Windsor Vacation Packages

This essential stop in Nova Scotia is full of attractions that show both its agricultural and maritime personalities. Hockey may have been invented here too.

As you drive through the vast plains surrounding Windsor, you may detect a hint of ocean air in this otherwise agricultural area. Windsor was first established by 17th-century Acadians who grew crops particular to its marshy climate. Strategically near a harbor and a railway, the town became a hub for shipping. A booming economy brought the construction of stately homes, many of which still line the town’s handsome streets. Walk through this Atlantic Canada architectural treasure and see for yourself.

For some family fun, visit Howard Dill Farm where you can view perhaps the biggest pumpkin you will ever encounter. Ride an impressively accurate miniature train at the Trecothic Creek & Windsor Railway. In late summer, get lost in the yellow of Dakeyne Farm’s Sunflower Maze

Windsor is foremost known for proudly claiming itself the birthplace of hockey, although other towns make the same claim. Visit the Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum and peruse its fascinating reconstruction of early hockey activities. Learn about hockey’s ancestor game, hurley, and about the writer who first witnessed a group of boys playing it on a frozen pond. 

Windsor has many good restaurants, ranging from English-style pubs to Atlantic Canada bistros and dessert stores. Along with hotels and motels, Windsor has cozy, one-of-a-kind accommodations.  

Except for the Dill and Dakeyne farms, most attractions in Windsor are within walking distance of each other. Fly into Halifax International Airport and rent a car for the 50-mile (75-kilometer) drive to Windsor. There is also a bus service that connects the town to many destinations in the area.

Many visitors come to Windsor for a peaceful weekend retreat. With the geologic marvels of the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia nearby, however, you may decide to extend your stay in Windsor to explore farther afield to enjoy Nova Scotia’s natural wonders. 

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