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Mahone Bay Scaercrow Festival

Date September 24, 2022
TIME 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Annual Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival is Saturday September 24 and 25 at various locations in the Mahone Bay town.

Scarecrows will be on display throughout the town starting on Friday the 23rd to Oct 10. This event includes an antique fair, quilters guild, pumpkin path, yard sales, legion breakfast, and much more.

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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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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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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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Chicory Blue General Store

Chicory Blue General Store

Location: Blockhouse & Area
Chicory Blue General Store is transforming a century old building, once home to Selwyn Langille’s general store, into a neighbourhood meeting place. Soon, you will be able to savour a Middle East-inspired treat or a traditional favourite in their cafe and restaurant. Or enjoy a refreshing drink as you relax on thier shaded patio. And, as always, their beautiful store will feature local foods and produce, exciting pantry items and arts and crafts by Nova Scotia artisans. Open Sundays &…
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Church Lake Access Site

Church Lake Access Site

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Church Lake Public Access site includes a parking lot for 3 - 6 vehicles, a dock and boat put-in for canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats. The lake is too shallow for big boats. The dock is wheelchair accessible. Address: 311 Newburne Road, Newburne. 30 minutes from Blockhouse.
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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. Trip Advisor
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
To commemorate the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s 125th anniversary in 2004, Indian Falls was designated as a Municipal Park. The park offers a picnic area, on-site privies, walking trails, rock beach and look-off points. The shutterbug in you will find the drive worth making, as Indian Falls is both picturesque and unique. Between May and October the park is open from 8:00 a.m until dusk. Civic Address: 1585 Newburne Road, Newburne, NS, B0R 1A0 Facebook Trip Advisor
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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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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
This three generation family farm operates a winery and commercial blueberry farm on a drumlin surrounded by lakes & forests, near the North Branch of the LaHave River. Wine making has been an integral part of their family life and enjoyment for as long as anyone remembers. The winery is located at Hackmatack Farm, a commercial highbush blueberry farm. Come take a pleasant drive into the country and visit, to taste wine, to pick berries, picnic, or tour the winery and N.S. craft store. Open…
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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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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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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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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 Facebook Trip Advisor
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Old Black Forest Restaurant

Old Black Forest Restaurant

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. Civic Address: 10117 Highway 3 Martins Brook NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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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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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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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to our charming seaside Inn with lovely views over Mahone Bay.  Kayak or sail among the islands, hike the trails, cycle the quiet roads, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. A peaceful place with comfortable, spacious rooms all with ocean views and decks to enjoy. Civic Address: 678 Oakland Road Mahone Bay NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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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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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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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lahave River Campground is centrally located in the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, near Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Bridgewater. A short drive to the scenic Annapolis Valley as well. Luc & Angela (along with the friendly campers), invite you to come camp with us in Newburne this summer! We offer you fun camping at our secluded 16 acre riverside campground. Located in Newburne on the north branch of the Lahave River, we lie at the foot of a hill 250m (700 ft.) away from the highway, so…
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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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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
We open for the season on May 15th! We are located at 388 Oakhill Road in beautiful Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. 60 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 45ft. Features Include: Seasonal & Non-Seasonal sites Coin shower and laundry facilities 145 Wooded & Open sites Pull Through sites Pay Phone Internet Flush Toilets Canteen Ice Recreation Opportunities Include: Horse Shoe Pits Swimming Pool Games Room Hiking Trails Playground Located 8 miles from Lunenburg and 1 mile from…
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River Ridge Lodge

River Ridge Lodge

Location: Lunenburg Region
Relax and Renew at River Ridge Lodge – a Bed and Breakfast in a newly renovated riverside historic farmhouse on 10 pastoral acres, located on Martin’s River, 6 kilometres from the town of Mahone Bay and close to famous Oak Island. They offer well-appointed and comfortable accommodations, with modern amenities and calming views of the pastures and river. A great spot to relax, or get acquainted with the outdoors: immerse yourself in the amazing offshore playground and start a guided kayak…
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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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A Day in Historic LaHave

A Day in Historic LaHave

Download an Itinerary Make your way to the LaHave River Cable Ferry. The cable ferry service across this river has been active since the 1800s, connecting East LaHave on the Lunenburg side of the LaHave River to the LaHave and Petite Riviere region. The ferry is free to all members of the public, and is accessible to cars, trucks, RVs, bikes, walkers, and more. Upon crossing the Ferry from the Northern Side to the Southern side, stop at the LaHave Bakery for a delicious brunch. This bakery has…
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