District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Region: 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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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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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Hidden Gem
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

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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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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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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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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Tancook Island

Tancook Island

Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. 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 relaxing hour-long ferry ride to visit us across beautiful Mahone Bay — or feel welcome to sail into our protected cove and stay awhile. Enjoy hiking, biking, or beach combing for sea glass and shells.Take a walk to our museum where you will…
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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.
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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.
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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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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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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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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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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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Ol’ Miner Diner

Ol’ Miner Diner

Restaurant at the Ovens Natural Park. See the Menu on the website
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27 South Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

27 South Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

Location: Lunenburg Region
27 South Restaurant is a stylish lounge offering casual dining, perfect for business lunches 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. The main dining area seats 28 with more seating available at the bar along with booths along the side wall. There is also a private patio for your next outdoor dining experience. Catering your next special event or convention is another side to this South…
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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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Charlie’s Pizza

Charlie’s Pizza

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. Located at 487 St. Phillips Street in Wileville. Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 11pm Friday & Saturday: 10am - 1am Sunday: 10am - 10pm
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Family Restaurant.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

Location: 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.
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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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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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Rise Again Cottage

Rise Again Cottage

CANADA SELECT 3 1/2 STAR RATING!  Licensed by NOVA SCOTIA TOURISM! Rise Again Cottage, at 175 Second Peninsula Road, Lunenburg, with only a quiet road between you and an ocean cove, is a real Maritime home with brightly coloured, cheerful rooms, linens, furniture and accessories.  The cottage is well supplied with an open fireplace, 39-inch flat screen HD TV, DVD/CD player, ShawDirect satellite, high-speed internet, telephone, and a library of DVDs, CDs, and books, plenty of towels,…
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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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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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Rum Runner Inn

Rum Runner Inn

The Rum Runner Inn has 13 rooms, with telephone, cable TV, mini fridge, and air conditioning.  Enjoy views of Lunenburg’s Harbour front from the building where the sails for the origional Bluenose were manufactured.  The Rum Runner Restaurant is located on-site.  An entirely smoke free environment.
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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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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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