Date(s) - 02/07/2013 - 11/07/2013
Milford House Properties Ltd
2013 – Two Consecutive Watercolor Workshops with Evelyn Dunphy
Milford House Wilderness Retreat,
one of Nova Scotia’s most historic lakeside retreats.
Kejimkujik National Park
Limited Size Groups
4 days – July 2-6th, 2013 – Arrive at Milford House by 4:00 pm on July 2. A welcoming reception in the main Lodge will begin at 5:00 pm. The workshop ends at 4:00 pm on the 6th.
“The Music of Watercolor, and How to Play It”
at Milford House Wilderness Retreat in beautiful southwestern Nova Scotia. A 4 day intensive course in watercolor techniques for beginners as well as artists who have some experience with watercolor but are interested in taking their work to a more advanced level and gain proficiency in methods of using the medium.
This goal of this workshop is to immerse each student in an exciting “hands on” experience using the “vocabulary” of techniques for using watercolor so that they may then express their own esthetic. Each day will be filled with demonstrations on many ways to apply watercolor to paper, how to create particular effects by using different techniques, have a concept for your painting, and “name” the thing you are trying to do which immediately sets you on the path to accomplishing your goal.
There will be adequate time planned between demonstrations for students to practice techniques, ask questions and gain proficiency. The course will also focus on constructing good value patterns, creating color studies that best suit the concept of the painting, and designing strong compositions.
Each day will end with a critique and conversation time which is intended to add to the instruction of the day. A critique is an opportunity to look at what we have done, see what is working, and where we may learn more.
Students who wish to take both workshops will receive a discount on the tuition.
July 7 – 11, 2013
A 4 day Plein Air Experience
at the Lakes of Milford House & Kejimkujik National Park, Milford House Wilderness Retreat in Nova Scotia. We will also paint at two other locations that are nearby.
Students arrive at Milford House by 4:00 pm on July 7 th. A welcoming reception in the main Lodge will begin at 5:00 pm. The workshop ends at 4:00 pm on July 11th.
Rates for Each Workshop: All-inclusive, Lodging, Meals and Tuition – 4 Nights
One Student in a Private Two Bedroom Cabin: $1250.00
Two Students Sharing 2 Bedroom – One Bathroom Cabin: $910.00 each
A Couple (one non-painting partner): $1370.00. This includes 3 meals for student and breakfast and dinner for partner each day.
Should you choose to take both workshops, there is a 5% discount on tuition, and as that would mean a nine days stay, a weekly rate is also more economical than paying the daily rate. Please inquire with Milford House about the weekly rate. Their website address is http://milfordhouse.ca/
This workshop offers the opportunity to paint in one of the most beautiful areas of southwestern Nova Scotia; a variety of subjects is easily accessible, from lake views to streams, forests, waterfalls and wetlands.
Workshop enrollment is limited, allowing for much personal attention. There will be a daily demonstration, and the instructor will spend time with each student individually throughout the day. Demonstrations will be in watercolor; other mediums are welcome.
Plein air painting is exhilarating, and challenging! This workshop will teach you how to simplify shapes, exaggerate your passion, minimize the unessential, crop, compose, and build a strong composition that enables you to enjoy seeing pigments mix and dance on your paper. Be a poet rather than a reporter, paint light and color, and shadow, and develop your ability to really “see”.
Date(s) - 14/06/2013 - 20/06/2013
Canoe Building Course At Milford House
Back For a 3rd Year
Hands on Instruction with Kip McCurdy, of McCurdy & Reed Canoes: Who have a long tradition of wood and canvas canoe building reaching back to the very beginnings of the industry in Canada. Minimum of 6 participants required to hold the course.
Milford House is very pleased to be offering a canoe building course and instruction by Kip McCurdy, and are looking forward to a great turn out. Some of you had the opportunity to see the canoe under construction this summer, don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in our third canoe building weekend / week with a true Master Builder.
Canoe building book for the weekend course or 6 day course.
This course is once more being held on Father’s Day Weekend and makes a great gift share some quality time with your father while learning something new.
Dates: Friday June 15 – Wednesday June 20, 2012.
We will be completing an entire canoe during this time; remember you may book for just the weekend or the entire week.
