Things to See & Do

The Annapolis Valley truly has something for everyone! Golfing, studios, bird watching and even a zoo, plus so much more waiting to be discovered! Ask us at the Farmhouse Inn about our favorite spots!

Eagle Crest Golf Course

Located in the now famous Eagle Watch Area of Centreville in the Annapolis Valley. Eagle Crest originally opened as a 9 hole course in 1994 and was so named because of the many eagles in the area.  Come and enjoy our friendly atmosphere and panoramic views of both the North and South Mountains from the wrap around deck at the new clubhouse, located at 2075 Lakewood Road, which we opened in June of 2009.  Picture yourself playing in and out of the woods on rolling hills, alongside and sometimes over water that attracts quite a bit of wildlife which only the golfer really gets to enjoy! We hope to see you soon! Click here for more information.

Ken-Wo Golf Club

A 15/20 minute drive away brings you to an excellent 18-hole golf course – one of the best in the Valley. Ken-Wo features tree lined fairways along with target and somewhat tricky greens that require precise shot making. Amongst expert players Ken-Wo is known as a “Thinkers Course”. Ken-Wo’s five finishing holes, known as “Death Valley”, have left many golfers speechless following play and are a must for all golfers to play…at least once. Ken-Wo has hosted several championships on both the provincial and national scenes. The 1985 Canadian Junior Girls Championship and the 1996 Canadian Club Champions Championship were held at Ken-Wo. Ken-Wo was the venue for the 1999 Nova Scotia Amateur Championship and the host of the 2001 Canadian Junior & Juvenile Championships and the 2002 Canadian Ladies Championship. Click here for more information.

Galleries and Studios

Not only is the Annapolis Valley is one of the richest agricultural lands in Canada it is also extremely rich in artistic talent. Whether you are looking for original paintings, paper maché, hand made furniture, carvings, hooked rugs, local landscape prints or pottery, you’ll find it in the area. Click here for more information.

Frenchy’s

This new/used clothing store is truly an East Coast treasure. A good “Frenchy’s Find” is the best souvenir to take home. You can find almost anything at Frenchy’s, from brand name treasures with the tags still on them, great books, board games, $1 ties, to great Halloween costumes. The closest location is Coldbrook, but Berwick and Greenwood are also within shopping distance. You can do the famous “Frenchy’s Run” and hit all three. Open Mon-Fri 9-9, Sat 9-5 and Sun (YES, they are open on Sunday!) 1-5. Click here for more information.

Eagle Watch at Sheffield Mills

Imagine seeing over 30 Bald Eagles in a single tree, or up to 200 eagles in a single day. Since the late 1970’s, the population of Bald Eagles in the Maritimes has been increasing, but nowhere as successfully as King’s County. Eagles are in the area from late November until Early March. January and early February are the best months for viewing. The eagles are most plentiful during mid to late morning. There are 5 convenient viewing sites featuring safe off highway parking when the ground is frozen. Many other raptors are also present in the area during the eagle season. Click here for more information.

Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

Static and interactive displays trace the rich aviation history of RAF/RCAF/CF Station Greenwood. The museum was an Attractions Canada award-winner in 2001. Walk through the Argus Trainer and experience a flight in a uniquely Canadian aircraft; watch an AVRO Lancaster, P2V7 Neptune, & Canadian Argus. There is also a Memorial Garden. Click here for more information.

Chimney Swifts

Small birds that sleep in an abandoned chimney in Wolfville put on an aerobatic display nightly at dusk from mid-May to mid-August. The show is a whirlwind of chatty, acrobatic swifts circling the chimney at dusk, then suddenly, at some unknown signal, funneling nimbly down to their roost. Located at Robie Tufts Nature Centre outside Wolfville Library at Front and Elm Streets.

Oaklawn Zoo

This modern zoological park features hundreds of exotic and domestic animals, including jaguars, tigers, zebras, llamas, a pride of lions, and comical and noisy troupes of monkeys. There is also a petting zoo that is a favourite with the younger set. Come walk with llamas, hand feed deer and laugh with the hilarious Gibbons (monkeys). View 9 lions in an acre compound. Home to the largest lion in the World! Click here for more information.