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Arthur Young Trail

Arthur Young Trail

Region: Lunenburg Region

Through a partnership with the Best Western Cookville, the Arthur Young Trail was officially opened in 2012. Arthur Young served 42 consecutive years as Councillor for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. The name was chosen by a student at Newcombville Elementary to recognize Councillor Young’s last year of service prior to retirement.

There is ample parking at the trailhead, adjacent to the Best Western on Trunk 10 at civic number 523.

At first, the trail follows a ridge high above the LaHave River, through forests of tall oak trees. The trail is surfaced with fine gravel, 10 feet wide, and is designed for multi-use; users can expect to see Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs). After a breathtaking scenic view over the LaHave River Valley and the Town of Bridgewater, the trail turns to a series of switchbacks through a mature pine forest as it winds downhill towards the river. Several benches are in place to take a rest – it is easy to go down but a bit more challenging to go up!

The Arthur Young Trail joins the Centennial Trail, connecting to the Town of Bridgewater on both sides of the LaHave River. Heading north, users can connect to the LaHave River Trail which leads to the Cookville Provincial Park, and to the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail.

The Best Western Cookville welcomes and encourages Off-Highway Vehicle users to stay at their hotel. OHV operators can find on-site, secure parking facilities, heated storage spaces, machine clearing facilities, and restaurants and services within a short walking distance from the hotel. The Arthur Young Trail, as a multi-use trail that leads to destinations across the municipality, is an important location for OHV access for residents and visitors alike.

Leash your pet. Hunting, trapping and overnight camping are prohibited in all Municipal parks and green spaces.

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Village Glassworks

Village Glassworks

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Village Nursery has been a visual presence in Pleasantville & throughout the province since 1978 & continues to do so with pride, not only in the quality of our product ( or so the shoppers say) but mostly in the quality of our staff & those that choose to shop here. There is no competition here at The Village Nursery because we are doing what we do best, growing for your pleasure..We will continue…as a locally family owned business to grow our very best to serve you because at the…
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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Location: New Germany & Area
This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation. Located in Penny’s Cove and providing easy access to New Germany Lake and the LaHave River.
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River Ridge Common

River Ridge Common

Location: New Germany & Area
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Location: Lunenburg Region
Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Civic Address: 492 Harold Whynot Road Pine Grove
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Church Lake Access Site

Church Lake Access Site

Location: Lunenburg Region
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2 Papa’s Restaurant

2 Papa’s Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
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27 South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

27 South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
We are a licensed family restaurant serving customers for over 35 years. We have a diverse menu offering East Coast favourites such as haddock and chips, clams, scallops, lobster poutine, lobster sandwiches, hot sandwiches, burgers and seafood chowder. Satisfying portions and friendly service will keep you coming back. Civic Address: 16339 Highway 103 Italy Cross NS Facebook Instagram Twitter Trip Advisor
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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. Civic Address: 487 Upper Branch Road Upper Branch NS Check out our facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/people/Charlies-Pizza-and-Convenience/100063789363183/
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Osprey Ridge Golf Club - The Nest- Seasonal

Osprey Ridge Golf Club - The Nest- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Long established take-out restaurant offering renowned ice-cream treats, burgers and shakes. Conveniently located in Hebbville, close to Bridgewater. Civic Address: 15390 Highway 3 Hebbville, NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
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McDonalds- Walmart Location

McDonalds- Walmart Location

Location: Lunenburg Region
Offering their famous Big Mac sandwich, Fries, Chicken McNuggets and McCafé. Civic Address:60 Pinegrove Road Cookville NS
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Wiles Lake Farm Market- Cafe- Seasonal

Wiles Lake Farm Market- Cafe- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Location: Lunenburg Region
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LaHave River Campground

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Location: Lunenburg Region
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Blue Rocks and Beaches

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Country Fun in New Germany

Country Fun in New Germany

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Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

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Big Tancook Island Adventure

Big Tancook Island Adventure

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