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ABOUT MUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY
THINGS TO DO
Dean Maple Syrup Festival
Halifax County Exhibition
50 Mile Yard Sale
Kirk Logan Fiddling Contest
Rally in the Valley
Christmas Festival of Trees
Christmas Festival of Crafts
ARTS AND CULTURE
HISTORIC SITES AND MUSEUMS
REST AND RELAXATION
THINGS TO DO FOR FREE!
AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY
At first glance, life in Musquodoboit Valley appears to be quite serene. Drives through pastoral landscape and scenic views along the Musquodoboit River lead people to believe this agricultural valley doesn’t offer much in the way of fun for those who have an adventurous spirit. In fact, there are countless activities for thrill-seekers to enjoy.
In May 2009, then Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Hon. Brooke Taylor, declared May to be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Nova Scotia. Bikers are appreciative of this announcement because it helps to educate new riders and heightens motorists’ awareness of motorcycles.
Riders are encouraged to stop and enjoy an ice cream or a cuppa java and meet some of the locals. Want to know what's happening with motorcyclists in Nova Scotia??... visit www.novascotiabikers.com.
As an anonymous blogger to the Nova Scotia Motorcycles website says:
It’s because of this kind of mindset, bikers fit right in while visiting our Valley!
For the Bicycle Enthusiasts
Canoeing and Kayaking
If you’re the type of person who’d rather avoid the highways altogether, the Musquodoboit River is an ideal waterway, a scenic Class II canoeing river suitable for novice paddlers. There are lots of places to put in along the river but many prefer to start at the bridge on the Caribou Gold Mines Rd., (near Upper Musquodoboit). From there, a 77.42 km adventure awaits you.
There are five portages, with areas of heavy whitewater not suitable for the average whitewater canoeist. When you’re ready to take a break, cleared areas along the river are available for overnight camping. It is advised to consult Canoe Waterways Maps before heading out.
While some may believe that sport fishing and hunting are only activities reserved for a favoured few, Musquodoboiters know these things are part of our daily existence. The Musquodoboit River still provides a healthy habitat for Atlantic sea trout, salmon, and other species.
A glance at any map of this area will indicate the numerous fresh water lakes, brooks, and streams that are alive with speckled trout and other species. Be sure to check with the Department of Natural Resources for details regarding daily catches and the latest regulations. While in the area, dedicated sports persons can plan to stay at one of the local bed and breakfasts so they’ll be sure to be on the water at first light.
In Musquodoboit Valley, everyone has a few wild neighbours, but not necessarily of the two-legged variety. We are home to a healthy population of red fox, brown bears, and white-tailed deer, which can be spotted any time of day or night. As well, we have Canada geese, pheasants and other game birds. Hunters and their dogs can enjoy a day outdoors during one of the best seasons of all.
Hiking and Cross-Country Ski Trails
Hikers and cross-country skiers have multiple choices to make when deciding what part of Musquodoboit Valley they’d like to discover first. The following trail systems are classified as shared-use, meaning they are open to mountain bikers, walkers/hikers, ATVs and snowmobiles, cross country skiers, and horseback riders. For more info visit the Nova Scotia Trails Federation web site.
For ATV Enthusiasts
If you are curious about life in the country and want to test your skills in nature, be sure to make Musquodoboit Valley your destination.
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