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The Mermaid & The Cow Campground

1370 Scotsburn Rd, R.R. #1 | West Branch River John, Scotsburn, Nova Scotia B0K 1R0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my favourite camping trips!!!! I had so much fun and loved getting to see the barn animals🐓🐤🐄🐴🐖.... Jane was very kind and accommodating, she took me and my sister for a fun ride on the four wheeler :)! ✌ I enjoyed staying in the cabin with my grandmother and sister and dog, we loved the screen... More 

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Spent a week with my granddaughters at the "Mermaid and the Cow", we stayed in the cabin which is situated on a small hill overlooking the camp ground. The cabin is well equipped , very comfortable , I would certainly recommend it. The grounds are lovely, the pool is heated , the animals are fun. All in all we had... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Mermaid & The Cow Campground is a superb facility that I have had the good fortune of staying at over the span of several years. The cabin that sits on the top of a hill offers a perfect view of the countryside and rustic comfort. The full service RV sites are larger than just about any other campground I've... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have just returned home after a week's stay and wish we could have stayed longer.This campground appeals to the "real camper " in me and we have visited often in the past 13 years.We first experienced the M&C as tenters, then in a pop-up, and now in our 5th-wheel and we have found this to be a clean, comfortable,... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The campground is amazing. The facilities are the cleanest that I have seen at all the campgrounds that I have been to. The owner is friendly and really cares about the people that visit here. It is peaceful and so enjoyable. Everyone that visits this campground is made feel so welcome by Jane the owner. What I really enjoy about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We came across this campsite whilst plotting a trip on google maps and our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. The owner was extremely welcoming and took the time to show us around and answer any questions. The bathroom and shower facilities were the best we have seen at any campsite - private, clean and spacious. Overall there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Mermaid and the Cow calls to a diversity of campers. For those who love nature, farms, green spaces it is ideal. The pool is clean and refreshing. The ocean is a 10 minute drive. I love the quiet tranquility and the extra-ordinary hospitality at this lovingly tended campground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Recently spent 4 nights at Mermaid & The Cow, and definetly plan to return. Loved everything about our stay. Tucked away in beautiful rural Nova Scotia, few minutes from Pictou. We were warmly greated and attended to by Jane (and Susan), passionate about ensuring her guests are happy, comfortable, and truly passionate about looking after her hobby farm (cattle, sheep,... More 

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Newcastle, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We found this place accidentally when bad weather forced us away from the coast. What a treat! I only wish we could have spent longer there. Charming, varied landscape, beautifully kept, with a fun smattering of pigs and cows, but also 3 beaver dams out back that are easily accessible, and a fun little trail through the berch woods. A... More 

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McNeal, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Mermaid and the Cow has been our summer "home away from home" for the past 3 years. Jane, the proprietor, is helpful and informative-well beyond anything I have experienced in all my camping years. Her spacious, bucolic landscape is meticulously maintained, as are all the facilities (pool, wash house, screened activities center, sites, etc.) As a retired teacher, I... More 

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