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This is Our Community

Six Rivers to the Sea is our community. It is not bounded by artificial lines like those that mark the perimeter of Cumberland County or other political designations. No, this community is bounded by the lines determined by the watershed that defines our region.

Wikipedia refers to a drainage basin and says a watershed is the line that separates neighbouring drainage basins.The whole world is covered in watersheds, each one gathering the lakes, rivers, tributaries, and other watercourses and feeding them, at some point, into an ocean. Six Rivers is no exception. Our waterways, including the TidnishShinimicasPhilipPugwashWallace, and Dewar rivers, all flow into the Northumberland Strait, giving us both fresh and salt water, and lots of it. We have these in common, naturally derived, not manly contrived.

Six Rivers is defined by our rivers, our "community of interest", it is where we live, work, and play, and it is truly beautiful.

While the New Brunswick border provides our western boundary, the Colchester County line is our eastern limit. The already mentioned Northumberland Strait  is our coastal edge, and our southern side is marked by the Trans Canada Highway, Nova Scotia's Highway 104. In between is "Nova Scotia's Water Playground", home to numerous beaches, and everything you can imagine on, in, or under fresh water or the briny sea. Even when our water freezes in winter, the fun continues with down-hill skiing, cross country, snowmobiling, or simply walking in our other-worldly landscape.

How do you get here?

Some come by sea, landing at the many ports, marinas, and yacht clubs. A few come by jet, touching down at the private strip at Fox Harb'r Resort in North Wallace. But most come by land, travelling the Trans Canada Highway and other secondary highways and by-ways.

If you are on wheels, whether two, eighteen, or anything in between, there are a number of highways that lead to and through Six Rivers, but four entry points are central. If you are coming from other parts of Nova Scotia (from the east), you have arrived when you reach Wentworth on Nova Scotia Route 4, or Malagash on Route 6. If you are coming from New Brunswick, other Canadian provinces or the USA to our west, drive through Amherst and continue on Route 6, or stay on the Trans Canada Highway 104 to the Town of Oxford, "The Gateway to Six Rivers to the Sea". Appropriately, you take Exit Six from the Trans Canada.

We are very proud of our Six Rivers region. It is rustic and rural, wooded and watered, farmed and fished, and home to some of the friendliest people you will find in this world. It is naturally off the beaten path, and that is part of its great beauty and charm. In short, it is our home, a great place to live, work, and play. Welcome to Six Rivers to the SeaNova Scotia's Water Playground.

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Phone 902-614-3000 

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General Manager Bill Martin bill@sixrivers.ca

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