District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

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Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.

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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

Hidden Gem
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

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
Gaff Point is a 7 kilometre looped trail which begins at Hirtles Beach located just outside of Lunenburg on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. In 2002, the 124 acre property was designated as a protected coastline and wilderness area with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. A local organization now maintains and monitors the trail to ensure its environment remains preserved. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged…
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Hidden Gem
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…
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Hidden Gem
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. The kids…
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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Beach in Broad Cove off the 331 highway near many artisans
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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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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

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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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” connects the Towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and links with both the Adventure Trail and the Dynamite Trail. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and 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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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The Fisheries Museum is the ultimate waterfront experience in our UNESCO World Heritage Town. While at the Museum, you will experience life in a fishing community and explore up-close, life at sea. Learn about Rum Running, whales and August Gales. Have a yarn with old salts, get to know the lobsters and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Explore our magnificent aquarium and wharf-side…
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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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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Dayspring & Area
Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Fun at the MARC! 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…
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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 and can easily accommodate group picnics. Access to cobble beach. Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Hwy 103.. Civic address: 781 Second Peninsula Road, Second Peninsula.
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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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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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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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Ol’ Miner Diner

Ol’ Miner Diner

Restaurant at the Ovens Natural Park. See the Menu on the website
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

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

Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Family Restaurant.
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Ricardo’s Pizza and Donair

Ricardo’s Pizza and Donair

The best pizza and donairs in Mahone Bay, located right on Main Street.
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Big Red’s Family Restaurant

Big Red’s Family Restaurant

Big Red’s Family Restaurant is a family restaurant specializing in pizzas, subs, and donairs.
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Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Enjoy lobster and seafood while savoring one of the best views of the Lunenburg harbour.
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Grand Banker Bar and Grill

Grand Banker Bar and Grill

The Grand Banker Bar and Grill offers great meals and snacks on an extensive menu, a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, and a great view of the Lunenburg Harbour. The Grand Banker is also attached to the Brigantine Inn.
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Ko’s Restaurant

Ko’s Restaurant

Ko’s Restaurant offers authentic Chinese food in the heart of Bridgewater. Located on King St. along the LaHave River, Ko’s is open daily, with a lunch special from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

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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Mug and Anchor Pub

Mug and Anchor Pub

The deck on the waterfront is the most popular spot in town. A wide variety of beers on tap, pub fare, and check the website for evening entertainment as well.
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

The Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof serves authentic German cuisine and excellent desserts. Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg on Route 3. Closed Monday Open evenings 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Pizza Delight

Pizza Delight

Pizza Delight offers pizzas, oven-baked pasta, donairs, panzerottis, and fresh salads too. Dine in or take out.
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Pizza Town

Pizza Town

Classic, gourmet, and build-your-own pizzas.
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Salt Shaker Deli

Salt Shaker Deli

The Salt Shaker Deli is a friendly, cozy family diner. Innovative pizzas are their specialty. Seafood and other delicious entrees.
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Sweet Indulgence Cafe

Sweet Indulgence Cafe

Kate’s Sweet Indulgence Cafe is a popular breakfast and lunch spot offering tempting, home-made, tasty treats. Organic Coffee, catering available, wedding/ all occasion cakes available to special order.
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The Knot Pub

The Knot Pub

The Knot Pub is always a popular choice with its sea-side shanty-esque charm. This a great place to relax, enjoy the home-made food and maybe a pint too!
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The Old Fish Factory

The Old Fish Factory

Located directly on the Lunenburg waterfront in the unique site of a former fish processing plant, The Old Fish Factory offers something for everyone in their dining room, bar, and wharf side patio. The menu ranges from a variety of seafood dishes to steaks and vegetarian options too. Check their website for the schedule of live Maritime music as well.
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The River Pub

The River Pub

Is the sun out? Then it’s a perfect day to relax on the licensed patio of the River Pub, directly on the LaHave River. All the pub classics are on the menu, as well as a bar well-stocked with domestic and international beers. Take out is available if you’d like to take your lunch with you!
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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Location: 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…
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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Dear Campers! We would love to see you and the family come to Little Lake Campground for one of your summer camping trips! Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activites. We have dances with Local talent, bands and a DJ every second weekend. We dance and sing from 8:30 pm until 12:00 am. We also have magic shows, fireworks and many special theme weekends like Christmas in July, Halloween, Pot luck meals, yummy Breakfast meals etc. A men’s Talent show (now thats a must to see)…
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Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Location: Blue Rocks & Area
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…
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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

60 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 45ft, full hookups, 20/30-amp service, WiFi, Restrooms with hot showers, laundromat, picnic tables, fire pits, public telephones, game room with pool table, canteen, ice, wood, mail service, swimming pool, playground, tenting sites, horseshoe pit, basketball area, mini-golf, theme weekends, and hiking trails. Located eight miles from Lunenburg and one mile from Bridgewater.
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Location: 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…
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Rayport Campground

Rayport Campground

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…
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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Cape Cod cottages with all the conveniences of home… the ocean at your doorstep, the scent of roses, unique details, thoughtful touches describe the decor… each cottage has a glass front wood stove and all are equipped for housekeeping (well equipped kitchens), all linens, wireless internet, CTV, DVD, gas BBQ on your screened deck ... enjoy hydra massage whirlpool baths .....just bring the groceries
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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Looking for a private, country setting 5 minutes from Mahone Bay? This completely renovated loft suite is a fully equipped self-contained unit consisting of two double beds in the loft, a separate bathroom, a bright sitting area and kitchenette on the main level. Located only 45 minutues from Halifax, The New-Found Guest House offers spacious grounds, a safe play area for children and quiet areas for walking or bike riding.
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Wellshire Bed and Breakfast

Wellshire Bed and Breakfast

The Wellshire Bed and Breakfast was built circa 1893 and is a fine example of Second Empire Gothic style architecture. Both guest rooms are equipped with Wireless Internet, TV/DVD, Telephone, Hair Dryers, Oreck air purifiers and compact fridges. Reservations are highly recommended.
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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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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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