#1 Destination in the region
The Cape Forchu Lighthouse Located one mile from the Cape Cottage. Dine at the Keeper’s Kitchen, June to September; hike the Leif Erikson trail where The Lighthouse was filmed and purchase unique keepsakes in the giftshop.
Deep Sky Eye Observatory – Stargazing experiences beneath the unspoiled skies of North America’s first certified Starlight Tourist Destination, as designated by the Starlight Foundation. Receive expert guidance while exploring space. This year, Sky Bubble tents will also be available for rent starting in late spring.
Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre – Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre provides a level of entertainment usually only found in larger cities. Locally directed/produced plays featuring amazing talent are presented throughout the year in addition to concerts, professional entertainers and shows.
Frost Park – The beautiful Frost Park is a popular meeting place for lovely picnics or larger events, with its large fountain, century-old trees, gardens and compass rose look-off over the harbour and gazebo. It is also valued as the earliest public burial site within the Town of Yarmouth and several gravestones can be found on site.
The Lost to the Sea Memorial – located just to the west of Frost Park, on Water Street, is a sobering reminder of the many Yarmouth County residents who have lost their lives to the sea. At least 2,400 names are engraved on the panels across the back of this site and a central fountain is located at the base of a bronze ship’s wheel.
The Yarmouth Farmers’ Market – A hopping place on Saturday mornings with live entertainment. Located on Hawthorne Street on the ground floor of a big stone barn, this 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. market is a community event, with fresh in-season local produce, organic beef, pork, free range chicken, farm eggs, wine, baked goods, pickles, jams, jellies, preserves, herbs, herbal products, organic coffee, refreshments, many hand made crafts and much more!
The Argyle Farmers and Artisanal Market – located on Highway 308 south on the greens between the Gaol and Municipal Archives (across from Carl’s Store) in Tusket.
Open THURSDAYS noon to 3 p.m. till Aug. 29. Selling local produce, freshly baked goods, essential oils, honey, eggs, jams and jellies, homemade soaps, photography, and local crafts and services.
Tusket Island Tours and Fishing Charters – an historical adventure through the Tusket islands, full of rich culture and history. Learn how to haul a real lobster trap, stop on Big Tusket Island at the private floating dock of the LeBlanc brothers for fresh local seafood chowder. Enjoy live entertainment on the sail back to the Wedgeport dock.