Though I’ve had lots of help, I am but a lone owner-operator-blogger-amateur-historian-enthusiastic-tour-guide here at Margaree Walking Tours. This weekend, I will be out of province and, therefore, the tours run only on Thursday this week. However, I have a reminder and a couple items to make it up to you, if you were one of the kindly adventurers looking to take in the tours this weekend.
Special requests are welcome at any time. If you happen to be in Margaree Forks early on a Tuesday morning in August, that time may very well work for a tour. Simply contact us (read: contact me, Hannah MacDonald), and I will confirm tour availability based on your request and convenience.
Though the Margaree Walking Tours are a great way to spend an early afternoon in the Forks, the Margarees are packed with interesting and beautiful activities. I have for you, dear reader, two suggestions just down the road from the Visitor Information Centre gazebo in lieu of these tour dates:
Centrally located in North-East Margaree (i.e. within walking distance of the Dancing Goat), the Margaree Salmon Museum is an impressive testament to the Atlantic Salmon. With lifecycle displays, local history and lore, and the most knowledgeable staff, you’ll leave with a renewed sense of awe for the mighty salmon returning to its home and parent river, the Margaree. They are open every day of the week from 9 to 5 and admission is a whopping $2/adult and $1/child.
The most entertaining and creative race you’ve ever been in! The ATFR is just as advertised, take any floating object (a canoe, an innertube, a large enough kitchen pot tied up with pool noodles, anything!) and decorate it in the most zany, creative way possible (you could be a wrestler, an elephant, a prison-gang, truly anything!). It’s a well-loved part of the Margaree Summer Festival, and not to be missed if you’re in Inverness County on the long weekend. And if you don’t want to get wet, it’s a pretty fantastic spectator sport, too. On Saturday, August 1st, look for the sign between The Goat and The Co-op.
Whichever way you spend it, I hope you have a glorious and sunny long weekend. Tours return to their regular schedule next week, running from Thursday, August 6th through Sunday, August 9th.