On the Waterfront (and On the Road)
The Yarmouth waterfront has long been a hub of activity — in particular, during the 19th century when Yarmouth was a major shipbuilding center. At one point, it boasted “more tonnage per capita than any other port in the world.”
Find out more about the history of the Yarmouth waterfront on this walk with interpretive panels and other seaside attractions.
Starting Point: The parking lot to L of West Nova Fuels
Distance: 5 kilometres
Time: 55 minutes (30 mins. to Treatment Plant, 15 mins. more to dirt road, 10 mins. to end of causeway)
Description: Linear; sidewalks, rail trail, and dirt road
Attractions: Working Yarmouth waterfront; interpretive panels; seashore, pebble beach, seabirds
Services: Café near beginning; washrooms at Killam’s Wharf (seasonal)
Route: Sidewalk going S along Water St. to Wastewater Treatment Plant. Follow a section of Yarmouth Rail Trail along the shore, at the fork, keep R, at dirt road turn R and follow the public road to the end of the causeway. The road beyond is private property.