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Rayport Campground

Rayport Campground

Region: Lunenburg Region

At Rayport Campground, the Eisnor family have been dedicated to providing their customers with friendly service since 1973 and value your business. We proudly made it our mission since day one to provide a relaxing, family camping experience for all of our customers. We’ve had a lot of fun over the years and have met many wonderful people, building our reputation on friendship with our customers.

RayPort Campground is a family campground situated on the southwest bank of Martin’s River, adjacent to highway 103 (take exit 9 or 10 to highway 3).

Entrance is from highway 3.

  • 60 serviced sites (electric & water, 30 amp max)
  • 10 unserviced sites
  • 50 cable TV hook ups (free)
  • Dump station
  • Clean washrooms
  • Flush toilets
  • Free hot showers
  • Coin laundry
  • Pay phones available
  • Ice
  • Firewood
  • Camp store
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool (free to campers)
  • Trout fishing in river
  • 10% discount to senior citizens, just show your senior citizen card
  • Weekly rates (seventh day free)
  • Group and seasonal rates upon request

Phone (902) 627-2678
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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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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. 25 minutes from Blockhouse.
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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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Fabulous Attic

Fabulous Attic

Here at the Fabulous Attic we offer a wide variety of home decor items, refurbished furniture, antiques, gifts, crafts made from driftwood and other natural materials and much more.  we are a small shop 2km south on Hwy 331 from Lahave Bakery
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Newburne ​Length: 120 m (one way) Duration: 15 minutes (one way) Rules: no motorized use or bicycles. Dogs on leash. 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.
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

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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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 and Heritage gardens to see how the ancestors of our communities lived. From the Country Store to the Library to the Cobbler’s Shop, they show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished.
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River Ridge Common

River Ridge Common

Hidden Gem
Location: New Germany & Area
Spanning both side of the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail, River Ridge Common offers scenic opportunities to view Indian Brook Falls and a ravine down to Ross Brook. Phase One of this 115 acre nature park includes trails that meet accessibility guidelines and a large natural playground with features that encourage exploration, adventure and skills development. Phase Two, coming in November 2019, will include washrooms, single track mountain bike trails, additional accessible trails, an Off…
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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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Charlie’s Pizza

Charlie’s Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Charlie’s Pizza & Convenience has been serving pizza lovers in the Bridgewater area for over 15 years and offers a wide selection of delicious food in addition to their pizza.
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Diner 325

Diner 325

Location: Lunenburg Region
Diner 325 is focused on fresh ingredients at a reasonable price. We specialize in classic south shore diner style food with a modern twist. All day breakfast, fish and chips, homemade pies, soups and sandwiches
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998.
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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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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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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. We believe this regulation will help in reducing our carbon footprint and will help in preserving the flora and fauna for the enjoyment of generations to come.

Phone (902) 766-4621
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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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.
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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are superlative, and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave…
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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.
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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Region: Lunenburg Region

We open for the season on May 15th!

We are located at 388 Oakhill Road in beautiful Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

​Come check out our huge outdoor swimming pool (un-supervised). It’s crystal clear !!

Features
  • Seasonal & Non-Seasonal sites
  • Coin shower and laundry facilities
  • 145 Wooded & Open sites
  • Pull Through sites
  • Pay Phone
  • Internet
  • Flush Toilets
  • Canteen
  • Ice

Recreation

  • Horse Shoe Pits
  • Swimming Pool
  • Games Room
  • Hiking Trails
  • Playground

Phone (902) 543-2885
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River Ridge Common

River Ridge Common

Hidden Gem
Location: New Germany & Area
Spanning both side of the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail, River Ridge Common offers scenic opportunities to view Indian Brook Falls and a ravine down to Ross Brook. Phase One of this 115 acre nature park includes trails that meet accessibility guidelines and a large natural playground with features that encourage exploration, adventure and skills development. Phase Two, coming in November 2019, will include washrooms, single track mountain bike trails, additional accessible trails, an Off…
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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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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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 parking…
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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Trailhead Civic Address: 140 Wentzell Road, Wentzell Lake Portion Runs: Bridgewater to Cookville/Wentzells Lake ​Length: Cookville Park to LaHave River Trail/Centennial Line 2.6 km Gun Club to parking lot at Wentzells Lake 2.4 km Parking lot at Wentzell Lake to Salmon Run Road 1.7 km Duration: see above Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses.
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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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Gryphon Hill Farms

Gryphon Hill Farms

Location: Lunenburg Region
Gryphon Hill Farms located in Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia, was purchased by the current owners in late 2012. At the time the property had no formal name, was a mere 300m wide, and spanned approximately 1.6km in length. It is, accessible by well travelled gravel roads called Big Lots and Hirtle road, at either end of the property. Thirty acres of the property included an active albeit tired Christmas tree operation on Hirtle road. The remaining property consisted of cut over forest, two natural…
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.
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Diner 325

Diner 325

Location: Lunenburg Region
Diner 325 is focused on fresh ingredients at a reasonable price. We specialize in classic south shore diner style food with a modern twist. All day breakfast, fish and chips, homemade pies, soups and sandwiches
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Charlie’s Pizza

Charlie’s Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Charlie’s Pizza & Convenience has been serving pizza lovers in the Bridgewater area for over 15 years and offers a wide selection of delicious food in addition to their pizza.
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Take-Out Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
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Toba’s B&B

Toba’s B&B

Region: Lunenburg Region

Thanks to the Ship Captain Sydney Corkum (left) and wife Maggie Wilkie (right) who built this home in 1912, guests can relax and rejuvenate while they enjoy breathtaking waterfront views.

This beautiful historic home has been upgraded with modern amenities filling it with warmth, joy and laughter. Toba’s Bed & Breakfast creates a luxurious experience with newly renovated bedrooms, each with an updated private ensuite, spacious rooms with full access to living room, family room and dining room, fine attention to detail, and homemade breakfast every morning.

Upon arrival you will be greeted by a mother-daughter team welcoming you into this quaint home with various amenities for your comfort. Toba’s is a centrally located point of interest for 2-5 nights while discovering the many amazing attractions located along the South Shore.

Phone 1-833-TOBAS-BB
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially protected so the water stays relatively calm. With big well known beaches close by, this beach seems fairly quiet with not a lot of visitors.
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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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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.
Learn More
Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Take-Out Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
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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.
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are superlative, and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave…
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West LaHave Juice Yard

West LaHave Juice Yard

Location: Lunenburg Region
Juice Variety. Seasonal Business. By chance.
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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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Solterre Concept House

Solterre Concept House

Region: Lunenburg Region

Located on a saltwater inlet on Second Peninsula near UNESCO’s own Lunenburg, the Concept House is a contemporary, award-winning off-grid sustainable retreat, designed by Solterre Design. A network of local craftsmen built this off-grid 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in 2012 that sets a new standard for self-sufficiency and provides a comfortable, open concept and eclectic space to host your vacation and family and friends. Or, the favourite aspect of the house? To simply gaze across the gently sloping pasture to the ocean.

