THE FUNDY SHORE
A day trip along the Fundy Shore begins from Tulips and Thistle Bed & Breakfast and travels westward along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy.
A few comments concerning some of the possible sites to visit are outlined in the following paragraphs.
TRURO was officially incorporated as a town in 1875. Almost two hundred years earlier Acadians who left the area in 1775 to escape expulsion by the English inhabited the present day site of Truro. The English, discouraging their return, later burned the homes left by the Acadians. The Truro of today is a large, sprawling town known for its' tree lined streets and heritage houses. Due to disease, many of the stately elms of the town have succumbed. However rather than removing the diseased trees completely, local artisans have been selected to carve "in situ" statues from the remaining trunks. Today there are over 35 carvings throughout the town. The centerpiece of Truro is Victoria Park comprising 1000 acres of forested walking trails.
FIVE ISLANDS PROVINCIAL PARK located a 20 minute drive west of Truro has 14 km of hiking trails leading to natural features and spectacular views of 225 -million-year-old geological formations. In addition to hiking trails, the park offers outstanding opportunities for beachcombing, clam digging, rock collecting and nature appreciation.
PARRSBORO is a short 20-minute drive west of Five Islands. This waterside community is in the heart of the fossil and mineral-rich Minas Channel shore, one of the most desirable areas for finding semi-precious stones. Visit the Fundy Geological Museum for fossil and mineral displays. Fossils are protected by law, however semi-precious stones can be gathered. Fossil and mineral collecting tours are available. Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum & Historic Site and the Ships Company Theatre can be added to the list of things to see in Parrsboro. Famous Fundy tides can be seen at Parrsboro twice a day when its vast tidal river basin and harbour empty at low tide.
CAP D'OR is approximately 45-minute drive westerly from Parrsboro and provides an awe-inspiring view out over the Bay of Fundy. Enroute to Cap D'Or the visitor passes through the villages of Port Greville and Spensers Island where art studios, craft shops, antique stores and country markets await. A short distance beyond Cap D'Or is the community of Advocate and Cape Chignecto-Nova Scotias' largest Provincial Park and a hikers paradise.