Rural communities feel more like home because of establishments such as The Hollow Log Café.

The Hollow Log Café has been located in Caledonia, rural Nova Scotia, since September 17, 2012. It is run by a forestry family in a forestry community. It is a popular stop for truckers, operators, and forest techs a like during a busy work week. They open their doors to the many tourists that come from all over during the summer season but during the off season they keep locals feeling warm and full with home cooked meals and all day breakfast.

Besides providing a space with a warm family feel they help their local community by providing a play area for children, support for Nova Scotian musicians providing live show opportunities, and they play a huge role in the “Log-A-Load for Kids” in Caledonia.

Calling all forestry workers/woodlot owners! From now until February 26th we will be holding a photo contest for a “Winter Working Forest.” Send us your winter photos of a working forest through Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to The Hollow Log Café! Winner will be announced Feb. 28th just in time for Grant Smith, Stewart Frail, and Philip Smith’s performance on Feb. 29.

Join in and support a local business!

For more information on The Hollow Log Café please visit their website at

We are busy this holiday season with lots of projects on the go!

We started November off right with doing a trick-or-eat on the last day of October. In November we had lots of layout to be done by our field staff as well as some old growth scoring. We had our camera crew running all over the province while our community engagement coordinator got to tour some of the mills in Eastern and Central Nova Scotia! We also had a few AGM and stakeholder meetings take place in the fall and had some time to look for HWA. On top of all that we have had a new website being developed as well as our social media. Please feel welcome to come visit any of our new platforms!

To get in the holiday spirit we decided to drive a balsam fir, lit up in the bed of a pickup down King Street for the Christmas on the LaHave. Also found on King Street is a 24 foot Christmas three donated by us! We want to wish you a happy holiday season and remember…

“It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s around it!”