District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Region: Lunenburg Region

This multipurpose Municipal facility is a community resource providing outdoor and indoor spaces for recreation purposes.

The MARC is composed of the following:

Program Building, Residence Building, a pond for skating, fishing and canoeing, two toboggan runs, three softball fields, cross-country course, playground, ten kilometres of hiking/skiing trails for all skill levels, Mountain bike skills park and disc golf.

The MARC is perfect for flying a kite, having a picnic, watching wildlife near the ponds or exploring the trails. You can also book a softball field for a friendly game or a room for a birthday party. In the winter, the MARC is also used for cross country skiing, skating, and tobogganing. With so many offerings, the MARC is ideal to meet all of your recreation needs.

Many fun family events are held here throughout the year - Pumpkin Party, Christmas Wreath Making, Winter Bonfires, Easter Egg Hunt to name a few. Check out the District of Lunenburg’s Facebook page for details of the next events.

*Note: There is no winter maintenance on the trails. Please respect trail tracking for skiing and snowshoeing.

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Phone (902) 543-8181
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
A 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” that connects the Towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Also a short 1 km section from the end of the Back Harbour Trail in Lunenburg to Garden Lots. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
A 27km trail connecting the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater and to the Region of Queens. This trail features a covered bridge in the community of Hebbville along with various restaurants and services along the route. Parking is available at access points along the trail. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Facebook
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Day use park with fresh water swimming, kayaking, canoeing. Small beach for having a picnic or relaxing on a beautiful day. Lots of parking, near many shops and restaurants in the Region. Civic Address: 854 Conquerall Mills Road, Conquerall Bank, NS, B4V 6A2 Trip Advisor
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Unique, unspoiled coastline awaits! Gaff Point consists of 124 acres of marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. This rugged footpath is pedestrian use only. Both sides of the point have steep cliffs; there are tidal pools where topography becomes gentler; and sand and gravel beaches along the shoreline. Trip Advisor
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Indian Garden Farms

Indian Garden Farms

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Strawberries Raspberries High Bush Blueberries (limited amounts) *In season (varies depending on berry) Civic Address: 15401 Highway 3 Hebbville NS Facebook
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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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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities. As they say “We love to be outdoors”. Our services offer you opportunities to enjoy your outdoor experience. Play in the woodland & inland waters of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Civic Address: 37 Bruhm Lane Cornwall NS
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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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Second Peninsula Provincial Park

Second Peninsula Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
This large scenic picnic park on the ocean has tables scattered under a stand of spruce and fir trees and can easily accommodate group picnics. Access to cobble beach. Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, Civic address: 781 Second Peninsula Road, Second Peninsula. Facebook Trip Advisor
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Terra Beata Farms

Terra Beata Farms

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Location: New Germany & Area
This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation. Located in Penny’s Cove and providing easy access to New Germany Lake and the LaHave River.
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Zwicker Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Open by appointment only. Civic Address: 13273 Highway 3 Upper Lahave NS Facebook
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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 Check out our facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/people/Charlies-Pizza-and-Convenience/100063789363183/
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Old Black Forest Restaurant

Old Black Forest Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Tastee Freeze- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Long established take-out restaurant offering renowned ice-cream treats, burgers and shakes. Conveniently located in Hebbville, close to Bridgewater. Civic Address: 15390 Highway 3 Hebbville, NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Location: Lunenburg Region
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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

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Location: Lunenburg Region
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Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
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A Day in Historic LaHave

A Day in Historic LaHave

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Blue Rocks and Beaches

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Country Fun in New Germany

Country Fun in New Germany

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Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Start your day by journeying down to Petite Riviere Vineyards, a historic winery best known for its red wines and for being one of the oldest grape growing territories in North America, dating back to the 1630s. Enjoy a tour and a tasting on the building’s terrace, overlooking the hills of lavender and grapes. Continue into the village of Petite Riviere and stop at the Maritime Painted Saltbox, a vividly colourful art gallery displaying the works of Tom Alway and Peter Blais. Meet the artists…
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Big Tancook Island Adventure

Big Tancook Island Adventure

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