District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Hug A Tree - Riverport

Date November 18, 2023
TIME 10:00am - 11:00am
Region Riverport & Area

Hug-A-Tree is an Adventure Smart Program that teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do should they become lost. Kids will learn about staying put, keeping warm and dry, and helping searchers find them. This fun session includes a video, talk, and demos by Lunenburg County Ground Search and Rescue volunteers. Participants will go home with a mini-survival pack. Ages 6-12.

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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Unique, unspoiled coastline awaits! Gaff Point consists of 124 acres of marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. This rugged footpath is pedestrian use only. Both sides of the point have steep cliffs; there are tidal pools where topography becomes gentler; and sand and gravel beaches along the shoreline. To access the trail head for Gaff Point, you must walk across Hirtle’s Beach. PLEASE BE ADVISED: If using GPS, the destination “Gaff Point” leads you to a private property. Type…
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
This well known local beach is a favorite of many residents and visitors. It also acts as the “gateway” to the Gaff Point Trail system managed by the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The District of Lunenburg maintains the parking area and washrooms at Hirtle’s Beach during the summer months. The beach itself is managed by the Province of Nova Scotia under the Beaches Act. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the…
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
A seasonal privately owned 190-acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. Admission Charged. Some of the highlights of the park are the unique sea caves, coastal walk, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum, kayaking, nightly entertainment by the fire, the annual Chapin Music Festival and some fantastic camping! Come for the day, or stay for a while and rent a cabin or bring your camper/tent. You won’t want to leave. Facebook Trip Advisor Civic Address: 326 Ovens Road, Feltzen…
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Cape LaHave Adventures

Cape LaHave Adventures

Location: Lunenburg Region
Guided sea-kayak adventures and yoga in the renowned LaHave Islands Archipelago on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Paddle among the islands and experience pristine beaches, coastal wildlife, and signature Maritime fishing settlements. Multi-day, Full-day, and half-day tours. Located on Dublin Shore off of the Lighthouse Route (Highway 331) between the LaHave Bakery and Crescent Beach. Civic Address: 90 Bells Cove Road, Dublin Shore NS
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LaHave River Berry Farm

LaHave River Berry Farm

Location: Lunenburg Region
The farm is owned and operated by Chris Berry and Melissa Mersey. They are Certified Naturally Grown, following a philosophy that plants can be grown naturally without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. It is all about the health of the soil. Civic Address: 5216 Highway 332 MIddle LaHave NS Facebook Instagram YouTube
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LaHave River Books

LaHave River Books

Location: Lunenburg Region
A beautiful and comfortable room with stunning views. A totally welcoming place with new AND used books. Attached to the renowned LaHave Bakery (eat-in or take-away) and, seasonally, a charming craft co-op. And just a delightful ferry ride across the river from Lunenburg. Who could ask for anything more? Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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LaHave Sunset Park

LaHave Sunset Park

Location: Lahave and Area
​Located on the west side of the LaHave River in Conquerall Bank, this lovely riverside park is a great spot to lay out a blanket and enjoy the views or to host a family picnic. Benches and picnic tables available. Porta-Potties are usually on-site during the summer season. Limited parking. Those who visit have said “the sunset from the view and the tranquility when you’re on that parcel of land… it’s like you’re on your own little piece of heaven.” -Anonymous Leash your pet.…
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Lunenburg Retreat

Lunenburg Retreat

Location: Blue Rocks & Area
Lunenburg Retreat is an Eco Tour Agency that operates out of Stonehurst, Nova Scotia.  Join us for a two- hour coastal tour in an expedition Zodiac. We'll talk about geology, marine life and Nova Scotia's rich history as we explore Tanner's Pass, Schooner's Cove, Heckman's Island and the back passage to Lunenburg.  Civic Address: 29 Tanner Rd, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
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Rose Bay General Store & Bistro

Rose Bay General Store & Bistro

Location: Riverport & Area
We are a family-run business in Rose Bay, NS: our beloved community tucked among Hirtle’s Beach and Gaff Point Hike, the Ovens Park, Sand Dollar Beach, Kingsburg, Riverport, and Bayport. We aim to create a warm and welcoming space that reflects our German roots and country milieu, while providing every member of our diverse clientele with what they are looking for. We sell… European delicacies, in-house baked goodies, locally sourced bread, produce, meats, eggs, beer, wine, and spirits,…
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
This seasonal fully-licensed Cafe, located in Ovens Natural Park, is open to serve Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and offers family dining in a magnificent oceanfront setting. The menu features locally sourced produce and some of the tastiest dishes on the South Shore. Specialties include renowned Fish and Chips, Chowders and daily specials. Reservations for evening dining are highly recommended as during the season you can also catch live music seven days a week! Take-out window for ice-cream…
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27 South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

