Stuff to do in/near antigonish ns
August 16, 2015 4:19 PM   Subscribe

Asking for my folks: tell me arts/ecology/sheep/theatre/rug hooking/banjo/history/alternative building materials stuff to do near Antigonish Nova Scotia in the first week of September this year.
posted by lizifer to Travel & Transportation around Antigonish, NS (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Alas they're just missing the theatre season, and a lot of the summer activities, but...hrmm.

Drive out to Boyds Seafood Galley. Gorgeous drive, view, and food.

Visit Lyghtsome Gallery. If they're taken with any artists work in particular, see if the Gallery has contact information to visit the artist's studio.

Chez Deslauriers (Historic Acadian Farmhouse) will be having a lobster dinner on September 6th, 2015, (or so says this page here) and it's a nice drive. Stop at Pomquet Beach on the way there or back.

There's a historic something or rather happening on September 5th at the Antigonish Heritage Museum (which is very small, but certainly worth a visit even if not for this event). Details Here.

Gabrieau's Bistro is basically the fine dining in town though there are many other nice restaurants as well.

The Townhouse is a community supported brewpub operated by very cool people who generally know what's up around town. Excellent food, and beer brewed on site as well as around the province. Thursday nights: live Jazz from 9pm. Sunday evenings: traditional Irish music session from 6:30 on! All acoustic.

The Antigonish Farmers Market usually has live music, an assortment of baked goods, crafts, james, etc. Saturday morning, and information about local ecology stuff.

This is a short list (I'm from the 'nish but I don't live there anymore so I'm not really in the loop) but I bet they could see postings and ask questions at the People's Place Library on the Main Street.
posted by stray at 7:57 PM on August 16, 2015

Oh, this is a shot in the dark, but the nice folks at Pleasant Valley Nurseries might know more about local ecology stuff.

And nearby Arisaig Beach/Provincial Park is gorgeous and there are fossils!
posted by stray at 8:00 PM on August 16, 2015

The trip by car from Antigonish to Pugwash (home of Seagull Pewter) is about two hours and goes through New Glasgow and Tatamagouche, along the Sunrise Trail (link has a list of lots of attractions both natural and cultural). The area is also known as the Northumberland Shore (link has more attractions, including rug hooking and pottery). I know from personal experience that the Balmoral Grist Mill, Sugar Moon Maple Syrup Farm, and Jost Wineries are great places. I treasure my Grohmann knives that I've has for over 35 years. The beaches are among the warmest in Nova Scotia, although by that time it may be too cold to swim.

Enjoy the trip!
posted by angiep at 9:14 AM on August 17, 2015

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