Nova Scotia is a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water and Shelburne County is located on the western South Shore. There are some of the most scenic coastline vistas in the world along our shores and waterways. Seaside fishing villages, lighthouses, and powdered sand beaches are a common site for travelers. Cape sable Island in Shelburne County is literally “thrust” into the Atlantic Ocean making it the 2nd most southerly tip of Canada.
Follow the Trans-Canada Highway, Interstate 95, or a host of routes from the New England States and Quebec through New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and on to Shelburne County. From Prince Edward Island, you can take the Confederation Bridge or the ferry from Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS.
There is also a car and passenger ferry service from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia, then a short drive 2 hour drive to Shelburne County by taking the 101 to Yarmouth and connecting to the 103 along the South Shore. Exits 31 to 23 will land you in various communities in Shelburne County. If you like to take a cross county drive you can leave Digby and travel the 101 to Annapolis Royal and take Route 8 to Liverpool, then follow the 103 to Shelburne County exits 23 to 31. Route 203 can be taken from Digby to Shelburne County and will bring you to Exit 26, Shelburne Town but the road is rough.
If you are traveling from Newfoundland, you will enter Nova Scotia in North Sydney via ferries from Port aux Basque or Argentia.
The New Ferry Service from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on The Bay Ferry Service will put the traveler approximately one-half hour away from the first Exit for Shelburne County which is 31. Exit 30 will bring you to Barrington Passage, Exit 29 to Barrington Head, Exit 28 to Clyde River and other small communities, Exit 27, 26 and 25 to Birchtown and the Town of Shelburne. Exit 24 and 23 will direct you to the Town of Lockeport and many other communities.
Reservations are recommended for some of these voyages,
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