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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Region: 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 LaHave Bakery where you can stop for lunch or a coffee and a snack.

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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 and…
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Mariner Crafts

Mariner Crafts

Location: Lunenburg Region
Sagged Bubble Glass, Silver Jewelry, Leatherworks, Pewter & Pottery. Civic Address: 161 Drew Hill Road Petite Riviere NS
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
The Maritime Painted Saltbox Heritage Reproduction Furniture and Fine Art Gallery. Civic Address: 265 Petite Riviere Road Petite Riviere NS 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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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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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 wines. The winery…
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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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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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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

Location: Lunenburg Region
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! Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS
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Indian Garden Farm

Indian Garden Farm

Location: Lunenburg Region
Indian Garden Farms was so named by its founders after the discovery of tools that were believed to be used by First Nations peoples prior to European settlement. The Hebb Family welcomes you to Indian Garden Farms! Fruit, vegetables, bedding plants and more are available in season right on the farm in Hebbville, NS. Civic Address: 15401 Highway 3 Hebbville NS
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James Middleton - Portraits by Commission

James Middleton - Portraits by Commission

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Civic Address: 2102 Highway 331 West LaHave NS
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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 boat like feeling as you hear the waves crashing under the building. Beautifully situated, looking across the bay to Riverport, the studio welcomes visitors with daily demonstrations in various pottery techniques. The artwork and pottery displayed is all made on the premises and original pieces are available for purchase in all…
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Advent Art Inc

Advent Art Inc

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Civic Address: 3434 Highway 331 LaHave NS
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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

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 (Highway 331) between the LaHave Bakery and Crescent Beach. Civic Address: 90 Bells Cove Road, Dublin Shore NS
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Dennis Curran Watercolour

Dennis Curran Watercolour

Location: Lunenburg Region
Original watercolours and matted reproductions by Dennis Curran, specializing in Nova Scotia coastal scenes. Custom framing in rustic wood. By appointment only, please. Civic Address: 7688 Highway 331 Cherry Hill NS
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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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Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Hand hooked and wet felted pieces for your home crochet pieces mounted on driftwood. Civic Address: 2142 Hwy 331 West LaHave NS
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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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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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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

Location: Lunenburg Region
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.  Civic Address: 36 Petite Riviere Road Petite Riviere NS
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Square Peg Gallery

Square Peg Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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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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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. Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS
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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. Civic Address: 16339 Highway 103 Italy Cross NS
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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. Civic Address: 542 Green Bay Rd Green Bay NS
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment. Civic Address: 485 Highway 10 Cookville 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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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Take-Out Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts Civic Address: 15390 Highway 3 Hebbville NS 
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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Open from May 1st through October 31st. The Lighthouse is the ideal Nova Scotia vacation destination, just 5 minutes from Bridgewater 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…
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Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Location: 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…
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Location: Lunenburg Region
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…
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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Civic Address: 678 Oakland Road Mahone Bay NS
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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activities. Check out our website for more information and amenities. Civic Address: 11677 Highway Centre NS
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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

Location: 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…
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Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Location: 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…
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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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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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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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