Scots Wa Hae LbNA # 22065
|Placed Date||May 4 2006|
|County||Nova Scotia, CAN|
|Found By||Dr. "T"ea|
|Last Update||Jul 2 2014|
Degree of Difficulty – easy.
Distance – negligible. Practically a drive-by.
Est. Time – about 15 minutes.
Terrain – generally flat with some boardwalks. There is a moderate hill to the village grounds.
Accessibility – generally accessible, thougfh an extra pair of hands would help.
This letterbox was planted as a tribute to the Scottish heritage of Cape Breton.
The Highland Village is a faithful recreation of a typical village in Cape Breton during the late 18th to early 20th centuries. The park is open from late May through mid October, but the grounds (and box) are accessible by foot at other times of the year. There is a visitor centre, and about 12 buildings staffed by workers in period costume.
To the box:
From TC 105 E/B take exit #6. Follow Hwy 223 E approximately 20 km to Iona. The museum grounds will be on your left.
From Sydney, take TC 125 W/B to exit #3. Take hwy 223 W approximately 50 km to Iona. The museum is on your right.
You can park your car in the main lot when it's open. Otherwise, the side of the access road will suffice. After stopping in at the visitor centre and museum, travel behind the centre to the walkway leading up to the village. The box is safely tucked under this walkway close to the centre. step over/around the walkway and follow it until you are near the wall, facing toward the walkway. You'll see a small concrete piling under this walkway. The box is to the right of this, just behind where the wood meets the dirt/grass.
Please be discreet, especially in the summer months, and rehide the box well.
You will need your own pen and ink.
Have fun, eh?