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Local Attractions of Sherbrooke

Combining the charms of the 1880s with modern conveniences.

Located 2 1/2 hours from Halifax along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, the village of Sherbrooke is home to approximately 400 residents.  Sherbrooke can be best described as a beautiful and quaint community that has continued to preserve its charm over the years.  The St. Mary's River, famous for its salmon fishing, can be found within 'casting' reach of Sherbrooke.

Sherbrooke is also well known for being the home of Sherbrooke Village, a 'living' museum depicting a typical village that would have been found during the time period of the 1860s to pre-World War II era.

Through out the year, Sherbrooke plays host to a number of festivals, including:

The quiet community of Sherbrooke offers a friendly and hospitable atmosphere that is difficult to duplicate.  There are no fast-food chain restaurants near-by, nor are there any traffic lights to remind you of the hustle'n bustle that is traditionally characteristic of the fast-paced city life.  Sherbrooke simply offers you the environment to relax and enjoy the beauty of life and nature.

While Sherbrooke does not offer the chance to buy a Big Mac or a Whopper, it does offer all the necessary amenities that are typical of any community, including:

When it comes time to enjoy the outdoors, Sherbrooke offers a number of activities and attractions, including:

Furthermore, there are two nearby parks, Sherbrooke Provincial Park and the Stonewall Leisure Park, that overlook the St. Mary's River and offer the nature lover a number of hiking trails.

If you are looking for further information on the area of Sherbrooke, check out the Guysborough County's and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's web sites.  In addition, if you want to find out more about the Province of Nova Scotia, check out the official Nova Scotia Government web site and these two tourism web sites: Destination Nova Scotia and Virtual Nova Scotia.