We have a cozy, smoke-free 2 bedroom (+ sofa bed) cottage set on 10+ acres on the Northumberland Straight in Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick.
It is approximately 1 hour drive to Moncton and a short drive to Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island. A good central location for your base while sight seeing all the Maritime attractions.
The well equipped kitchen has a full sized refrigerator, stove and microwave as well as coffee maker (and coffee), kettle, toaster, blender and a variety of pots and pans. The cupboards and refrigerator are stocked with a variety of spices, condiments, sauces and other staple items for guest use, if they so wish. But there is still space for your own food.
The 4 piece bathroom includes a full size tub/shower as well as full size washer and dryer (with laundry detergent and anti-static sheets). An abundance of towels and cloths are provided. Sample size soaps and shampoos are also available.
Bedding is provided for the 3 beds: queen, double & sofa bed.
A TV (for streaming and casting), DVD player (and small selection of movies) are available as well. A spare Ethernet cable is attached to the tv for guests to connect their own game console. A small selection of board games and jigsaw puzzles are available for evenings and rainy days. Some outdoor games are also available as well as water toys.
A full size dining room table is available for indoor dining and a picnic table for outside dining. A BBQ (propane gas), & lawn furniture are also available for your outside enjoyment. A new fire pit was installed in July 2019.
New flooring (ceramic tile and laminate wood) was installed in the spring of 2018 when the interior of the cottage was painted. There is electric baseboard heaters as well as 2 portable heaters if the nights get chilly.
Future plans include steps down to the shore, deck across the front of the cottage and patio doors to a deck.
Legere Legacy is a cottage in the community of Cape Tormentine New Brunswick. Except for a few small convenience stores along Highway 16 and the nearby campground, the closest grocery stores are about 45 minutes away in Sackville NB and Amherst NS.
More than 7.5 miles in length, it is the longest bridge over ice-covered waters – connecting Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick
Cape Jourimain Nature Centre
Last exit in New Brunswick before the Confederation Bridge. The Nature Centre is an eco-centre located in the Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area. There are over 12 km of nature trails as well as an exhibit hall, observation tower, boutique and restaurant.
Cape Tormentine Outer Wharf Lighthouses
(Old Ferry Road, Cape Tormentine)
Get up close to the lighthouses still in position at the former CN Ferry Terminal. Many people, including locals, fish off the old wharf. The local fisherman dock their boats at the wharf. If you’re lucky you might be able to buy some of their catch. Nothing like scallops right off the boat!
Cape Tormentine Beach Campground
Open mid-May to mid-October. Besides offering camping sites, there is a convenience store and BBQ propane tank exchange. Firewood is also offered for sale.
A public beach is between the campground area and the wharf.
Murray Beach Provincial Park
(1679 NB 955, Little Shemogue)
Besides offering camping space, there is an unsupervised sandy beach. Change houses, washrooms, playground and picnic areas are on site.
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
(45 Parlee Beach Road, Pointe-du-Chene)
The beach is reported to have the warmest salt water in Canada. A variety of activities of games and trails are available. The park also provides campsites.
Blue Roof Distillers
(4144 Route 16 at Strang Family potato farm, Malden)
Canada’s first farm-to bottle distillery. Blue Roof Premium Vodka is made on-site from the farm’s potatoes. See the machinery, possibly talk to the distiller and sample the product, take your picture with the big potato! Definitely purchase a bottle or two of the vodka.
(851 Route 970, Baie Verte)
Located on a 300 acre farm, it was the first winery and distillery in New Brunswick. They host an Annual Wine Festival on the second Sunday in August from noon to 5:00 p.m.
Sackville Waterfowl Park
(34 Mallard Drive, Sackville)
55 acre park features free admission to walk several kilometres of trails and boardwalks (including a section of the Trans-Canada Trail), 160 bird species and 200 species of plants. Self-guided tour maps are available online and guided tours (1.5 hours) for a fee are offered May to August.
Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site
111 Fort Beauséjour Road, Aulac)
The fort, built in 1751, is a large five-bastioned star fort on the Isthmus of Chignecto, connecting present day New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The site was strategically important for Acadians . Tour the artifacts and exhibits to learn the history of the struggle between France and Britain. Children can dress up like gate guards and patrol parts of the fort.
Mount Allison University
The university is relatively small, but continues to be one of the top ranking universities by Maclean’s magazine. The university is known for architecture of its buildings. The Owens Art Gallery is the oldest University art gallery in Canada.
Casino New Brunswick
(21 Casino Drive, Moncton)
Slot machines, gaming tables and poker in the casino. Restaurant and showroom also on site.
(2846 Mountain Road, Moncton)
A well-known tourist attraction. The gravity hill is an optical illusion created by rising and descending terrain as your car rolls uphill on its own.
The “Lobster Capital of the World” hosts an annual festival every July. Take your picture with the sculpture called “The World’s Largest Lobster”.
Springhill, Nova Scotia
Anne Murray Centre (36 Main Street)
Tour the museum honouring the hometown girl, singer Anne Murray.
Springhill Miners’ Museum (145 Black River Road)
Tour a Springhill coal mine and learn of the various disasters experienced in the local mines.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island (including cities of Charlottettown, Summerside as well beaches and Borden-Carleton Visitor Information Centre)
Moncton (about 1 hour): Most chain stores and restaurants have at least one location in the Moncton area.
Amherst, Nova Scotia (about 45 minutes): Walmart, Kent Building supplies, Canadian Tire, Giant Tiger, Atlantic Superstore are among the chain stores with a location in Amherst.
Iceboat Landing Restaurant (at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre , 5039 Route 16, Bayfield): Friday Fish Dinner, Sunday Brunch Buffet
Route 16 Diner (4335 Route 16, Malden): seafood and regular fare, bakery
Oh!Fries Take-out Restaurant (3081 Route 16, Timber River): usual take out food
Cape 16 Market (5 Harold Allen Road, facing Route 16): seafood and regular fare, bakery, souvenirs, clothing
C & J’s Family Restaurnt (10 East Main Street, Port Elgin): seafood and regular fare
Fred’s Restaurant and Lounge (2470 Acadie Road, Cap-Pele): seafood and regular fare
Botsford, New Brunswick, Canada