Boylston

2014 Season - June 13 to Sept. 8

Park Info:Located between the communities of Boylston and Guysborough (town), the park is an ideal place to camp while touring the Eastern Shore.

The wooded hilltop campground offers a spectacular view of Guysborough Harbour and features an interpretive display that relates the strange and improbable journey of the Zeno Narrative.

Facilities and Services
The park offers 35 site wooded campground, and picnic area. The picnic area is open until mid October. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station.

WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

Zeno Narrative
Boylston ParkThe Zeno Narrative is a medieval chronicle that tells of an epic voyage undertaken in the year 1398. A man identified as Henry Sinclair, the Earl of Orkney, left his island home north of Scotland and journeyed west to lands unknown. The narrow steep sided harbour described in the story sounds a lot like Guysborough Harbour and the people who greeted him could have been Mi'kmaq.

No one will ever be sure if Henry Sinclair discovered Nova Scotia a century before John Cabot, but it makes a compelling story. The wooden prow shaped monument relates the story in English, French and Mi'kmaq.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2013. See Reservations for details and conditions.


Nearby Attractions

Guysborough (7 km)
  • Osprey Shore Golf Course Resort
  • Mulgrave Road Theatre
  • Guysborough Historical Museum
  • Guysborough Marina Boat Rental

 

Canso (35 km)
  • Grassy Island National Historic Site



For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

How to Find Us

Located about 3 km north of Guysborough on Route 16. Our civic address is #11131 High #16, Boylston.

Boylston

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GPS Coordinates

X utm:
616512.334437

Y utm:
5031447.35758

 

Longitude:
61°30' 38.17" W

Latitude:
45°25' 36.62" N