While You're Here...

The people of Pictou County take pride in a colourful past and an unparalleled quality of life. While you're here, take some time to enjoy some of

If golf is your favourite pastime you are in luck. There are three eighteen hole courses within a twenty minute drive. If you want something smaller there are two nine hole courses within a five minute drive. There is something to suit all skill levels.

Make the trip to Sherbrooke Village to visit this living history. A reconstructed village, it depicts life in Nova Scotia in the 1800’s to the early 1900’s. Stroll through the streets, enjoy a treat at the tea room or check out the saw mill.

For something a bit more exhilarating why not try tidal bore rafting on the Shubenacadie River. The highest tides in the world are in the Bay of Fundy. As the tide comes in and forces the water through the narrow neck into the tidal Shubenacadie River the bore is created. This is sure to please those of you who want to experience the bore first hand.

Take a trip out the Sunrise Trail stopping along the way to visit the Lismore Sheep Farm. A working sheep farm, there is plenty to see and do here. Continue along and visit the Balmoral Grist Mill, a working mill near the village of Tatamagouche. A little further along the Sunrise Trail is the turn off for Jost Vineyards. Stop and have a winery tour and sample some of Nova Scotia’s finest wines.

Watch out for some of the special events that take place around the County. If you're an athlete, you won't want to miss the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend in celebration of a man who surprised everybody by winning the Boston Marathon as a complete unknown.

Celebrate our fishery with us as well. In May and June, local fisherman catch lobster in the Northumberland Strait. This catch is a valuable part of our local economy. During the second weekend in July, we celebrate their role during the annual Lobster Carnival. 2009 marks 75 years of celebration for this event.

The Summer Sounds is held at the deCoste Entertainment Center every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from early July until the end of August. Featured are wonderful local and Nova Scotia talent.