Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia
Smith's Cove is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the The Municipality of the District of Digby. in Digby County. It is one of several villages in the Annapolis Valley district of Nova Scotia.
Smith's Cove is a small community, named after Loyalist Jeremiah Smith, that overlooks the Annapolis Basin. It is noted for being a popular destination for tourists during the summer, with two large campgrounds and seven motels, inns and cottages. Smith's Cove is well endowed with accessible beaches, and beach-combing is a favorite activity. The Look Off offers spectacular views of the Annapolis Basin, Bear River and the Digby Gut. The Annapolis Valley Trail System, which follows the abandoned Dominion Atlantic Railway bed, is an avenue for hikers, bikers and ATVers.
The Smith's Cove Old Temperance Hall Museum is located in the Old Meeting House on Highway 1 and offers displays dating back to the 18th Century. Nearby is the Smiths Cove War Memorial. The Smith's Cove Baptist Church and the Smith's Cove Fire Hall are active in the community and are located side by side on North Old Post Road.
The Smith's Cove Fire Department hosts various fund-raisers, including the popular Scallywag Run, an 8-kilometer run/walk that usually takes place in late August. Runners and walkers follow the plank (a sandbar that is uncovered during low tide) that connects one of the many beaches of Smith's Cove with Bear Island.
- Smith's Cove on Destination Nova Scotia
- Smith's Cove Trails
- Smith's Cove War Memorial
- Smith's Cove Old Temperance Hall Museum
- Smith's Cove Fire Department Scallywag Run
- The Annapolis Valley Trail System
- Smith's Cove on Nova Scotia's Backyard
- Annapolis Valley Trails Coalition
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