Here are some suggestions on what to do and see around the county:
1. Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse
Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse is a beautiful little area located in Weymouth, about 25 minutes past Digby, off Highway 101.
The site features a rocky beach, a lighthouse that’s over a century old, and a killer view. Sit at one of the picnic tables for a family brunch, or take your turn wading in the water digging for treasures amongst the pebbles and rocks. The site also has a Facebook page.
2. VanTassel Trail
The VanTassel Trail system is new and exciting, and is something to see. With many varieties of trees and different species of wildlife, it’s the perfect family jaunt only minutes from the Town of Digby.
Sean Merrett, the association’s chair, says the following can be found on the trail:
· Ruins of old foundations;
· some stone mill ruins;
· a lookoff;
· a creek, lake and waterfall;
· access roads for easier hiking;
· scatterings of yellow birch trees and skunk cabbage;
· signs of beaver and other wildlife activity; and
· sightings of grey jays, which Fundy Erratics hiker Greg Turner says is rare in this area.
Check out the association’s Facebook page for more information.
3. Seaglass on Brier Island
Did you know Brier Island is rumoured to have one of the best collection of beaches with sea glass in Nova Scotia? Here is your chance to find out. The islanders do, and even have their own Facebook group run by Sis Elliott, sea glass hunter extraordinaire.
Riding the ferries can be fun as well. Island photographer Amy Tudor captures this well on her various social media channels, and says ferry rides are but one special aspect of life on Brier Island.
4. Watch the sunset at Digby Waterfront
While this ‘get outside’ idea is a little more dependent on sun and cloud conditions, rest assured that almost every sunset over Digby’s port area is phenomenal.
Colours vary, as do the clouds, but one thing is for sure: watching the sunset as fishing boats slink back into the dock is a treat for all.
5. Visit the Maud Lewis house replica
Maud Lewis is getting some much deserved and long awaited international attention with the release of the movie Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
The site, is steeped in history. Lewis’ paintings are full of bright colours and fun motifs and are reminiscent, in a way, of Easter.