Weekend Course $190.00 per person + accommodations and meals
6 day Course $240.00 per person + accommodations and meals
Shared accommodations are available for these courses.
Starting Friday June 14th
Meet and greet Kip McCurdy in the workshop from 5:00 – 7:00
We will be setting up the mold & the steam box to have everything ready for the next day’s activities.
Dinner will be at 7:00 at the main lodge where you will have the chance to ask Kip anything related to canoe building.
During the Canoe Building Course you along with your fellow classmates will learn about and work on
Building the stems
Installing the stems
Installing the rails
Steaming and bending the ribs
Fairing the ribs and stems,
Bending on the garboard strakes,
Installing the planking,
Fitting the gore strakes,
Releasing the canoe from the mold,
Making the peak joints,
Fitting the decks,
Installing the cant ribs,
Fairing the hull,
Prep for varnish and canvas.
We will meet each morning at the main lodge at 8:00 AM for breakfast and afterwards we will move to the workshop to begin the actual building of the canoe. Lunch will be served daily between 12:00 and 1:00 pm. Dinner will be served daily at 6:30 in the main lodge.
We will have a second canoe on site that is being refinished so even if you are only with us for the weekend you should have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of this workshop.
Date(s) - 26/01/2013
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Legendary Milford House has teamed up with
The County of Annapolis
Snowshoeing At Milford House is a time honored tradition and we are very happy to be able to offer you all the opportunity to come snowshoeing with Brian K. Orde Projects and Programs Assistant for the County of Annapolis Saturday, January 26th at 1:30 pm.
There is no cost for this event and the county will be providing the snowshoes for those in need. We will also have hot chocolate available for all attending so come on out for a great day of fun and learning.
Pre-registration is required
(1 902 532-3144/1 902 825-2005 or email@example.com Please indicate if you require snowshoes when you preregister.
For a look at what you may need to know before you try this READ THIS
We recommend, The Trail Shop in Halifax or Wolfiville to get the gear you may need.
Date(s) - 14/06/2013 - 16/06/2013
Father’s Day Canoe Trip with The Legendary Milford House
The Milford House Classic Father’s Day Canoe Trip
3-Day Back Country Canoe Adventure
Father’s Day Canoe Trip with The Legendary Milford House come paddle with the Legendary Milford House through it’s century old legacy of fully guided canoe tripping. Drenched in history and lore and balanced with masterful back country cuisine, this trip is designed to allow “the wilderness to welcome you, and teach you, and take you to its heart”. From beginners to seasoned paddlers, this trip is perfect for you!
Your adventure will begin with a rendevous on the historic Milford House property where you’ll meet your guide and fellow trippers. Our guide will facilitate putting the final touches on packing, and after a delicious lunch we’ll take to the water to knock the rust off our paddling strokes. Soon we’ll load the canoes and slip away to the adventure that awaits.
Clear, dark waters and rocky shores melt away as we explore and paddle to our first night’s campsite. Along the way we’ll pick our course through the narrow stone-choked channel known as Pike’s Run. Over-hanging maples on the cusp of scarlet line the granite studded shores, creating a terrific opportunity for the photographic eye.
Once camp is set, our guide will begin to work their magic preparing a hearty back country-gourmet dinner, complete with something sweet to finish! Curl up around the soft glow of the evening fire and enjoy the fine art of Nova Scotian story telling, or perhaps a chapter from Albert Bigelow Paine’s charming book, ‘The Tent Dwellers’. Later, retire to your tent and let the lapping waves carry you away to a well deserved rest.
Rise with the mist rolling off the lake and the golden rays of the sun just cresting the treetops. You’ll be greeted with the tempting smell of a hot beverage while our guide prepares an amazing breakfast highlighting Nova Scotian culture and tradition. We’ll break camp, load the canoes and begin the day by navigating our way through the small narrows at the eastern end of Fisher Lake, known as Eleven Mile Runs.
