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Oxners Beach

Oxners Beach

Region: Lunenburg Region

Welcome to Oxner’s Beach, a private 63 acre beach and marsh owned by the surrounding landowners.

You are encouraged to use the beach and marsh for personal recreation only – swimming, bird watching, nature walks.
Do not walk or park vehicles on dunes or grasses as they provide nesting for birds and prevent the sand from shifting.
No commercial enterprises allowed.
Removal of materials of any kind from this area is prohibited.
No vehicles over ½ ton allowed past this point.

Please respect the beauty of our area and please do not litter.

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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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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. They’re located 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 community. The studio and gallery itself is a landmark property, and visitors are invited to come and visit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The gallery…
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

Hidden Gem
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. 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. To access the trail head for Gaff Point, you must walk across Hirtle’s Beach. PLEASE BE ADVISED: If using GPS, the destination “Gaff Point” leads you to a private property. Type…
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
This well known local beach is a favorite of many residents and visitors. It also acts as the “gateway” to the Gaff Point Trail system managed by the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The District of Lunenburg maintains the parking area and washrooms at Hirtle’s Beach during the summer months. The beach itself is managed by the Province of Nova Scotia under the Beaches Act. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the…
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Homegrown Skateboards

Homegrown Skateboards

Location: Lunenburg Region
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! Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Instagram
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Kingsburg Beach

Kingsburg Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
A long sheltered beach known for nice calm waves and warm waters. Trip Advisor
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LaHave River Berry Farm

LaHave River Berry Farm

Location: Lunenburg Region
The farm is owned and operated by Chris Berry and Melissa Mersey. They are Certified Naturally Grown, following a philosophy that plants can be grown naturally without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. It is all about the health of the soil. Civic Address: 5216 Highway 332 MIddle LaHave NS Facebook Instagram YouTube
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
A seasonal privately owned 190-acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. Admission Charged. Some of the highlights of the park are the unique sea caves, coastal walk, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum, kayaking, nightly entertainment by the fire, the annual Chapin Music Festival and some fantastic camping! Come for the day, or stay for a while and rent a cabin or bring your camper/tent. You won’t want to leave. Facebook Trip Advisor Civic Address: 326 Ovens Road, Feltzen…
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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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Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand

Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand

Location: Blue Rocks & Area
Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand is located in one of the most spectacular settings. An area well known to artists who want to capture the essence of Nova Scotia. Located in the heart of beautiful Blue Rocks - a coastal town located just down the road from Lunenburg (UNESCA World Heritage Site). Civic Address: 1241 Blue Rocks Road Blue Rocks NS
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Boston Pizza is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada serving more than 100 unique and delicious menu items such as gourmet pizzas and pastas, juicy burgers and their famous BP wings. The Bridgewater location is a local, family-owned restaurant offering a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts. Gather round to catch a sports game or enjoy dinner with your family. Civic Address: 485 Highway 10 Cookville NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
We are a licensed family restaurant serving customers for over 35 years. We have a diverse menu offering East Coast favourites such as haddock and chips, clams, scallops, lobster poutine, lobster sandwiches, hot sandwiches, burgers and seafood chowder. Satisfying portions and friendly service will keep you coming back. Civic Address: 16339 Highway 103 Italy Cross NS Facebook Instagram Twitter Trip Advisor
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lahave and Area
LaHave Bakery, since opening in July 1985, has been steadfast in its mission to rise above the ordinary by embracing what was good in the past and adapting for the health and food security of the future.  The first, and most important value is food. We strive to make a quality product with quality ingredients. We make everything from scratch. Our ingredient sources from Nova Scotia are farms that share our values in a respect for the land as well as animals. We want our bread to be…
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
This seasonal fully-licensed Cafe, located in Ovens Natural Park, is open to serve Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and offers family dining in a magnificent oceanfront setting. The menu features locally sourced produce and some of the tastiest dishes on the South Shore. Specialties include renowned Fish and Chips, Chowders and daily specials. Reservations for evening dining are highly recommended as during the season you can also catch live music seven days a week! Take-out window for ice-cream…
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Since their doors first opened in 1954, families have been coming back to Swiss Chalet generation after generation. And that’s certainly not stopping now. They’ve got exciting new dishes, and all the favourites you know and love are just as delicious as ever. Harvey’s has been home to the great Canadian burger since 1950. Well-known for using 100% Canadian ingredients - beef, chicken, potatoes and bacon and supporting our farming industry. These restaurants, conveniently located in the…
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
A family restaurant established in 1953 specializing in sensational seafood, homemade pies and unique burgers such as the Forklift Burger and the Step Ladder! Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, the best homemade pies and more! All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. Local legend Moyle Dauphinee can frequently be spotted dining here. Be sure to try the Moyle burger that has been…
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Toba’s Bed and Breakfast

