WHOEVER SAID "THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE" MUST HAVE SPENT SOME TIME IN MUSQUODOOIT VALLEY!
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ABOUT MUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY

THINGS TO DO


    FESTIVALS
        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

    ACTIVE ADVENTURES

    ARTS AND CULTURE

    FAMILY FUN

    HISTORIC SITES AND MUSEUMS

    REST AND RELAXATION

    THINGS TO DO FOR FREE!

OUR HUMMINGBIRD

HISTORY

    Musquodoboit Railway
    Memorial Hospital

AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY

COMMUNITIES

MUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY TOURISM

Things To Do For FREE

Want an INEXPENSIVE day in the country air?

Come to Musquodoboit Valley!!

It’s common knowledge that life in the country is less expensive than life in and around urban centers. Besides, once you see one city you’ve pretty well seen them all. Musquodoboit Valley has nature in abundance for you to experience and you’ll have the opportunity to experience first-hand how enjoyable country life can be. 


 

Scenic Drives by Car, Motorcycle, or Bicycle

When you arrive in Musquodoboit Valley, you will be impressed with the natural beauty of this area. Admittedly, the pace here is slower than many may be used to but that’s the way we like it. We appreciate the simple things. We know how to have good, wholesome fun without going in to debt.

     

Playgrounds, Picnic Parks, Tennis Courts & Nature

When you come to Musquodoboit Valley, be sure to bring the kids along!

There’s an awesome playground and tennis court to check out at a pocket park in Meagher’s Grant. Also, there’s another tennis court near the new Musquodoboit Rural High School in Middle Musquodoboit. 

In Elderbank, there’s a green space with plenty of room to play games of chase, have a bite to eat out of your picnic basket, and explore the banks of the Musquodoboit River. 

CornerStone Park, in Middle Musquodoboit, is home to the largest outdoor hummingbird sculpture in North America. The park displays a variety of plants and shrubs attractively arranged in a horseshoe-shaped bed. Folks are encouraged to enjoy the shade of the recently constructed gazebo and take in the sights and sounds of the village. A tour-map of the village is available through Musquodoboit Valley Tourism Association. As you “walk the block,” (the village core is built around a square about the size of a city block) historic sites and buildings are located on the map for you to discover. 


Atlantic Canada's Largest Wooden Playground

The largest wooden playground in Atlantic Canada is only minutes away, in the village of Upper Musquodoboit. 

In 2000, community volunteers constructed this child-friendly destination.

Included in its design are plenty of areas that encourage kids to use their imaginations: a puppet-theatre, store and post office, to mention but a few.

 


Moose River Gold Mines Museum & Provincial Park

Admission to the Moose River Gold Mines Museum is FREE. There is absolutely no charge to step back in time and experience what life was like in this mining community one hundred years ago. Between May and August, staff looks forward to explaining to visitors the numerous static displays, newspaper clippings and the hundreds of artifacts related to mining. While there, take time to enjoy a packed lunch at nearby Moose River Gold Mines Provincial Park. You can afford to bring the whole family on this excursion because it’s all free! 


Dollar Lake Provincial Park

If you are someone who enjoys a day out-of-doors, include a visit to Dollar Lake Provincial Park. Without spending a dime, you can work on your tan, go fishing, explore one of the many hiking trails, go for a boat ride or jump in to the lake for a swim. 

All conveniences are available at Dollar Lake, too: canteen, changing rooms, washroom facilities and boat launch. 

If you decide to spend the night at one of the 119 overnight campsites, you can expect to pay approximately $20! Perhaps you’d rather just spend the day fishing.

 

Experience the Musquodoboit River

The Musquodoboit River is a scenic Class II canoeing river suitable for novice paddlers. 

The river and its many tributaries provide ample opportunities to test your paddling and fishing skills. 

     

Hiking & Walking Trails

    Maybe you’d like to explore the forest stands and trails at the Natural Resources Education Centre or check out the Musquodoboit Rails to Trails system.

Another popular hiking destination is the historic Icelandic community of Markland. Cleared trails lead to 34 of the original homestead locations.

Dollar Lake Provincial Park has an 8-kilometre groomed cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing trail system. There are many side trails, old roads, and game trails in the park that can be used to extend your ski or hike.

The Carrolls Corner Mastodon Trail is a 3 metre wide finished trail which connects the communities of Carrolls Corner and Dutch Settlement along a 4 kilometer route.

Once you park the car and take a few steps in to the woods, you’ll be breathing the sweetest smelling air this side of heaven!
 
 

 

Nearby, is Martinique Beach Provincial Park. The longest beach (5 km) in Nova Scotia is waiting for you to enjoy. You don’t have to empty your bank account to enjoy the best things in life. It’s all here! 

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