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Local Services & Amenities

Within a short drive of the property there are activities and day-trips galore.

The beautiful university/medical town of Antigonish is located just 12 minutes away on a paved road (eight minutes if driving my convertible). Due to the large density of professionals, we have many amenities and services, even though the population of the town and county is quite small (about 25,000). We have excellent supermarkets, shopping stores and a number of fine restaurants - including one that was voted “Best Restaurant in Nova Scotia”. An excellent fitness center is also available for those who might indulge there once too often!

 

 

   
 

Unlike many other small towns, our downtown is very much alive – you will have the chance to thank my neighbour, our town planner, for that - with many specialty shops, cafes, restaurants and interesting architecture. Excellent professional repertory theatre runs all summer long and there are often many performances of live Celtic music.

Details of all the above services and amenities are provided as part of your welcoming package.

Those seeking more of a cultural bend can check out our local, professional summer theatre, tour an award-winning vineyard, visit authentic fishing villages or world-class museums such as the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck. Many other day trips are possible including two fascinating living museums: Sherbrooke Village, a pioneer village of historical buildings almost entirely on their original foundations and Louisburg, a fascinating 250-year-old French fort, reconstructed with historical interpreters.

Beautiful driving tours can also be had starting with our local Cape George Trail – a lovely drive that snakes through our impressive highlands and genuine fishing villages. The start of the breathtaking Cape Breton Highlands National Park is just over an hour away as is the ferry to Prince Edward Island. And beautiful Halifax, the most bustling, maritime, cosmopolitan city in Atlantic Canada is just two hours away.

 

Many more details of the above activities and day-trips are provided as part of your welcoming package.