We’ll explore Eleven Mile Lake’s deep coves and experience the Milford House’s iconic landscape. If the westerlies are in our favour, creating a canoe-sailboat is always a great option. Fleeting glimpses of the skilled kingfisher diving for prey will entertain as we start an early search for an island campsite. Once found, we’ll set up tents, then enjoy a colourful tapas-style lunch. Afternoon adventures could include honing paddling strokes with your guide, a certified Paddle Canada instructor, searching for chutes and pools for swimming in the headwaters of the Mersey River, or tracking down a long forgotten ranger cabin full of antiquity (and perhaps a little moss, too!). We’ll return to camp in time for our guide to craft another hearty meal. Relax and enjoy the smell of wood smoke and tempting aromas rising from the grill, or pitch in and help with the evening chores by fetching water or collecting firewood.
After dinner, kick back with a hot chocolate while roasting marshmallows over a perfect bed of embers. As the fire wanes and the campsite darkens, loose yourself in a night sky of endless stars as our guide describes Greek and Mi’kmaq constellations. Soon your tent beckons and you give in to a well deserved sleep.
An early start with a quick and delicious hot-breakfast will allow us to take advantage of the morning’s calm and serenity. Take turns using the map to lead the way back through the many islands and glacial erratics. We’ll find the perfect white sand beach to set-up for our last lunch. After a tasty bite to eat, and perhaps a quick swim, we’ll continue our last leg back to the Milford House, arriving mid-afternoon.
Our three-day canoe adventure takes full advantage of the Legendary Milford House property, back country and the stunning landscape of southwest Nova Scotia. Join us and you’ll soon understand why many return decade after decade.
“Where the trail leads back from the water’s edge—
Tangled and overgrown—
Shoulder your load and strike the road
Into the deep unknown.”
Albert Bigelow Paine
The Tent Dwellers
Father’s Day Canoe Trip with The Legendary Milford House
$355 plus tax per person for a 3-day canoe adventure with the Legendary Milford House. This includes a fully guided two night stay in our iconic back country, with all meals prepared and served. Also provided is group equipment, plus canoes, paddles, and PFD’s.
Book your Father’s Day Canoe Trip with The Legendary Milford House today. Limited space.
We look forward to paddling with you soon!
Date(s) - 17/05/2013 - 20/05/2013
Come join us for our 2013 Opening Weekend
Celebrating 123 years of continuous operation
2013 Opening Weekend May 17 – 20, This May long weekend, join us in celebrating 123 years of continuous operation. We have a few put a few extra special offerings together for those in attendance.
- No Extra Guest Charge
- Meet & greet dinner in the Lodge at 6:00 PM
- Saturday will be our ‘project’ day, we have a variety of light tasks that you can help us with. There will be more information to follow on this for those that book for the weekend. For helping us we will give you 30% off your accommodations.
- Mike Parker, author of “Woodchips and Beans” and “Guides of the North Woods” , to name but a few, has a new book “Into the Deep Unknown”, which deals with the wilds of Nova Scotia and the Tent Dweller route. He will be joining us for the weekend, meeting our guests, telling tales and autographing his book, which we will have available for sale. He will also be giving a slide presentation after dinner on Saturday.
- Department of Natural Resources will be stocking our lakes on Sunday, we can go to the fish hatchery as well to watch the loading process.
- A free canoe trip on Sunday or nature walk on our newest trails.
- Bonfire at Buds Beach Sunday night (hot dogs and marshmallows will be provided) & live music in the Main Lodge (Tilly & Friends)
- Extended check out time on Monday 12:00 PM
We look forward to ringing in a new season with you.
Book Your Long Weekend Getaway Today Remember we only have 27 cabins available. Booking will be taken on a first come bases
Date(s) - 30/08/2013 - 02/09/2013
Labor Day Weekend 2013 at the
Legendary Milford House
Labor Day Weekend is always a very popular weekend at Milford House as the last chance to take a summer trip before the kids go back to school. Milford House provides a tranquility due to it’s setting that encourages a simpler way of being and increases the interaction of family & friends as there is little in the way of distractions no TV, no radio and limited internet access thus giving both parents and kids the chance to spend some real quality time together. Swimming, canoeing, fishing, reading books, playing board games, picnics on secluded beaches, a walk in the woods are the most popular activities.
A stress free weekend just before school priceless.
Labor Day Weekend 2013 August 30 – September 2, 2013
Milford House a place where a kid can still be just a kid, book your cabin today.
