. Stay awhile and walk the beaches as you await the return of another tide; Photograph the sea lavender, watch the bass fishermen, or be brave and buy some dulse!"
Try this for info on the HST. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/visitors/
There are lots of places to stop between Yarmouth and Lunenburg. Without kowing what you want makes it hard. Try this www.destinationsouthwestnova.com/
Favorite thing: Thanks Babygrand and Tourtech. We will stop in Annapolis Royal for lunch at Brown-eyed Susans and Public Gardens. Planning to spend some time at Peggy's Cove. We will do Louisburg and the Cabot Trail drive as well. Thanks for your input. Kids are a little old for the Tugboat but we may check it out. Not old enough for the Louisburg Murder Mystery unfortunately as it falls on the evening we've planned for Louisburg.
One of the things I noticed as I drove around the province were the wild flowers, and in particular the Lupins - such beautiful display of colour.
Along with the lupins were the wild roses, especially bordering the beaches, and then the profusion of rhododendrons.
So many homes had beautiful flowers surrounding their property - some of it was obviously planted, but others just seemed very natural, and growing as nature had planted them.
The Provice is known as the Atlantic Playground and this is so apt such a lot of outdoor activities are offered here. I loved the great outdoors, the vast open spaces. You are never far from the sea here and the landscape is simply stunning.
Fondest memory: I loved the diverse beauty of Nova Scotia especially Cape Breton ..............ah how I miss this little piece of Heaven
Try to visit this province off season, as obvious as that seems sometimes people forget. I had gone at the end of September and not only did I get great motels at cheap prices, but there weren't any crowds going to the typical tourist places. The children are back in school and most people are back at work.
Fondest memory: The people... wonderful. Friendly, willing to help or just chat! I was walking down a pier filled with fishing boats and the fishermen where fixing thier nets, it was a postcard. They would chat with you and one of them tried teaching me how to mend a net.
Nova Scotia :
Population : 980,000
Area : 55,486 sq.km. (21,425 sq.mi)
Capital : Halifax
Highest point : 532 metres (1747 ft.)White Hill
Time zone : Atlantic DST
Nova Scotia has a great website on which you can find a lot of information about this province :
On this webside you can also order the Doers and Dreamers Travel guide on Nova Scotia. I used this guide a lot while I was touring around Nova Scotia. It is really a great guide, so don't forget to take one with you when you go here. Besides ordering it online, you can also get a copy at all the Nova Scotia tourist offices and in many other locations as well.
This place is overpriced. The are nice places to stay in Halfax that are cheaper than this.more
94 Pelham Street, Box 1378, Lunenburg, B0J 2C0, Canada
Good for: Business
96 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS B5A2T5
Good for: Families