This project brings together LEED for Homes Platinum Certification, the German based Passive House (Passivhaus) energy standard and the self-sufficiency of off-grid living. This ambitious house design combines the best aspects of Solterre’s twenty years of green design experience and provides a demonstration site for environmentally-sensitive architecture and green building products.

The Concept House also received a Lieutenant Governor Award of Merit for architectural design.

Phone (902) 492-1215
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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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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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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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Elmwood Winery

Elmwood Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
A small winery tucked away in Pine Grove, Lunenburg County. They do not use pesticides or herbicides in the growing of their grapes. They produce red, white and rosé wines. Only open by appointment.
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Fabulous Attic

Fabulous Attic

Here at the Fabulous Attic we offer a wide variety of home decor items, refurbished furniture, antiques, gifts, crafts made from driftwood and other natural materials and much more.  we are a small shop 2km south on Hwy 331 from Lahave Bakery
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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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.
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River Ridge Common

River Ridge Common

Hidden Gem
Location: New Germany & Area
Spanning both side of the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail, River Ridge Common offers scenic opportunities to view Indian Brook Falls and a ravine down to Ross Brook. Phase One of this 115 acre nature park includes trails that meet accessibility guidelines and a large natural playground with features that encourage exploration, adventure and skills development. Phase Two, coming in November 2019, will include washrooms, single track mountain bike trails, additional accessible trails, an Off…
Learn More
Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
Learn More
Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.
Learn More
Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998.
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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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Shobac Cottages

Shobac Cottages

Region: Lunenburg Region

Each of the four cottages offers an open second level loft with a queen bed and a bedroom with two twin beds on the main floor. Two additional overflow sleeping places exist on the living room raised plinth. Each unit has one bathroom with shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, cook-top, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, and coffeemaker. The loft bedroom has a private deck with views of the land and sea. In addition, every cottage has a large deck off the living area facing the sea to the southwest. Cottages also include DVD/Television, telephone and wireless internet. One cottage is designed for persons with physical disabilities.

Of the four cottages, Hirtles has been recently upgraded to include a second bathroom in the loft which has a jacuzzi bathtub with a dramatic view of Hirtles Beach and out to sea. This fully insulated cottage will be available for rental year-round. The whole interior is also exquisitely finished in natural cedar.

Individual or multiple cottages can be rented on a weekly basis. The rates for these two bedroom cottages differ from high summer (July-August) to the shoulder seasons (May-June and September-October). The studio and the historic octagonal barn can be rented for events, and are ideal for arts workshops, weddings, equestrian vacations, family reunions, or corporate retreats. The entire site can also be rented offering the solitude of “a lost village at the end of the earth”.

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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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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

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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Riverbank General Store and Cafe

Riverbank General Store and Cafe

In the heart of Mill Village on the banks of the Medway River at the end of 331, this quaint old-fashion Store is much more than you’d think. Leaning towards local green products with Free Range Meats and other items in the general merchandise category, it caters to the discerning in taste. Our Cafe is one that surpasses expectation with food and atmosphere. It’s one heck of a good place to eat while watching the river drift by. Afterwards, visit our gift shop and pick up gifts created by…
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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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.
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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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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are superlative, and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave…
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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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River Ridge Lodge

River Ridge Lodge

Region: 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 in Lunenburg County. We offer well-appointed and comfortable accommodations, with modern amenities and calming views of the pastures and river.

A great spot to feel serenity wash over you and simply relax, or get acquainted with the outdoors: immerse yourself in the amazing offshore playground and start a guided kayak tour or launch your own kayak from our own private dock, or enjoy complimentary bikes and snowshoes to explore beautiful trails right from the lodge. Whatever your preferred activity, you will find calm waters, wooded trails and quiet country roads.

Phone (902) 531-2284
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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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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. 25 minutes from Blockhouse.
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Elmwood Winery

Elmwood Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
A small winery tucked away in Pine Grove, Lunenburg County. They do not use pesticides or herbicides in the growing of their grapes. They produce red, white and rosé wines. Only open by appointment.
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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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.
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 and Heritage gardens to see how the ancestors of our communities lived. From the Country Store to the Library to the Cobbler’s Shop, they show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished.
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Second Peninsula Provincial Park

Second Peninsula Provincial Park

This large scenic picnic park on the ocean has tables scattered under a stand of spruce and fir trees and can easily accommodate group picnics. Access to cobble beach. Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, Civic address: 781 Second Peninsula Road, Second Peninsula.
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998.
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our rotisserie chicken is made fresh on premise every day; it’s slow roasted to perfection and needless to say, it never sees the inside of a freezer. Our fries are hand-cut right here in our kitchen from fresh Canadian potatoes. Our famous dipping sauce is simmered on premise daily so you can always be sure it’ll taste as good as you remembered. And our grilled to order ribs are marinated in-house to make them fall-off-the-bone tender. Truth is, at Swiss Chalet you’ll always know your…
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. The restaurant was established in 1953. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Located 6 minutes from Bridgewater
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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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Lily Front Motel & Cottages

Lily Front Motel & Cottages

Region: Lunenburg Region

Featuring free WiFi and a hot tub, Lily Front Motel & Cottages offers pet-friendly accommodations in Lunenburg. Free private parking is available on site.

Each room is equipped with a TV. Certain rooms feature a sitting area where you can relax. Certain rooms include views of the sea or garden. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower and shower.

There are lots of activities in the area, such as golfing and canoeing. Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is 1.6 miles from Lily Front Motel & Cottages, and St-John’s Anglican Church is 1.7 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Robert L. Stanfield Airport, 54 miles from the property.

Phone (902) 634-8085
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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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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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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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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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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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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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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are superlative, and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave…
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998.
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Region: 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 and shopping. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre has it all!

Each beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre features modern decor, lush linens, refrigerator, in-room movies and high-speed Internet. During your stay you will also receive free parking and a freshly made hot buffet breakfast to ensure a great start to each day. Half of the guest rooms at this Bridgewater hotel offer beautiful views of the forested LaHave River Valley. Other hotel amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool with corkscrew waterslide and exercise facility. This Bridgewater hotel also comes fully equipped with a 24-hour business center, meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 300 people and an on-site restaurant where guests will enjoy a variety of delicious dishes.

Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre are a short drive from beautiful sand beaches, spectacular ocean vistas, historic towns and an endless variety of galleries and shops. Guests looking for a little more excitement can climb aboard a lobster boat, surf or kayak Nova Scotia’s rugged shoreline and sail the Bluenose II when she is in port.