Date(s) - 24/05/2013 - 26/05/2013
Nature Nova Scotia’s 2013 Annual General Meeting
The Legendary Milford House is very pleased to be hosting Nature Nova Scotia’s 25th Annual General Meeting.
At Milford House we also strive to promote the enjoyment and understanding of nature; we have a long history of introducing individuals to the natural beauties that surround our property through an extensive network of waterways and trails. We are taking great strides in recapturing and promoting our legacy as a legendary outdoor enthusiast’s destination and by having Nature Nova Scotia’s 2013 Annual General Meeting at our facility provides us a great opportunity to introduce like minded individuals to a place that has captured the hearts and minds of guests for over 120 years.
We look forward to meeting you all soon and have put together an all-inclusive package for you please contact Nature Nova Scotia for pricing.
Friday Night Wine and Cheese 6:30 – 8:00
• Smoked Salmon Platter cream cheese, chives, capers, chopped onion & toasted baguette
• Antipasto Platter, cold cuts, cheeses and more
• Chips and Assorted Dip
Red and White Wine will be served along with lemonade and ice tea a cash bar service available as well
*Friday Night Dinner 5:00 – 8:00 a la cart menu will be available in the dining room separate charges will apply.
Saturday Breakfast Buffet 7:30 9:00
• Includes Juice, Milk, Coffee or Tea, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Pancakes, French toast, Fresh Fruit, Muffins, Toast, and assorted Yogurts.
Saturday Lunch Buffet 12:00
• Includes Juice, Milk, Coffee or Tea, Home Made Soups and Assorted Sandwiches
Saturday Dinner Banquet 7:00
Plated Dinner All mains include homemade bread basket, 1 appetizer, 1 dessert Juice Milk and Coffee or Tea. All entrees are served with fresh vegetables and chef’s potato or rice
• Traditional Caesar Salad
• Seafood Chowder
• Valley Organic Chicken with Morels in a Madeira Reduction
• Seafood Casserole Lobster, Haddock & Shrimp in a White Wine & Tomato Reduction
• Vegetarian Pot Pie Wholesome Country Oven Baked with a Flakey Crust
• Assorted Homemade Pies
Tip and additional drinks from the bar not included in base price of meal.
Saturday Night Bonfire at Bud’s Beach 8:00
Sunday Breakfast 7:30 9:00
• Includes Juice, Milk, Coffee, or Tea, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Pancakes, French Toast, Fresh Fruit, Muffins, Toast, and assorted Yogurts.
Sunday Lunch Buffet 12:00
• Includes Juice, Milk, Coffee or Tea, Home Made Soups and Assorted Sandwiches
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Date(s) - 28/06/2013 - 02/07/2013
Canada Day Weekend Getaway at the Legendary Milford House
Come Celebrate Canada Day with us; a weekend full of activities for the whole family.
Canada Day Weekend Getaway spent at what is truly a quintessentially Canadian Wilderness Retreat; time to call some family and friends and book in for what is going to be a great weekend with plenty of activities for everyone.
1) Daily Free Canoe Trips Guided trips of the water ways and lakes that make up part of the Milford House Back Country
2) Live Music Saturday Night at the main lodge
3) Nightly Bonfires at Bud’s Beach hot dogs and marshmallows will be provided
4) Daily Guided Nature Walks along our newest trails
5) After Dinner Games night at the main lodge Sunday Night
7) Fireworks on the Geier Lake can be watched right from your cabin deck or from Bud’s Beach live music and bonfire will follow.
Canoeing and exploring the days away sitting on Bud’s beach by a crackling fire with friends and family watching the fireworks eating Canada Day Cake and some live music a bonfire now that is the perfect way to spend the CANADA DAY long weekend.
We highly recommend booking a cabin for the Canada Day Long Weekend remember there are only 27 Cabins available so booking sooner rather than later is highly suggested.
Special Offers For the Canada Day Weekend
No extra guest charges for kids under 16 years of age
Book Before April 30 and revive a 20% discount when booking in for the long weekend 4 Nights Friday – Monday
Date(s) - 31/05/2013 - 23/06/2013
Fly Fishing Courses in Nova Scotia Canada
Offered by The Legendary Milford House Wilderness Resort
Our On the Water Introductory to Fly Fishing Program
Designed in mind for the beginner as well as intermediate fly fishing enthusiast this weekend course runs for 5 weekends only*.
