The walking trails at the Wallace and Area Museum first opened in the fall of 1998 with the vision of allowing visitors to experience nature without having to make a large commitment of time. In 2000, a 3 km wilderness trail was opened for more experienced walkers. This trail connects the Museum with the Trans Canada Trail which boarders the Museum property. The well-marked new trail allows visitors to see sections of old growth forests and experience a wide variety of plants and animals in their natural environment.
If you’re looking for a relaxing and fun way to spend your free time, why not check out the walking trails at the Wallace and Area Museum? These trails are open to the public year-round and offer scenic views of the natural and historical beauty of the area. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk while exploring nature. Trails are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Whether you’re a nature lover, a history buff, or just looking for some fresh air, there’s so much to explore at the Wallace and Area Museum.
Davison Shipyard Park
Located across the road from the museum is the day-use Davison Shipyard Park. The property was once the location of the Davison Shipyard, one of several shipyards located in Wallace. The shipyard was owned by James B. Davison and his brother David Davison. The brothers arrived here from Pictou in the 1830’s.
It was a very successful shipyard known to be one of the best outfitted shipyards in Wallace. It had many workshops, a blacksmith shop, sawpits, a chandlery and the house which is now the museum. Between the year 1837 and 1866, the shipyard put out one ship per year and at its height, as many as five ships in one year.
If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend your day, this is a great place to do so. It’s a beautiful spot where you can enjoy the scenic views of the Northumberland Strait from the gazebo or by relaxing on the beach. Bring a picnic, take a stroll on the beach, look for sea glass or go for a swim.
Enjoy the beauty and history that is the Wallace and Area Museum!