Head to Columbus Field for outdoor recreation for the whole family. The walking / running track is a great place to get your exercise in a pleasant outdoor environment. Enjoy the water park and playground with the kids. Surrounding the field are “Pipers Glen” with shaded areas for walking, or contemplating nature by the river. Play a game of tennis. Relax at the picnic tables and benches.
The park is located at the eastern end of Main Street. It is also the venue for the Antigonish Highland Games and many other events in Antigonish.
Columbus Field – 121 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Google Maps
A great place to learn about the history and culture of Antigonish is to visit the Antigonish Heritage Museum. Artifacts and photos of the settling of the town and county will give you a greater appreciation of the original inhabitants, the Mi’kmaq and the many settlers who have come over the years bringing their culture and traditions. Of course we think of the Scots but we have the Irish, French, Dutch and others.
If you are interested in genealogy the helpful and knowledgeable staff will guide you on the local resources. The museum is housed in the old train station which will be of interest to train buffs.
During the summer months the Summer Ceilidh features local musicians and story tellers — a great way to spend the evening enjoying traditional music of the fiddle, piano, pipes, guitar and song.
Antigonish Heritage Museum Ceilidh
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Address: 20 East Main Street, Antigonish, at the East end of Main Street before the railway tracks.