Windsor, Hants County

Pumpkin Regatta, Windsor, NS

Pumpkin Regatta, Windsor, NS

Windsor is best known as the birthplace of ice hockey. Also the home of Ski Martock and Avon Valley Golf and Country Club. Windsor is home to both the Cradle of Hockey which is home to Long Pond where hockey began beside Howard Dill’s Farm. The town of Windsor is also home to the oldest agricultural fair in North America which is held on two separate weekends in September. The first fair was held in Windsor in the year 1765 making their 250th anniversary in 2015

Windsor is 66 km northwest of Halifax, approximately 20 km from the eastern end of the Annapolis Valley. Today the community services and is nucleus of the West Hants Municipal District.

Fundy Gypsum, a mining company operating gypsum mines just east of town at West Hants and Hantsport, was a major employer in the region until it closed in 2011.

Southwestern Nova Scotia’s only alpine ski hill is located 3 km up the Avon River valley from Windsor at Martock. It is home to the Windsor Pumpkin Regatta.

Windsor is also home to the world famous Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. The theatre supports a touring troupe, and children’s program. They perform locally and internationally.

Wikipedia profile/source – Windsor

Town of Windsor