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Fabulous Attic

Fabulous Attic

Here at the Fabulous Attic we offer a wide variety of home decor items, refurbished furniture, antiques, gifts, crafts made from driftwood and other natural materials and much more.  we are a small shop 2km south on Hwy 331 from Lahave Bakery
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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Village Nursery has been a destination point along the beautiful LaHave River for 36 years We are situated just off Rte 331s in Pleasantville, watch for the bright yellow signs with our Dazee logo We open to the public in April from 8:00-5:00 with extended hours during May & June We carry a full range of potted & bedding plants with gorgeous hanging baskets & ready to go patio containers Village Nursery is the “GO TO” Nursery for all your spring & summer gardening needs Stop…
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Mariner Crafts

Mariner Crafts

Sagged Bubble Glass, Silver Jewelry, Leatherworks, Pewter & Pottery.
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Elmwood Winery

Elmwood Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
A small winery tucked away in Pine Grove, Lunenburg County. They do not use pesticides or herbicides in the growing of their grapes. They produce red, white and rosé wines. Only open by appointment.
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.
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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking and supplies located in Petite Riviere on the river. Jane Steele also teaches classes. She Invites professional rug hookers to demonstrate at her shop. Look for her events on this Festivals and Events page.
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Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, roosters, seagulls, small & large bears, figures, and paintings wit hred and black checkered frames. Turn east on to Hirtle Rd, off Hwy 103 at Exit 16. Sixth house on the left #117. Open Daily. Call anytime. Everyone is welcomed!!
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River Ridge Common

River Ridge Common

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Location: New Germany & Area
Spanning both side of the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail, River Ridge Common offers scenic opportunities to view Indian Brook Falls and a ravine down to Ross Brook. Phase One of this 115 acre nature park includes trails that meet accessibility guidelines and a large natural playground with features that encourage exploration, adventure and skills development. Phase Two, coming in November 2019, will include washrooms, single track mountain bike trails, additional accessible trails, an Off…
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Ukaliq Wilderness

Ukaliq Wilderness

Location: Lunenburg Region
Ukaliq Wilderness offers private guides, tours and treks throughout Nova Scotia as well as outdoor education and training. Our unique approach to training caters to persons of all ages, outdoor enthusiasts both experienced or not. For those wishing to get out and experience Nova Scotias’ unique wilderness at its best, with one of our experienced guides - Let us know, we will put together a cost effective experience unique to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. Ready to take on the wild?
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Shoreline Gallery

Shoreline Gallery

Located in the South Shore Regional Hospital’s main corridor. Seventy-five local artists, photographers and woodcarvers display one hundred reasonably-priced original works, changed monthly. The gallery is a fundraising project of the SSRH Auxillary. Never Closes. 90 Glen Allen Drive, Bridgewater. Sales handled by the SSRH Director of Volunteers.
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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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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Trailhead Civic Address: 140 Wentzell Road, Wentzell Lake Portion Runs: Bridgewater to Cookville/Wentzells Lake ​Length: Cookville Park to LaHave River Trail/Centennial Line 2.6 km Gun Club to parking lot at Wentzells Lake 2.4 km Parking lot at Wentzell Lake to Salmon Run Road 1.7 km Duration: see above Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses.
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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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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 public free of charge every day, with the…
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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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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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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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LaHave Island Marine Museum

LaHave Island Marine Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia.  In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives. Today, the fishing industry has died down…
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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. 25 minutes from Blockhouse.
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Riverbank General Store and Cafe

Riverbank General Store and Cafe

In the heart of Mill Village on the banks of the Medway River at the end of 331, this quaint old-fashion Store is much more than you’d think. Leaning towards local green products with Free Range Meats and other items in the general merchandise category, it caters to the discerning in taste. Our Cafe is one that surpasses expectation with food and atmosphere. It’s one heck of a good place to eat while watching the river drift by. Afterwards, visit our gift shop and pick up gifts created by…
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Something Fishy Studio

Something Fishy Studio

Mission Save our planet Leave it better than we found it To create unique art that makes people happy To share our love of the sea
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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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Tancook Island

Tancook Island

Location: Tancook Island
Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. Accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester.  Here, vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment and a history deeply rooted in fishing traditions intertwine. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a…
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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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Advent Art Inc

Advent Art Inc

Advent Art is the art of Paul Kelley, a Nova Scotian artist who has lived on the South Shore for most of his life. His figurative artwork is a celebration of the female form and commanding presence in our world; and Paul’s landscape / seascape art extols the beauty that surrounds us along our Nova Scotian coast. Advent Art is not a “store front” gallery, but interested patrons are welcome to contact Paul directly to make appropriate arrangements.
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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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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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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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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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially protected so the water stays relatively calm. With big well known beaches close by, this beach seems fairly quiet with not a lot of visitors.
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

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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Village Glassworks

Village Glassworks

On site at Village Glassworks we design and craft stained glass panels, lamps, mirrors and many suncatcher patterns. We also feature other Canadian Maritime made gifts including pottery, pewter, candles and cards.
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Jan March Antiques

Jan March Antiques

4863 Hwy 331 Crescent Beach Open: May Holiday Weekend to Labour Day Thursday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Chance/Appt. Specialties: NS hooked mats, NS furniture and smalls, pre-Victorian porcelain and smalls
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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EIEIO Farm

EIEIO Farm

Location: Blockhouse & Area
E.I.E.I.O Farm is a family run farm, with a wide variety of products. Our three daughters help run it, by each one concentrating on different aspects. The greenhouses are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm starting on Mother’s day weekend until the first weekend in July. The farm also sells government inspected beef and pork along with compost for your gardens.
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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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Square Peg Gallery

Square Peg Gallery

Merydie Fjarlie is a Canadian artist working in the specialized medium of Metal Threads. Provocative and dramatic, her symbolic messages in this unique embroidery form have developed both from her desire to stay grounded in her everyday life and a passion to soar among a myriad of themes and issues that pique her interest and evoke corresponding and introspective responses in her audiences. Merydie applies a confident technical hand to create a remarkable art form from this beautiful ancient…
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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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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. This 10 km trail runs between the Chester Connection Trail to the East and the Bay to Bay and Adventure Trails in the Town of Mahone Bay. 
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 and Heritage gardens to see how the ancestors of our communities lived. From the Country Store to the Library to the Cobbler’s Shop, they show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished.
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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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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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Bridgewater to Queens County ​Length: 23 km (one way) Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail. 
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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South Shore Annapolis Trail

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: New Germany to Annapolis Valley ​Length: 122 km to Middleton, Annapolis Valley; two sections in MODL: Goose Chase Road, New Germany to Lunenburg County Line 17 km (one way) See Note Caledonia Junction to Queens County Line 17 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes Lunenburg County section (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at various access points along the trail. NOTE: The trail is…
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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of stained glass with over 40 years of experience. With traditional and contemporary designs there are limitless possibilities to express your personal style for your home. We provide professional consultation services for churches and other heritage buildings for their restoration and new window design needs.
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

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
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Newburne ​Length: 120 m (one way) Duration: 15 minutes (one way) Rules: no motorized use or bicycles. Dogs on leash. 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.
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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island, NS. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants also created by Hillary. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a…
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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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.
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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 parking…
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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Diner 325

