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Pictou's Waterfront by Darcy

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Exploring Pictou's waterfront offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and culinary delights. Beginning at the Hector Heritage Quay, visitors are transported back in time as they encounter a replica of the tall ship Hector, which played a pivotal role in ferrying Scottish highland immigrants to these shores 250 years ago.

Next stop is the blacksmith shop, where the clang of metal and the heat of the forge provide a fascinating glimpse into traditional craftsmanship. Then, it's off to the Northumberland Fisheries Museum, where visitors are treated to interactive exhibits and the chance to marvel at rare specimens, such as the one-in-a-million blue lobster.

Continuing the journey, the Grohmann knife factory beckons with its array of finely crafted knives, offering an opportunity to shop for unique souvenirs.

After all the exploration, hunger sets in, and it's time for a well-deserved late lunch. A visit to Acropole Pizza is a must for a taste of Pictou County Pizza, a local specialty featuring a unique brown sauce made with a secret blend of veggies, herbs, and spices inspired by Greek cuisine. Topped with popular Nova Scotia pepperoni from Brothers Meats, this delectable dish holds a special place in the hearts of locals and former Nova Scotians alike, evoking a sense of home with every bite.

source: https://www.novascotia.com/trip-ideas/stories/exploring-pictou-county