Mill Village, Nova Scotia

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Mill Village is a Canadian rural community in the Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia. Located inland from the Atlantic coast, Mill Village was the site of Canada's first satellite earth station constructed in the 1960s. Historically built around logging and lumber, Mill Village lies along the Medway River and has many old structures related to these industries pre-dating the era of cheap fuel. There are many homes in the Mill Village area that are well over 180 years old and trees that were mature before the houses were built. Mill Village has a fire hall, churches, gararge and general store.

Mill Village, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Mill Village, Nova Scotia
Mill Village in Nova Scotia

A 20 to 30 mile stretch along the southern coast of Queens County is known as "Coastal Queens". The region, which includes the Medway Bay area, is among the most important ecological areas in Nova Scotia. Coastal Queens includes a host of white sandy beaches, bays and inlets, several Nova Scotia and national parks, a federal wilderness park and bird sanctuary, a number of small fishing villages and several coastal lighthouses.

The Seaside Adjunct to Kejimkujik National Park at Port Joli, Queens County is among the major attractions in the region, and is about a 35-minute drive from Mill Village.

Closer to Mill Village is Carter's Beach, at Port Mouton, Queens County. The beach is among the most photographed white sandy beaches in the area. This area is among the most popular Nova Scotia sea kayaking routes in Coastal Queens.

The Port Medway Lighthouse Park is about a 10-minute drive from Medway Bay. The park was officially opened in November 2002.

Other outdoor destinations include The Thomas Raddall Park (Port Joli), The Fort Point Lighthouse Park (Liverpool), and The Summerville Beach Provincial Park, (Summerville Center). One of the major events in the region is Privateer Days held annually in nearby Liverpool during the last weekend in June.

Mill Village is less than 15 minutes from town of Liverpool; about 20 minutes from the town of Bridgewater (the largest shopping and commercial center in the region); about 40 minutes from the towns of Lunenburg (designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations) and Mahone Bay; about an hour and a half from the ferry terminals in Yarmouth and Digby; about an hour and a half from the Halifax International Airport; and about an hour from downtown Halifax.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mill Village
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
1
(34)
5.2
(41.4)
10.7
(51.3)
16.8
(62.2)
21.8
(71.2)
24.9
(76.8)
25
(77)
20.5
(68.9)
14.6
(58.3)
9.2
(48.6)
3.5
(38.3)
12.83
(55.12)
Average low °C (°F) −10
(14)
−10.5
(13.1)
−5.8
(21.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
3.7
(38.7)
8.2
(46.8)
11.7
(53.1)
11.7
(53.1)
7.1
(44.8)
2.5
(36.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
−6.7
(19.9)
0.87
(33.57)
Precipitation mm (inches) 150
(5.9)
114
(4.5)
132
(5.2)
135
(5.3)
99
(3.9)
112
(4.4)
89
(3.5)
74
(2.9)
94
(3.7)
122
(4.8)
155
(6.1)
160
(6.3)
1,436
(56.5)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Mill Village, Nova Scotia". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 44°8′40.95″N 64°38′55.03″W / 44.1447083°N 64.6486194°W / 44.1447083; -64.6486194