Coldbrook is probably one of the fastest growing areas in the Annapolis Valley. With an over 91% population increase since 1986 it is also quickly becoming a commercial centre. It has been referred to as the used car capital of the valley because of the number of previously owned car dealerships.
Coldbrook also has a number of gas stations and fast food restaurants, which makes it a perfect pit stop off the highway. Once you pull off there is also a provincial park that makes a good place for picnic lunch. Another nice stop is Scotian Gold. They have a great area setup with a petting zoo and small playground.