District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Shoreline in Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia.
The waterfall at Indian Falls Park in Newburne, Nova Scotia. The LaHave Bakery in LaHave, Nova Scotia. The LaHave River Ferry. A section of the LaHave River trail. Cows and farmland in Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia. Petite Riviere Vineyards in Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia. Rose Bay General Store & Bistro in Rose Bay, Nova Scotia. Hirtle's Beach in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. Gaff Point trail in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia.

Come to your senses

Smell the crisp sea air and fragrant forest trail within Lunenburg Region. Touch the handcrafted imaginations of local artists. See wildlife in their natural habitat. Taste food fresh from the land and the sea. Hear the crash of waves and laughter on the shore.

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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum. Call ahead for hours. Civic address: 21 Tumblin Road, Bell Island, NS
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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building on Big Tancook Island, NS. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, local art, hooked rugs, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a charming and peaceful…
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New Germany Farmers’ Market

New Germany Farmers’ Market

Location: New Germany & Area
This small farmers market and pop up cafe is held year round every Friday from 2:00pm - 7:00pm at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall. Fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, personal care items, preserves, goat’s milk soap, sushi/spring rolls, honey/beeswax, knitted items, eggs, meat/poultry, and more! Civic Address: 5325 Trunk 10 New Germany, NS Facebook
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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially protected so the water stays relatively calm. With more well-known beaches close by, this beach is much quieter with fewer visitors.
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Sweetwood Farm

Sweetwood Farm

Location: Lunenburg Region
Sweetwood Farm is a 75 acre heritage farm on the south shore of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada. The property was settled in the 1700s by German settlers. They offer cheese making classes at the farm – or at an alternate venue for a private party (for friends, kids or even work mates as an away day). Civic Address: 637 Hirtle Road Maitland NS Facebook
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
We are a licensed family restaurant serving customers for over 35 years. We have a diverse menu offering East Coast favourites such as haddock and chips, clams, scallops, lobster poutine, lobster sandwiches, hot sandwiches, burgers and seafood chowder. Satisfying portions and friendly service will keep you coming back. Civic Address: 16339 Highway 103 Italy Cross NS Facebook Instagram Twitter Trip Advisor
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Sizzle Sticks Restaurant

Sizzle Sticks Restaurant

Location: New Germany & Area
Come join us at our Family owned and operated restaurant. We have made sure to have something for everyone.  Milkshakes, fish & chips, Burgers & fries.
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Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand

Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand

Location: Blue Rocks & Area
Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand is located in one of the most spectacular settings. An area well known to artists who want to capture the essence of Nova Scotia. Located in the heart of beautiful Blue Rocks - a coastal town located just down the road from Lunenburg (UNESCA World Heritage Site). Civic Address: 1241 Blue Rocks Road Blue Rocks NS
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Boulangerie La Vendeenne

Boulangerie La Vendeenne

Location: Lunenburg Region
Quality Ingredients, Slow Fermented And Artisanal Craftsmanship. Baking The Way Nature Intended Us To Do. We love baking and delighting our customers. Our day starts when your ends, and we bake through the night to deliver fresh, crusty bread and buttery pastries for the next day. The way our customers react to the smell of our freshly baked products, and always coming for more is both humbling and satisfying. For us, baking with love is much more than a slogan!    We take great care…
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Since their doors first opened in 1954, families have been coming back to Swiss Chalet generation after generation. And that’s certainly not stopping now. They’ve got exciting new dishes, and all the favourites you know and love are just as delicious as ever. Harvey’s has been home to the great Canadian burger since 1950. Well-known for using 100% Canadian ingredients - beef, chicken, potatoes and bacon and supporting our farming industry. These restaurants, conveniently located in the…
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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Location: Lunenburg Region
The New-Found Guest House is located approximately 45 minutes from Halifax - Nova Scotia’s capital, 5 minutes from scenic Mahone Bay and 10 minutes from historic Lunenburg - home of the Bluenose. This completely renovated loft suite is a fully-equipped, self-contained unit. It has two double beds, a writing desk, a sofa, a rocker recliner and satellite television in the loft area. On the main level, there is a separate four-piece bathroom, a bright sitting area with a sofa and several chairs…
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The Lookout

