Hillsborough, NS

Following our 4 km walk and exploring the Mi’kmaw history at Debert

and the reversing river at Caddell Rapids, we came upon the quaint little town of Hillsborough.

Hillsborough is one of those clever towns that invites tourism by offering free camping which happens to be right at one of the best train museums we have seen.

I am not sure what the plane is doing there because we were so taken by the train museum, we forgot to ask.

One of the most interesting items was the two-ended snow plough which is said to be the only one existing in Canada.

The train car with births brouht me back to my childhood when we traveled by train from Manitouwadge, Ontario to Montreal, where I was born. We would go for dinner, then the conductor would make up all the births for the night.

Since we took this trip after school let out for the summer, we would arrive into Montreal on Canada Day. There were always fireworks to celebrate but we always thought they were to welcome us!

Back to Hillsborough… The town itself is really nice as was the Cinnamon Soul Cafe where we enjoyed a lovely breakfast. I had the French toast made with their signature cinnamon buns.

Of course, we followed this with a nice walk through the town.

We are now going to see what other adventures await us here in New Brunswick!

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