Wild & Wooly Experience

Step back to a time when the Barrington River was the heartbeat of our seaside community. Discover over 200 years of history at the water-powered woolen mill and try weaving your own tartan. Next, head next door to the Wild Axe Park to try out your lumberjack skills, alongside World Champion Lumberjack, Darren Hudson! Then, relax by the campfire with local lumberjack stories 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 sample 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 in Barrington.
  • Learn local lumberjack lore with family stories spanning five-generations of lumberjacking in Nova Scotia.
  • Toast your new skills by the campfire: Warm up and enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate! Or, choose a specialty heritage tea made over the campfire.

Experience Length – 4 hours

2022 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, ages 10-16)
Friends package $520 (4 adults)
Purchase a Family or Friends Gift Certificate now for the 2022 Season!
Purchase online, or call us for more information or to book – 902-637-7609


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


Advance booking required.
Minimum booking of 4 people per experience (maximum of 6). Participants must be at least 10 years of age. All prices are subject to 15% HST. Deposit of 50% required upon booking, remaining balance is taken upon arrival. Gift certificates are paid in full at time of purchase. Cancellations made less that 7 days prior are non-refundable. Participants will be notified 24-hours in advance if experience is cancelled due to inclement weather forecast or unforeseen circumstances and guests will be given a full refund.

Good to Know:

Closed toed shoes are mandatory. We recommend you bring a change of clothes and a spare pair of sneaker for log rolling! All measures are taken to ensure a safe and fun experience in a controlled environment.

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