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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Region: 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 are welcome.

Phone 902-634-4545
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Hidden Gem
Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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Sea Myst Gallery and Gift Shop

Sea Myst Gallery and Gift Shop

This shop is conveniently located in an old fishing shanty overlooking Northwest cove where the ferry docks. Sea Myst is a charming gift and gallery shop filled with Maritime art, jewelry and unique island treasures for the kids. Come and explore the magic of mermaids, sea dragons and say Hi to the shop’s pet pig “Ruby”. Sea Myst isn’t just a shop it is an experience! This shop is owned and operated by Angela Connolly, for more information on the store visit us on Facebook, at Sea Myst…
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CWatercolour Studio

CWatercolour Studio

Original watercolours and matted reproductions by Dennis Curran, specializing in Nova Scotia coastal scenes. Custom framing in rustic wood. By appointment only, please - (902) 523-3974, Cash or Cheque
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Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Visit us in the beautiful country and enjoy our displays and items which change weekly, with new items arriving several times a week…. It’s a fun place to hang out with your girlfriends over a coffee and a piece of our famous cheesecake. Hour are FRIDAY’S 10-5 Saturday’s 10-5 until the end of September.
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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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Terra Beata Farms

Terra Beata Farms

Location: Blue Rocks & Area
Welcome to Terra Beata, a Maritime cranberry farm nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Founded in 1998 by David and Evelyn Ernst, Terra Beata cranberry farm serves a range of customers, from families who visit the U-pick and Bog Store for cranberries and farm-made cranberry gourmet preserves, to businesses looking for top-quality frozen cranberries and cranberry products. You’ll find our cranberry products in stores throughout Eastern Canada and our frozen berries…
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Tillicum Adventure Tours

Tillicum Adventure Tours

Join us as our guests on the fishing schooner Tillicum in the sheltered waters of the LaHave River.  Listen to tales and adventures while visiting this historic area.  Try your hand at hoisting sails or tillering.  Sing a shanty or two.  Immerse yourself in nature.  Make friends and memories!  Bring your family or friends or sail alone, Tillicum is always ready to create an adventure.  Perfect for celebrations, day events, and fun times! Afternoon picnic and…
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Pleasant Paddling

Pleasant Paddling

Location: Blue Rocks & Area
At Pleasant Paddling we believe that Blue Rocks has some of the best coastline in the world. Our 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. We offer kayak rentals to give you a chance to explore on your own or you can reserve a spot on one of our tours. All skill levels are encouraged - from people who have never seen a kayak to…
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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The Fisheries Museum is the ultimate waterfront experience in our UNESCO World Heritage Town. While at the Museum, you will experience life in a fishing community and explore up-close, life at sea. Learn about Rum Running, whales and August Gales. Have a yarn with old salts, get to know the lobsters and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Explore our magnificent aquarium and wharf-side…
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Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Hand hooked and wet felted pieces for your home crochet pieces mounted on driftwood
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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery was established in 1983 in a small rural village south of London, England. Co-founders Vaughan Smith and Jacqueline M. Cohen are a husband and wife team. After 27 years exhibiting at shows in the United States and running a gallery in upstate New York, they decided to move to LaHave where Jackie has relatives. The studio and two showrooms are located in a 150 year old boat house that sits on the LaHave estuary. The building sits above the water on large pilings, creating a…
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Sam’s Woodland Tours

Sam’s Woodland Tours

Location: Lunenburg Region
Join tour guide Sam Wentzell of Sam’s Woodland Tours for informative guided nature walks and historical walking tours. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of plants, trees and wildlife here in Nova Scotia. Sam’s Woodland Tours takes place in and around Bridgewater Nova Scotia. The woodland tours are offered on a private woodlot in Upper Branch. The rail trail tours take place on the Centennial Trail in Bridgewater and connects to the LaHave River Trail in…
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James Middleton - Portraits by Commission

James Middleton - Portraits by Commission

A commissioned portrait is a timeless heirloom. It can capture the fleeting innocence of youth, celebrate the depth of a special relationship or acknowledge a person, whether in a family context or in business. - Family - Business - Anniversary - Weddings James is an elected member of The Portrait Society of Canada (Top Finalist, 2014 National Competition “The Miracle of the Portrait”), The Portrait Society of America, The Canadian Society of Artists and Oil Painters of America. His work…
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

