District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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James Middleton - Portraits by Commission

James Middleton - Portraits by Commission

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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.

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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 also includes landscape, figure and still life. The studio/gallery is located on the Lighthouse Route near the LaHave Bakery and the Fort Point Museum.

We also offer workshops. Why not escape and go outside for some plein air painting on the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia. Our workshops offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. We also offer indoor studio workshops/classes in painting or drawing.

PHONE (902) 693-2093

Phone (902) 693-2093
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Advent Art Inc

Advent Art Inc

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.
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Hidden Gem
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland this beach streches 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…
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

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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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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Indian Garden Farm

Indian Garden Farm

U-Pick Options* -Strawberries -Raspberries -High Bush Blueberries (limited amounts) *In season (varies depending on berry) Come enjoy the experience of picking your own farm fresh berries right off the vine! Indian Garden Farms U-picks take place while berries are in season and offer our customers the chance to get right into the action of harvesting their own fresh produce.
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LaHave Island Marine Museum

LaHave Island Marine Museum

Welcome to the LaHave Islands Marine Museum Website. 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, Canada. Through this website, you can learn about the LaHave Islands and the surrounding area. You can also see photographs of some of the artifacts we have on display at the museum. In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater,…
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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Hidden Gem
Location: Petite Riviere & Area
French colonists planted the first vine in this area in the early 1600’s. In 1994, Petite Riviere Vinyards revived the tradition. Wines from Canada’s oldest winegrowing region are now available at the winery, and at select retaurants in the area. PETITE RIVIERE VINEYARDS uses only grapes from the LaHave River Valley. Our poor rocky soil and long, mild growing season provide an ideal terroir for quality wines. The wines bear the name of this unique region, “Côtes de LaHave”.
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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

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.
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

Hidden Gem
The Maritime Painted Saltbox Heritage Reproduction Furniture and Fine Art Gallery . 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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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery was established in 1983 in a small rural village south of London, England. Co-founders Vaughan Smith and Jacqueline M. Cohen are a husband and wife team. After 27 years exhibiting at shows in the United States and running a gallery in upstate New York, they decided to move to LaHave where Jackie has relatives. 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…
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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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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Beach in Broad Cove off the 331 highway near many artisans
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Locals know this beach is a stunner. Cherry Hill’s appeal is largely elemental: It offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. 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. Easy to find off highway 103 turn down Exit 16 or follow the 331 highway from the beautiful town of Bridgewater (King Street south)
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CWatercolour Studio

CWatercolour Studio

Original watercolours and matted reproductions by Dennis Curran, specializing in Nova Scotia coastal scenes. Custom framing in rustic wood. By appointment only, please - (902) 523-3974, Cash or Cheque
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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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Kas Stone Photographic Art

Kas Stone Photographic Art

Photographic fine art inspired by our maritime heritage with its wild coastal scenery and changeable weather. Available as numbered-edition prints, individually created using 100% archival materials. Showcased in a charming seaside studio in Dublin Shore overlooking the scenic LaHave coast. Visit the gallery and meet award-winning photographer Kas Stone. You can watch an AV show, join a photo workshop, or just drop by for a chat and a cup of tea. Season/Hours May to October: open most days 10-5,…
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Mariner Crafts

Mariner Crafts

Sagged Bubble Glass, Silver Jewelry, Leatherworks, Pewter & Pottery.
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Square Peg Gallery

Square Peg Gallery

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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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

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. Look for her events on this Festivals and Events page.
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Riverbank General Store and Cafe

Riverbank General Store and Cafe

In the heart of Mill Village on the banks of the Medway River at the end of 331, this quaint old-fashion Store is much more than you’d think. Leaning towards local green products with Free Range Meats and other items in the general merchandise category, it caters to the discerning in taste. Our Cafe is one that surpasses expectation with food and atmosphere. It’s one heck of a good place to eat while watching the river drift by. Afterwards, visit our gift shop and pick up gifts created by…
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Shoreline Gallery

Shoreline Gallery

Located in the South Shore Regional Hospital’s main corridor. Seventy-five local artists, photographers and woodcarvers display one hundred reasonably-priced original works, changed monthly. The gallery is a fundraising project of the SSRH Auxillary. Never Closes. 90 Glen Allen Drive, Bridgewater. Sales handled by the SSRH Director of Volunteers.
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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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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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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment
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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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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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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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Macleod’s Canteen

Macleod’s Canteen

MacLeod’s Canteen, seating 35, known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish, clams, etc
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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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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Family Restaurant.
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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

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, play in the waves ands…
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

“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. Newly constructed in August 2010, this Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to…
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Bridgewater Comfort Inn

Bridgewater Comfort Inn

Conveniently located in the heart of Bridgewater, the Main Street of the South Shore, and near the local industrial parks and hospital, guests of the Bridgewater Comfort Inn have easy access to all major destinations in the area including the Bridgewater Mall, Eastside Plaza, Bridgewater Curling Club, Wile Carding Mill Museum, DesBrisay Museum and Exhibition Centre and the South Shore Exhibition, better known as the Big Ex. Our modern amenities and friendly staff are the perfect combination for…
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Pelham House Bed and Breakfast

Pelham House Bed and Breakfast

Pelham House Bed and Breakfast has 4 guestrooms with private bath.  Refreshments and refridgerator are available, and locally sourced/organic food are used where possible.  Guests enjoy wireless internet access and sitting room equipped with TV, DVD, and books on Lunenburg.  Please note, pets are present at this establishment.
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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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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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Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast

Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast

Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast is one of Mahone Bay’s premier heritage homes. Restored to the original wood floors and trim. Fisherman’s Daughter boasts four tastefully decorated rooms, all with private en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Our home is a non-smoking environment. Free WiFi, and a complimentary beverage and snack bar. Guests enjoy a continental breakfast, consisting of fresh fruit, baking. We are a couple, with the profound understanding, that…
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Lighthouse Motel

Lighthouse Motel

Join us for an amazing carefree vacation in South West Nova Scotia. Our spacious motel rooms and waterfront rentals are only minutes from the legendary white sand beaches; quaint fishing villages; world class restaurants and artisans, and historic towns that dot Nova Scotia’s picturesque Lighthouse Route. Open from May through October, our established motel is a brief 10 minute drive from the town of Bridgewater, the hub of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Here on the banks of the beautiful…
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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: 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.
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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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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…
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