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New Ross

New Ross

New Ross is a vibrant and innovative rural community that values its natural environment and preserves its heritage.  

Centrally located between the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore in the heart of Nova Scotia, New Ross boasts beautiful scenery, friendly people, and plenty of things for folks of all ages to see and do year-long.

Few houses facing a lake with trees surrounding.

Great restaurants and shops, wonderful parks and trails, amazing artists and skilled craftspeople, and plenty of points of interest.

Man blacksmithing next to an open fire.

New Ross is home to Ross Farm Museum - a living heritage farm where visitors are invited to step back in time to the late 1800s to discover what life was like on a family farm in Nova Scotia back then. Hands-on workshops, year-round programming, and a top-notch staff of interpreters make this a must-see.

Yound man in old fashioned clothes and a straw hat walking a black bull with a barn behind them.

Forties Community Centre holds weekly suppers to order. The centre also hosts other get-togethers such as crib tournaments, card parties, and other special events. 

"Forties Community centre" sign on the exterior of the green/gray building.

As for outdoor adventures - you'll find everything from paddle boarding, cycling, snowmobiling, horseback riding and so much more. Plus there's a recreation complex and a fitness centre.

Two people paddling in kayaks on a lake.

Visitors are sure to appreciate the renowned New Ross hospitality!

Neew Ross bandstand filled with mummers with a green sign reading "Welcome New Ross Christmas Festival".

You should also make plans to be there for their annual gatherings and festivals - like the summertime New Ross Community Fair, all the great fun that surrounds Oktoberfest throughout the entire month of October, and the annual tree lighting in December that kicks off their Christmas Festival.

Boy jumping into a river surrounded by rocks and trees.


If you plan to have a bite to eat while in New Ross there are two restaurants available: Peasant's Pantry and Vittles Cafe.

Peasant's Pantry offers a casual menu focusing on fresh local ingredients and also has a wood-fired pizza oven. Vittles Cafe is a take-out restaurant located in the heart of New Ross and has a varied menu.