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Lunenburg Art Fest is Back for 2021

Date August 7, 2021 | August 8, 2021
TIME 10:00am - 5:00pm

This exciting 20th Anniversary event coordinates a group of participating artists painting in and around the town of Lunenburg. It is a live outdoor art festival that engages the public and provides everyone an opportunity to watch artists at work. Now, for the first time, thanks to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, completed artwork will be showcased in a large outdoor tent on the Fisheries Museum Wharf!

Please join us in Lunenburg at our beautiful open-air tent on the Fisheries Museum Wharf. Note: The Bluenose is scheduled to be in port that day!

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Blue Hog Gallery

Blue Hog Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Blue Hog Gallery is located in one of the most spectacular settings. An area well known to artists who want to capture the essence of Nova Scotia. We are in the heart of beautiful Blue Rocks - a coastal town located just down the road from Lunenburg. The studio and gallery itself is a landmark property that we invite you to come and visit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We hope to capture some of the wonder through our artwork and gifts. Our gallery features our own fine art photography,…
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
A small village about a six minute drive from the Town of Lunenburg. The little community of Blue Rocks is advertised as “Lunenburg’s answer to Peggy’s Cove”. Still a working fishing village with blue slate rocks on the edge of the ocean making it an artisan and photographers muse. The fish shack sitting in the water is the most photographed building in the county.
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Brindle Boston Antiques

Brindle Boston Antiques

Location: Blockhouse & Area
Quality curated antiques and giftware featuring wonderful gifts for the dog lover. Open 11am-5pm or check our facebook page/ instagram
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
A nature enthusiast’s paradise. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean. Hirtle’s Beach is ever changing. Here you will find more than three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views. Located in Kingsburg, 35 minutes from the beautiful Town of Bridgewater off route 332 towards Riverport. Civic Address: 318 Hirtle Beach Road Kingsburg NS
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
A privately owned 190 acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. Some of the highlights of the park season are the annual Chapin Music Festival, the unique sea caves, tours, petty zoo, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum and nightly entertainment by the fire. Great place for the kids to explore and a playground with lots of equipment. Take a dip in the pool or in the ocean at Cunard Beach. Admission charged. Stay for a while and rent a cabin or bring your camper/tent.…
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Rose Bay General Store

Rose Bay General Store

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 try 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: Groceries European delicacies In-house baked goodies Locally sourced…
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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
Our mission is to offer our customers French authentic organic breads and viennoiseries using traditional artisanal baking methods. Our commitment to delivering fresh certified organic breads is matched with our desire to support the environment from beginning to end, offering healthy food, using high quality ingredients, following organic standards and procedures and supporting local farmers. Civic Address: 500 Highway 325 Blockhouse NS https://www.facebook.com/boulangerielavendeenne
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to The NEW Old Black Forest! Indoor dining, patio dining, and takeout are all available, as well as a beautiful picnic area for the sunny summer days! So come one and all and enjoy your favourites, like Schnitzel, Maultaschen and Käsespätzle. We thank you for your support and can’t wait to see you down the road at the Old Black Forest! Authentic German Food since 1998. 10117 Highway 3 Martins Brook NS Find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OldBlackForestRestaurant/
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are super and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave Bakery. We…
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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
A peaceful seaside destination in a woodland setting; just one minute from historic Lunenburg. You’ll hear the waves lapping at the shoreline from your choice of accommodation - a cozy cottage, housekeeping unit, or comfortable motel room. In the morning have coffee on the beach or in our pond-site sitting area while the sea gulls and red-winged blackbird greet the day. Families will love the Atlantic View’s ample green space and beach where children can run and play in the waves. Small pets…
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Lily Front Motel & Cottages

Lily Front Motel & Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Featuring free WiFi and a hot tub, Lily Front Motel & Cottages offers pet-friendly accommodations in Lunenburg Area. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a TV. Certain rooms feature a sitting area where you can relax. Certain rooms include views of the sea or garden. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower. Civic Address: 693 Masons Beach Road First South NS https://www.facebook.com/Lily-Front-Motel-Cottages-1843183605736567
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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activities. Check out our website for more information and amenities. Civic Address: 11677 Highway Centre NS
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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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A Day in LaHave

A Day in LaHave

Download this Itinerary Venturing down Highway #3 from Bridgewater will reward you with a scenic drive along the winding LaHave River. Your destination: the LaHave Ferry on Highway 332. As one of the last remaining cable ferries in Nova Scotia, this unique 5 minute journey gives you a perfect 360° view of life on the river. Turning left as you drive off the ferry, a stop at LaHave Bakery is a must. Housed in a Victorian-era sea-trading centre in the 17th century French settlement of LaHave, the…
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Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary If the beaches in Nova Scotia had a VIP list, Hirtle’s Beach would be near the top. With three kilometres of white sand perfect for strolling, fresh sea air to clear your mind, rolling surf that sounds like nature’s symphony and breathtaking views that rejuvenate the spirit, Hirtle’s Beach is much-loved by locals and visitors alike. For the true enthusiast, take the unforgettable hike to the protected wilderness park, Gaff Point. Offering stunning views, the Gaff…
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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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…
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Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, located on Highway #3, just outside the Town of Lunenburg. The whole family will relive the exciting hubbub of life on the South Shore railway in its heyday of the 1950s. Experience the command of the stationmaster at his post and the thrill of the traveler as they enjoyed their unique view of the countryside from the comfort of a passenger car. Plus the true-to-life…
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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Download this Itinerary Your adventure starts by taking Highway 103 past Bridgewater and turning down Italy Cross Road. Save your trip to Petite Riviere Vineyard for later in the day and start off with a visit to the Maritime Painted Saltbox. Meet local artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais, browsing through their gallery of handmade furniture, contemporary fine art and whimsical folk art. Don’t miss “The Coop”, where you’re sure to find a quirky treasure to take home with you. The beauty…
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Tancook Island Adventure

Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary A ferry ride away from the frantic pace of your city life awaits the rustic and gentle charm of Tancook Island. $7 buys you bicycle an 8 km trip across the water from Chester for 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”, Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 125 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style. Choose…
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