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.

Civic Address: 318 Hirtle Beach Road Kingsburg NS

Phone 902-541-1343
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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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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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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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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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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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 found on the Island. Civic Address: 151 Southeast Cove Road Big Tancook Island NS
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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. 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. 
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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 Hog Gallery

Blue Hog Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 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 wonder through our artwork and gifts. Our gallery features our own fine art photography,…
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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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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

Location: Lunenburg Region
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: Lunenburg Region
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 used as…
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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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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are super and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave Bakery. We…
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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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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment. Civic Address: 485 Highway 10 Cookville NS
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Location: Lunenburg Region
The New-Found Guest House is located approximately 45 minutes from Halifax - Nova Scotia’s capital, 5 minutes from scenic Mahone Bay and 10 minutes from historic Lunenburg - home of the Bluenose. This completely renovated loft suite is a fully-equipped, self-contained unit. It has two double beds, a writing desk, a sofa, a rocker recliner and satellite television in the loft area. On the main level, there is a separate four-piece bathroom, a bright sitting area with a sofa and several chairs…
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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Each Cape Cod style cottage has it’s own individual character. Cottages range in size from cozy studios… perfect for couples, to spacious two bedrooms, ideal for families or weekend getaways with friends Civic Address: 3299 Highway 332 Riverport NS
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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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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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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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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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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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