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Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia

Where the great Margaree River meets the sea, there is a picturesque working harbour. And located near the south end of the Harbour bridge, the village of Margaree Harbour is one of the area's small gems.

At one time a bustling commercial port before the Causeway existed, it's now a sleepy village with a mixture of locals and summer residents who come from all over of North America to savour its pastoral charm. The village is a nice example of Maritime architectural homogeneity, with its quaint cluster of shingled and clapboard houses, huddled in the perfect spot: enjoy its busy yet peaceful harbour, its two stoic lighthouses, a fabulous beach and dunes, and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in the distance.

The nerve centre is Laurence's Store, a classic general store and post office run by the irrepressible Fletcher Laurence. Take the time to buy a refreshment, send a postcard and enjoy some of the local life passing you by. It's also a great spot to catch a sunset over the ocean and the rock formation known as the 'Margaree Monster.'

You'll find the village by turning off the Trail at the junction for Route 219 (the Shore Rd.), then heading toward the United church. Back on the Cabot Trail, there's also accommodation and fine dining at the Duck Cove Inn, with fine views overlooking the harbour; local residents like to congregate there for the Duck's Sunday brunch buffet.

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