Discover Windsor

Discover Windsor and Area

A proud history, vibrant lifestyle, and a bright future all combine to make picturesque Windsor a magnetic visitor destination and a delightful community in which to live and work. Located in the heart of Nova Scotia at the eastern gate to the famed Annapolis Valley, Windsor features the benefits of rural living as well as convenient proximity to Metropolitan Halifax. 

While quickly gaining renown as "The Birthplace of Hockey", Windsor is also home to historic Fort Edward; the annual Summerfest festival; Howard Dill's Giant Pumpkins; and the internationally-recognized Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Skiing at Martock, golf at the Avon Valley Golf & Country Club, and a host of community events throughout the year add to Windsor's claim that it is perhaps the best place in Nova Scotia in which to live and play!

For guests traveling with kids, be sure to check out the Trecothic Creek & Windsor Railway. 

Things to Do

Avon Community Farmer's Market

The Avon Community Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit organization, established to create a community gathering place where vendors can provide high quality, locally produced food, products and services to our community. We encourage healthy living, inclusive community connections and improved opportunities for all individuals in our community by promoting local economic development as well as social and community building.

Avon Valley Golf

Avon Valley Golf and Country Club was established in 1971 following the closing of the former Windsor nine hole course near Fort Edward. Play started in 1973 with a nine-hole layout although 12 holes had by then been completed. It has since grown to a challenging and very well groomed 18 hole course. Hilly terrain, fast and subtle greens and the occasional variable breezes always call for strategy to score well.

Dill's Farm

We grow Giant Pumpkins along with many different varieties of Halloween pumpkins, summer and winter squash and gourds. Best time to see the giant pumpkins is in late August through October. Lots of photo opportunities ...bring your camera! We offer pumpkins (all shapes and sizes) We grow approx. 40 different types! Squash (Summer & Winter) We grow roughly 30-40 different varieties! Gourds, Apples, Corn Stalks, Pumpkin Seeds, T-shirts, Hats, Candles, Soap, Handmade Ceramics, Stained Glass, Homemade Knitted Goods, Preserves, plus many other items.

Haliburton House

The Halliburton House offers a picturesque walking trail, disc golf course and have a heritage home museum on site. This museum features some murals by George Lyons from the same time period as the Inn.

Hockey Heritage Museum

Located in the historical Haliburton House, the Birthplace of Hockey Museum is a hidden gem with an extensive collection of hockey history and artifacts from the beginning, evolution and development of ice hockey circa 1800 to present day.

Hole in the Wall Restaurant

We offer guests of The Clockmaker's Inn a 15% discount off their meal. Our specialty is Italian Cuisine and artisan pizzas prepared with care.

Mermaid Theatre

Mermaid Theatre is best known for unique stage adaptations of children’s beloved literary classics. Our innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, evocative original music and gentle storytelling have been applauded by over six million spectators in fifteen countries. We offer touring shows, live theatre events, workshops and camps.

Recreation Sites, Parks and Open Spaces

The Region covers 124,200 hectares of land. Within it, the Avon River empties into the Minas Basin, where the world’s highest tides rise and fall along 160 kilometers of shoreline and the banks of tidal rivers. Thirty kilometers of dykes protect 2,436 hectares of land. A variety of lakes and rivers provide opportunities for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and boating. We are so fortunate to have these great recreation sites, parks and open spaces in our region where we can connect and enjoy nature.

Ski Martock

Martock is 600 feet high with seven trails including a terrain park, riglet park, beginner bowl, quad chairlift, T-bar lift and a Magic Carpet. All downhill trails including the terrain park are lit for night skiing and snowboarding enjoyment. With the addition of snowmaking to natural snow fall, we are able to provide consistent, reliable conditions throughout the season for alpine skiers and snowboarders.

Studio 22

A wellness club for a generation seeking wonder, balance, and connection. Our mission is to empower your mind, body, and spirit both on and off the mat, so you can reclaim your alignment and unlock your full potential. Our space is designed to offer you a range of services, from hot yoga and movement classes, to modern wellness treatments and curated, clean beauty and wellness products.

The Spitfire Arms British Pub

We offer guests of The Clockmaker's Inn a 15% discount off their meal. Windsor was voted the 10th happiest place in Canada by Expedia - and the Spitfire was highlighted as THE pub to stop into and have a pint with the locals! Way to go Windsor and the Spitfire Arms. We really do have the best locals ever. Stop in and raise a glass the next time you're passing through.

Trecothic Creek & Windsor Railway

A ride-on outdoor model railway suitable for children and adults of all ages. Entry is by voluntary donation and train rides are free!

Victoria Park Farmer's Market (seasonal) - 5 minutes from the Inn

Windsor has a wonderful farmers market located in Victoria Park which is just a 5-minute drive and a 20-minute walk from the Inn. It is not year-round and starts up again in the spring.

West Hants Sports Complex

The West Hants Sports Complex, provides an extensive variety of year-round activities including skating and hockey programs, soccer, indoor walking, trade shows, entertainment and so much more. It is truly a space that is accessible, inclusive and offers something for everyone!