kind of vacationer are you? Do you
like nature? The great outdoors? Do you want to get away from it all
but still be close to all the amenities? Do you like festivals
and country fairs? The theatre and the arts? Or maybe you like to
sail or fish? Golf or swim? Or just rediscover you're family roots?
Are you a gardener or a Frenchy Shopper? You can find all this and more in Shelburne County. And as it just so
happens, Boulder Cove Cottages is right in the middle of it all! Here
is a summarized list of all the day trips and activities you can do
while vacationing with us. While you are booking you're cottage ask
about any events, activities, festivals or suppers happening around the
county. To see short clips of different businesses and events around Shelburne County please visit www.ExploreShelburne.ca
Fresh, local seafood is just 1 mile from Boulder Cove. Owned and operated by Bill and Pat Rapp, Bill is a local fisherman and owns the fish plant where the seafood is sold. Pat, his wife, runs the store and has only the freshest fish to sell-right off the boat. You won't find anything better. Or if you can't find what you're looking for there, the Van Buskirk's are fishermen and have a fish plant in Gunning Cove. We can offer what ever is being caught on the boats. Just ask at the office and we can try and find what you're looking for.
at the River Hill Golf and Country Club. The get there the quickest head back to the highway
and continue left on HWY 103 to the next exit, number 28. The course is just a
few minutes off the highway. OR Hang a left out of Boulder Cove driveway and a
40 minute scenic coastal drive will get you there too.Opens in March and closes in
Shelburne Harbour Tours. Take a boat ride up the harbour on the Brown Eyed Girl, a 44 foot Marine Trader trawler. Cost is $35 per person. For more info call 902-875-6521 or ask when you are checking in. Click here to learn more www.shelburneharbourboattours.ca
Sandy Point Lighthouse Centre. A great picnic park and at low tide visitors can walk out to the lighthouse on a sand bar. Sandy Point Lighthouse is located at the entrance of Shelburne Harbour and can be seen from Boulder Cove. The centre sells souvenirs and ice -cream and is the local community hall where the community hosts they're famous lobster suppers. Watch for dates!
Dock Street, Shelburne. All the shopping and museum hopping
need to fill the afternoon. Just 10 minutes from Boulder Cove.
Find your roots. Many travelers learn a lot about local history when they travel but never think to look for their own history. It can be interesting and easy with the help of our local genealogical societies. You may discover that you are more of a local then you would have ever thought.
Osprey Theatre. Also found on Dock Street and run by a local theatre group, the Osprey features great programing the whole family can enjoy. Ask about it when booking. Now they offer Thursday night movies!
Dairy Treat. As all the children do at least once- bike to the dairy treat! Boulder Cove has the bikes and the helmets- all you need are the kids! Estimated bike time: 1 hour.
Island's Park. A provincial campground and picnic park. Island's Park is great for swimming because it is closer to the fresh water of the Roseway River making the ocean water warmer. The park also offers lots of picnic tables and a boat ramp.
Welshtown Lake and Welkum Park. One of Shelburne's many lakes, Welkum Park is a picnic park found on Welshtown lake with a public swimming area, picnic tables and change rooms.
Site seeing and coastal driving is a great way to see the county. With many lighthouses and small community museums, Boulder Cove will be happy to direct you around to all the picturesquescenery Shelburne County has to offer. Boulder Cove now offers a self guided driving tour of the shore road for those who want to learn more about the area they will be driving on. The drive ends at Baccaro Point Lighthouse.
Birchtown, home of the Black Loyalist landing and Museum complex. Only in it's beginning stages of development the complex features a museum, gift shop and research centre on the Black Loyalist heritage.
Town of Lockeport. Just ½ an hour away, Lockeport is a great day trip and features a the large sand beach, Crescent Beach (once featured on the fifty dollar bill ). At the beach there is a beach centre that features a gift gallery, visitor information, beach equipment rentals, showers, change rooms, ice-cream shoppe, canteen and interpretive displays. Lockeport is also offering harbour tours. Just ask at the Beach Centre.
Barrington. On the other side of Boulder Cove, about a ½ hour drive, is the municipality of Barrington which features one of the greatest bird watching areas in the province, many sandy beaches and has a unique cultural all it's own. Relying heavily on the fishing industry, Barrington is a must see when traveling Shelburne County with it's Important Birding Area, fascinating Museum complex as well as several quaint community museums, it is sure to please the cultural traveler. Also take a tour of a local lobster pound. To get a preview click this link. www.exploreshelburne.ca and look under "Lobster Tales".
Bird Watching. For all you birding enthusiasts and naturalists, Cape Sable Island is the place for you! Having a designated, 5 species Important Bird Area the island is a perfect place for you to explore and discover. Makes a great day trip being only 1/2 an hours drive from the cottages.
Pubnico. Land of the Acadians. The Acadians were the first Europeans to live in the area – circa 1653-and their culture lives on in Pubnico. Learn all about their struggles and achievements at Le village historique acadien or do some research at Le musee acadien, archives and research centre.
Raddall Provincial Park or the Kedji Seaside Adjunct in Port
Mouton. Just a 40 minute drive these two parks are great for the
outdoors-men and women. Great picnic parks with interpretive
panels and rangers to help answer and questions you may have.
U-Pick. Upper Clyde is the farm land of Shelburne Count and features A Strawberry U-pick in June and July. Blueberry U-pick July & August
Garden Centres. For all you amiture gardeners out there Shelburne County is home to several Garden Centres. The following are links to several local centres: Spencers Garden Centre Ouset-Ville Perennials rated one of the top 10 nurseries to visit by Canadian Gardening Mag.
Frenchy’s! Shelburne is home to our famous Guy’s Frenchys where you get some great finds. Always busy and making bin drops every hour, Frenchys is open 7 days a week.
Geocaching. Check out www.geocaching.com to find out more about the more than 900 listed geocaches listed within a 80km radious of McNutt’s island. Makes for a great sightseeing treasure hunt.