As the countdown to summer begins in earnest, our places are getting ready to welcome the world to the historic Guysborough harbour. We kicked off the season with the Authentic Seacoast Distillery & Brewery opening on May 27th. Now in its first full year of operation, this spectacular new facility is a fitting showcase for our award-winning spirits and craft beer. Join us for daily tastings and tours throughout the summer months. The Authentic Seacoast event calendar has a listing of events coming up at the Distillery & Brewery.
DesBarres Manor Inn also opened for dinner service with their Chedabucto Bay Lobster Festival continuing through June. Good food, warm Maritimes hospitality and romance await. Named by the Toronto Sun as one of Canada’s nine romantic hotels to stay in, it’s your perfect base for exploring our region.
Next up, the Osprey Shores golf course opens for the season on June 17th. Osprey Shores is the perfect combination of sightseeing and golf with beautiful ocean views from every fairway. The Distillery & Brewery serves as the clubhouse, so there’s a perfect ending to your game, no matter how you played.
Things kickoff in earnest down on the Guysborough waterfront in mid-June with the opening of Skipping Stone Café & Store on June 16th and the Rare Bird Pub on June 24th. Named by Where as one of Canada’s 10 great craft beer destinations, the Rare Bird Pub is the perfect spot to raise a pint to Nicholas Denys, the enterprising Acadian who started Atlantic Canada’s first brewery here in Guysborough. The expansive patio is the perfect vantage point to take in the scenic harbour views. Check out the Authentic Seacoast event calendar for live music events at the Rare Bird Pub.
Across the courtyard, the Skipping Stone Café & Store is the perfect spot to start your day with a cup of our organic, fair trade Full Steam Coffee and a delicious baked treat from the Habour Belle Bakery. The canoe table is the perfect spot to meet friends old and new over a cup of coffee. Skipping Stone offers bicycle and sea kayak rentals, the perfect way to explore Guysborough from the land and sea.
And there is a lot to explore outside of Guysborough. From the Trans Canada Trail to spectacular beaches and coves, our Authentic Seacoast 101 gives you the inside track on what to see and do. And be sure to check out our summer top 11, our guide to your top summer getaway ideas.
All of us at the Authentic Seacoast look forward to welcoming you to Guysborough this summer.