Hidden Gem
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.
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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Dayspring & Area
Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Fun at the MARC! Do you like to bird watch, hike, mountain bike, fly kites, or sit in a quiet spot to read? Check out the Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex (MARC) in Dayspring!  Facilities include: three ball fields, fire pit, 6 km of trails, ponds, beautiful views of the LaHave River, disc golf and plenty of open green spaces! Bring your bike and try out our BMX Park and Mountain Bike Trails. Helmets are required. All of these outdoor areas are open to the…
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THE STONEIST

THE STONEIST

Engravings, bas-reliefs & small carvings: Unique gifts and souvenirs not only made in Nova Scotia, most are made from Nova Scotia. some items available in the Gift Case at the Lunenburg Art Gallery Items are available for sale on the website http://thestoneist.com/ or call for an appointment.
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Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Lunenburg county hosts a vibrant array of artists who are attracted by the unique charm, powerful landscapes and rugged shorelines of the area. So it’s no wonder that there is such a strong number of galleries all over the county. Thanks to a dream from Bonnie Misner and Kim Banks, there will be one more opening this month. Both originally from the Annapolis Valley, Bonnie (who goes by “Bono”) is a recently-retired 35-year Laboratory Technologist in various hospitals including Kentville,…
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Hidden Gem
A privately owned 190 acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. Some of the highlights of the park season are the annual Chapin Music Festival, the unique sea caves, tours, petty zoo, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum and nightly entertainment by the fire. Great place for the kids to explore and a playground with lots of equipment. Take a dip in the pool or in the ocean at Cunard Beach. Admission charged. Stay for a while and rent a cabin or bring your camper/tent. The kids…
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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

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

Blue Hog Gallery

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. We are 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 town. The studio and gallery itself is a landmark property that we invite you to come and visit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We hope to capture some of the…
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
A nature enthusiast’s paradise. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean. Hirtle’s Beach is ever changing. Here you will find more than three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views. Located in Kingsburg, 35 minutes from the beautiful Town of Bridgewater off route 332 towards Riverport.
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Locals know this beach is a stunner. Cherry Hill’s appeal is largely elemental: It offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. Wonderful Beach for Surfers or a nice place to walk on the rocks and enjoy an afternoon. This beach is located off the 331 highway in the community of Cherry Hill. Easy to find off highway 103 turn down Exit 16 or follow the 331 highway from the beautiful town of Bridgewater (King Street south)
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
Gaff Point is a 7 kilometre looped trail which begins at Hirtles Beach located just outside of Lunenburg on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. In 2002, the 124 acre property was designated as a protected coastline and wilderness area with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. A local organization now maintains and monitors the trail to ensure its environment remains preserved. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged…
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Kas Stone Photographic Art

Kas Stone Photographic Art

Photographic fine art inspired by our maritime heritage with its wild coastal scenery and changeable weather. Available as numbered-edition prints, individually created using 100% archival materials. Showcased in a charming seaside studio in Dublin Shore overlooking the scenic LaHave coast. Visit the gallery and meet award-winning photographer Kas Stone. You can watch an AV show, join a photo workshop, or just drop by for a chat and a cup of tea. Season/Hours May to October: open most days 10-5,…
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Miller Point Peace Park

Miller Point Peace Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located just off Hwy 3 in Dayspring, this is a 5km looping trail system with interpretive stations, picnic tables, benches and outdoor washroom facilities.  Trails are level, smooth and wide with plenty of parking available at the park entrance. Beautiful views of the LaHave River are an attractive feature of this trail system. Use of these trails is limited to hikers, bicycles and skiers.The trails are all level, smooth, and accessible to walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. The inner…
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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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Rissers Beach

