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Attractions Nearby

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.

Festivals in September & October 2023

Admiral Digby Museum

DIGBY COUNTY UP CLOSE
Housed in a mid 1800s Georgian home, the museum features period rooms containing artifacts, and archives that relate to the interesting Maritime & Pioneer
history of Digby and Digby County, its people, and industries.
Explore the Town and County history or research your own Digby County roots in our Genealogy Departm
ent.

Tuesday September 12 from 2pm-4pm   Black Hair 101: Exploring the Essence of our Roots

Sunday September 24th from 10am-4pm  Back in Time Bake Sale & Honey Extraction Demo

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The Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival

Each September, on the last full weekend of the month, the Deep Roots Music Cooperative brings an awesome blend of up-and-coming, alongside tried-and-true, performers to our Deep Roots Music Festival stages in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 

Taking place September 22-24, 2023, the festival includes events for all ages - and even some dancing! 

Please visit our festival website for all the latest announcements, schedule of events and performances, and to purchase tickets: https://deeprootsmusic.ca/festival-2023/

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Fore Golf Enthusiasts...

Eden Golf & Country Club

Eden Golf and Country Club is an 18 golf course located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. We are five miles east of Bridgetown on Highway 201 in a town called Paradise only an hour and a half from Metro Halifax.

Eden enjoys an extended season which normally runs from early April to late October. The early opening and late closing coupled with the friendly atmosphere, make this course a popular stop for many Nova Scotian golfers.

Eden ranks as one of the most challenging and enjoyable golf courses in Nova Scotia. Nestled in majestic pines, the course has narrow fairways, small difficult-to-read greens, water hazards, sand bunkers, and dog-leg fairways all of which require players to manage their game. Accuracy is well rewarded. Take advantage of our driving range to warm up.

We welcome tournaments and offer a full service dining and banquet facility. Whether you live nearby or are visiting from another province or country, we extend a sincere invitation for you to stop by and enjoy a little bit of Paradise.

Home - Eden Golf and Country Club

14 Wing Greenwood Golf Club

April 1 2023-October 31 2023

Greenwood Golf Club is nestled in the heart of Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley which is home of the largest air base on the East Coast. The course winds its way around the Annapolis River and in & out of pine and oak forests. Greenwood Golf Club is a fair test of golf to players of all skill levels and is open to the public. Come give one of the Province’s true hidden gems a try today!

18-hole, par 72, 6094 yd. Rating 69.9; Slope 122. Driving range, drive carts; bar & grill.

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Paragon  Golf & Country Club

Paragon Golf and Country Club “18 of the finest golf holes in Nova Scotia” has been the site of numerous championships. The gentle rolling terrain and picturesque country side makes it a most enjoyable round of golf through the beautiful Annapolis Valley. It has proven to be a delight to both the members and guests alike and is a real attraction to the Kingston area.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Yardage: 6,358

Paragon Golf & Country Club – Annapolis Valley, Kingston

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Places to go and see...

The McMaster Mill Historical Park Loop is a 2.6 km lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Tremont that features a waterfall and is rated as a moderate hike. 

 

An incredible spot with something for everyone! Ruins of an old mill site, a well developed trail on the west side of the river with park benches and picnic tables, several view points of the rapids and falls, and even some evidence of rock climbing.  The trail on the east side of the river is a wilderness trail with roots and rocks.  To get down to the river is pretty steep, but even if you don't go down, this is well worth the hike.

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Port George is a seaside community 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.

 

The original name given to the area by the native Mi'Kmaq was "Goolwagopskooch" meaning "Haunt of the Hooded Seal". Originally settled in 1760, it is thought to have been resettled in 1812 and named for King George III.

 

Recognizable landmarks on its shorefront are the historic pepperpot lighthouse and the steeple of the old United Baptist church.

4 Mins by car from Edelweiss Inn, 43 Mins on foot.

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In 1856, residents of Margaretsville, which was known then as Margaretville, began petitioning for a lighthouse to mark the local pier.

 

After Sir Brenton Halliburton offered to provide the needed land at no cost, a formal lighthouse was constructed at Margaretsville in 1859. The lighthouse, a square wooden tower with sloping sides, was built in the common pepper-shaker style and featured a wide black horizontal stripe early on. The black stripe is the only daymark of this colour in all of Nova Scotia. At the time, Margaretsville was an important transportation hub, being connected to Saint John by steamship and to various parts of Nova Scotia by rail.

