Things to do.
places to eat.
Sober Island Boat Tours is a family owned and operated small business, nestled in a tiny community on Sober Island. They offers seasonal tours starting at $50 per person. Choose from a sunset tour that ends with a tasty local beer, a tour that leaves you on a deserted beach for peace and quiet or a guided tour of the 100 Wild Islands. To book a tour or to learn more, check out their Facebook page.
Sober Island Brewing Company is one of those great finds that keeps you coming back for more. Made with well water and locally sourced ingredients, their recipes are designed from scratch and are a product of a full-mash process. They proudly do things the hard way, so you can enjoy every last sip. Visit their tap room in Sheet Harbour for a tour and sip or check out one of their many awesome events.
Explore the 100 Wild Islands by kayak. Norse Cove Seaside Camping is more than just a camp ground. Rent a single or tandem kayak by the hour, half or full day. All your essential and safety equipment is included with your rental. Or opt for a guided tour with one of their awesome kayak experts. For pricing and availability visit their site.
hiking & beach
Visit Taylor Head Provincial Park for some of the best hiking trails on the shore. A rugged wind-swept peninsula jutting six and half kilometers into the Atlantic you'll discover spectacular views and an unspoiled coast line. Discover all that the park has to offer on your own, or book a guided hike. Don't forget to pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful sand beach. With breathtaking views it's the perfect spot to watch the sun set.
Travel back to the 19th century at Sherbrooke Village. Only about an hour away, you'll interact with costumed interpreters including blacksmiths, potters, weavers, wood turners and printers. Get dressed up and step back into 1867 and become part of the village story or try your hand at a heritage craft. Wildly entertaining for the entire family.
Memory Lane Heritage Village, located less than an hour's drive away, is an award winning living history museum depicting coastal rural living life in Nova Scotia during the 1940's, including life during and after the Second World War. With events scheduled throughout the summer, there's plenty of reasons to visit.
The Henley House
Only 15 minutes away, The Henley House Pub & Restaurant offers a delicious menu of local seafood, pub fare, homemade buttermilk biscuits and more. Not only is the food fantastic, the entire restaurant is lined with original Henley family photos, artifacts and historical items from the area. Enjoy your meal overlooking the beautiful ocean view or sit in the pub for a more casual night. They offer both dine in and takeout.
il porto pizzeria & Pasta house
A local favourite, Il Porto offers fresh made pasta, delicious pizza, wraps, panini sandwiches and more. Enjoy the hospitality and charm of this hidden gem on the Eastern Shore.
The best 'za in the neighbourhood! And only a ten minute walk away. Also offering fish & chips, burgers and chicken tenders. Dufferin Variety is the perfect takeout location for a quick bite or for a seaside picnic.
Beanie's Bistro, located on Main Street in Sherbrooke is open for breakfast and lunch. It's the perfect spot for delicious light fare made from locally sourced ingredients and fair trade coffee. Enjoy fresh eggs and handmade bread or some of the best sandwiches on the shore.