The Port Store

The Port Store

This is where you pick up your mail,buy homemade pies and bread,  lobster plugs,  fish & chips with homecut fries, Kejimkujik ice cream, find out the price of lobsters at the wharf, and how Mary’s feeling.

Fish & Chips & Lobster Gear

The town once a bustling ship building port was home to over 3000 people, hence Commercial Street, once lined with hotels and merchants, now lined with stately homes that sometimes double as  summer cottages.

Streets in Port Medway

Continue past the store to the local wharf, where you will find Tony’s fish plant, if the timing is right you can find fresh haddock for sale.

Port Medway Fish Plant

Port Medway Fish Plant

Grab a lunch from Ocean Breeze take out at the Port Store and enjoy the views from the Lighthouse Park’s  Gazebo or the viewing platform.

A stroll around the square will give you up close views of both grand old homes and the Medway Harbour. Just enough time to eat an ice cream.

Port Medway is almost half way between Bridgewater and Liverpool on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Take exit 17A to Port Medway, from highway 103. The Port Medway road is approximately 7 kilometres from the highway to the Port Store.

Nova Scotia Flavour-Kejimkujik Ice Cream

Toast marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate over an open campfire and you have s’mores- mix it up with chocolate ice cream and you have Nova Scotia’s best new flavour of ice cream-Kejimkujik Campfire S’mores.

Kejimkujik Campfire S'more Ice Cream in Petite Riviere

Driving from East Port Medway to Bridgewater, we stopped at local wharves and beaches, soaking up the  sights and sounds on the first day of May.

Glorious Mud

We stopped at Glorious Mud, to admire the architecture and art, but mostly to admire the art.

Cherry Hill Beach at High Tide

We wondered about the green colour of the sea, and if anyone was digging clams at low tide on Cherry Hill Beach. We had Cherry Hill Beach all to ourselves except for the plovers.

Crescent Beach

Crescent beach was populated with beach goers,  steely eyed gulls and pipers. We still feel both exhilarated and uncomfortable at the same time, about driving a car on a beach.

Local Wharf

We admired boats and buoys, lobster traps and ropes,

Beach Stone Houses

and Beach Stone Houses.

LaHave Bakery

We ate the perfected LaHave Bakery Bagels, adorned with cream cheese, smoked salmon and red onions, while people watching from a perfect window seat. We discussed the merits of sourdough versus milk and honey bread. We choose another bag of bagels.

Red Fox

And just when we thought it could not get any better, it did.