Antigonish, from a great start to a wonderful finish
A scenic two hour drive from the Stanfield International Airport, brings you to Antigonish, home of St. Francis Xavier University, a town that is rich with influences from the past.
Antigonish is located on St. George’s Bay on the Northumberland Strait. It is located on the north shore of the province fronting both the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island.
Located on the warm summer salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean brings a collection of beautiful beaches. Each beach sports a spectacular panoramic view to witness spectacular sunrises.
Cape George Hiking Trails on the Northumberland Shore region offer a series of connected loops, varying in length and difficulty (total 33 km/20 mi), from the coast through meadows and old-growth forests to cliffs affording spectacular views of the bay, with elevations up to 183 meters (600 ft.). The trail offers panoramic views at various points, including Ballantyne's Cove. Don’t miss the scenic area of Cape George Point that includes 3 trailheads at the lighthouse; beauty seen at anytime of the year.
Looking to charter a fishing trip where the largest bluefin catches are on record? From June to October, schools of Giant Bluefin Tuna are lured to Nova Scotia by temperate waters that create ideal conditions for these colossal fish to thrive.
If golfing is your game; Trip advisor reviews praise the Angtigonish Golf & Country Club (AGCC). It is a private golf course which offers a highland welcome to green fee players with the Gaelic expression Ciad Mille Failte - "A Hundred Thousand Welcomes". The AGCC features a par 72 course measuring 6640 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 136.
Destination Highland; travel to Cheticamp, Cape Breton (2 hour drive) from Antigonish and you are at the start of the world renowned Cabot Trail; a bucket list destination.