27 South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

Location: Lunenburg Region
27 South is a stylish lounge offering casual dining, perfect for business lunches, early morning buffet or late night cocktails and wine. Located in the Best Western Plus Bridgewater, 27 South proudly serves an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine with some new twists on old classics. The main dining area seats 28 with more seating available at the bar as well as booths along the sidewall and a private patio for outdoor dining (weather permitting). Civic Address: 527 Highway 10,…
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Boston Pizza is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada serving more than 100 unique and delicious menu items such as gourmet pizzas and pastas, juicy burgers and their famous BP wings. The Bridgewater location is a local, family-owned restaurant offering a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts. Gather round to catch a sports game or enjoy dinner with your family. Civic Address: 485 Highway 10 Cookville NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Charlie’s Pizza

Charlie’s Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Charlie’s Pizza & Convenience has been serving pizza lovers in the Bridgewater area for over 15 years and offers a wide selection of delicious food in addition to their pizza. Civic Address: 487 Upper Branch Road Upper Branch NS Check out our facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/people/Charlies-Pizza-and-Convenience/100063789363183/
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lahave and Area
LaHave Bakery, since opening in July 1985, has been steadfast in its mission to rise above the ordinary by embracing what was good in the past and adapting for the health and food security of the future.  The first, and most important value is food. We strive to make a quality product with quality ingredients. We make everything from scratch. Our ingredient sources from Nova Scotia are farms that share our values in a respect for the land as well as animals. We want our bread to be…
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McDonalds- Walmart Location

McDonalds- Walmart Location

Location: Lunenburg Region
Offering their famous Big Mac sandwich, Fries, Chicken McNuggets and McCafé. Civic Address:60 Pinegrove Road Cookville NS
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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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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
A family restaurant established in 1953 specializing in sensational seafood, homemade pies and unique burgers such as the Forklift Burger and the Step Ladder! Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, the best homemade pies and more! All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. Local legend Moyle Dauphinee can frequently be spotted dining here. Be sure to try the Moyle burger that has been…
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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cape Cod cottages with all the conveniences of home… The ocean at your doorstep, the scent of roses, unique details, thoughtful touches describe the decor…each cottage has a glass front wood stove and all are equipped for housekeeping (well equipped kitchens), all linens, wireless internet, CTV, DVD, gas BBQ on your screened deck ... enjoy hydra massage whirlpool baths…..just bring the groceries. Civic Address: 3299 Highway 332 Riverport NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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Shobac Cottages

Shobac Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
The four Shobac Cottages, designed by internationally celebrated architect Brian MacKay-Lyons and newly renovated, are overlooking Hirtle’s Beach, Gaff Point and a stunning architecturescape. Each of the four cottages offers an open second level loft with a queen bed and a bedroom with two twin beds on the main floor. Two additional overflow sleeping places exist on the living room raised plinth. Each unit has one bathroom with shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, cook-top,…
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Toba’s Bed and Breakfast

Toba’s Bed and Breakfast

Location: Lunenburg Region
Thanks to the Ship Captain Sydney Corkum and wife Maggie Wilkie who built this home in 1912, guests can relax and rejuvenate while they enjoy breathtaking waterfront views. This beautiful historic home has been upgraded with modern amenities filling it with warmth, joy and laughter. Toba’s Bed & Breakfast creates a luxurious experience with newly renovated bedrooms, each with an updated private ensuite, spacious rooms with full access to living room, family room and dining room, fine…
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Rose Cape House

Rose Cape House

Location: Lunenburg Region
Relax on the expansive deck enjoying sunrise and sunset. Have your camera or sketch pad ready to capture the ever changing views of the islands and water of Rose Bay. Soak in the whirlpool bath before retiring to the comfort of one of three charming bedrooms. A five minute drive will take you to two of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Nova Scotia (Hirtles Beach and Sanddollar Beach). On a rainy day visit the quaint towns of Mahone Bay (20 min.) and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (10…
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Riverport Inn

Riverport Inn

Location: Riverport & Area
Brought back to life after more than a century, this historic landmark - The former Myrtle hotel - is the perfect base from which to explore Nova Scotia's South Shore. Enjoy charming local eateries, hike spectacular beaches and witness near-nightly, breathtaking sunsets. Choose from one of four, thoughtfully designed, well appointed adult suites where a delightful breakfast will be served each morning. The Inn looks onto beautiful Creaser Cove and its abundance of marine and bird wildlife.…
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Ovens Cottages and Campground

Ovens Cottages and Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
The unique geology and dramatic beauty of the Ovens Park has drawn a diverse group of people to this lovely destination year after year. People seem to find their own resonance and releases here at the home of Nova Scotia’s oldest legend (Indian Cave), here among the 150 year-old scars and implements of the 1861 gold rush, where the sea still echoes of vague references to rum-running (not so rare in this area) and Captain Kidd, and where the Cunard family laid claim to most our beach and then…
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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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A Day in Rose Bay

A Day in Rose Bay

Today’s exploration begins at the Ovens Natural Park, a park that preserves the old sea caves dating back to the 1861 Gold Rush. Spend your morning kayaking along the shoreline and caves with a guide, trying your luck at panning gold on their rocky beach, and hiking the trail to see the dramatic cliffside of the caves from above. To find the Ovens Natural Park, follow the Highway 332 out of Lunenburg toward Riverport for approximately 12km until you encounter the Feltzen South Rd, turn down…
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