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Rural Gems in New Germany

Rural Gems in New Germany

New Germany and the surrounding area is filled with rural gems! Take a tour of the local winery and u-pick, visit the falls, check out the museum, and do so much more!

Start your day trip in Newburne visiting Lunenburg County Winery (813 Walburne Road, Newburne, NS). Situated on a drumlin approximately 25 minutes inland from Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and Bridgewater, the winery is located at Hackmatack Farm (1980), a commercial highbush blueberry farm. Take a pleasant drive into the country and visit this location to taste wine, pick berries, or have a picnic.

Next, head to Indian Falls (1591 Newburne Rd, Newburne, NS) to see the crashing waterfall and to walk the winding trails! Known for having some of the area’s best fishing, Indian Falls also offers a picnic area, on-site privies, walking trails, a rock beach and look off points.

A bit further down the road, you will come across Parkdale-Maplewood Museum (3005 Barss Corner Rd, Parkdale/Maplewood, NS). Located inland from the Lighthouse Trail on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, this museum has a wealth of local heritage to share with you. Take a walk through the museum to see how the ancestors of the local communities lived.

From here, head into the quaint community of New Germany, where you will find several restaurants and a glasswork shop! If you’re looking for a quick snack, check out Cake by the Maples (5175 Hwy 10, New Germany, NS), a wooden roadside stand serving a variety of homemade baked goods. If you’re looking for a full meal, check out Charlie’s Burger & Pizza, 2 Papa’s, or Sizzle Sticks.

There is also a new café in the area with a menu serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Find the Hummingbird Café at 5147 Hwy 10 New Germany, NS. This café formerly operated at the New Germany Farmers’ market, which you can check out on Friday’s from 2:00pm – 6:00pm (5311 Trunk 10, New Germany, NS).

Finish your day with a stop at Village Glassworks (4928 highway 10 New Germany, NS). On site at this shop, owners design craft-stained glass panels, lamps, mirrors, and many suncatcher patterns. They also feature other Canadian Maritime made gifts including pottery, pewter, candles, and cards.