Halifax Nova Scotia Nearby Towns and Attractions: Sherbrooke
Initially a fur-trading post, built by French fur trader Charles de Sainte-Etienne La Giraudiere in 1655. Its location on the St Mary's River give it a competitive advantage. In 1861, when gold was discovered, the town boomed for 20 years. Today, the village of 400 is popular with hunters and anglers.
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Hwy 7, south of Sherbrooke
See a restored 1860s mining and lumbering town, with 32 buildings dating back to the gold rush that brought Sherbrooke instant prosperity. Features a blacksmith shop, water-powered sawmill, general store, ambrotype photography studio, and a tea room. Observe a number of traditional handicrafts including weaving, pottery, and wood turning. Open June 1 - Oct.15 daily 9:30 to 5:30. Admission fee.