Diner 325

Location: Lunenburg Region
Diner 325 is focused on fresh ingredients at a reasonable price. We specialize in classic south shore diner style food with a modern twist. All day breakfast, fish and chips, homemade pies, soups and sandwiches
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our rotisserie chicken is made fresh on premise every day; it’s slow roasted to perfection and needless to say, it never sees the inside of a freezer. Our fries are hand-cut right here in our kitchen from fresh Canadian potatoes. Our famous dipping sauce is simmered on premise daily so you can always be sure it’ll taste as good as you remembered. And our grilled to order ribs are marinated in-house to make them fall-off-the-bone tender. Truth is, at Swiss Chalet you’ll always know your…
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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Take-Out Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. The restaurant was established in 1953. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Located 6 minutes from Bridgewater
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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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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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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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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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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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…
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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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Rose Cape House

Rose Cape House

Region: Lunenburg Region

Relax on our expansive deck enjoying sunrise and sunset. Have your camera or sketch pad ready to capture the ever changing views of the islands and water of Rose Bay. Soak in the whirlpool bath before retiring to the comfort of one of three charming bedrooms.

A five minute drive will take you to two of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Nova Scotia (Hirtles Beach and Sanddollar Beach). On a rainy day visit the quaint towns of Mahone Bay (20 min.) and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (10 min.). Both provide excellent restaurants, antique and craft stores, museums and artists’ studios. If the excitement of the city attracts you, Halifax is just 90 min. away.

Available all year, The Rose Cape House offers you a home away from your own home, whatever the season, where you can unwind and experience this exquisite part of the world.

Phone 203-470-9115
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Tancook Museum

Tancook Museum

Location: Tancook Island
The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island with old tools and items from the Island. Located at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.
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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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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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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island, NS. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants also created by Hillary. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a…
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

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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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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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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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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Beachside Pizza and Market- Seasonal

Beachside Pizza and Market- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Beachside Pizza & Market is a locally owned restaurant and general store, selling a variety of convenience and grocery items alongside a specialized menu.
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish and clams, this seaside canteen can please your appetite. 
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are superlative, and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave…
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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.
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The Pizza Cut

The Pizza Cut

Location: Lunenburg Region
​Formally known as “Mikes Pizza and Donair”. Same great food. Same great taste. Same great service. Home to the $5.00 Lunch Specials!
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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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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

Region: 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 there’s no road noise! Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature!

Phone 902-644-2654
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South Shore Annapolis Trail

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: New Germany to Annapolis Valley ​Length: 122 km to Middleton, Annapolis Valley; two sections in MODL: Goose Chase Road, New Germany to Lunenburg County Line 17 km (one way) See Note Caledonia Junction to Queens County Line 17 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes Lunenburg County section (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at various access points along the trail. NOTE: The trail is…
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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 and Heritage gardens to see how the ancestors of our communities lived. From the Country Store to the Library to the Cobbler’s Shop, they show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished.
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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

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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Village Glassworks

Village Glassworks

On site at Village Glassworks we design and craft stained glass panels, lamps, mirrors and many suncatcher patterns. We also feature other Canadian Maritime made gifts including pottery, pewter, candles and cards.
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Newburne ​Length: 120 m (one way) Duration: 15 minutes (one way) Rules: no motorized use or bicycles. Dogs on leash. 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.
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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities.
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Tancook Museum

Tancook Museum

Location: Tancook Island
The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island with old tools and items from the Island. Located at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island
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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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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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Elmwood Winery

Elmwood Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
A small winery tucked away in Pine Grove, Lunenburg County. They do not use pesticides or herbicides in the growing of their grapes. They produce red, white and rosé wines. Only open by appointment.
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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island, NS. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants also created by Hillary. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a…
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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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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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Shoreline Gallery

Shoreline Gallery

Located in the South Shore Regional Hospital’s main corridor. Seventy-five local artists, photographers and woodcarvers display one hundred reasonably-priced original works, changed monthly. The gallery is a fundraising project of the SSRH Auxillary. Never Closes. 90 Glen Allen Drive, Bridgewater. Sales handled by the SSRH Director of Volunteers.
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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Trailhead Civic Address: 140 Wentzell Road, Wentzell Lake Portion Runs: Bridgewater to Cookville/Wentzells Lake ​Length: Cookville Park to LaHave River Trail/Centennial Line 2.6 km Gun Club to parking lot at Wentzells Lake 2.4 km Parking lot at Wentzell Lake to Salmon Run Road 1.7 km Duration: see above Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses.
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EIEIO Farm

EIEIO Farm

Location: Blockhouse & Area
E.I.E.I.O Farm is a family run farm, with a wide variety of products. Our three daughters help run it, by each one concentrating on different aspects. The greenhouses are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm starting on Mother’s day weekend until the first weekend in July. The farm also sells government inspected beef and pork along with compost for your gardens.
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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Bridgewater to Queens County ​Length: 23 km (one way) Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail. 
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Tancook Island

Tancook Island

Location: Tancook Island
Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. Accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester.  Here, vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment and a history deeply rooted in fishing traditions intertwine. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a…
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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. 25 minutes from Blockhouse.
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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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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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Ukaliq Wilderness

Ukaliq Wilderness

Location: Lunenburg Region
Ukaliq Wilderness offers private guides, tours and treks throughout Nova Scotia as well as outdoor education and training. Our unique approach to training caters to persons of all ages, outdoor enthusiasts both experienced or not. For those wishing to get out and experience Nova Scotias’ unique wilderness at its best, with one of our experienced guides - Let us know, we will put together a cost effective experience unique to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. Ready to take on the wild?
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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. This 10 km trail runs between the Chester Connection Trail to the East and the Bay to Bay and Adventure Trails in the Town of Mahone Bay. 
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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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 parking…
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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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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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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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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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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2 Papa’s Restaurant

2 Papa’s Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Drop in to 2 Papa’s Restaurant in New Germany for a slice of pizza for the road or a sit down dinner. Pizza, Donairs, Pasta, Salads. Home to the “World Famous Doughboys” Located North of Bridgewater at 5257 Highway 10 in New Germany Open year round (closed on Mondays)
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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. 27 South proudly serves an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine with some new twists on old classics.
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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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.
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. The restaurant was established in 1953. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Located 6 minutes from Bridgewater
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Osprey Ridge Golf Club - The Nest- Seasonal

Osprey Ridge Golf Club - The Nest- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
A full service bar and lounge with friendly service is inviting for 19th hole relaxation. The banquet facility, with able chef and competent staff, is ideal for weddings, family reunions, retirement send-offs or any other celebration, especially if one wants the ambiance and atmosphere of a country setting. The sweeping panoramic landscape provides a pleasing background for memorable photos. Groups of up to 150 people can be readily accommodated. Osprey Ridge is an 18-hole championship golf…
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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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…
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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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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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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Region: Lunenburg Region