Rissers Beach

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside. Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and a boardwalk along an inland marsh. Directions to Risser’s Beach are scenic. From the Town of Bridgewater follow King Street South which is Route 331 for 25 minutes. You will be following the beautiful LaHave River the whole…
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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This 24 km trail connects to the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater and to the Region of Queens. This trail features a covered bridge in the community of Hebbville along with various restaurants and services along the route. Parking is available at access points along the trail. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.
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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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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
The winery is located at Hackmatack Farm, a commercial highbush blueberry farm. Come take a pleasant drive into the country and visit us to taste wine, to pick berries, picnic, or tour the winery and N.S. craft store. High Bush Blueberry U-Pick Mid August to Beginning of October Everyday 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” connects the Towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and links with both the Adventure Trail and the Dynamite Trail. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Zwicker  Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. in Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia was founded in the 1980’s and is, since early 2003, a family owned company run by René and Esther Haltner. Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. is producing and marketing quality made outdoor furniture in solid Pine and Western Red Cedar wood. It is the home of the original Zwicker Adirondack chair, designed by Richard Zwicker.
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Gord’s Birdhouses

Gord’s Birdhouses

Ornate, hand-made birdhouses, planters & feeders, birdhouse can have animal faces like a cow, horses, etc
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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located at 3017 Highway 332 in Rose Bay, this cozy, rural pub restaurant is dedicated to bringing delicious food and a friendly smile to the table every time. We are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favourites you know and love. We have a kids’ menu and are family friendly. Our 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,…
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Big Red’s Family Restaurant

Big Red’s Family Restaurant

Big Red’s Family Restaurant is a family restaurant specializing in pizzas, subs, and donairs.
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Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Enjoy lobster and seafood while savoring one of the best views of the Lunenburg harbour.
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Grand Banker Bar and Grill

Grand Banker Bar and Grill

The Grand Banker Bar and Grill offers great meals and snacks on an extensive menu, a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, and a great view of the Lunenburg Harbour. The Grand Banker is also attached to the Brigantine Inn.
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

From our authentic turn-of-the century shop, choose from a wide variety of breads, rolls, cakes and cookies, made only with traditional ingredients.
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Ol’ Miner Diner

Ol’ Miner Diner

Restaurant at the Ovens Natural Park. See the Menu on the website
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

The Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof serves authentic German cuisine and excellent desserts. Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg on Route 3. Closed Monday Open evenings 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, located on Highway #3, just outside the Town of Lunenburg. The whole family will relive the exciting hubbub of life on the South Shore railway in its heyday of the 1950s. Experience the command of the stationmaster at his post and the thrill of the traveler as they enjoyed their unique view of the countryside from the comfort of a passenger car. Plus the true-to-life…
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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Download this Itinerary Your adventure starts by taking Highway 103 past Bridgewater and turning down Italy Cross Road. Save your trip to Petite Riviere Vineyard for later in the day and start off with a visit to the Maritime Painted Saltbox. Meet local artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais, browsing through their gallery of handmade furniture, contemporary fine art and whimsical folk art. Don’t miss “The Coop”, where you’re sure to find a quirky treasure to take home with you. The beauty…
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Tancook Island Adventure

Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary A ferry ride away from the frantic pace of your city life awaits the rustic and gentle charm of Tancook Island. $7 buys you bicycle an 8 km trip across the water from Chester for a step back in time and a step closer to nature. Shaped like a fish hook and named after the Mi’kmaq word for “facing the open sea”, Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 125 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style. Choose…
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A Day in LaHave

A Day in LaHave

Download this Itinerary Venturing down Highway #3 from Bridgewater will reward you with a scenic drive along the winding LaHave River. Your destination: the LaHave Ferry on Highway 332. As one of the last remaining cable ferries in Nova Scotia, this unique 5 minute journey gives you a perfect 360° view of life on the river. Turning left as you drive off the ferry, a stop at LaHave Bakery is a must. Housed in a Victorian-era sea-trading centre in the 17th century French settlement of LaHave, the…
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Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary If the beaches in Nova Scotia had a VIP list, Hirtle’s Beach would be near the top. With three kilometres of white sand perfect for strolling, fresh sea air to clear your mind, rolling surf that sounds like nature’s symphony and breathtaking views that rejuvenate the spirit, Hirtle’s Beach is much-loved by locals and visitors alike. For the true enthusiast, take the unforgettable hike to the protected wilderness park, Gaff Point. Offering stunning views, the Gaff…
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