Map of Central Nova Scotia. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Central Nova Scotia with cities and towns

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Map of Central Nova Scotia. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Central Nova Scotia with cities and towns

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Central Nova Scotia

 

On a lucky day the melodic cry of a piper's bagpipes will greet you at Amherst, entry point into Nova Scotia. Ahead lie gems and fossils, music and mines, modern towns and ancient villages, beaches and the sea. Along the Minas Basin, amethyst and quartz are but two of the many semiprecious gems scattered along the bejeweled coast, making the area a haven for rock hounds. Truro offers a fork in the road: your journey can proceed to the mining towns of New Glasgow and Stellarton, then Antigonish and onto the Canso Causeway, or you can drive south to the Eastern Shore, which hugs the Atlantic between Halifax and Grassy Island National Historic Site. Beaches and boating, mussel farms and oyster ponds, the list is long and appealing here where traditions and legends of the sea wait to be discovered amongst the quiet coastal beauty.

 

Antigonish [B5] Called the "Highland Heart of Nova Scotia," Antigonish hosts Canada's oldest Highland Games every July. In 1928, St. Francis Xavier University sponsored the Antigonish Movement-a program of self-help through adult education, an event that brought the city considerable renown. Also in summer, Festival Antigonish runs a theater festival that entertains kids and adults alike.

 

New Glasgow/ Stellarton [C4] The New Glasgow Riverfront, with its boat tours and summer water taxi to Pictou, provides a delightful urban walking trail following the route of Canada's first iron-steel railroad. Samson, the oldest steam locomotive in North America, and for whom the trail is named, resides at the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry in Stellarton.

 

Pictou [B4] The "Birthplace of New Scotland" is home to an authentic replica of the Hector, the ship that brought the first Scottish Highlanders here in 1773. The waterfront has been rebuilt to compliment notable heritage Scottish sandstone buildings.

 

Pugwash [B2] This town gained world attention in 1957, when Cyrus Eaton convened the first Thinkers' Conference promoting world peace and understanding. Pugwash is also famed for its pewter giftware, salt (a major salt mine produces over a million tonnes of the world's purest salt annually), and its colorful Gathering of the Clans celebrations every July.

 

Sherbrooke [D6] Every year scores of fishermen try their luck angling on the legendary waters of the St. Marys River. Sherbrooke Village, a captivating living history museum, highlights shipbuilding, lumbering, and gold-mining in the late 1800s.

 

Truro [C3] The "Hub of Nova Scotia" boasts a 400-hectare park right in the middle of town, but it's the tidal bore that most folks look for-at times reaching 1.5 m high, surging twice daily up the Salmon River. Truro is also the home of Stanfield's, famous for "Unshrinkable" long underwear invented in 1898 that was a must for Klondike prospectors.

 

Windsor [El] The birth of hockey in the 1800s is just one of the "firsts" celebrated in this bustling town. Pumpkin farmer Howard Dill brought fame with giant pumpkins weighing over 450 kg, winning the World Championship four times. The 19th-century home of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, the first widely recognized writer of humor in North America, is open to the public. Through his character Sam Slick, a Yankee clock peddler, he made popular many phrases still used today, such as "the early bird gets the worm" and "raining cats and dogs."

 

Wolfville [D1] Best known as the home of painter Alex Colville, Wolfville is a quiet university town, founded by New Englanders in the 1760s, that affords breathtaking scenery, Acadian culture, nature trails, and the popular Atlantic Theatre Festival. Chimney swifts bring out bird enthusiasts at dusk June through August. SGrand Pre National Historic Site commemorates Acadian history and culture in the land immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline, A Tale ofAcadie.

ATTRACTIONS

NEW GLASGOW

Pictou County Historical Museum Stewart House

PICTOU

Hector Heritage Quay Olde Foundry Centre Northumberland Fisheries Museum McCulloch House (1806) Grohmann Knives

SHERBROOKE

Sherbrooke Village

STELLARTON

Stellarton Miners Museum

TRURO

Victoria Park Tidal Bore Colchester Historical Society Museum Little White School House

WINDSOR

Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre Haliburton House Evangeline Express Fort Edward National

Historic Site Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

WOLFVILLE

Acadia University Art Gallery Randall House Museum

 

Map of Central Nova Scotia. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Central Nova Scotia with cities and towns