Sample Itinerary

Start your day at the ever popular, Ross Farm Museum.  Feed the animals, sample some homemade cookies, try your hand at woodworking and explore farm life 1800’s style.

Time for a leisurely walk along our hiking/walking trails.  Four trails of interest include The Lion’s Park (4670 Hwy 12)-where you can have a picnic or meander down the scenic walkway to the meadow look-off and walk along the lake shores to take in our beautiful views.  Second, is Ruby’s Trails (56 Forties Rd) located on a working Christmas Tree Farm. This trail has both a special meaning and a special spot “Ruby’s Spot” which boosts expansive views of the Village below and the rolling hills beyond. Third, is Popnar Hill Trail (136 New Russell Rd.) a combination of woodland trail and tree-lot road, it is 2.5K uphill on the way up to the ridge, and downhill on the way back.  At the ridge you have a wonderful view of the village of New Ross, Porcupine Hill, and distant views of the ocean. Lastly, Larder’s Lane Trail, built to connect Lion’s Park trail, and the school, to Ruby’s Trail this trail was named Larder’s Lane in recognition of Pat & Neta Larder, who in 1946, purchased the land the trail is built on. This short walk through a beautiful forest with tall evergreens is sure to spark imagination and great memories of years gone by. 

Have some lunch at one of our two restaurants, with tastes ranging from homemade chowders, to fish & chips, to meat lovers delight-a restaurant for every taste-bud.

Take some time to shop at the new “Blue Bike” Farm Stand featuring fresh eggs, produce, home baked goodies, jams, pickles and a unique variety of handmade gifts or drop by Foraged Florals and find that perfect floral arrangements for all occasions using locally grown flowers or attend one of their amazing workshops.

Don’t forget to stop by Scotian Ironworks to say “Hi” to our local blacksmith, Scott Hamlin, to watch his metal creations come to life.  You can purchase custom made creations or something already beautifully sculpted.

Come just at the right time and you may be able to sample homemade cooking at its best at one of the Forties Community Centre famous suppers.  Or hit it just right and spend the afternoon listening to amazing talent, at their variety shows.

Offering help, knowledge and a multitude of programs, our fantastic New Ross Family Resource Centre is a huge asset to our community and a must stop to see what’s available for you and your needs.

Insert into any place along your day:

  • Take time to relax at the local Royal Canadian Legion. Stop by for a beverage and burger on their outdoor patio and check out the first monument to be erected in Nova Scotia to honour those who served their country in World War One (the base stone was laid on 28 August 1917).
  • If recreation is your cup of tea, take in some fitness fun, at our outdoor recreation complex (located on the grounds of NRCS) which includes tennis/basketball courts, track, soccer fields and fitness circuit, or have some fun on one of two playgrounds for children and adults alike (located on the grounds of NRCS).  There’s plenty of chance to keep active indoors as well, with a number of different fitness classes, family gym night at the local school, drop-in badminton, basketball and floor hockey! Chat with our very own community school coordinator for dates & times!
  • Take advantage of our abundant outdoors, and depending on the season, try walking/hiking/biking/canoeing/kayaking/fishing/4-wheeling/snowmobiling/cross-country skiing/snowshoeing.
  • Try your hand at solving the mystery of the Knight’s Templar & the Quest for the Holy Grail.  Have a look at the ruins of the New Ross Castle.
  • Need a part for a leaky faucet or a new chainsaw?  Stop by our local Home Hardware store or Sanders Building Supplies to find what you need.
  • Rather take some time to rejuvenate.  Try Gina’s Salon & Spa, for a new hairstyle, or to have a massage.  Gina’s team offers a range of services to meet your needs.
  • Need just the right plant for your home or garden, T & D Nursery’s four greenhouses are bursting with annuals, perennials and much more.

So much to see and do! For more information on these and many more events check out “the Flyer” or events calendar.