This community of 10,000 is located on the East River, and was the site of a large Indian village, as noted by early French traveller Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevois. Discovery of coal in 1798 in nearby Pictou County led to the founding of the town. The town is named for the Scottish hometown of the area’s first settler, James Carmichael. The Samson trail runs 2.5 km along the New Glasgow waterfront is named for the :”Samson”: locomotive, the oldest steam locomotive in Canada, which worked the Foord Coal Seam, near Stellerton.

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Carmichael-Stewart House Museum

86 Temperance St, New Glasgow
902 752-5583

Carmichael-Stewart House is on tree-lined Temperance Street, in the heart of New Glasgow. This quaint old home preserves Pictou County’s heritage and houses the Pictou County Historical Society Museum. The town of New Glasgow was founded by shopkeeper and shipbuilder James Carmichael, who opened a general store in 1809 or 1810 on what is now George Street (between the later constructed railroad tracks and George Street Bridge). Admission free, donations welcome Open June 1 to August 31 Mon-Sat 9-4:30, Sat 1-4:30 pm

Magic Valley

Greenhill, Westville, NS B0K 2A0
(9 km off Hwy 104, exit 20)

Nova Scotia’s first and largest privately-owned themed family amusement park. In a nature-enhanced setting covering 25 acres, it includes rides, waterslides, boats, train ride, go-cart track, 18-hole mini golf, Old MacDonald’s Farm with live animals and animatronic shows and Storybook Village, food and craft shops. Admission $10, plus go-carts and rides Open daily July 1 to Labour Day 10 – 6 (weather permitting)

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Area Map