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Things to do and See


Middle Musquodoboit Provincial Park

The picnic park offers large open fields next to the Musquodoboit river and is a great place to launch a canoe or kayak! There are picnic tables, bathrooms and plenty of great climbing trees!


Big Wooden Playground

Built by community members in xxxx this giant castle park is the biggest of its kind in Atlantic Canada

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Gibraltar Rock Trail 

This short but steep loop leads to the Gibraltar Look-off which gives you a birds eye view of the Musquodoboit River and the Shubenacadie glacial  spillway.


Mount William Park Reserve

This hill, known as a drumlin has significant historical sipgnicance to the valley, although the pioneer cemetery location has been lost over the years. It is also bordering the Musquodoboit River, although there are no groomed trails there is an old road that forms a loop among a nicely sized forest.


Dollar Lake Provincial Park

Dollar Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape in a quiet, woodland setting offering a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, boating, canoeing, water-skiing, and fishing. A beautiful public sandy beach at the north end of the lake offers fresh water swimming.


Musquodoboit Valley Rifle and Revolver Club

MVRRC is an outdoor range, with sheltered firing positions for two pistol and two rifle ranges.

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Meagher Grant Canoe Rentals

Offering canoe rental and shuttle service and is available for shuttling kayaks!


Icelandic Settlement Memorial

This memorial was established to honour the hardships of Icelandic people who settled throughout Nova Scotia. 35 families once lived in Markland.

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EPA Flight 102 Memorial

in 1965 a plane with 8 people aboard crashed near Upper  Musquodoboit. There were no survivors, a memorial was erected in their honour.

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Nervous Waters Fly Fishing Adventures

Whether you are new to fly fishing or looking for a new spot to try, Donnie can help you out!


Nature Play Space

Unlike playgrounds built out of plastic and metal, a Nature Learning and Play Space uses trees, plants, water and rocks to create a place where kids can enjoy healthy activity and learn to appreciate their environment. Located behind the Natural Resources Education Centre


North Granite Ridge Trail

Located off the Musquodoboit Trailways, this trail winds through an old growth hemlock forest and features many look-offs along the way!

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Carrols Corner Mastodon Trail

Multi-use trail through mature forest, finishing with a view of National Gypsum.

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Never Blink Twice Ltd

One of the best outdoor paintball fields in Nova Scotia, located in Elderbank.



An organization made up of mostly volunteers who maintain and upgrade four-wheeler trails in the Dean area

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Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial  Theatre and Cultural Centre

A gem and piece of history in the Mysquodoboit Valley, from events, concerts and community involvement there is a lot going on here!


Cornerstone Park

At the site of the old Haverstocks Pharmasave buildingthe land was donated and made in to a park. North Americas largest hummingbird statue is located here!

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Nova Sporting Clays

Located near Gays River, this range is devoted solely to shooting clays.


McCurdy Woodlot

A collection of trails located behind the Natural Resources Education lot, showcasing many of the different species of plants and trees in the area. 


Abraham Lake Nature Reserve

This stellar 634 acre parcel of land features some of the oldest forest in Nova Scotia, with a short and long trail through many stages of forest life and full of a large diversity of plants, mushrooms and trees.


Chaswood Educational Woodlot

The Chaswood Educational Woodlot is an extension of the facilities at the Natural Resource Education Centre. Chaswood is generally available for activities and groups looking for a rustic backwoods experience on a first come, first served basis. 


Elderbank Waterway Park 

The park provides a river access point for canoeing and kayaking the lower Musquodoboit River. Picnic tables, a playground, basketball court, restrooms and parking are also available.


Musquodoboit River

From Dean to Musquodoboit Harbour the Musquodoboit River stretches across the Valley, offering an assortment of recreational activities.

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Moose River Goldmines Museum

The museum chronicles gold mining in the area and tells the story of the famous mine disaster and rescue of 1936. A provincial park established in 1986 occupies the nearby mine site.


River Oaks Golf Course

River Oaks is one of Nova Scotia's most picturesque golf destinations. It includes an established 18 hole North Course and regulation 9 hole South Course. River Oaks welcomes golfers of all levels, and offers challenges for everyone! Stay at the Country Lodge or visit the Clubhouse and enjoy a meal!

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