The New Glasgow Riverfront

The revitalization of the New Glasgow Riverfront has added a new dimension to the tourism industry in Pictou County. From boaters docking at the marina to naturalists who stroll the Samson Trail, the Riverfront has become a centre of activity for both visitors and residents alike. The life and energy witnessed during activities which range from the Canada Day fireworks to Riverfront Music Jubilee and Riverfront Days shows the versatility of the riverfront during every season and is reminiscent of the hustle and bustle of the shipbuilding era of days gone by. The serene beauty of the river sets the backdrop for a visit to the downtown core and the many shops and restaurants close at hand.

Brendan Riley, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Museum of Industry

One of Canada’s few comprehensive industrial museums, the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry tells the story of work and workers. Here you will find technology, steam engines and locomotives, cars and coal mining. Children will love the hands-on fun, the trains, and the demos. Find the true meaning of “made in Nova Scotia” at the Museum of Industry.

Melmerby Beach

Pictou County is home to seven beautiful beaches and Melmerby is the best known of these hidden treasures. One of the finest beaches along the entire Sunrise Trail, the “Merb” has a 2 km sandy shore and the warmest waters you’ll find north of the Carolinas. There are two sides to this glorious beach: a broader outer side and a narrow inner beach with water so warm you’ll feel like you are in the world’s largest bathtub. Sandcastles, rolling waves, gentle breezes, walks along a winding boardwalk and starry skies set the stage for fun-filled days or romantic evenings.

For more information on things to see and do in our local community, Please visit the official tourism Nova Scotia website

Trans Canada Highway 104
Exit 25
Route 348

917 East River Road
New Glasgow, N.S.
B2H 3S5

Adjacent to the Aberdeen Hospital
Next to shopping locations, restaurants and bars
Minutes from New Glasgow’s waterfront and Bridgeview Square
Only 15 minutes from Melmerby Beach
Only 15 minutes to Pictou’s waterfront development
Only 20 minutes to the PEI Ferry Terminal