Find us on the “lighthouse route”...

The Port Grocer is located in the rural, coastal fishing community of Port Medway, Queens County, Nova Scotia.  The scenic “South Shore” is an easy day-trip from Halifax and is on route for travelers using the Yarmouth to Maine, USA car ferry to Halifax.  Situated between the two larger commercial centres, Bridgewater (37km) and Liverpool (25km), the Village of Port Medway is only 7km off the main Highway 103 and a destination point for travelers following the regions coastal scenic route. 

A little bit of Port history...

Noted on maps since the days of Champlain (c. 1607), Port Medway (originally referred to as Port Maltois) has a long and colourful history of fishing and ship building which has resulted in many of its stately homes being maintain as year round residences and renovated into picturesque summer homes.  The village and surrounding area currently has a household count of 1104 residences.  Area industries include fishing, forestry, commercial and tourism businesses.

Summer comes alive in Port Medway...

Since 2002, Port Medway has been home to The Port Medway Readers’ Festival, a literary festival held there each July and August.  Due to the calibre of its reader/writer talents (Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Lisa Moore and Jane Urquhart to name a few) the festival has become a seasonal, sell-out attraction.  Boasting a thriving arts community, two Provincial Heritage Sites: The Old Port Cemetery (c. 1783) and the Old Meeting House Museum (c. 1832), the Lighthouse Park and a scenic look-off over Medway Bay and restored lighthouse (c 1899) in Long Cove, Port Medway is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered!