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Ovens Cottages and Campground

Ovens Cottages and Campground

Region: Lunenburg Region

The unique geology and dramatic beauty of the Ovens Park has drawn a diverse group of people to this lovely destination year after year. People seem to find their own resonance and releases here at the home of Nova Scotia’s oldest legend (Indian Cave), here among the 150 year-old scars and implements of the 1861 gold rush, where the sea still echoes of vague references to rum-running (not so rare in this area) and Captain Kidd, and where the Cunard family laid claim to most our beach and then eventually removed it. Wow!


During our 75 years of camping experience, families have been drawn to the incredible beauty, diverse geography, fascinating history, and spiritual solace that make The Ovens Park so unique. The smell of campfires amid the historic setting takes one back to a simpler time, a welcome respite in a world that’s constantly changing. Our vintage campground is a delicate and natural environment and we are pleased to share it’s splendor with the public. We keep a close watch on the health of the park and the impact our activities have on it. Our decision to down scale to vintage type trailers or RVs under 30 feet in length will help in the preservation of the property.

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 won’t want to leave!

Civic Address: 326 Ovens Road Riverport NS

Phone (902) 766-4621
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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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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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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

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. Civic Address: 318 Hirtle Beach Road Kingsburg NS
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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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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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Ploughman’s Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch

Location: Lunenburg Region
Pastries, espresso, organic sourdough bread, picnic lunches, fine groceries and fresh handmade ice cream. Located in beautiful West Dublin, Nova Scotia. Civic Address: 4645 Highway 331 West Dublin Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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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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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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Country Fun in New Germany

Country Fun in New Germany

Begin your day along Highway 324 north, take a tour of Lunenburg County Winery. Sample and savour their award-winning fruit wines made using traditional aging methods and the best locally grown fruit. The winery is located on a berry farm, so be sure take home some of that fresh Nova Scotia taste by u-picking blueberries or raspberries when they are in season. The next stop a bit farther north on Highway 324. Indian Falls is a 25 foot rushing waterfall and historic indigenous salmon fishing…
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Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to BernArt Maze, located on Highway 325. This art maze is the first of its kind in all of Canada! Explore the cement sculptures that have been designed and made by over one hundred international artists, and see everything on your way to the finish. This is art that the kids can see, touch, and interact with, all outdoors! See the spider sculpture that towers the entrance and find the handprints and footprints of those who contributed…
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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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Big Tancook Island Adventure

Big Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary The rustic and gentle charm of Big Tancook Island is only a passenger ferry ride away from the mainland. The 8 km (1 hour) trip across the water from Chester is free and provides 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”, Big Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 150 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style.…
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