For most of us, peace and relaxation come in many forms. At Irwin Lake Chalets you can get away from it all and enjoy an assortment of activities, attractions, and events that are bound to rejuvenate both body and soul. Bird watching, snowshoeing, walking, hiking, kayaking, canoe rides, boat rides and paddle boats are just a few of the things our location has to offer. The location of Irwin Lake Chalets at Old Barns, Colchester County is part of the geographic advantage visitors appreciate about the 12-acre woodland retreat. There are seemingly endless things to see and do, in and around this picturesque region of Nova Scotia.
Several museums, numerous shopping malls and craft shops and picturesque Victoria Park are only eight minutes away in the town of Truro; a twenty-minute drive along the nearby Trans Canada Highway can place the avid outdoor enthusiast in a kayak in the Bay of Fundy or clinging to a Zodiac on a Tidal Bore Rafting Tour of the Shubenacadie River, with Wild Waters Rafting Company. Follow the Glooscap Trail to Parrsboro and explore the shores of the Minas Basin; here there are semiprecious agates and amethysts and in the sandstone cliffs, the fossilized remains of ancient plants or sea creatures that once inhabited the region. Fossil hunting along the Minas Basin can reveal an interesting assortment of treasures. Further along the Glooscap Trail is the Cape d'Or Lighthouse - one of most spectacular and most photographed lighthouses in Nova Scotia.
A camera is a necessity on this day adventure! And there are plenty of other things to see and do. For boating and water sport enthusiasts the shores of the Northumberland Strait offer the warmest water north of the Carolinas. There is the Anne Murray Centre in Springhill; horse drawn sleigh or wagon rides with Hamilton Sleigh & Wagon Rides; the Jost Winery at Malagash; Mastodon Ridge at Stewiacke; the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park at Shubenacadie; the Pewter Factory and Grist Mills at Pugwash; and in the winter, Irwin Lake Chalets is only 30 minutes from the groomed hills and trails of Ski Wentworth.
Take a trip with Wild Waters Rafting and book a night with us the same night to receive a 10% discount on that one night stay.