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In Little Harbour:
In New Glasgow:
A short trip to New Glasgow www.NewGlasgow.ca could take you to the Museum of Industry. The largest Provincial Museum which highlights the various industries that existed in Nova Scotia over the years and includes many hands on exhibits. www.industry.museum.gov.ns.ca
As well you could visit the Carmichael-Stewart House Museum, a Victorian home built in 1880 by Senator James W. Carmichael. A sight worth a stop adorned with an extensive photo collection, stained glass windows, an amazing clothing collection and much more.
Then there are the historical buildings in the core of downtown New Glasgow with architecture of days gone by and of course there is also lots of shopping and places to eat.
A visit to the town of Pictou would allow you to visit the Ship Hector Museum and the Northumberland Fisheries Museum where, along with other fisheries memorabilia, is a Lobster Hatchery. www.TownofPictou.ca/visitors-guide/attractions/fisheries-museum/ Of course there is also lots of shopping and places to eat.
A day trip East:
Head east along the Sunrise Trail towards the Cape George Lighthouse. www.CapeGeorgeTrails.ca
Along the way you could visit the Knoydart Cheese House and purchase some locally made cheese. www.KnoydartFarm.org
A little further down the road is the Steinhart Distillery where you can visit the tasting bar and purchase some maple Vodka or Gin made from Haskap berries. www.SteinhartDistillery.com
After the lighthouse you come to Ballantynes Cove where a stop at “Fish & Ships” for a delicious seafood lunch at a picnic table overlooking the fishing boats in the harbour is in order. Then you will be in Antigonish, the home St. Francois-Xavier University (affectionately called “St. FX”) and of the Highland Games. From there you are only 45 minutes from here.
A day trip west:
Head west along the Sunrise Trail to Malagash, the home of the Jost Winery. Lunch is available along with a bike rental to get to a local beach to enjoy the lunch. A tour of the vineyard and the winery is also available. www.DevonianCoast.ca
Along the way you could visit the Lismore Sheep Farm, just outside the town of River John, where you will see the sheep and maybe purchase wool products from the on-site store. www.LismoreSheepFarmWoolShop.com
Down the road is the Seafoam Lavender Farm a sight to see and a store with perfumes, soaps and food products made from Lavender available for purchase. www.LavenderCanada.com
Tatamagouche has the Chowder House Café, the Train Station Inn www.tatatrainstation.com and a local brew house www.tatabrew.com
Then there is the Sugar Moon Farm in Earltown which is an operating maple sugar/syrup business with guided tours and a dining room. www.SugarMoon.ca From there you are only 53 minutes from here.