It’s your day off and you’re stuck with nothing to do. You don’t have a lot of money to spend but you want to get out of the house. What do you do? Well, in my family you go searching the province for abandoned stuff. There’s something so fascinating about abandoned buildings. The perfect mix of creepy and beautiful. These places make for a fun adventure and awesome photographs! If you’re keen on checking out some cool abandoned places (but not so keen on driving down rural Nova Scotia roads for hours on end) I gotchu. Here are 4 abandoned places the fam and I have checked out this past year.
Teleglobe is a satellite communications base located in Charleston Nova Scotia that was abandoned in the 1990’s This was one of my favourite adventures of summer 2016. Lets just start by saying: It’s HUGE. We were able to explore for hours. The base itself has two main buildings, as well as an overgrown railway line. We saw a handful of other people while we were there, but for the most part we had the place to ourselves. If you go during the summer be wary of ticks. We didn’t see any during our visit, but I’ve heard of others spotting them. It’s about a kilometer walk off the main road, but it’s 100% worth it. It definitely exceeded my expectations and we had tons of fun.
GPS coordinates: 44.181782 -64.669530
The Burnt Out Bus
This guy may be a little tricky to find, but it’s a neat place to take photographs. You’ll find the bus while driving along Chester Road (#14). If you’re driving from Windsor to Upper Vaughn it’ll be on your right hand side. You can spot it from the road, but you’ll have to pay close attention. It’s definitely easier to find in the fall or winter when the trees are free of leaves.
GPS Coordinates: Unfortunately I don’t have the exact coordinates for this guy. You’ll just have to go hunting 🙂
The 70’s House
The 70’s house is an abandoned family home in. What makes this one interesting are the ‘frozen in time’ artifacts throughout the house. Old school TV’s, alarm clocks, and even a collection of Time Magazines from the 1970’s. This ones located on Old Guysborough Road.
GPS Coordinates: 44.951417 -63.303472
Legend has it these houses were built by draft dodgers during the Vietnam war. Whether that’s true or not I don’t know; but it’s where the buildings got their name sake. Allegedly there were quite a few houses in the area years ago, but during our visit we were only able to find two. The houses are tucked into the woods a little ways off of Arlington Road in Middleton Nova Scotia. The first house is easily accessible but you will have to cross a small river to get to the second house. Definitely worth the drive to see these cute little houses.
GPS coordinates: 44.901389, -65.301694
There you have it folks! A few places to check out if you’ve ever got some spare time in Nova Scotia. Happy Hunting!