Each Cape Cod style cottage has it’s own individual character

Cottages range in size from cozy studios… perfect for couples,
to spacious two bedrooms, ideal for families or weekend getaways with friends

Salty Rose is in Rose Bay which is 10 kms from Lunenburg

Phone 902-766-4923
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Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, roosters, seagulls, small & large bears, figures, and paintings wit hred and black checkered frames. Turn east on to Hirtle Rd, off Hwy 103 at Exit 16. Sixth house on the left #117. Open Daily. Call anytime. Everyone is welcomed!!
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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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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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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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Ukaliq Wilderness

Ukaliq Wilderness

Location: Lunenburg Region
Ukaliq Wilderness offers private guides, tours and treks throughout Nova Scotia as well as outdoor education and training. Our unique approach to training caters to persons of all ages, outdoor enthusiasts both experienced or not. For those wishing to get out and experience Nova Scotias’ unique wilderness at its best, with one of our experienced guides - Let us know, we will put together a cost effective experience unique to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. Ready to take on the wild?
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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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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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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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Riverbank General Store and Cafe

Riverbank General Store and Cafe

In the heart of Mill Village on the banks of the Medway River at the end of 331, this quaint old-fashion Store is much more than you’d think. Leaning towards local green products with Free Range Meats and other items in the general merchandise category, it caters to the discerning in taste. Our Cafe is one that surpasses expectation with food and atmosphere. It’s one heck of a good place to eat while watching the river drift by. Afterwards, visit our gift shop and pick up gifts created by…
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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking and supplies located in Petite Riviere on the river. Jane Steele also teaches classes. She Invites professional rug hookers to demonstrate at her shop. Look for her events on this Festivals and Events page.
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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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Advent Art Inc

Advent Art Inc

Advent Art is the art of Paul Kelley, a Nova Scotian artist who has lived on the South Shore for most of his life. His figurative artwork is a celebration of the female form and commanding presence in our world; and Paul’s landscape / seascape art extols the beauty that surrounds us along our Nova Scotian coast. Advent Art is not a “store front” gallery, but interested patrons are welcome to contact Paul directly to make appropriate arrangements.
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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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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.
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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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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.
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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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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities.
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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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 parking…
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 public free of charge every day, with the…
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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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Beachside Pizza and Market- Seasonal

Beachside Pizza and Market- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Beachside Pizza & Market is a locally owned restaurant and general store, selling a variety of convenience and grocery items alongside a specialized menu.
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish and clams, this seaside canteen can please your appetite. 
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are superlative, and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave…
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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.
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The Pizza Cut

The Pizza Cut

Location: Lunenburg Region
​Formally known as “Mikes Pizza and Donair”. Same great food. Same great taste. Same great service. Home to the $5.00 Lunch Specials!
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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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Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Region: Lunenburg Region

The Petite Villa Guest Cottage is spacious and luxurious, exquisitely furnished and decorated. Petite Villa has hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen and bath, private patio and lawn, soaring cathedral ceiling, magnificent floor-to-ceiling fireplace; and with two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room, can sleep six comfortably.
The luxury and charm of the Petite Villa make it particularly suitable for romantic honeymoon or anniversary celebrations, yet it’s great for families as well. There’s a large lawn with croquet & badminton sets for your use and enjoyment, and they offer bicycles and a canoe for exploring the region up close.

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Jan March Antiques

Jan March Antiques

4863 Hwy 331 Crescent Beach Open: May Holiday Weekend to Labour Day Thursday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Chance/Appt. Specialties: NS hooked mats, NS furniture and smalls, pre-Victorian porcelain and smalls
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Riverbank General Store and Cafe

Riverbank General Store and Cafe

In the heart of Mill Village on the banks of the Medway River at the end of 331, this quaint old-fashion Store is much more than you’d think. Leaning towards local green products with Free Range Meats and other items in the general merchandise category, it caters to the discerning in taste. Our Cafe is one that surpasses expectation with food and atmosphere. It’s one heck of a good place to eat while watching the river drift by. Afterwards, visit our gift shop and pick up gifts created by…
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

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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Square Peg Gallery

Square Peg Gallery

Merydie Fjarlie is a Canadian artist working in the specialized medium of Metal Threads. Provocative and dramatic, her symbolic messages in this unique embroidery form have developed both from her desire to stay grounded in her everyday life and a passion to soar among a myriad of themes and issues that pique her interest and evoke corresponding and introspective responses in her audiences. Merydie applies a confident technical hand to create a remarkable art form from this beautiful ancient…
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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Bridgewater to Queens County ​Length: 23 km (one way) Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail. 
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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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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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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Advent Art Inc

Advent Art Inc

Advent Art is the art of Paul Kelley, a Nova Scotian artist who has lived on the South Shore for most of his life. His figurative artwork is a celebration of the female form and commanding presence in our world; and Paul’s landscape / seascape art extols the beauty that surrounds us along our Nova Scotian coast. Advent Art is not a “store front” gallery, but interested patrons are welcome to contact Paul directly to make appropriate arrangements.
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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially protected so the water stays relatively calm. With big well known beaches close by, this beach seems fairly quiet with not a lot of visitors.
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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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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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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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of stained glass with over 40 years of experience. With traditional and contemporary designs there are limitless possibilities to express your personal style for your home. We provide professional consultation services for churches and other heritage buildings for their restoration and new window design needs.
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Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, roosters, seagulls, small & large bears, figures, and paintings wit hred and black checkered frames. Turn east on to Hirtle Rd, off Hwy 103 at Exit 16. Sixth house on the left #117. Open Daily. Call anytime. Everyone is welcomed!!
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Mariner Crafts

Mariner Crafts

Sagged Bubble Glass, Silver Jewelry, Leatherworks, Pewter & Pottery.
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking and supplies located in Petite Riviere on the river. Jane Steele also teaches classes. She Invites professional rug hookers to demonstrate at her shop. Look for her events on this Festivals and Events page.
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Fabulous Attic

Fabulous Attic

Here at the Fabulous Attic we offer a wide variety of home decor items, refurbished furniture, antiques, gifts, crafts made from driftwood and other natural materials and much more.  we are a small shop 2km south on Hwy 331 from Lahave Bakery
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LaHave Island Marine Museum

LaHave Island Marine Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia.  In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives. Today, the fishing industry has died down…
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Something Fishy Studio

Something Fishy Studio

Mission Save our planet Leave it better than we found it To create unique art that makes people happy To share our love of the sea
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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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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.
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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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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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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Village Nursery has been a destination point along the beautiful LaHave River for 36 years We are situated just off Rte 331s in Pleasantville, watch for the bright yellow signs with our Dazee logo We open to the public in April from 8:00-5:00 with extended hours during May & June We carry a full range of potted & bedding plants with gorgeous hanging baskets & ready to go patio containers Village Nursery is the “GO TO” Nursery for all your spring & summer gardening needs Stop…
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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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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 public free of charge every day, with the…
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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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Beachside Pizza and Market- Seasonal

Beachside Pizza and Market- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Beachside Pizza & Market is a locally owned restaurant and general store, selling a variety of convenience and grocery items alongside a specialized menu.
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.
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Diner 325

Diner 325

Location: Lunenburg Region
Diner 325 is focused on fresh ingredients at a reasonable price. We specialize in classic south shore diner style food with a modern twist. All day breakfast, fish and chips, homemade pies, soups and sandwiches
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish and clams, this seaside canteen can please your appetite. 
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. The restaurant was established in 1953. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Located 6 minutes from Bridgewater
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Wiles Lake Farm Market- Cafe- Seasonal

Wiles Lake Farm Market- Cafe- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
We have a unique combination of greenhouses, farm market, cafe, market kitchen and bakery. A great spot to enjoy locally grown produce from our farm and others in the area, get some freshly baked bread and sweets, comfort food to take home from our kitchen and shop for flowers for your garden. We now have a Market Cafe where we serve breakfast sandwiches and lunch until 4 pm daily. Great coffee too!
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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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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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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Region: Lunenburg Region

The New-Found Guest House is located approximately 45 minutes from Halifax - Nova Scotia’s capital, 5 minutes from scenic Mahone Bay and 10 minutes from historic Lunenburg - home of the Bluenose. This completely renovated loft suite is a fully-equipped, self-contained unit. It has two double beds, a writing desk, a sofa, a rocker recliner and satellite television in the loft area. On the main level, there is a separate four-piece bathroom, a bright sitting area with a sofa and several chairs and a kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator and range. There is also a private deck with lounge chairs and a propane BBQ.

Enjoy an evening meal on the front deck overlooking beautiful country vegetable and flower gardens. Guests are welcome to fresh veggies and/or fresh-cut flowers from the garden (in season).

The New-Found Guest House offers a very quiet country setting with spacious grounds and a safe play area for children. Why not come and discover our quiet “unfound” areas for walking, hiking, and bike riding?

Make The New-Found Guest House your “home away from home” while visiting Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore.

(Non-smoking. Sorry, no pets allowed)

Phone (902) 521-3999
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Village Glassworks

Village Glassworks

On site at Village Glassworks we design and craft stained glass panels, lamps, mirrors and many suncatcher patterns. We also feature other Canadian Maritime made gifts including pottery, pewter, candles and cards.
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Newburne ​Length: 120 m (one way) Duration: 15 minutes (one way) Rules: no motorized use or bicycles. Dogs on leash. 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.
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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities.
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

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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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 and Heritage gardens to see how the ancestors of our communities lived. From the Country Store to the Library to the Cobbler’s Shop, they show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished.
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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island, NS. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants also created by Hillary. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a…
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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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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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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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South Shore Annapolis Trail

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: New Germany to Annapolis Valley ​Length: 122 km to Middleton, Annapolis Valley; two sections in MODL: Goose Chase Road, New Germany to Lunenburg County Line 17 km (one way) See Note Caledonia Junction to Queens County Line 17 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes Lunenburg County section (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at various access points along the trail. NOTE: The trail is…
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Tancook Museum

Tancook Museum

Location: Tancook Island
The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island with old tools and items from the Island. Located at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island
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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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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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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Trailhead Civic Address: 140 Wentzell Road, Wentzell Lake Portion Runs: Bridgewater to Cookville/Wentzells Lake ​Length: Cookville Park to LaHave River Trail/Centennial Line 2.6 km Gun Club to parking lot at Wentzells Lake 2.4 km Parking lot at Wentzell Lake to Salmon Run Road 1.7 km Duration: see above Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses.
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Ukaliq Wilderness

Ukaliq Wilderness

Location: Lunenburg Region
Ukaliq Wilderness offers private guides, tours and treks throughout Nova Scotia as well as outdoor education and training. Our unique approach to training caters to persons of all ages, outdoor enthusiasts both experienced or not. For those wishing to get out and experience Nova Scotias’ unique wilderness at its best, with one of our experienced guides - Let us know, we will put together a cost effective experience unique to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. Ready to take on the wild?
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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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Tancook Island

Tancook Island

Location: Tancook Island
Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. Accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester.  Here, vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment and a history deeply rooted in fishing traditions intertwine. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a…
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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.
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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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EIEIO Farm

EIEIO Farm

Location: Blockhouse & Area
E.I.E.I.O Farm is a family run farm, with a wide variety of products. Our three daughters help run it, by each one concentrating on different aspects. The greenhouses are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm starting on Mother’s day weekend until the first weekend in July. The farm also sells government inspected beef and pork along with compost for your gardens.
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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. 25 minutes from Blockhouse.
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Shoreline Gallery

Shoreline Gallery

Located in the South Shore Regional Hospital’s main corridor. Seventy-five local artists, photographers and woodcarvers display one hundred reasonably-priced original works, changed monthly. The gallery is a fundraising project of the SSRH Auxillary. Never Closes. 90 Glen Allen Drive, Bridgewater. Sales handled by the SSRH Director of Volunteers.
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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. This 10 km trail runs between the Chester Connection Trail to the East and the Bay to Bay and Adventure Trails in the Town of Mahone Bay. 
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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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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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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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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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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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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.
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Carolyn’s Restaurant (Tancook Island)- Seasonal

Carolyn’s Restaurant (Tancook Island)- Seasonal

Location: Tancook Island
Carolyn’s is an Eat-In or Take-Out restaurant, specializing in fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood chowder, home made pie, ice cream, hot and cold drinks and much more. Dine in overlooking the picturesque Mahone Bay, or take out Carolyn’s fresh, top quality home-cooking. Bus tours and large groups should call ahead and ask her to prepare a delicious chowder luncheon, just for you and your friends…made with only the freshest seafood available.
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Diner 325

Diner 325

Location: Lunenburg Region
Diner 325 is focused on fresh ingredients at a reasonable price. We specialize in classic south shore diner style food with a modern twist. All day breakfast, fish and chips, homemade pies, soups and sandwiches
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998.
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Osprey Ridge Golf Club - The Nest- Seasonal

Osprey Ridge Golf Club - The Nest- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
A full service bar and lounge with friendly service is inviting for 19th hole relaxation. The banquet facility, with able chef and competent staff, is ideal for weddings, family reunions, retirement send-offs or any other celebration, especially if one wants the ambiance and atmosphere of a country setting. The sweeping panoramic landscape provides a pleasing background for memorable photos. Groups of up to 150 people can be readily accommodated. Osprey Ridge is an 18-hole championship golf…
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The Pizza Cut

The Pizza Cut

Location: Lunenburg Region
​Formally known as “Mikes Pizza and Donair”. Same great food. Same great taste. Same great service. Home to the $5.00 Lunch Specials!
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. The restaurant was established in 1953. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Located 6 minutes from Bridgewater
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Wiles Lake Farm Market- Cafe- Seasonal

Wiles Lake Farm Market- Cafe- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
We have a unique combination of greenhouses, farm market, cafe, market kitchen and bakery. A great spot to enjoy locally grown produce from our farm and others in the area, get some freshly baked bread and sweets, comfort food to take home from our kitchen and shop for flowers for your garden. We now have a Market Cafe where we serve breakfast sandwiches and lunch until 4 pm daily. Great coffee too!
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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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…
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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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Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Region: 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 Lunenburg, it makes your stay easy access to the many shop, galleries, museums and restaurants in Lunenburg. Come and stroll through the ages of Grand Architecture that gave Lunenburg the title “UNESCO World Heritage Site”.

Lunenburg, being located in the center of the South Shore, you can plan day trips to Peggys Cove, Liverpool, Mahone Bay or the Annapolis Valley. Come and experience the friendliness of Lunenburg.

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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. This 10 km trail runs between the Chester Connection Trail to the East and the Bay to Bay and Adventure Trails in the Town of Mahone Bay. 
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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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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 parking…
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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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.
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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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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities.
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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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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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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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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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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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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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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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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Bridgewater to Queens County ​Length: 23 km (one way) Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail. 
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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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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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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 public free of charge every day, with 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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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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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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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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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998.
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are superlative, and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave…
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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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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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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Region: Lunenburg Region

Open from May 1st through October 31st. The Lighthouse is the ideal Nova Scotia vacation destination, just 5 minutes from Bridgewater (in Conquerall Bank, Lunenburg County) 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 property with 500 feet of shoreline on the scenic LaHave River. The 15 unit lodging facilities are clean, comfortable and has everything you would need for a Nova Scotia getaway including a small private beach, boat dock, fire pit, BBQs, picnic tables, expansive green space with Adirondack chairs and a children’s play area. Dogs are always welcome and can enjoy a swim with our resident Portuguese Waterdog, Austin. In case you get tired of the outdoors, there’s always complimentary WiFi and flat-screen cable televisions in each room.

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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of stained glass with over 40 years of experience. With traditional and contemporary designs there are limitless possibilities to express your personal style for your home. We provide professional consultation services for churches and other heritage buildings for their restoration and new window design needs.
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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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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Bridgewater to Queens County ​Length: 23 km (one way) Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail. 
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Advent Art Inc

Advent Art Inc

Advent Art is the art of Paul Kelley, a Nova Scotian artist who has lived on the South Shore for most of his life. His figurative artwork is a celebration of the female form and commanding presence in our world; and Paul’s landscape / seascape art extols the beauty that surrounds us along our Nova Scotian coast. Advent Art is not a “store front” gallery, but interested patrons are welcome to contact Paul directly to make appropriate arrangements.
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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially protected so the water stays relatively calm. With big well known beaches close by, this beach seems fairly quiet with not a lot of visitors.
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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Something Fishy Studio

Something Fishy Studio

Mission Save our planet Leave it better than we found it To create unique art that makes people happy To share our love of the sea
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

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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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LaHave Island Marine Museum

LaHave Island Marine Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia.  In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives. Today, the fishing industry has died down…
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Square Peg Gallery

Square Peg Gallery

Merydie Fjarlie is a Canadian artist working in the specialized medium of Metal Threads. Provocative and dramatic, her symbolic messages in this unique embroidery form have developed both from her desire to stay grounded in her everyday life and a passion to soar among a myriad of themes and issues that pique her interest and evoke corresponding and introspective responses in her audiences. Merydie applies a confident technical hand to create a remarkable art form from this beautiful ancient…
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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking and supplies located in Petite Riviere on the river. Jane Steele also teaches classes. She Invites professional rug hookers to demonstrate at her shop. Look for her events on this Festivals and Events page.
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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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South Shore Annapolis Trail

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: New Germany to Annapolis Valley ​Length: 122 km to Middleton, Annapolis Valley; two sections in MODL: Goose Chase Road, New Germany to Lunenburg County Line 17 km (one way) See Note Caledonia Junction to Queens County Line 17 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes Lunenburg County section (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at various access points along the trail. NOTE: The trail is…
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Ukaliq Wilderness

Ukaliq Wilderness

Location: Lunenburg Region
Ukaliq Wilderness offers private guides, tours and treks throughout Nova Scotia as well as outdoor education and training. Our unique approach to training caters to persons of all ages, outdoor enthusiasts both experienced or not. For those wishing to get out and experience Nova Scotias’ unique wilderness at its best, with one of our experienced guides - Let us know, we will put together a cost effective experience unique to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. Ready to take on the wild?
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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Village Nursery has been a destination point along the beautiful LaHave River for 36 years We are situated just off Rte 331s in Pleasantville, watch for the bright yellow signs with our Dazee logo We open to the public in April from 8:00-5:00 with extended hours during May & June We carry a full range of potted & bedding plants with gorgeous hanging baskets & ready to go patio containers Village Nursery is the “GO TO” Nursery for all your spring & summer gardening needs Stop…
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Jan March Antiques

Jan March Antiques

4863 Hwy 331 Crescent Beach Open: May Holiday Weekend to Labour Day Thursday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Chance/Appt. Specialties: NS hooked mats, NS furniture and smalls, pre-Victorian porcelain and smalls
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Mariner Crafts

Mariner Crafts

Sagged Bubble Glass, Silver Jewelry, Leatherworks, Pewter & Pottery.
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities.
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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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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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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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Riverbank General Store and Cafe

Riverbank General Store and Cafe

In the heart of Mill Village on the banks of the Medway River at the end of 331, this quaint old-fashion Store is much more than you’d think. Leaning towards local green products with Free Range Meats and other items in the general merchandise category, it caters to the discerning in taste. Our Cafe is one that surpasses expectation with food and atmosphere. It’s one heck of a good place to eat while watching the river drift by. Afterwards, visit our gift shop and pick up gifts created by…
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Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, roosters, seagulls, small & large bears, figures, and paintings wit hred and black checkered frames. Turn east on to Hirtle Rd, off Hwy 103 at Exit 16. Sixth house on the left #117. Open Daily. Call anytime. Everyone is welcomed!!
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Fabulous Attic

Fabulous Attic

Here at the Fabulous Attic we offer a wide variety of home decor items, refurbished furniture, antiques, gifts, crafts made from driftwood and other natural materials and much more.  we are a small shop 2km south on Hwy 331 from Lahave Bakery
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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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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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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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Shoreline Gallery

Shoreline Gallery

Located in the South Shore Regional Hospital’s main corridor. Seventy-five local artists, photographers and woodcarvers display one hundred reasonably-priced original works, changed monthly. The gallery is a fundraising project of the SSRH Auxillary. Never Closes. 90 Glen Allen Drive, Bridgewater. Sales handled by the SSRH Director of Volunteers.
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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 Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Newburne ​Length: 120 m (one way) Duration: 15 minutes (one way) Rules: no motorized use or bicycles. Dogs on leash. 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.
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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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Elmwood Winery

Elmwood Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
A small winery tucked away in Pine Grove, Lunenburg County. They do not use pesticides or herbicides in the growing of their grapes. They produce red, white and rosé wines. Only open by appointment.
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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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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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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 public free of charge every day, with the…
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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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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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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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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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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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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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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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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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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 parking…
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small, family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals. We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross. From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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Diner 325

Diner 325

Location: Lunenburg Region
Diner 325 is focused on fresh ingredients at a reasonable price. We specialize in classic south shore diner style food with a modern twist. All day breakfast, fish and chips, homemade pies, soups and sandwiches
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns
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Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Macleod’s Canteen- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish and clams, this seaside canteen can please your appetite. 
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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.
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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Take-Out Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. The restaurant was established in 1953. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Located 6 minutes from Bridgewater
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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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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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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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…
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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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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

Region: Lunenburg Region

A wonderful South Shore Retreat.

