See and Do
Explore and Discover Shelburne County and Region
We know what we know.
We often know what we don't know.
Yet none of us know what we don't know.
In perspective, a knowledge of Shelburne Region falls under #1 'We know what we know.'
Under #2 the pictures and short captions on this page will often connect on that level of insight.
It is #3, 'not knowing what we don't know' which can be most inspiring. Liken it to taking the road less traveled and finding that jewel you weren't looking for, nor had imagined.
The Shelburne region is that kind of gem or unexpected, unanticipated discovery.
One example that has personal meaning comes to mind. When first arriving in Shelburne I thought I knew about calm and certainly knew what it meant to and for me. Calm was definitely on my radar. Oddly it addresses #1 and #2.
In fact, it was really the discovery of a seaside 'calm' that totally redefined what 'calm' truly is for me. A 'none of us know what we don't know' epiphany that may never have occurred without coming to Shelburne.
Literally every highlight on this page is a window for those kinds of moments for you.
And certainly well within the range of magic moments is the Shag Harbour Incident. It's not among the highlights below. Now that it is on your radar perhaps you'll want to delve more deeply. Jacques Cousteau's family did. Here's a wee clue to start you on that journey, 'Celine and Fabian Cousteau'.
The Road not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
More Places to See and Things to Do
Just when you thought 'Could there be any more?' Indeed there is yet we leave most of that up to you.