Spotlight_Vol 23_Issue_3

Nicknamed the Lobster Capital of Canada, the Municipality of the District of Barrington is located on the South - ern tip of Nova Scotia. The Municipality is made up of small coastal communities where fresh seafood is easily found. Barrington has some of the richest lobster grounds in the world, hence earning its nickname. Barrington has historic charm, and great hospitality. All necessities like grocery stores, pharmacies, medical services, and banks are close by along with specialty shops, recreational facilities and museums for the residents and visitors to enjoy. One of the admired museums that is a part of the Barrington Museum Complex is the Barrington Woolen Mill. In the 1800s, the Barrington Woolen Mill was a vital business in the community. The mill used machinery and waterpower to turn raw fleece into yarn and cloth to make durable clothing. Producing clothing at the mill was much faster than by hand and it created more jobs in the local economy. Today, the preserved mill has become a museum to allow visitors to see the original machinery and demonstrations of handspinnig, dyeing and weaving. At the Barrington Woolen Mill, visitors can find a mural of the first piece of Nova Scotia Tartan, a beloved Nova Scotian symbol.

Photo Credit - Acorn Art & Photography Want a thrill during your visit to Barrington? You won’t have to travel far from the Barrington Woolen Mill to find one. Nearby along the Barrington River, receive hands on lumberjack training from World Champion lumber - jack Darren Hudson. Hudson is a fifth-generation lum - berjack. He’s a seven-time world logrolling champion and twelve-time Canadian champion. est yourself with the guidance of Hudson and try logrolling, axe throw - ing and more at Wild Axe Lumberjack AXEperience. Wild Axe Park is a great place to experience heritage activities in a fun, action filled environment. After soaking up local history and maybe throwing an axe or two, you may be looking for a relaxing spot to spend a day. We suggest heading to Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park. The beach is 2.5km of white-sand and makes for beautiful walks during low tide. Sand Hills offers change-rooms and picnic tables so take your swimsuit and pack a snack for your visit. Sand Hills

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