Arriving Friday you will have some free time to get acquainted with your new surroundings and settling in to your cabin before we meet at 5:30 for drinks meet your instructors diner will be served at 6:30 in the main Lodge. Saturday morning we will start off with a seminar to go over gear and gear preparation, where we will assist you in preparing your rod, reel and line along with fly selection, this introduction is to familiarize you with some of the general terms and the proper names of the equipment that will be used during the course.
This is a great weekend of not only instruction but of fishing as well, we have always believed that the best way to learn is get out there and give it a try with our seasoned experts to lend a hand we guarantee you’ll come away with a wealth of knowledge and an experience that won’t be soon forgotten.
*May 31 through to June 26 Starting each Friday through Sunday
NOTE: If you have a group of 5 to 30 individuals call us about setting up a private class great for a corporate event
On the Water Introductory to Fly Fishing Course
2 nights’ Accommodation, In House Instruction, Riverside Instruction, 6 Meals, and Fishing License for Kejimkujik National Park
Note Accommodation: Cabin determined by group size you may be required to share a cabin with other participants. You may also purchase just the course and for an additional fee we can set you up with all the gear required.
Price of Course per person Course $249.00
With Lodging and Meals $495.00
Each Angler / Fly Caster should bring:
1. 8 weight or lighter rod, reel and floating weight forward or double taper line, 8 foot or longer tapered leaders, and 5X (3#) tippet material.
2. Hip or chest waders with felt and or cleated soles
3. Fly Boxes (Local Flies will be provided).
4. Sun Screen
5. Rain Gear
6. Bug repellant with DEET.
7. Live Release Dip Net
8. Black Sharpie Marker
9. Bug Jacket (optional)
10. Sun Glasses (eye protection)
11. Dry Fly Dressing.
12. Needle Nosed Pliers
13. Line Clipper
Basic Rod & Reel Package $25.00 per day
Waders $15.00 per day
We look forward to seeing you on the river.
Date(s) - 01/04/2013 - 28/06/2013
Fly Fishing at Milford House 2013
Fly Fishing in Nova Scotia Canada at the Legendary Milford House; We have a long history of receiving guests for the sole purpose of Fly Fishing for over a 100 years avid fishermen and women have used our facilities as their base to explore and fish the surrounding rivers, streams, and lakes.
Mark your Calendars call your friends this year if you book in before March 1st, 2013 with each group of 5 or more and your guided experience is free.
Great lake side cabins available at Nova Scotia’s Longest Running Family Oriented Wilderness Resort
A great book to read The Tent Dwellers is a book by Albert Bigelow Paine, chronicling his travels through inland Nova Scotia on a trout fishing trip with Dr. Edward “Eddie” Breck, in the early 1900′s with guides Charles “the Strong” (Charlie Charlton of Milford, NS) and Del “the Stout” (Del Thomas of Milford, NS)
With a history of guides Like Charles “the Strong” and Del “the Stout” who guided many a Milford House Guests into the backcountry how could we not keep this great tradition alive offering our services and those of local guides to give you the opportunity to have a firsthand experience fishing our local hot spots.
Book Today Guided Fly Fishing In Nova Scotia
|Guided Fly & Spinning Fishing Prices 2012|
|One on One Private Fishing Experience||$125.00 per day|
|Group Outings||$75.00 per day / per person|
|16 and Under ½ Price|
|Included: lunch & guide services For an additional fee we can set you up with all the gear required. Please contact us directly for pricing.We sell fishing licenses for both the Province of Nova Scotia and Kejimkujik National Park|
After meeting your guide, he will take you out for a full day of fishing. Your guide will focus on your group’s needs and will lead you to some of his favored haunts, we encourage you to express any particular requests you might have for the day up front so your guide can give you the best possible service. Lunch is included and typically eaten along the river side.
We typically meet at 9:30 am at by the main lodge. Depending upon conditions, your guide will alter the meeting place and or time to coincide with the best possible fishing or to accommodate your schedule.