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Step foot onto one of the most hotly contested pieces of land on the entire continent which became Canada’s first administered National Historic Site in 1917: Fort Anne. The land on which Fort Anne now stands is part of the traditional homeland of the Mi’kmaq. In recent centuries, a succession of Scottish, French, and English settlers clashed over this prize on the banks of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis River, often drawing the Mi’kmaq into their conflict. Fort Anne was the site of thirteen attacks, seven change of hands, and the ratification of the Treaty of Boston.

 

Today, visitors can walk the earthen walls, explore the 1797 Officers' Quarters Museum and soak up thousands of years of Canadian history.

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This 1835 frame house, now a Provincial Heritage Property, was the home of Richard James, a merchant of Bridgetown. The museum features changing exhibits of fine arts and local history. Genealogical information on local families available, including extensive local cemetery records and photographic files. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #33 has exhibits on the Boer War and World Wars I and II

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 Nova Scotia’s largest outdoor Farmers Market and longest running of any other farm market around. Boasting over 100+ vendors each Saturday (weather permitting of course) you’ll find everything from farm-fresh produce, fresh-baked breads and other baked goods, jams and jellies, locally produced beer, wine, spirits, locally roasted fair-trade coffee, an array of prepared foods to tempt your taste buds as you shop, fresh cut flowers and plants, handcrafted soaps and other personal body products, pottery, rug hooking and many other hand-made crafts, clothing – both vintage & original designs, bicycle repair, custom-made shoes, woodcarvings, jewelry, original artwork, and the list goes on!

Annapolis Royal Farmers & Traders Market | Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia (annapolisroyalfarmersmarket.com)

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Located in Lawrencetown, Beaver Creek Vineyards strives to make wines of utmost quality borne from viticulture practices that are in alignment with nature. Beaver Creek Vineyards is an eco-friendly, organic and biodynamic certified boutique winery specializing in limited production, estate wines as well as select wines from exclusive organic or biodynamic certied vineyards. Harvests are done by hand, choosing only the best grapes for Beaver Creek wines.

 

The same caliber of organic practices present in their vineyards, also take place in the cellar. Their winemaking process is completely natural with no additives whatsoever. With the goal of creating the purest wines possible, Beaver Creek wines are hand crafted from beginning to end and meticulously aged in French Oak barrels.

Home - Beaver Creek Vineyard

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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.

 

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.

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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.

Bus and bicycle tours are welcome.

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Chimney Swifts

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.

recovery-plan-chimney-swift.pdf (novascotia.ca)

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.  One of few public access points to the Bay of Fundy along this stretch of coastline. Located 13 km (8 mi) northwest of Middleton.

2 Mins by car from Edelweiss Inn, 20 Mins on foot.

Dogs allowed

Cottage Cove | Nova Scotia Parks

Dempsey Corner Orchards

Dempsey Corner Orchard in Aylesford is a fifth generation family-run farm in the beautiful Annapolis Valley.  

 

Offering 9 types of fruits and berries, including 12 varieties of cherries and 57 varieties of apples, and vegetables including squash, pumpkin, corn, potatoes, carrots, onions, and beets, Dempsey Corner Orchards is a popular spot in the summer and fall months. 

 

Take the children to the farm-themed playground and to the farm's petting zoo where you may have the chance to meet the calves, bunnies, and kittens - and may even get the chance to bottlefeed a baby goat or sheep.  

 

Bakery, tea room and retail area onsite.  Special event weekends, scavenger hunts, wagon rides and more are held throughout the season.

Farm | Dempsey Corner Orchards | Aylesford

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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.

Oaklawn Farm Zoo
The Zoo is open 7 days a week, even holidays! Admission opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm daily.  Zoo closes at 6 pm, no entry after 5 pm. 
No pets allowed
997 Ward Rd, Aylesford
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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. As you enter the parking area, you will already be surrounded by rich Royal Canadian Air Force History. There are a number of outdoor display aircraft in the Air Park and in the summer, you can smell the beautiful roses that wrap around the Memorial Gardens overlooking the outdoor displays in the park. Our 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)

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