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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Continuing along Route 114, we came to HOPEWELL ROCKS, site of the world's highest tides. You've probably seen photos of the towering rock "flowerpot" pillars that become islands twice a day. If you can't hang around for six hours and thirteen minutes to watch the tidal change, come at low tide to walk on the ocean floor, preferably with a park ranger. Without him, we would never have seen the eagle's nest on the cliffs or understood this fascinating ecosystem. The park is open mid-May to mid-October. Nova Scotia Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, the largest urban area in Maritime Canada, and a major seaport on one of the world's deepest natural harbors. During the American Revolution, when British loyalists fled Boston, many settled here. "Canada's University Capital" is home to six universities whose students support the "eat local, buy local" wave that is washing over the hilly but walkable city. Shaped by history and hipsters, fishing, commerce, immigrants, and tourists, Halifax feels very welcoming. We literally began at the top. THE CITADEL is a star-shaped fortress built in 1856, the fourth in a series of British forts that made the city an important naval station in the British Empire. The restored landmark, open to the public, has a commanding view down to the harbor where, from 1928 to 1971, Pier 21 was the Ellis Island of Canada. Today Pier 21 is the national CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION with exhibits that capture the experiences of more than one million immigrants who landed here by ship. 196 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 Hopewell Rocks, The Bay of Fundy excursions "this fascinating ecosystem"

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