Shore Road - Port George

What’s it like living in Port George?

Port George, Nova Scotia is a sleepy little community located ten minutes north of Middleton, over the North Mountain.

Port George is defined by a long stretch of main road along the coastal shore, with housing on both sides for much of the road and smaller roads branching off.

Shore Road - Port George
Shore Road, Port George

Recognizable landmarks include the historic pepperpot lighthouse and the steeple of the old United Baptist church, which is now an AirBnB.

Lighthouse - Port George
Lighthouse, Port George
Church, Port George
Church, Port George

The Port George Regional Recreation Centre holds a community breakfast on the first Sunday of each month, April through December. They’re happy to welcome new volunteers! There’s usually a jam session at the centre on Monday evenings as well.

Many visitors come in the summer to enjoy a picnic and look for seals in the Bay of Fundy at Cottage Cove Provincial Park. There’s a well-maintained government wharf and boat launch nearby.

Cottage Cove, Port George
Cottage Cove, Port George

The most exciting event for locals and visitors alike is the Port George Country Jamboree. The event occurs annually, and attracts a few thousand visitors to the tiny community. There are more than 10 hours of live country music, food vendors, a 200-table all-day flea market, a pancake breakfast, activities for kids, supper, and camping.

The event is organized by the Kingston Lions Club, Lawrencetown Lions Club, and the Port George Regional Recreation Centre. The Jamboree is held rain or shine, and attending or volunteering with the Jamboree is a great way to meet people. More than 240 people volunteer with the Jamboree each year.

Let’s talk housing, employment, and services.

Housing in Port George is made up of new builds, older homes that might be run down or well-maintained, and seasonal cottages. There are often empty acreage-sized lots for sale.

If you have school-aged children, they’ll be bused to Annapolis East Elementary School or Middleton Regional High School, both in Middleton.

There are no restaurants, services, or retail stores in Port George. There are some home-based businesses in Port George, but no employers in the community proper. You’ll need to travel to Middleton or elsewhere if you need employment. Port George does have high-speed fibre internet, important to most people considering moving to the area.

For a complete overview of the services available in nearby Middleton, check out my post about What it’s Like Living in Middleton.

It can be difficult to get around rural communities without a car, and Port George is no exception. The Kings Transit bus system does not serve Port George, so if you’re considering living in Port George, you will need a vehicle.

That’s it for our tour of Port George, Nova Scotia. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions.

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