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Oxford, Nova Scotia

Oxford, the Wild Blueberry Capital of Canada, is a small rural town situated along Trans Canada Highway 104 (Exit #6), and is centrally located for day trips throughout the region. Along with Oxford Frozen Foods, processor of the largest wild blueberry crop in North America.

Oxford is home to the Wild Blueberry and Maple Centre. Featuring exhibits, interpretive panels and multimedia displays, the centre shares secrets of the wild blueberry and maple industries.

For those who have a “sweet tooth” the centre also has a gift shop and café with a selection of wild blueberry and maple treats. The Centre also has fresh wild blueberries for sale at harvest time and frozen berries available throughout the rest of the season.

The name Oxford was derived when early settlers discovered that the shallow rivers in the area were easy to navigate with oxen carts. The area became known as an oxen crossing and a settlement arose.

Today the three rivers: Black River, River Phillip, and Little River, offer a challenge for canoeists and some of the best salmon and trout fishing in Nova Scotia! Throughout the Oxford area wildlife abounds, making it a Mecca for game enthusiasts during hunting season in the fall.

Throughout the year Oxford celebrates many festivals and events: A Maple Tour, including a trip to the sugar woods, a supper, and entertainment is held every year as part of the region’s spring Maple Festival; and the Cumberland County Exhibition and Blueberry Festival in August draws over 10,000 visitors to the area each year!

The Exhibition and Blueberry Festival features the best in County agriculture, extensive horse and cattle shows, midway and local crafts.

While exploring the Town’s shops and services visitors may find a colorful mural on the wall of the old MacKintosh Building on Water Street. The mural depicts a street parade in Oxford in 1906.

Oxford also has a number of recreational facilities for visitors to enjoy including tennis courts and a peaceful

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