Middleton, “The Heart of the Valley” announces long-standing endearments on brilliant blue street signs with red hearts. It is a popular destination in all seasons and thriving businesses compete in a forward moving marketplace, thinking big but keeping quality a priority.
With a new facility processing local market produce, a poultry co-op provides government inspection for small growers of free-range livestock. Dairy, moving, storage, car dealerships, grocery distributor, building suppliers and more are long-time Industrial Park businesses.
A hospital, two regional schools and a provincial community college cover wide educational needs. Community facilities includes an outdoor Swimming Pool, renovated Arena, Library, Curling Rink and Bowling Lanes. The horse raceway became a park featuring an 800m track, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, new tennis courts, pavilion, green space and playground. Another seven acres of park has walking paths located along the banks of the user-friendly Annapolis River where for the sport fishing enthusiast fish are always biting.
Visit an authentic railway-station Museum, one of three North American water-run clocks and one of five surviving Loyalist Churches in Nova Scotia. Macdonald Museum, housed in the first consolidated school in Canada, preserves and exhibits Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley history.
The Town continues to develop and offer recreation, events and business programs – blending seniors, new residents and young families together. Housing is still affordable and plenty of active-living programs are offered all ages. Known as “The Heart of the Valley” Middleton is not only a user-friendly destination but where civic pride is nurtured in superb gardens, wide open spaces and with green-thumb appreciation for the luscious Annapolis Valley. A Four Blooms Award in 2005 recognized Middleton’s community dedication and attention to preserving and growing beautiful landscapes.