Thinking about busting out of your Covid Bubble this summer? Why not cruise the coast of Canada’s once largest town? Glace Bay, Nova Scotia wants you to visit our shops and eat in our restaurants again. I have got 5 free reasons for you to experience the Glace Bay lifestyle that locals take for granted.
- The Glace Bay Old Town Hall is the oldest building in the town. It was built in 1902 and officially opened in 1903. Today, it has been converted into a museum and gift shop. The Old Town hall has exhibits including Marconi, Glace Bay’s Sport History, High School Year Books that date back to the early years, and memorabilia that date to the town’s founding. The friendly staff will act as your guide through the museum. Admission is by donation only.
2. John Bernard Croak Memorial Park or the Dam as the locals call it, was once used to pump water out of the local mines in Glace Bay. Today, the pond has been cleaned up and is now a beautiful place to fish and bird watch. There is a 1.3 km trail around the pond for walking and running enthusiasts.
3. The Marconi Museum National Historic Site was established to educate people on the work of Marconi. Guglielmo Marconi is responsible for the first transatlantic wireless transmission from right along the coast here in Glace Bay. Today, you can walk the grounds where Marconi worked in Table Head. There is also a little museum inside celebrating his life. Check hours of availability before venturing forth.
4. The Beautiful Renwick Brook in Glace Bay is a a hikers paradise. On a good day, you can spot Cormorants and Hawks, ducks and of course, The Canada Goose. There is some parking at the Brookside street side of the park. The Park stretches from commercial street to Cameron Bowl, and will take you to Queen Elisabeth Park.
- No day in the sun is finished until a day at the beach. Big Glace Bay Beach is home to a bird sanctuary where there are a great many Piping Plovers. Relax on the beach or take a dip in the North Atlantic Ocean if you dare. Just remember to reapply your sunscreen. You can buy it here.
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