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Out and About Antigonish Book Now Available

Out and About Antigonish — Antigonish Town, excursions within 2 hrs, day trips, outdoor recreation, hiking, history, culture, beaches, trails, nature and more. By Denise Davies

Reviews

Out and About Antigonish showcases the beauty of Northern Nova Scotia.  It shares our story with visitors through many incredible pictures.  I would encourage visitors and residents alike to pick up this book and challenge themselves to visit our communities and enjoy all of the authentic experiences we have to offer. 

Cindy MacKinnon,  Managing Director
Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores

“Denise Davies has created a masterful reference tool for both locals and tourists alike with her Out and About Antigonish guidebook. With excellent directions and descriptions for myriad day trips within a two-hour jaunt from Antigonish, the traveler’s most difficult decision will be which adventure to pursue first. Chock-full of beautiful photographs and succinct descriptions of each waypoint, Out and About Antigonish will help the traveler decide which spots to visit, and ensure no hidden gems are overlooked.  History buffs and photographers will find this tool especially helpful. I highly recommend this superior book!”

Dave Belt
Owner, Seafoam Lavender Company & Gardens
Seafoam, Nova Scotia

Out and About Antigonish is a superb and long-awaited guide to Antigonish and its surrounding counties. While it will particularly attract the growing number of tourists to northeastern Nova Scotia, there is much here for locals to learn about and enjoy. As a “come-from-away” (a mere fourteen years ago), I have made a point of exploring the many highlights of my new home. Yet I found in Denise Davies’s new book a feast of fresh information and excursions to look forward to.

None of this is surprising, because as readers we are in the hands of a highly experienced travel writer and a superb photographer. I counted over 150 photos, almost all in full colour and of the highest quality. Denise has also included an abundance of maps to supplement her descriptions. This makes it extremely easy for the newcomer to follow the wonderful array of trips and trails on offer. She has also kept her descriptions succinct, though never overly so, and there are links to a wealth of websites that allow for further exploration. This is especially appropriate given the depth of northern Nova Scotia’s cultural, political and economic history.

Denise achieves an admirable balance in tackling Antigonish and its environment’s rich tapestry of nature and culture, rural and maritime life. The arts and culture, museums and markets, prominent institutions including St Francis Xavier University and Coady Institute, the many beaches and other recreational spots are, each one of them, more than adequately covered, and I could find not one omission. 

Denise Davies is to be congratulated on producing such a beautiful and informative work.

John Graham-Pole, Publisher. HARP the People’s Press

Melmerby Beach Provincial Park, Pictou

Melmerby Beach

Enjoy fun in the sand and sea at Melmerby Beach Provincial Park in Pictou County.  This 2KM broad sandy beach with sweeping vistas is great for swimming, making sand castles, and taking long walks.  Boardwalks protect the dunes and sea grasses. Lifeguards are on duty in July and August. There are fully equipped changing rooms and washrooms.

Melmerby Beach Slideshow

all photos by Denise Davies. Rights reserved.

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Take a circle drive to Melmerby Beach off the 104 (Exit 27 – Exit 24) to enjoy the drive.

Melmerby map Melmerby map 2

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