Things to do in Shelburne

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Things to Do in Shelburne

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  • Tour34023723450
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guided tour began with a short video.
    Our guide was VERY knowledgeable and friendly.
    I would highly recommend this very interesting museum!
    Written June 27, 2024
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  • heelergrl
    Sugar Land, TX194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is such a calm and beautiful white sand beach! It was clean, too. We had the beach all to ourselves for a relaxing stroll.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • Carrie Caldwell
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I grew up in Ingomar and it a beautiful family place and Roseway Beach was my favorite place to go we were there a lot it so nice it a very nice and beautiful place to go with your family 👪
    Written September 17, 2021
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  • The McQuonzies
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We camped at the Islands Provincial Park in August 2023 (weekdays). It is a nice small, wooded park with great views of Shelburne Harbour. The sites really vary in size and topography- some sites are really small and sloped, others flat and level. We saw several RVs having difficulty- when booking, look for description of size of the site (although there is no mention of the hilliness of the sites). The washroom has 6 gender-neutral, accessible, family sized rooms with toilet, sink, walk in shower, hand dryer, looks new and well-maintained. It was an issue sometimes if you just need a toilet and all rooms are in use, but there are lots of well-kept outhouses too. The park is not staffed, but maintenance staff were there 9-10am, and 4-7pm each day. Firewood and ice were available only at those times, and exact change required. Our site, 42, was large and flat with a view of Shelburne Harbour, we saw seals, cormorants and herons. The park is close to town for conveniences like groceries, gas, restaurants, and museums/waterfront. The 103 is pretty close, so there was some noise from the highway at night, but generally it felt quiet and secluded. Boating is supported with boat launches, multiple places for kayaks, but not for swimming. We enjoyed Welkum Park for lake swimming, although it was about 10km away.
    Written August 14, 2023
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  • leh72
    Boston, MA60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this fabulous museum, which tells the incredible story of black loyalists who left America to settle in Nova Scotia.
    Written July 16, 2023
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  • Carrie Caldwell
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Shelburne's Museums is a great place to learn about different ways that people did things before and to explore and the different way people used to live it a wonderful place to go
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • messengrl
    Shelburne, Canada1,318 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Taproom recently launched its summer menu featuring several great choices. My husband enjoyed the power bowl, and I enjoyed the Mediterranean grilled sandwich!
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • Paul
    Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One may take their time to heard the history and many stories of the past local merchant and traders. Interesting to heard this building was save by a professor and then the Shelburne community. Thank you to all the volunteers over the years!
    Written August 6, 2021
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  • Carrie Caldwell
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It always a great experience when I go home my dad was born in Sandy point some of my family still live there and it a wonderful place to visit it breath taken.talk walk you will really enjoy yourself
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • Rita and Phil C
    Shelburne, Canada84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Osprey offers an outsatnding range from Toronto operas, eclectic performances, movies, local bands, world class performers Like Jeremy Dutcher, Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers, workshops, art installations and community collaboration. The only place in NS you can watch a movie and have a glass of wine at the same time. Space for functions and private hire. The OSPREY is an amazing place and truly offers something for everyone
    Written September 3, 2019
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  • AprilRiley
    Shelburne, Canada26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exploring in my local county, heard this was a great spot so went exploring. This is a delightful area to explore. You should be reasonably fit as you will travel to the beach on a downhill sloop and so therefore going back up can be an uphill battle. The sights and sounds and smells are so coastal and lovely. Lots of seals sunning on the rocks. This can be a short walk(3 km.) or a longer walk....many options, so wear good footwear. I enjoyed the walk, the views and the company. Highly recommend.
    Written October 14, 2018
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  • Jnanayog
    St. John's, Canada6,471 contributions
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    This discovery was a highlight of our visit to this southeastern area of Nova Scotia. Those 5 houses are so unique and on the same street ( lower end of South St. ) that they now constitute the First Nova Scotia PROVINCIALLY Registered Streetscape. The houses which represent the 3 historic eras of Nova Scotia domestic architecture ( Colonial, Georgian, Victoria ) are each related to the children of an early we’ll know merchant, one Samuel Locke. They were built in / around 1836,1841 x 2, 1846, and 1876. While awed by the beauty and condition of each my favourite was the Victorian Locke Homestead.. a Second Empire style with its stunning mansard roof and wow the 3 Bay facade on top is unique. Just prior to the houses you will see an equally beautiful monument to this truly unique piece of Nova Scotia.
    Written August 11, 2018
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  • Trevor M
    Barrow-upon-Humber230 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We picked up the walking trail at the visitor centre by the beach. The lady there had created the trail and was very knowledgeable. It's a good way to learn about the history of the town and have a nice walk too. I found some of the instructions a bit ambiguous but this may be down to the way the town has organised its street signage.
    Written September 3, 2016
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  • KBD87
    Arkansas1,268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the memorial while walking around town. It is a nice park and tribute. It is humbling to see all the ships and lives lost to this vital but dangerous industry. Fisherman are a hard working, independent, noble breed who are to be honored and respected. This is a nice park to do so.
    Written July 31, 2022
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