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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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!