District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Lunenburg Christmas Craft Festival

Date December 2, 2023 | December 3, 2023
TIME 10:00am - 5:00pm

December 2nd and 3rd. 3 buildings, 120 vendors. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

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Adventure Trail

Adventure Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This 15 km trail runs between the Towns of Mahone Bay and Bridgewater and connects with the Dynamite Trail to the East and the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater to the West. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.
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Arthur Young Trail

Arthur Young Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Through a partnership with the Best Western Cookville, the Arthur Young Trail was officially opened in 2012. Arthur Young served 42 consecutive years as Councillor for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. The name was chosen by a student at Newcombville Elementary to recognize Councillor Young’s last year of service prior to retirement. There is ample parking at the trailhead, adjacent to the Best Western on Trunk 10 at civic number 523. At first, the trail follows a ridge high above…
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
A 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” that connects the Towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Also a short 1 km section from the end of the Back Harbour Trail in Lunenburg to Garden Lots. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Blockhouse Farmers Market - November to May

Blockhouse Farmers Market - November to May

Location: Lunenburg Region
Come visit the Farmer’s Market at the South Shore Waldorf School. It is conveniently located in Blockhouse just one minute from exit 11 off Hwy 103 at 64 School Road. Every Saturday 9am to 1pm from November to May! Products include: Local meats (Grass Fed Beef, Pork, Chicken), local vegetables (ALL WINTER!), premium local honey, local apples, handmade crafts & toys, Boulangerie La Vendeene bread and baked goods, Just Us! - Fair Trade Coffee. Civic Address: 64 School Road Blockhouse NS…
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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. They’re located in the heart of beautiful Blue Rocks - a coastal town located just down the road from Lunenburg. Blue Hog Gallery is one of the first properties you come across when entering the community. The studio and gallery itself is a landmark property, and visitors are invited to come and visit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The gallery…
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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. Trip Advisor
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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. This 10 km trail runs between the Chester Connection Trail to the East and the Bay to Bay and Adventure Trails in the Town of Mahone Bay. Facebook
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Kingsburg Beach

Kingsburg Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
A long sheltered beach known for nice calm waves and warm waters. Trip Advisor
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Oxners Beach

Oxners Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to Oxner’s Beach, a private 63 acre beach and marsh owned by the surrounding landowners. You are encouraged to use the beach and marsh for personal recreation only – swimming, bird watching, nature walks. Do not walk or park vehicles on dunes or grasses as they provide nesting for birds and prevent the sand from shifting. No commercial enterprises allowed. Removal of materials of any kind from this area is prohibited. No vehicles over ½ ton allowed past this point. Please respect…
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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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Pleasant Paddling

Pleasant Paddling

Location: Lunenburg RegionLocation: Blue Rocks & Area
At Pleasant Paddling they believe that Blue Rocks has some of the best coastline in the world. Their goal is to show you that the way to explore Nova Scotia’s amazing shoreline is by sea kayak. This destination is calm and protected from the wind making it an excellent choice for a relaxing day on the water. They offer kayak rentals to give you a chance to explore on your own or you can reserve a spot on one of their tours. All skill levels are encouraged - from people who have never seen a…
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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located in Garden Lots, Sawpit Park is a waterfront area that allows water access to Lunenburg’s Back Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. The park has a boat launch, picnic and parking areas, benches, a privy and a wharf that you can walk out on. The wharf at Sawpit is for “day-use” and short term berthing. For any overnight use, the owner(s) of a vessel must apply to the Municipality for a permit allowing the vessel to be left at Sawpit Wharf for up to 48 hours.
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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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Chicory Blue General Store

Chicory Blue General Store

Location: Blockhouse & Area
The century-old General Store that served Blockhouse and community for decades has been revived with an entirely new vision while paying homage to its venerable past. Inside you will find an unsurpassed array of local organic products and produce, spices and pantry items from around the world, locally grown seeds, fresh store-baked breads and pastries, espresso coffee and delicious meals. Our bakery is at the heart of our General Store operation with fresh baked goods being prepared daily.…
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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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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Open from May 1st through October 31st. The Lighthouse is the ideal Nova Scotia vacation destination, just 5 minutes from Bridgewater yet close to sandy beaches, stunning lighthouses, museums, shops and the charming and historic towns and villages along Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route (Route 331). We feature a variety of accommodation choices ranging from classic retro-style motel rooms (with or without kitchenettes), to Boathouse Studios and Riverfront Cottage. The Lighthouse is a three acre…
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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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Off The Beaten Trail

Off The Beaten Trail

Location: Riverport & Area
Welcome to Off the Beaten Trail A pet friendly accommodation  Found on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, near the famous U.N.E.S.C.O Town of Lunenburg, making us a great central location. We offer a glamping experience that will be hard to beat. Offering unique full service units, tent and RV sites.  Open year round, for those who enjoy winter camping.     Near by you’ll find Sea Glass beach (aka Spindlers Beach), The Ovens Natural Park, Sand Dollar Beach, Hirtles…
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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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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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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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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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