Eastern Shore NS Lifestyle

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Eastern Shore NS

Business on the Eastern Shore

You might think that living in a rural community means that business networks will be limited; not so on the Eastern Shore, as there is a very active business community here! Cross-marketing and collaboration are two of the keys to the shared success of local businesses. If you are in business here, chances are you know most of the others as well; and, in this market, that is an advantage! You will also be surprised by the diversity of businesses and services available in the Eastern Shore; so, this not only helps the area to sustain itself, it keeps trips to the City (ca 30 min. away) to a minimum.

Eastern Shore NS

The Eastern Shore, historically, has been a foundational contributor to the prosperity of the province of Nova Scotia, through its gold mining and fishing industries. Mining still contributes to the economy, although many of the original gold mining operations are now closed. The Shore’s seaport town of Canso was one of North America’s first establishments, predating both Lunenburg and Halifax. The area’s shipping legacy will live on, as it was recently announced that a major international container port will soon be established Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Fishing is still a core industry that feeds the local economy; and, the small string of fishing villages that line the Shore’s coastline, continue to capture the distinctive charm of that is Maritime culture.

Eastern Shore NS

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The Eastern Shore, also known as the Marine Drive area, is a scenic area known for its pristine beauty and its friendly residents. The dramatic coastlines, breathtaking golf courses, lend themselves to a recreational lifestyle that is attracting a growing number of people into the region. Local businesses are following suit with the establishment of a diverse array of shops and services; and, with several restaurants in the area offering tasty eat-in or take-out food , local residents have less and less need to drive into Halifax  or Dartmouth for an evening out.

Eastern Shore NS

Porters Lake Provincial Park is open from mid-May until mid-October, with roughly ca 166 woodland campsites, a picnic area, boat launch, and trailer dump station. Enjoy a day of swimming (no lifeguard), fishing, canoeing and waterskiing only minutes from home. In addition, there is a plan evolving to designate a large area north and west of Porters Lake as wilderness so that for many future generations, the Porter’s Lake area will remain naturally beautiful.

Musquodoboit Harbour

The Petpeswick Yacht Club is nearby and has regular sailing classes for both adults and children – make the most of your nautical lifestyle. Prefer to stay on land, well, Martinique Beach and Middle Musquodoboit Golf courses both offer golf lessons. This quiet rural region of Eastern Shore has a surprising number of festivals and events; so, any way you look at it, buying into a home in Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore is an investment in living your best life.

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Comments (2)

Bettina Gouthro Grunwald
CC-Group.ca NOVA SCOTIA Canada - Bridgewater, NS

The Eastern Shore is great for surfing too!


Apr 05, 2011 07:45 AM
Robinson Harmsen
www.DieMakler.ca - Porters Lake, NS
Lifestyle Real Estate

watch for the next video blog on kayaking.  It's a must see

Apr 05, 2011 08:40 AM