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Nova Scotia #255 Highway Guide

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Junction of Highway #22
West to business section of Louisbourg, NS. West to the NS; Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site. North to the city of Sydney, NS. East to community of Glace Bay, NS.
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Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site
Access to Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site
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0.0
Fortress of Louisbourg
View from within walls of fort
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0.0
Fortress of Louisbourg
View from within walls of fort
0.6
1.0
Marconi Trail Scenic Drive Trailway
Highway marker sign
2.1
3.4
View From Highway
Driving east
5.2
8.4
Kennedys Lane
North side of highway
8.7
14.0
Point of Interest
Hiking trail with boardwalk along ocean, south side of highway
9.3
15.0
Community of Main-a-Dieu, NS
North side of highway
12.7
20.4
Community of Bateston, NS
South side of highway
13.8
22.2
Community of Catalone, NS
West 6 kms
13.9
22.3
Community of Mira Gut, NS
East of highway
14.7
23.7
View From Highway
Driving east
17.2
27.6
Community of Mira Gut, NS
East side of highway
18.5
29.8
Brickyard Road
West to Mira River Provincial Park. The park is open from mid June until early September. The park has 140 woodland and open campsites, showers, a picnic area, boat launch, and trailer dump station.
18.6
29.9
View From Highway
Driving east, bridge crossing Mira Gut
19.0
30.5
Junction of Highway #255 west (Hornes Road)
West to communities of South Head, NS, Hornes Road, NS.
19.6
31.5
Community of Round Island, NS
East of highway
23.7
38.1
Homestead Memorial Campgrounds
East of highway
24.1
38.8
Community of Homeville, NS
Access from highway
24.9
40.0
Community of Black Brook, NS
Access from highway
28.5
45.8
Community of Port Morien, NS
East side of highway. The 'Port Morien French Mine Site', was the first commercial coal mine in North America.
28.5
45.9
Access to Birch Cove, NS
West side of highway
29.2
47.0
Leaving Highway #255
Short side trip, east to ocean
32.3
51.9
View From Road
Driving east
32.6
52.4
View From Road
Driving east
33.1
53.3
Community of Donkin, NS
North of highway
34.3
55.2
Community of Port Caladonia
Access from highway
34.6
55.7
Junction of Highway #255
Services at highway. Note short side trip east of highway, to view ocean
37.8
60.8
Sand Lake
West of highway
39.6
63.7
Entering Town of Glace Bay, NS
All services. In the 1720s the French inhabited the area to supply Fortress Louisbourg, NS; with coal. Glace Bay has one of North Americas Largest Mining Museums. The Cape Breton Miners Museum exhibits the region's long and rich history of coal mining. 'The Men of the Deeps choir' perform at the Miners' Museum theater throughout the summer.
40.9
65.8
Junction of Water Sreet

42.3
68.0
Marconi National Historic Site, Museum
Start / Finish of the Marconi Trail Scenic Drive Trailway. In 1902, the first official wireless message was sent from this site across the Atlantic Ocean to England. Visitors can see the Wireless Hall of Fame and walk the interpretive trail to the original transmission station.
42.3
68.0
Marconi Trail Scenic Drive Trailway
Highway marker sign. Start/Finsh of highway travel guide. -e