2 sites · Lodging3 acres · Vaughan, Hants
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Hillside Haven is a 3.5 wooded property situated on the eastern facing side of a hill in a private property owners association development located midway between Windsor and Chester on Route 14. Your host are Nudist and LGBTQ friendly.
Being about an hour drive from Halifax, It has been said that our property is in the middle of nowhere yet in the middle of everywhere in midland Nova-Scotia. It's an ideal location for exploring both Nova Scotia's South Shore and Annapolis Valley and It's the perfect location for travelers looking to unwind.
There are 2 private lake accesses nearby, one featuring a sandy beach for property owners and their guests. Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards can be launched at either lake access. There are several trails , geocaches and a small waterfall, Millet falls, in the area.
For higher octane adventure enthusiasts, Ontree Park offers excitement and physical challenges for people of all ages and abilities from spring to fall. Ontree provides a number of high rope courses, zip lines and other activities among the trees and is co-located with Ski Martock for both downhill and cross country ski enthusiasts located about 8 km away so about a 10 min drive. Finally if you are a golfer it's a 15 Min drive to Avon Valley Golf and Country Club or to Sherwood Golf and Country Club.
We are registered with the Nova Scotia Tourist Accommodation Registry. Our Registration Number is: RYA-2023-24- 10301621535661042-233
Shopping and Supplies
Lakeside Variety, our local convenience store, is 3 km away and has gas and carry basic food supplies in addition to being a NSLC agency store with a good assortment of beer, wine, local cider in addition to hard liquor to the local community. From May to Oct Zeno's Take out, co-located with lakeside variety, offers Pizza, Donair, Fish & chips and a variety of other seafood fare. The town of Windsor is 20 Km away where you will find a Sobeys in fort Edward mall on Wentworth Road and Superstore with a liquor store attached on Cole drive along with Tim Horton, Mc Donald, Subway and nearby . There is also a few restaurants and Pubs located in Windsor.
The picturesque seaside community of Chester on the South Shore is located 40 Km away (30 Min Drive) from our house where you will find a Tim Horton, a few restaurants and a couple of smaller grocery stores.
Located in the heart of the province, Falls Lake, which borders our development and one our of private beach is located on, is the last in a chain of numerous lakes, which are the source waters for the Avon River. Falls lake is so named for the falls that once existed where the dam was built at the North end of the lake in 1926. Salmon could not jump the falls and spawned at the base. The dam increased the water depth up to twenty feet (approximately seven meters). Underneath this lake at the North end is Pugley’s Lumber Mill, built in the late 1800’s. Much lumber was cut in the Vaughan area and sluiced down Mint River and Mockingee Lake to the mill. Lumber was sluiced around the falls down Avon River to Windsor, where it was loaded onto boats for export. With the lake levels reduced by fifteen feet one can see the remnants of what was a very busy lumber camp. In the early 1900’s a forest fire started in the New Ross area and ravaged the mill and all the lands surrounding this lake extending to Martock. Spared were the trees on the South side of Mint River and others protected by bogs and favorable winds. This fire explains why there are few sizable evergreen trees on the lake. Hardwood like birch, maple, ash and oak are the first to reappear after forest fires. The softwood including the pines, spruce, fir and hemlock finally emerge years later. The bareness of hardwoods and the shape of the valley create a strong echo effect on this narrow lake. The rock type of Falls Lake area is mainly granite, creating the extensive bedrock and rock faces that are evident on the shoreline and surrounding hills. There is also rich mineralization in the New Ross/Leminster area, including West Falls. The Department of Natural Resources has an excellent map detailing minerals and their location. The most recent mining interest was 1979-1981, when uranium exploration was conducted on both sides of the Falls Lake by the Aquitaine Company of Canada. The Falls Lake area, Vaughan and Leminster are all areas of known uranium deposits. The extensive exploration on the West side resulted in a road starting at the entry now used by Falls Lake West development but continuing to the upper Levy Meadows still waters. A moratorium on uranium exploration prevented activation of mining sites in the early 1980’s.
Hillside Haven (Havre à flanc de colline) est une propriété boisée de 3,5 située sur le côté est d'une colline dans un développement d'association de propriétaires privés situé à mi-chemin entre Windsor et Chester sur la route 14. Étant à environ une heure de route d'Halifax, on dit que notre propriété est au milieu de nulle part et pourtant au milieu de partout au centre de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Vos hôtes son naturiste and LGBTQ friendly.
C'est un endroit idéal pour explorer la rive sud de la Nouvelle-Écosse et la vallée de l'Annapolis et c'est l'endroit idéal pour les voyageurs qui cherchent à se détendre.
Il y a 2 accès privés au lac à proximité, dont un avec une plage de sable pour les propriétaires et leurs invités. Les kayaks, canoës et planches à pagaie peuvent être lancés aux deux accès au lac. Il y a plusieurs sentiers, des géocaches et une petite cascade, les chutes Millet, dans la région.
Pour les amateurs d'aventure à indice d'octane élevé, Parc Ontree offres de l'excitation et des défis physiques pour les personnes de tous âges et de toutes capacités, du printemps à l'automne. Le parc Ontree propose un certain nombre de parcours d'accrobranche, de tyroliennes et d'autres activités parmi les arbres et est colocalisé avec Ski Martock pour les amateurs de ski alpin et de ski de fond situé à environ 8 km soit environ 10 min en voiture. Enfin, si vous êtes golfeur, c'est à 15 minutes en voiture. Avon Valley Golf & Country Club ou au Sherwood Golf & Country Club.
Nous sommes inscrits au registre des hébergements touristiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Notre numéro d'enregistrement est : RYA-2023-24-10301621535661042-233.