Shelburne County


Shelburne County is comprised of many small towns and villages, which offer their very own assortment of activities and attractions.  You don’t have to plan your agenda in Shelburne County.  Make time to relax and let things happen around you.  You are sure to bump into something interesting and different.  Explore a bit more of the area:


Municipality of Barrington Shelburne CountyMUNICIPALITY OF BARRINGTON

Welcome to the Lobster Capital of Canada! Home to 9 time World Champion Log Roller, Phil Scott and his nephew, 5 time World Champion Log Roller, Darren Hudson!  Incorporated in 1879, the Municipality of Barrington is located on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia.  Home to a wealth of fishing villages, sand beaches, museums and many heritage building.




Dory Rowing in Clark's HarbourTOWN OF CLARK’S HARBOUR

Located on Cape Sable Island, Clark’s Harbour is a small fishing town featuring museums, grocery store, gas stations, West Head Take Out (home to the best deep fried clams around!), accommodations and many wharves.  Home to Shelburne County’s Capital of Baseball and home of the “Foggies”.






Explore Cape Sable Island’s four white sandy beaches, it’s famous Important Bird Areas and the birthplace of the work horse of the Atlantic; the “Cape Islander” fishing boat.  Stop by the visitor information centre in Clark’s Harbour to learn more about this island, filled with history and culture for you to discover.  Some important points of interest are the Archelaus Smith Museum, Seaside Heritage Centre, The Drowned Forest (The Hawk, CSI), West Head Wharf and North East Point Beach.




Explore the beautiful town of Shelburne. Take a stroll along Dock Street, home to many museums and historic homes.  Shop in the downtown stores and dine in some of the finest restaurants around.
Shelburne is home to the third largest natural harbour in the world and a Loyalist settlement.






The Municipality of Shelburne offers it’s visitors many things to see including lighthouses, beaches, fishing villages and lots of friendly people you will meet along the way.  Take a walk along one of the many walking trails, bicycle the scenic roadways, fish in our lakes and rivers or go golfing at River Hills Golf & Country Club in Clyde River, one of the most beautiful golf courses in Nova Scotia.  Visit Birchtown, where you can take in the first freed black settlement in North America.  There is so much to see and do here!





The Town of Lockeport offers all the ameneties and all within walking distance.  Enjoy fresh seafood at several restaurants.  Unwind and relax in the quiet and peaceful surroundings or enjoy various local recreational facilities.  Children may use nearby playgrounds.  There are basketball and tennis courts as well as several smaller beaches to explore & all within town.  The people are friendly and always willing to chat about the history of the area and to give advice on what to see and do.  We pride ourselves on how peaceful, safe and unspoiled the area is.

While in the area, take advantage of the LOCKEPORT LOOP , a scenic byway, you will be glad you discovered!




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