District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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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.

Civic Address: 28 Silver Point Road Mahone Bay NS

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. Civic Address: 105 Craig Chandler Drive Pine Grove NS
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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. Civic Address: 11188 Highway 3 Centre NS
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
A nature enthusiast’s paradise. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean. Hirtle’s Beach is ever changing. Here you will find more than three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views. Located in Kingsburg, 35 minutes from the beautiful Town of Bridgewater off route 332 towards Riverport. Civic Address: 318 Hirtle Beach Road Kingsburg NS
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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. Civic Address: 3005 Barss Corner Road Maplewood NS
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Second Peninsula Provincial Park

Second Peninsula Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Serving up the following: Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns Civic Address: 3099 Highway 325 Wileville NS
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998. Civic Address: 10117 Highway 3 Martins Brook NS
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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. Civic Address: 1671 Highway 10 West Northfield NS 
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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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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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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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