Toba’s Bed and Breakfast

Location: Lunenburg Region
Thanks to the Ship Captain Sydney Corkum and wife Maggie Wilkie who built this home in 1912, guests can relax and rejuvenate while they enjoy breathtaking waterfront views. This beautiful historic home has been upgraded with modern amenities filling it with warmth, joy and laughter. Toba’s Bed & Breakfast creates a luxurious experience with newly renovated bedrooms, each with an updated private ensuite, spacious rooms with full access to living room, family room and dining room, fine…
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Shobac Cottages

Shobac Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
The four Shobac Cottages, designed by internationally celebrated architect Brian MacKay-Lyons and newly renovated, are overlooking Hirtle’s Beach, Gaff Point and a stunning architecturescape. Each of the four cottages offers an open second level loft with a queen bed and a bedroom with two twin beds on the main floor. Two additional overflow sleeping places exist on the living room raised plinth. Each unit has one bathroom with shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, cook-top,…
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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Civic Address: 3299 Highway 332 Riverport NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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Rose Cape House

Rose Cape House

Location: Lunenburg Region
Relax on the expansive deck enjoying sunrise and sunset. Have your camera or sketch pad ready to capture the ever changing views of the islands and water of Rose Bay. Soak in the whirlpool bath before retiring to the comfort of one of three charming bedrooms. A five minute drive will take you to two of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Nova Scotia (Hirtles Beach and Sanddollar Beach). On a rainy day visit the quaint towns of Mahone Bay (20 min.) and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (10…
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Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Petite Villa Guest Cottage is spacious and luxurious, exquisitely furnished and decorated. Petite Villa has hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen and bath, private patio and lawn, soaring cathedral ceiling, magnificent floor-to-ceiling fireplace; and with two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room, can sleep six comfortably. The luxury and charm of the Petite Villa make it particularly suitable for romantic honeymoon or anniversary celebrations, yet it’s great for families…
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Ovens Cottages and Campground

Ovens Cottages and Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
The unique geology and dramatic beauty of the Ovens Park has drawn a diverse group of people to this lovely destination year after year. People seem to find their own resonance and releases here at the home of Nova Scotia’s oldest legend (Indian Cave), here among the 150 year-old scars and implements of the 1861 gold rush, where the sea still echoes of vague references to rum-running (not so rare in this area) and Captain Kidd, and where the Cunard family laid claim to most our beach and then…
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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 the beautiful maritime town Lunenburg, just a few minutes walk from downtown, it makes your stay easy access to the many shops, galleries, museums and restaurants Lunenburg. Come and…
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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Little Lake Campground is a lakeside campground offering pull-through & full-serviced RV sites, tenting sites and trailer rental located very close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg. Bring your own equipment to enjoy the lake - canoeing, kayaking or fishing. Other facilities include a swimming pool, playground, showers, laundry and convenience store. Enjoy planned activities and entertainment in the games room. Civic Address: 11677 Highway Centre NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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A Day in Historic LaHave

A Day in Historic LaHave

Download an Itinerary Make your way to the LaHave River Cable Ferry. The cable ferry service across this river has been active since the 1800s, connecting East LaHave on the Lunenburg side of the LaHave River to the LaHave and Petite Riviere region. The ferry is free to all members of the public, and is accessible to cars, trucks, RVs, bikes, walkers, and more. Upon crossing the Ferry from the Northern Side to the Southern side, stop at the LaHave Bakery for a delicious brunch. This bakery has…
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Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks is a hidden gem of the region, located just minutes out of Lunenburg. Often advertised as “Peggy’s Cove without the lighthouse”, Blue Rocks is a must-see when visiting Lunenburg area. A traditional fishing community with unique natural features, Blue Rocks is a favorite among amateur and professional artists and artisans of all types. During high tide the Old Fish House appears to be floating amidst the Atlantic Ocean and the contrast of the “blue” rocks and yellow and red…
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Country Fun in New Germany

Country Fun in New Germany

Begin your day 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 Scotia taste by u-picking blueberries or raspberries when they are in season. The next stop a bit farther north on Highway 324. Indian Falls is a 25 foot rushing waterfall and historic indigenous salmon fishing…
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Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to BernArt Maze, located on Highway 325. This art maze is the first of its kind in all of Canada! Explore the cement sculptures that have been designed and made by over one hundred international artists, and see everything on your way to the finish. This is art that the kids can see, touch, and interact with, all outdoors! See the spider sculpture that towers the entrance and find the handprints and footprints of those who contributed…
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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

Download this Itinerary The rustic and gentle charm of Big Tancook Island is only a passenger ferry ride away from the mainland. The 8 km (1 hour) trip across the water from Chester is free and provides 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”, Big Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 150 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style.…
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