|Long and Brier Islands are located in South Western Nova Scotia. Long Island contains three villages: Tiverton, Central Grove and Freeport, while Brier Island consists of the single village of Westport. All four villages have their own claims to fame and breathtaking scenery.|
Central Grove is located in the middle of Long Island, between Tiverton and Freeport. It is home to the historic Central Grove Baptist Church. This church has a pump organ and uses kerosene lamps for light. The village also contains a Provincial Picnic Park and scenic Flour Cove, where whales can sometimes be spotted from the shore.
Freeport, at the end of Long Island, received its present name in the act of parliament in 1865. It is the largest of all the island communities and houses the only bank on the two islands and a school; Islands Consolidated School teaches kids from grades primary to twelve. The village is also rich in scenery, with areas like Beautiful Cove and Dartmouth Point being excellent locations for watching marine life and beautiful sunsets.
Westport, on Brier Island, is separated from Long Island by Grand Passage. The village is known for its natural beauty. Many sea and land birds rest and feed there during migration, making it an excellent bird watching location. Tall cliffs formed of basalt on the south side of the island and three lighthouses to view make the island a scenic paradise. Westport was also home to the famous Captain Joshua Slocum, who was the first man to sail around the world alone.
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|Tiverton / Long Island||Central Grove / Long Island|
|Freeport / Long Island||Westport / Brier Island|
|Balancing Rock / Tiverton||Baptist Church / Central Grove|
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|Islands Consolidated School||Joshua Slocum|