The Lookout

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Beautiful, minimalist home with incredible ocean views and luxury touches throughout. Just under 1,000 sq. ft. The Lookout has been meticulously designed with a chef's kitchen, gas fireplace, heated bathroom floor, SmartTV, Wifi and some of the best views on the South Shore.   Located on an elevated, two acre parcel on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, The Lookout not only offers incredible privacy, but the chance to spot wildlife in the nearby forest. The expansive, wrap-around deck offers…
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Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Location: Lunenburg Region
We offer six log chalets, three are one bedroom and three are two bedrooms (one being Wheelchair Accessible). These units have full housekeeping, full kitchen, 4-pc bath, air jet tubs, queen beds, double foldout sofas, TV,VCR, DVD, High Speed Internet. Relax in front of a cozy wood fireplace. Located at the edge of the beautiful maritime town Lunenburg, just a few minutes walk from downtown, it makes your stay easy access to the many shops, galleries, museums and restaurants Lunenburg. Come and…
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Oakhill Pines Campground

Oakhill Pines Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
WELCOME TO OAKHILL PINES! Our campground is located in Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia. We are close to Lunenburg, Bridgewater, and Mahone Bay. Office hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 7pm - Seasonal RV sites with full hookups (power, water, sewer), available in 20 & 30 amps, in treed & field area. - RV sites with full hookups (power, water, sewer) available in 30 amp service, back-in & pull-through sites. - Tenting/Popup trailer sites with 20amp power and water service. Un-serviced sites…
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Location: Lunenburg Region
This Bridgewater, Nova Scotia hotel offers a personal touch. With modern, pet-friendly, non-smoking accommodations and just minutes from Bridgewater’s town centre and convenient access to some of Nova Scotia’s most renowned cultural and scenic landmarks the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre is the place to stay. This Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, businesses and shopping. Each beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST…
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Big Tancook Island Adventure

Big Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary The rustic and gentle charm of Big Tancook Island is only a passenger ferry ride away from the mainland. The 8 km (1 hour) trip across the water from Chester is free and provides a step back in time and a step closer to nature. Shaped like a fish hook and named after the Mi’kmaq word for “facing the open sea”, Big Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 150 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style.…
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Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to BernArt Maze, located on Highway 325. This art maze is the first of its kind in all of Canada! Explore the cement sculptures that have been designed and made by over one hundred international artists, and see everything on your way to the finish. This is art that the kids can see, touch, and interact with, all outdoors! See the spider sculpture that towers the entrance and find the handprints and footprints of those who contributed…
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Country Fun in New Germany

Country Fun in New Germany

Begin your day along Highway 324 north, take a tour of Lunenburg County Winery. Sample and savour their award-winning fruit wines made using traditional aging methods and the best locally grown fruit. The winery is located on a berry farm, so be sure take home some of that fresh Nova Scotia taste by u-picking blueberries or raspberries when they are in season. The next stop a bit farther north on Highway 324. Indian Falls is a 25 foot rushing waterfall and historic indigenous salmon fishing…
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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Start your day by journeying down to Petite Riviere Vineyards, a historic winery best known for its red wines and for being one of the oldest grape growing territories in North America, dating back to the 1630s. Enjoy a tour and a tasting on the building’s terrace, overlooking the hills of lavender and grapes. Continue into the village of Petite Riviere and stop at the Maritime Painted Saltbox, a vividly colourful art gallery displaying the works of Tom Alway and Peter Blais. Meet the artists…
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Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks is a hidden gem of the region, located just minutes out of Lunenburg. Often advertised as “Peggy’s Cove without the lighthouse”, Blue Rocks is a must-see when visiting Lunenburg area. A traditional fishing community with unique natural features, Blue Rocks is a favorite among amateur and professional artists and artisans of all types. During high tide the Old Fish House appears to be floating amidst the Atlantic Ocean and the contrast of the “blue” rocks and yellow and red…
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