Located on the picturesque Marine Drive, Mulgrave is a charming little town that is proud of its heritage, and of the time when the community was a hub of transportation in Nova Scotia. This sense of pride is found in the strength of Mulgrave's community spirit and in its commitment to maintaining a healthy and happy environment.
For visitors new to the area, you might want to make the tourist bureau your first stop. Located in Venus Cove, and stocked with information about Nova Scotia’s scenic drives and attractions, the bureau can help plan what to see and do during your stay in Mulgrave and Guysborough County, and also book accommodations for you. The Mulgrave Tourist Bureau is open from Victoria Day until Thanksgiving, and upkeep at the bureau is done on a volunteer basis by local residents.
While you are in Venus Cove, why not enjoy a picnic on the park’s waterfront and marina? The Venus Cove Park presents an unrivaled view of the Strait of Canso from a new perspective and also features a playground, band shelter with picnic tables and benches. The marina is a new facility, complete with a floating dock, miniature lighthouse, and boardwalk. Pier rentals are available by calling 747-3069 or 747-3371.
From there, travel down Main Street to the Scotia Ferry Look-off and view the route boats of yesteryear traveled on the Strait of Canso. The look-off also features a walking path with benches, and sections of documented history of the area along the path.
Visitors looking to research their family tree can begin their inquiry at any of the three local churches or at the Mulgrave Library. The friendly staff at the Library will be able to assist and direct you to the materials and people best suited to answer your questions. The churches are a great source for finding birth, marriage and death records. See the Town of Mulgrave's Time Capsule.
The Scotia Days festival is the major attraction for the Town and always promises to be a great deal of fun. Held annually in the middle of July, the festival offers many activities for the whole family. Make sure to be in the area during Scotia Days - you’ll be glad you did!