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You Must Stop in Shelburne

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A May 2002 trip to Shelburne by Re Carroll

Millstones B&B Photo, Shelburne, Nova Scotia More Photos
Quote: Shelburne is a small village about two hours west of Halifax. We chose to spend a night here because of its award winning restaurant and exceptionally fine B&B and both exceeded our expectations.

You Must Stop in Shelburne

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Historic Harbourfront Photo, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
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In the late 1700s, almost 10,000 United Empire Loyalists from New York City landed in Shelburne and made it the 4th largest city in North America. Today the population is just over 2,000, but its 18th century waterfront heritage district has been well preserved. It was the setting for the movie "The Scarlet Letter" and the movie’s prop building blends well with the authentic historic buildings along the harbour. We enjoyed wandering into shops along the lanes and streets near the waterfront. Our favourite part of the visit was the wonderful food and accommodation we found in Shelburne -definitely first class. A short drive from downtown, Sandy Cove Lighthouse, accessible via a sandbar d...Read More

Millstones B&B￿

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Hotel | "Millstones B&B"

Millstones B&B Photo, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
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Millstones started as a B&B last summer and is one of the nicest places I’ve stayed in. It’s a lovingly remodeled home originally built in 1853 and located on the banks of the Roseway River. At one time, it served as a stagecoach stop and before that, there was a working mill on the property. At the back of the house, a tiny bridge leads to benches set along the riverbank. It was an extremely peaceful place and quiet at night. There are only 3 bedrooms and one suite. All have private bath, chiropractic beds, 300 count unbleached Moroccan cotton sheets, satellite TV and VCR. We stayed in the Climbing Rose room, named because of the stenciled roses on the wall. The room was fur...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Millstones B&B￿
2 Falls Lane
Shelbourne, Nova Scotia
(902) 875-4525

Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

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Restaurant | "Charlotte Lane"

Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts Photo, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
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Named "Taste of Nova Scotia Restaurant of the Year" for 1999, this wonderful restaurant is run by Roland Glauser, a Swiss chef, and his wife, Kathleen. It’s located downtown, just a few blocks from the harbour. It is THE most popular restaurant in Shelburne and reservations are a must. Even though we were there in the off season on a weeknight and called early in the afternoon, we were lucky to get one of the last tables for dinner that evening. The food is innovative, fresh and extremely well prepared and presented. Just about everything on the menu appealed to me, including seafood crepes filled with scallops, shrimp, haddock and mushrooms and chicken camembert with asparagus, garlic and a w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts
13 Charlotte Lane
Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T1W0
(902) 875-3314

Dockside Lobster & Seafood Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Dockside Lobster & Seafood Restaurant"

Dockside Lobster & Seafood Restaurant Photo, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
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This restaurant is located at the harbour across from the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and the wharf where the Bluenose schooner docks. The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor with unobstructed views of the harbour and, in the summer, there is a large outdoor patio. Inside, there are separate dining rooms for smoking and non. The smoking room is a bit more casual, more like a pub, but the menu is the same in both rooms. They offer quite a selection of seafood including halibut and haddock, either broiled, poached or grilled, a full lobster dinner or lobster tails, and you know it’s fresh because there is a lobster tank near the front door. I had potato skins and a bowl of seafood chow...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Dockside Lobster & Seafood Restaurant
84 Montague Street
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
(902) 634 3005

The Historic Seaport of Lunenburg

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Lunenburg Wharf Photo, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
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We were taking our time traveling from Halifax to Shelburne, so we stopped in Lunenburg for lunch and a bit of sightseeing. The village was settled in the mid 1700s and quickly became known as a first-class fishing and shipbuilding town. As well as small two man dories, large schooners were built to sail the Grand Banks in search of cod. In 1921 The Bluenose schooner was built. It became such a symbol of Canada that its silhouette is engraved on the back of the Canadian dime. In 1963 the Bluenose II was also built here and it is sometimes available for harbour cruises when in port. During our stay there was a full crew working to get it ready for racing competitions. In 1995, Old Town wa...Read More

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Re Carroll

Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia

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