As a courtesy to our guests, we have listed some places of interest and other businesses and activities in the area, as well as some upcoming local events. Please contact the businesses directly for details regarding admission prices (if any) and hours of operation. Some of these businesses only operate seasonally.
The Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy tides turn about every 6.5 hours. You can watch the extraordinary sunsets from the balconies of the Edelweiss Inn or enjoy a short stroll down Mount Hanley road and sit on the volcanic rock that makes up the shoreline. When the tide is out you will want to hunt for treasures washed up on the rocks, watch for seals sunbathing or playing Peek-a-Boo with you! Cottage Cove Provincial Park in Port George is 1.7 kms away, is a great place to have picnic. In May, Port George, hosts its annual Bluegrass Festival, and in July, its annual Country Music Jamboree. Port George has its own lighthouse, seen at the roadside, and just down the road in Cottage Cove there lies an historic wharf. The wharf will be refurbished as part of the Nova Scotia government's commitment to preserve the heritage.
Middleton is a town in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Situated on the north bank of the Annapolis River, it is located close to the centre of the Annapolis Valley, from which it gets its nickname, "The Heart of the Valley".
Middleton Railway Museum
Middleton Railway Museum is a fun learning experience for the whole family. Our museum is a typical railway station of the era, built for the Dominion Atlantic Railway in 1917 following a disastrous fire that destroyed the original Middleton Railway Station in 1915. The museum features Dominion Atlantic Railway artifacts as well as antique D.A.R. station paraphernalia, photographs and railroad implements; historical books and manuscripts; and some model trains and railways. Outdoor features continue to be updated and enhanced and now include a 1905 steam locomotive, tender car and boxcar. Home - Middleton Railway Museum
Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum
The Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum is located in the first consolidated school in Canada (1903) in Middleton, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley region. The museum features the Nova Scotia Museum collection of clocks and watches; a collection of local artifacts; a unique natural history display; a recreated classroom and general store; and other historical exhibitions. A research library with extensive genealogical records and local historical information is also a highlight of the museum. Macdonald Museum, Middleton, NS - clock collection, research library & more
Chimney swifts are well-known throughout eastern and mid-western North America. They are small brown-gray birds, seldom more than 13 centimeters in length, and have long, pointed, narrow wings. Their distinctive bow and arrow silhouette makes them easy to identify. The swifts possess a very irregular flying style which makes viewing their graceful aerobatics a beautiful sight. In addition to this flying style, one will seldom see a swift resting on a branch because their tiny feet are not well adapted to perching, so they remain in flight from the moment they leave their roosting place in the morning until their return at dusk. The swifts can be seen in Middleton putting on a show at the Middleton Regional High School. The best time to view the spectacular display is around dusk Mid-May to Mid-August when up to 500 swifts can be seen entering the big chimney at 18 Gates Ave.
The community of Bridgetown is only a 20 minute drive from Edelweiss Inn. Click on the links below to see more.
The Village of Greenwood is less than a 25 minute drive from Edelweiss Inn
14 Wing Greenwood*
14 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Greenwood and is under the operational command of 1 Canadian Air Division. Nestled in the heart of Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley rests 14 Wing Greenwood, the largest air base on the East Coast. Aurora crews conduct sovereignty and surveillance missions over the Atlantic Ocean routinely, while search and rescue capabilities are maintained 365 days of the year. 14 Wing will be Canada’s leader in developing and applying air power for airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and control and transport and rescue in global, joint and combined operations. History In 1942, CFB Greenwood was established as Royal Air Force Station as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). The BCATP was a plan to expand all Commonwealth air forces. In keeping with this objective, Greenwood was used as a training base during WWII, and before the end of the war, produced operational forces.
*We offer long term accommodations & discounted rates for active military personnel. Click to email us for more information.
Greenwood Military Aviation Museum
The Greenwood Military Aviation Museum (GMAM) is located at the Royal Canadian Air Force's 14 Wing in Greenwood, Nova Scotia. As a proud member of the Annapolis Valley community, the museum strives to inspire visitors through a riveting and somewhat immersive collection of aviation-related historical artifacts and displays. The museum is one of eleven accredited Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) museums located across the country and one of only two RCAF accredited museums in Nova Scotia. The museum is located outside of the security zone and open to public visitors. There are a number of outdoor display aircraft in the Air Park. The Air Park is home to many historically significant aircraft from WWII, the Cold War era, Search and Rescue and more. Open Thursdays to Saturdays 10am-4pm Home (gmam.ca)
A List Of Places To Go, Starting With Closest To Edelweiss Inn...