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.

Phone 902-624-9970
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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island, NS. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants also created by Hillary. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a…
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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. This 10 km trail runs between the Chester Connection Trail to the East and the Bay to Bay and Adventure Trails in the Town of Mahone Bay. 
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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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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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Tancook Island

Tancook Island

Location: Tancook Island
Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. Accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester.  Here, vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment and a history deeply rooted in fishing traditions intertwine. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a…
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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. 25 minutes from Blockhouse.
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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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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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

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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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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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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Tancook Museum

Tancook Museum

Location: Tancook Island
The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island with old tools and items from the Island. Located at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island
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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.
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EIEIO Farm

EIEIO Farm

Location: Blockhouse & Area
E.I.E.I.O Farm is a family run farm, with a wide variety of products. Our three daughters help run it, by each one concentrating on different aspects. The greenhouses are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm starting on Mother’s day weekend until the first weekend in July. The farm also sells government inspected beef and pork along with compost for your gardens.
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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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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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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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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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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 and Heritage gardens to see how the ancestors of our communities lived. From the Country Store to the Library to the Cobbler’s Shop, they show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished.
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Newburne ​Length: 120 m (one way) Duration: 15 minutes (one way) Rules: no motorized use or bicycles. Dogs on leash. 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.
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South Shore Annapolis Trail

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: New Germany to Annapolis Valley ​Length: 122 km to Middleton, Annapolis Valley; two sections in MODL: Goose Chase Road, New Germany to Lunenburg County Line 17 km (one way) See Note Caledonia Junction to Queens County Line 17 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes Lunenburg County section (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at various access points along the trail. NOTE: The trail is…
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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

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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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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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 parking…
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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities.
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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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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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Village Glassworks

Village Glassworks

On site at Village Glassworks we design and craft stained glass panels, lamps, mirrors and many suncatcher patterns. We also feature other Canadian Maritime made gifts including pottery, pewter, candles and cards.
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998.
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our rotisserie chicken is made fresh on premise every day; it’s slow roasted to perfection and needless to say, it never sees the inside of a freezer. Our fries are hand-cut right here in our kitchen from fresh Canadian potatoes. Our famous dipping sauce is simmered on premise daily so you can always be sure it’ll taste as good as you remembered. And our grilled to order ribs are marinated in-house to make them fall-off-the-bone tender. Truth is, at Swiss Chalet you’ll always know your…
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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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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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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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…
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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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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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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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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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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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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
Learn More
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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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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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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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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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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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 public free of charge every day, with the…
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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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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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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.
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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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 parking…
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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Bridgewater to Queens County ​Length: 23 km (one way) Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail. 
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

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
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, 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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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are superlative, and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave…
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998.
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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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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Region: Lunenburg Region

Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activities.

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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 parking…
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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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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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Village Nursery has been a destination point along the beautiful LaHave River for 36 years We are situated just off Rte 331s in Pleasantville, watch for the bright yellow signs with our Dazee logo We open to the public in April from 8:00-5:00 with extended hours during May & June We carry a full range of potted & bedding plants with gorgeous hanging baskets & ready to go patio containers Village Nursery is the “GO TO” Nursery for all your spring & summer gardening needs Stop…
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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.
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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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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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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of stained glass with over 40 years of experience. With traditional and contemporary designs there are limitless possibilities to express your personal style for your home. We provide professional consultation services for churches and other heritage buildings for their restoration and new window design needs.
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking and supplies located in Petite Riviere on the river. Jane Steele also teaches classes. She Invites professional rug hookers to demonstrate at her shop. Look for her events on this Festivals and Events page.
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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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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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LaHave Island Marine Museum

LaHave Island Marine Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia.  In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives. Today, the fishing industry has died down…
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

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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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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Something Fishy Studio

Something Fishy Studio

Mission Save our planet Leave it better than we found it To create unique art that makes people happy To share our love of the sea
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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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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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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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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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Elmwood Winery

Elmwood Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
A small winery tucked away in Pine Grove, Lunenburg County. They do not use pesticides or herbicides in the growing of their grapes. They produce red, white and rosé wines. Only open by appointment.
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Shoreline Gallery

Shoreline Gallery

Located in the South Shore Regional Hospital’s main corridor. Seventy-five local artists, photographers and woodcarvers display one hundred reasonably-priced original works, changed monthly. The gallery is a fundraising project of the SSRH Auxillary. Never Closes. 90 Glen Allen Drive, Bridgewater. Sales handled by the SSRH Director of Volunteers.
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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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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Bridgewater to Queens County ​Length: 23 km (one way) Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail. 
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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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EIEIO Farm

EIEIO Farm

Location: Blockhouse & Area
E.I.E.I.O Farm is a family run farm, with a wide variety of products. Our three daughters help run it, by each one concentrating on different aspects. The greenhouses are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm starting on Mother’s day weekend until the first weekend in July. The farm also sells government inspected beef and pork along with compost for your gardens.
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Tancook Island

Tancook Island

Location: Tancook Island
Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. Accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester.  Here, vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment and a history deeply rooted in fishing traditions intertwine. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a…
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 public free of charge every day, with the…
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Advent Art Inc

Advent Art Inc

Advent Art is the art of Paul Kelley, a Nova Scotian artist who has lived on the South Shore for most of his life. His figurative artwork is a celebration of the female form and commanding presence in our world; and Paul’s landscape / seascape art extols the beauty that surrounds us along our Nova Scotian coast. Advent Art is not a “store front” gallery, but interested patrons are welcome to contact Paul directly to make appropriate arrangements.
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.
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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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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Petite Riviere Vineyards is one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America to make distinctive…
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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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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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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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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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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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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to the Bayport Pub! 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. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have 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…
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The Pizza Cut

The Pizza Cut

Location: Lunenburg Region
​Formally known as “Mikes Pizza and Donair”. Same great food. Same great taste. Same great service. Home to the $5.00 Lunch Specials!
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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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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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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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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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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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