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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Region: 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 public free of charge every day, with the exception of the ball fields.

Do you like to skate, ski, snowshoe or toboggan? Check out the MARC in the winter!
Pond available for recreational skating. Lit until 11:00 pm when ice conditions are good. The pond is available on a drop in basis. Fire pit available for use.

3 hills of varying slope await your toboggan or sled.

The MARC is a great place for a birthday party or other celebrations and events! Lots of indoor and outdoor space for games, dancing and theme ideas.

Phone 902-541-1343
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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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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This 24 km trail connects to 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.
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

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 Bridgewater.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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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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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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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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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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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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Diner 325

Diner 325

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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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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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Ol’ Miner Diner

Ol’ Miner Diner

Restaurant at the Ovens Natural Park. See the Menu on the website
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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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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Family Restaurant.
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Tastee Freeze

Tastee Freeze

Take-Out Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
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The Knot Pub

The Knot Pub

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The Old Fish Factory

The Old Fish Factory

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The River Pub

The River Pub

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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

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Location: Lunenburg Region
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Location: Lunenburg Region
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Little Lake Campground

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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

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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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Rum Runner Inn

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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

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