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Cottage Cove Provincial Park
Cottage Cove is a picnic park overlooking the Bay of Fundy, offering relief from the heat of the Valley and an interesting walk along the rocky shore where you can explore the area’s wildlife, including bird watching. 11935 Shore Road East, Cottage Cove firstname.lastname@example.org
Port George: Port George is a seaside community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Annapolis County. It is a former port situated on the Bay of Fundy, 11 km north of Middleton, Nova Scotia just across North Mountain (Nova Scotia). It sits on the 45th parallel north. The original name given to the area by the native Mi'Kmaq was Kulwaqwapsku'jk, meaning "Little Hooded Seal Rock". Originally settled in 1760, it is thought to have been re-settled in 1812 and named for King George III. Port George is a popular summer destination, with pretty cottages and the 0.5ha provincial picnic park at Cottage Cove overlooking a seal colony on Dunn's Rock. Nearby is the community wharf with a newer concrete boat ramp. One of few along this stretch of coastline. Port George is well known for its annual country music jamboree which normally takes place on the last Saturday of July every year and is organized by the Kingston Lions Club, the Lawrencetown Lions Club, and the community of Port George. The 34th jamboree in 2016 had an attendance of 2,750. The 38th jamboree was held on Saturday July 29th, 2023
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Margaretsville Boathouse Heritage Centre and Boardwalk
As part of the community shoreline park, the Boathouse Heritage Centre and Boardwalk allow visitors the opportunity to explore Margaretsville’s shipbuilding and fishing legacy through artifacts and displays at the historic boathouse, stroll the wheelchair accessible boardwalk or walk the scenic pebbled beach to a nearby waterfall. Picnic tables and firepits are also available. The adjacent wharf and Art Shack gallery together with the community’s distinctive black and white striped lighthouse add much to the community’s charm.
In 1991 the Fundy Folk Association was formed as a Society with the objectives of developing the culture of the Annapolis Valley Region and providing employment for local performers. The initial performances took place in the Margaretsville Fire Hall and over time developed into a mix of local and professional performers. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity and in 1999 Fundy Folk found a place of its own to host performances. Built in the 1860’s, the Evergreen Baptist Church found that it was no longer needed as a church. The building was offered to the community and the Fundy Folk Association assumed its management. With the help of many volunteers, a stage was built complete with surplus theatre drapery and lighting. Cast-off seating from Centre Stage was installed in 2000, to be replaced in 2010 with our present seats from the theatre at the Mount St Vincent Motherhouse when it was torn down. These additions transformed the former rural place of worship into an intimate, acoustically superior music room. In its 20-year history, the Evergreen has developed from a local amateur talent event to a professional venue. It is known across Nova Scotia, and further afield, as a surprising jewel in the travelling performance circuit around the Maritimes. Evergreen Theatre | Life music venue in the Annapolis valley
Dempsey Corner Orchards: Experience Local Farming
Dempsey Corner Orchards continues a tradition dating back to 2000. Each year visitors stop by our family-owned U-Pick Orchard in Aylesford with their families and loved ones to create lasting memories together. It has been a privilege to welcome these visitors and we are honored to be a part of their family traditions. We strive to operate our traditional U-Pick Orchard honorably and with the utmost respect to provide our customers with an amazing experience every time. Whether you want to purchase fresh products or experience nature at its best, we look forward to serving you. Farm | Dempsey Corner Orchards | Aylesford
Beaver Creek Vineyard
Beaver Creek provides all the lush qualities of a true vineyard experience. Located in the gorgeous northern coastal region of Lawrencetown
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Annapolis Royal is idyllically situated between mountain and sea, offering a stunning waterfront shopping area, with a selection of restaurants, world class accommodations, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and plenty of outdoor activities. This welcoming waterfront community embraces thousands of years of Mi’kmaq heritage and its over 400 years of French, Scottish, and British history. It is home to the first European Settlement in North America and Canada's oldest National Historic Site, Fort Anne. There are also over 135 registered heritage properties in Annapolis Royal, plus a charming streetscape that has been designated a National Historic District.
Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers' Market
Held at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens every Saturday morning from October 15 – May 15 from 9am-12pm, you will find locally roasted coffee, eggs, vegetables, cheeses, baked goods, fish, meat, and more. Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market – Access to local food products & more, October through May. (wordpress.com)
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Canada’s 2015 Garden of the Year Award Winner are world class. The gardens are based on the rich history of the area with a highlight being the 2000 bush rose collection.
Fort Anne National Historic Site (St.George street)
This Fort and grounds reflects the French and English periods of domination in Annapolis Royal. Features well preserved earthwork fortifications, an early 18th century French gunpowder magazine and 1797 British officers’ quarters. An impressive Heritage Tapestry (8 ft by 18 ft) depicts 400 years of history. http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortanne
Candlelight Graveyard Tours
Candlelight graveyard tours; no reservations required. Custom tours, Acadian heritage tours and National Historic District tours also available.