Wild & Wooly Experience

150 years ago, the heartbeat of our community was on the Barrington River. Learn the history of water-powered textile production, test your lumberjack skills guided by seven-time World Champion Lumberjack, Darren Hudson. At the end of the day, connect by campfire to sample Nova Scotia craft beer and s’mores.


Experience Highlights:

  • Go behind-the-scenes at the Barrington Woolen Mill Museum to learn the history of water-powered textile production in the 19th– and early 20th-century. Try cleaning fleece, spinning wool, and weaving your own wool Rob Roy (lumberjack) tartan to take home with you.
  • Try your skills with seven-time World Champion Lumberjack Darren Hudson as he guides you through log rolling, crosscut and bow sawing, tree climbing and axe throwing at the Wild Axe Park.
  • Learn lumberjack heritage with family stories spanning five-generations of what it was and is like being a lumberjack in South West Nova Scotia.
  • Toast your new skills by the campfire: Warm up and enjoy s’mores with a sampling of Nova Scotia craft beer from Boxing Rock Brewing Company – brewed specially for Wild Axe! Or, choose a specialty heritage tea made over the campfire.

Dates: Offered daily from June 1st – October 31st

Price: $140 per adult, $80 per Youth (ages 10-16)
Family package $360 (2 Adults, 2 Youth)

*Minimum booking of 4 people per experience (maximum is 6 people)
*All prices are subject to 15% HST

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made less than 7 days prior are non-refundable. Participants will be notified 24-hours in advance if experience is cancelled due to inclement weather forcast or unforeseen circumstances.

Good to Know:

  • Reservations are required. Each session is approximately 4-hours in length (longer for larger groups).
  • Closed toed shoes are mandatory.
  • We recommend you bring a change of clothing and a spare pair of sneakers for log rolling!
  • Participants must be at least 10 years of age.

50% deposit required upon booking, remaining balance is taken upon arrival.

All measures are taken to ensure a safe and fun experience in a controlled environment – great for all ages!


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