Welcome to Clyde River Cottages & Campground accommodations on the Clyde River

Seven Cottages and Fifty Campsites to Choose From!

It's a pleasant drive down the Clyde River Road. The river, on the right, like the tree-lined, country road, twists and turns at every bend. In the fall, the hardwood trees along the the riverbank are a burst of colour.

There are seven one and two bedroom cottages nestled among the hardwood trees (four two-bedroom and three one-bedroom), each on their own lot for added privacy, and given a name corresponding to the type of trees nearby - Birch Cottage, Maple Cottage, Pine Cottage, etc. Each 'full housekeeping cottage' is meticulously clean and has everything you need for a family vacation including bedding, towels, pots and pans, dishes, dish detergent, salt, pepper, sugar, cutlery, coffeemaker and even coffee and tea (provided FREE to our guests)for one night. Each cottage is fully insulated and electrically heated and comes complete with modern appliances (including microwave, full stove and fridge), satellite TV, clock radio, DVD player (movie rental), blowdryers, games, books, an outdoor fireplace, picnic tables, (you can buy firewood &rent BBQ's at the store). The campground is open from May 10th to October 10th.

A laundry room is on site. We also operate a small convenience store on site for those everyday necessities your family just can't live without - milk, bread, etc. Also in the office there's access to the internet, phone or fax. We are licensed to sell liquor to our guests only. Two bedroom cottages sleep up to six and one bedroom cottages sleep up to four guests comfortably. Double, queen and twin beds available.

We have 73 campsites with full hookups or unserviced sites, wooded, opened and well spaced. We now also have 2-30 Amp pull through sites. Our customers suggest our new facility is one of the best campgrounds and camping destinations in the province and one of the great places to stay in Nova Scotia.

If you are wondering where to stay in Atlantic Canada, consider Clyde River Cottages and Campground. Come and enjoy our quiet setting among the hardwood trees, browse around the grounds and enjoy a walk along our river trail or, have a picnic. We have washer tournaments for those that are interested as well as wagon rides on Friday and Sat evenings at 6pm. We have a canteen at the gazebo on weekends that serves seafood, kids menus and breakfast too. You can eat at the gazebo or take your food back to your cottage or campsite. We have weekend events such as Bingo at the gazebo when the canteen is open. There are many playgrounds to explore, and a heated inground swimming pool to keep the kids content for hours. Kids also have a great time hunting and catching frogs; just remember to put them back and not harm them! Look for music and fireworks on holidays such as Canada Day and Labour Day at our gazebo. Also you can book weddings or other events at the gazebo.

Special Dates for 2019

  • Canada Day celebrations are on June 29th
  • Christmas In July is July 19th and 20st with Santa Claus visiting the Gazebo with gifts and treats and lots of fun things
  • Halloween In The Park is the Sept 20-21 weekend with Trick or Treating, and fun games at night.
  • Labour Day Celebrations with music in the evening of August 31st. Fireworks at dusk!

Birding Festival

The annual birding festival has become a favourite of people locally as well as from all countries. It includes birding tours, dinner and movie, music, suppers etc. If you would like a list of events we would be happy to fax or e-mail it to you when they become available. Birding enthusiasts will love the opportunity to count and record common and often rare species of birds - right on the premises! There are spruce and ruffed grouse, downy and hairy woodpeckers, flickers, yellow warblers, chipping sparrows, dark-eyed juncos and purple finches just to mention a few. And for the more serious birders, Shelburne County offers eight of the most spectacular birding destinations in the province - all just a short drive from Clyde River Cottages & Campground. Every year there's a bird festival in the area as well.


Not to be outdone, golfers can 'practice their sport' any day of the week at the nearby River Hills Golf and Country Club, opened up to the end of October. Only 15 minutes from Clyde River Cottages and Campground. The picturesque, 18-hole course can be a challenge to even the most experienced of golfers.


And there are many other things to do as well. There are the historic towns of Barrington and Shelburne to visit, fishing villages to photograph, craft shops and beaches to explore, museums to browse, and plenty of time to just sit back... and relax.

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