District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Lunenburg Lit Festival

Date September 23, 2022 | September 24, 2022
TIME 10:00am - 7:30pm

Thursday

Youth Event

10AM, Lunenburg Heritage Bandstand
Featuring Gloria Ann Wesley

From Pen to Print: Getting Your Feet Wet in Publishing
7PM, St. John’s Parish Hall, 64 Townsend Street
Panel Members: Chris Benjamin, Katherine Barrett, and Andy Verboom

Friday

Friday Evening Program

7PM, Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street
Featuring David Bergen, Heather O’Neill, El Jones

Saturday

Literary Walking Tour of Lunenburg

11AM
Fisherman’s Memorial on Bluenose Drive

Saturday Afternoon Program
2PM, St. John’s Parish Hall, 64 Townsend Street
A conversation with Charlie Angus and Trina Roache

Saturday Evening Program
7PM, Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street
Featuring Shyam Selvadurai, Megan Gail Coles, Jane Doucet

Nearby attractions

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BernArt Art Maze

BernArt Art Maze

Location: Lunenburg Region
Canada’s first art maze! There’s nearly a kilometre of paths to explore with lots of concrete sculptures, murals and mosaics created by artists from around the world. There’s definitively something for everyone with a surprise around every corner. Civic Address: 1136 Highway 325 Facebook Trip Advisor YouTube
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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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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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Brindle Boston Antiques

Brindle Boston Antiques

Location: Blockhouse & Area
Curated vintage items and giftware. This shop carries a little bit of everything but specializes in treasures for the dog lover. Open everyday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Civic Address: 531 Highway 325, Blockhouse, NS Facebook Instagram
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Indian Path Common

Indian Path Common

Location: Lunenburg Region
Length: (all one way) Green Trail: 2.0 km Blue Trail: 0.5 km Yellow Trail: 30 min Rules: no motorized use or bicycles Trailhead civic address: 365 Fish Peddler Road Notes: Monitored and maintained by Indian Path Common Committee. Indian Path Common has three recreational hiking trails with access and parking on Fish Peddler’s Road which branches off Indian Path Road from Route 332. Facebook
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Mushamush Beach Park

Mushamush Beach Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Mushamush Beach Park is a municipal treasure! Located on Mushamush Lake in Sweetland, it is a pleasant drive from anywhere in our District. The park is open May through to October from 9am until dusk for swimming, picnicing, paddling or a leisurely walk. The lake is shallow with a very low grade making it an excellent swimming area for little ones and those not comfortable in deep water. The Municipality offers swimming lessons at this location. The beach is equipped with accessible picnic…
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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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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
This cozy, rural pub restaurant is dedicated to bringing delicious food and a friendly smile to the table every time. Bayport pub offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favourites you know and love. They offer a kids’ menu and are family friendly. Their draft beer taps and cold beer fridge feature well known brands, as well as local offerings from small craft brewers in the area. Stop by the Bayport pub and have a great meal, share some laughs and experience the…
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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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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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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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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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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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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Little Lake Campground is a lakeside campground offering pull-through & full-serviced RV sites, tenting sites and trailer rental located very close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg. Bring your own equipment to enjoy the lake - canoeing, kayaking or fishing. Other facilities include a swimming pool, playground, showers, laundry and convenience store. Enjoy planned activities and entertainment in the games room. Civic Address: 11677 Highway Centre NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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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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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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