District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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South Shore Exhibition- The Big Ex

Date July 23, 2019

... the South Shore Exhibition is the largest agricultural exhibition in Nova Scotia. They have been around since 1891 and are located on 42 acres.

They are here to bring the fun back to the summer by offering good, old-fashioned horse & oxen pulls daily, light horse competitions, show horse events, arts & crafts, 4-H, beef & dairy displays, poultry displays, petting barn, music and performances from local groups in our Main Building, vendors selling their wares, big name country music Saturday and rock on Friday on our Main Stage, and the parade always kicks off the week on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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Cape LaHave Adventures

Cape LaHave Adventures

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 (Hwy 331) between the LaHave Bakery and Crescent Beach at 90 Bells Cove Road, Dublin Shore, NS. Cell Phone (902) 298-2628
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Hidden Gem
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland this beach streches out from the shore to Georges Island and provides a popular beach destination for tourists throughout the summer. Directions to Crescent Beach are very Scenic. Follow King Street south out of the Beautiful town of Bridgewater. This street is also Route 331, part of the Lighthouse Route. About 20 minutes from the town is Crescent Beach. You will be following the lovely LaHave River to the ocean and seeing lots of artisans and the…
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DesBrisay Museum

DesBrisay Museum

While visiting the south shore, you will want to include a visit to DesBrisay Museum. Learn about Bridgewater’s growth as a lumber town, and the terrible fire of 1899 that nearly destroyed it.  Explore the First Nations Gallery with its famous porcupine quill cradle, and learn more about Mi’kmaq culture.  Appreciate folk art from Lunenburg County artisans; and discover some of the oddities collected by Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay in the late 1800’s.  The research centre is…
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Day use park with fresh water swimming, kayaking, canoeing. Small beach for having a picnic or relaxing on a beautiful day. Lots of parking, near many shops and restaurants in Bridgewater.
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636. Before beginning your walk on beautiful Fort Point, imagine that today’s date is May 8, 1604. Look southwest across Dublin Bay toward the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the islands you may see the good ship Le Don de Dieu as it drops anchor for the first time in the New World. Samuel de Champlain, the man who would change Europe’s understanding of this vast continent, stands on the foredeck sketching the first of his famous maps. Do you see…
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Homegrown Skateboards

Homegrown Skateboards

Come out to Lahave to enjoy an indoor skate bowl. Skateboards and clothes are sold here. Located above the Lahave Bakery just a short drive from Bridgewater on Highway 331 along the beautiful LaHave River!
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Indian Garden Farm

Indian Garden Farm

U-Pick Options* -Strawberries -Raspberries -High Bush Blueberries (limited amounts) *In season (varies depending on berry) Come enjoy the experience of picking your own farm fresh berries right off the vine! Indian Garden Farms U-picks take place while berries are in season and offer our customers the chance to get right into the action of harvesting their own fresh produce.
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Home of the 2009 N.S. Men’s Amateur and The Royale Canadian Senior Women’s Championship
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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Hidden Gem
Location: Petite Riviere & Area
French colonists planted the first vine in this area in the early 1600’s. In 1994, Petite Riviere Vinyards revived the tradition. Wines from Canada’s oldest winegrowing region are now available at the winery, and at select retaurants in the area. PETITE RIVIERE VINEYARDS uses only grapes from the LaHave River Valley. Our poor rocky soil and long, mild growing season provide an ideal terroir for quality wines. The wines bear the name of this unique region, “Côtes de LaHave”.
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

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Hidden Gem
The Maritime Painted Saltbox Heritage Reproduction Furniture and Fine Art Gallery . You might also be interested in the 2019 Art at the Maritime Painted Saltbox Fine Art Gallery Click to download (PDF)
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Location: Lunenburg Region
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

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Boston Pizza

Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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Breakfast Lunch Dinner Take out and Delivery Available Homemade Turkey dinners and Soups and chowders Easy to find off Hwy 103 at Exit 13
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Ko’s Restaurant

Ko’s Restaurant

Ko’s Restaurant offers authentic Chinese food in the heart of Bridgewater. Located on King St. along the LaHave River, Ko’s is open daily, with a lunch special from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Freshly made with local ingredients Open Tuesday to Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday Located in Wileville, off Exit 13 on the 103 Highway. Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Pizza Delight

Pizza Delight

Pizza Delight offers pizzas, oven-baked pasta, donairs, panzerottis, and fresh salads too. Dine in or take out.
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Pizza Town

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Classic, gourmet, and build-your-own pizzas.
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Family Restaurant.
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Tastee Freeze

Tastee Freeze

Take-Out Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
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The River Pub

The River Pub

Is the sun out? Then it’s a perfect day to relax on the licensed patio of the River Pub, directly on the LaHave River. All the pub classics are on the menu, as well as a bar well-stocked with domestic and international beers. Take out is available if you’d like to take your lunch with you!
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

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Location: Lunenburg Region
“Where guests are like family, & family is always welcome.” This Bridgewater, Nova Scotia hotel offers a personal touch. With modern, pet-friendly, non-smoking accommodations and just minutes from Bridgewater’s town center 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…
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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

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Little Lake Campground

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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

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