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Beach at Port Maintland
Ocean, forest, rivers, natural beauty
Not the place for Bright lights, big city vacations
In a nutshell
great for families, outdoors activities, water activities
Go to the Beach! Ok - just pick a beach any beach
Go for a walk and pick up shells... paddle in the water... enjoy the beauty. This beach was at Port Maintland. Poor Betty has so many beaches to choose from and as she says, there are only so many day trips out that she can make a summer!
You MUST Go to the Lighthouse!
After we went to Sandford, and around the area of Lake Darling, we then headed down to Cape Forchu and the lighthouse. It is 90+ Feet high, and is a great place to go for photography, for enjoying the beauty of nature, for having a cup of tea at the Mug Up Tea Room (covered...
Learn about the local history
Betty took me to the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives which is located in a former church, built of beautiful Granite.The museum contains a real mix of items - there is info on the shipping, on the native history, costumes, tools, glass, toys and china. You could spend a...
Walk by the Harbour
lots of parking along by the waterfront to check out the action on the water, and to stop at one of the many restaurants, pubs/bars, and places to enjoy the outdoors.
Memorial to Lost Seamen/Fishermen
This was a memorial to the fishermen who have been lost at sea. There is another placque there as well to two young girls who were swept off the rocks at the lighthouse by a rogue wave!
Watch the "Cat" going to the US
It was a lovely day, so we pulled into a parking lot by the water, and waited to see the 4pm Bay Ferry pull out. It sure moved, but apparently due to a fatal crash, it can not go as fast up on its "skis" as it used to, leaving the harbour. (Wouldn't you think the boat...
Because this area is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Fundy, as well as being a veritable treasure trove of lakes and rivers, it is easy to find places and rentals for camping, canoeing, kayaking, swimming. There are occasional organized beach days hosted by...
Best Western Mermaid
1 Review and 38 Opinions Have only booked others in here. They have been quite happy with this place. It's not too pricey,...
The Mug Up Tea Room & Gift Shop: Good Food, Great prices
How often do you get to eat in a lighthouse. There is a lovely little tearoom at the Cape Forchu lighthouse. They serve soup, sandwiches, desserts, and tea and coffee for a reasonable price.
The fish chowder was excellent. Halibut, potatoes and onions in a light broth. It...
Joanne's Quick & Tasty: Don't Miss the Seafood!
The Quick & Tasty is almost a Yarmouth icon. It has been here for nearly 40 years. Originally it was called Harris' Quick and Tasty, and run by a husband/wife team. It now has a new owner, but the food is being made with the original recipes, and that's good. Charlie Harris...
Th'YARC: Local Talent on Parade!
Th'YARC is the local Arts Council Building. If you are really, really lucky there will be a live performance while you're in Yarmouth. I have enjoyed live theatre productions in many places, but by comparison, Yarmouth has to be classed right up there with the best. The...
Rodd Grand Hotel: Dinner Theatre
The summer productions at the Grand Hotel are really worthwhile. Be warned, they are popular, so if you are planning a short trip in this area, be sure you reserve tickets, or you will miss the fun. And fun it is. The theatre troupe are young, and very personable. There is a...
Amero Shuttle Service Inc.
Amero's Shuttle travels the "North Shore" between Yarmouth and Halifax, and from Halifax back to Yarmouth. They are prepared to make stops between the two primary destinations, but you should arrange this in advance. Shuttles leave Yarmouth at 7:00 am Monday to Friday, and...
Campbell's Shuttle Service
Campbell's travels mainly the "South Shore" (Highway 103, through Shelburne, Lunenburg) between Yarmouh and Halifax. They make every reasonable effort to pick you up at your location, and deliver you to your destination. Shuttles leave Yarmouth at 8:00am on weekdays and...
The Cloud Nine Shuttle
Cloud Nine operates on the "North Shore" (Highway 101 by Annapolis, Kentville) and the "South Shore" (Highway 103 by Shelburne and Lunenburg) and points on route.If at all possible they pick you up at your door in or near Yarmouth by 8 am. Alternatively, you meet them at...
There are very few car rental agencies available in the area. I found that Enterprise had the best prices (Avis was nearly twice as much!). However, they do not have a large fleet of cars, so make your reservation as soon as you know when you'll be in NS. They will go to...
CAT High Speed Ferry Maine (USA) to Yarmouth, NS
The CAT high speed ferry is--I believe--the fastest ferry in use. It used to be that the ferries available would take 8 hours to travel between Maine and Nova Scotia. It now takes 3 hours from Bar Harbor, ME and Yarmouth, NS. You can also pick it up from Portland, ME. Allow...
Recycle, recycle, recycle
Well, everyone should do it anyway. Nova Scotia is a huge recycling province and they're proud of it. And they should be! Dare I say that they make recycling recepticles more available than California? Yes, they do. So hold on to your refuse until you stop at a place to recycle. They divide by organic (orange peels, leftover food), plastic, cans, and then non-recyclable items. These bins can be found almost everywhere and mostly at government run places such as museums and parks, etc.
Written Jul 25, 2006
Beware the power of the Ocean
When you go to a lighthouse, or breakwater, or any place where the waves have a chance to splash up, stay away from the edge. It only takes one rogue wave or even a smaller one to make the rocks slippery and easy to lose your footing. Mother Nature is not forgiving when she strikes, and unless you are very fortunate, you or your rescuer(s) could be risking your very lives.
Written Jun 21, 2007
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Check Out the Smallest Bridge
Betty took me to see at the village of Sandford (a couple of kilometres out of Yarmouth) The World's Smallest Bridge - that became a debate, because I thought that that was actually in Bermuda! But, the Nova Scotia tourist guides refer to it as that as well! Could this be a fish-tail??? er tale???? Anyway, it IS cute!
Ah-ha! The exact description is The World's smallest WOODEN lift bridge! I suspect the one in Bermuda is not completely made of wood!
Written Jun 21, 2007
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- Sailing and Boating
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