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Petite Riviere Community Park

Petite Riviere Community Park

Region: Lunenburg Region

A quaint stopping point for travelers in Petite Riviere. Nearby is the Risser’s Beach Provincial Park and several local artist and artisan shops.

Civic Address: 2 Petite Riviere Road Petite Riviere

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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 boat like feeling as you hear the waves crashing under the building. Beautifully situated, looking across the bay to Riverport, the studio welcomes visitors with daily demonstrations in various pottery techniques. The artwork and pottery displayed is all made on the premises and original pieces are available for purchase in all…
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
A Unique Artists' Studio Featuring Artwork by Tom Alway & Peter Blaisin Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia. Using original artwork, Tom Alway & Peter Blais have introduced into the gallery a new method of creating reproductions of our images-metal prints. Using a process called dye sublimation, they now print their images on aluminum. After more than 20 years, the Painted Saltbox Gallery continues to showcase their work... now almost exclusively acrylic paintings on canvas. Their diverse client…
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Square Peg Gallery

Square Peg Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside. Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and a boardwalk along an inland marsh. Directions to Risser’s Beach are scenic. From the Town of Bridgewater follow King Street South which is Route 331 for 25 minutes. You will be following the beautiful LaHave River the whole…
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LaHave Sunset Park

LaHave Sunset Park

Location: Lahave & Area
​Located on the west side of the LaHave River in Conquerall Bank, this lovely riverside park is a great spot to lay out a blanket and enjoy the views or to host a family picnic. Benches and picnic tables available. Porta-Potties are usually on-site during the summer season. Limited parking. Those who visit have said “the sunset from the view and the tranquility when you’re on that parcel of land… it’s like you’re on your own little piece of heaven.” -Anonymous Leash your pet.…
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Green Bay Beach

Green Bay Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Green Bay Beach is divided into small sections by boulders, the cove keeps the water surprisingly warm. MacLeod’s Canteen (seasonal) is in close proximity to the beach and has takeout available.
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Fort Point Museum

Fort Point Museum

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on a picturesque point at the mouth of the LaHave River, the ocean-side views are breath taking. This National Historic Site was the first capital of New France in 1632, the beginning steps of Acadian history in Canada. The quaint building on site was once a lighthouse keeper’s home and is part of Nova Scotia’s proud lighthouse heritage. Today, the museum celebrates the LaHave community from the first inhabitants to the present day, with treasures, activities and stories that bring…
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches 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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Cape LaHave Adventures

Cape LaHave Adventures

Location: Lunenburg Region
Guided sea-kayak adventures and yoga in the renowned LaHave Islands Archipelago on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Paddle among the islands and experience pristine beaches, coastal wildlife, and signature Maritime fishing settlements. Multi-day, Full-day, and half-day tours. Located on Dublin Shore off of the Lighthouse Route (Highway 331) between the LaHave Bakery and Crescent Beach. Civic Address: 90 Bells Cove Road, Dublin Shore NS
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Beachside Pizza and Market- Seasonal

Beachside Pizza and Market- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Beachside Pizza & Market is a locally owned restaurant and general store, conveniently located close to both Crescent Beach and Rissers Beach. The menu includes pizza, baked goods and fair trade coffee. Seasonal hours. Civic Address: 5048 Highway 331 Crescent Beach NS https://www.restaurantji.com/ns/lahave/beachside-pizza-/ Facebook
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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 & 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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Ploughman’s Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch

Location: Lunenburg Region
Pastries, espresso, organic sourdough bread, picnic lunches, fine groceries and fresh handmade ice cream. Located in beautiful West Dublin, Nova Scotia. Civic Address: 4645 Highway 331 West Dublin Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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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 centre 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. Each beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST…
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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Open from May 1st through October 31st. The Lighthouse is the ideal Nova Scotia vacation destination, just 5 minutes from Bridgewater yet close to sandy beaches, stunning lighthouses, museums, shops and the charming and historic towns and villages along Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route (Route 331). We feature a variety of accommodation choices ranging from classic retro-style motel rooms (with or without kitchenettes), to Boathouse Studios and Riverfront Cottage. The Lighthouse is a three acre…
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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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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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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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Rural Gems in New Germany

Rural Gems in New Germany

New Germany and the surrounding area is filled with rural gems! Take a tour of the local winery and u-pick, visit the falls, check out the museum, and do so much more! Start your day trip in Newburne visiting Lunenburg County Winery (813 Walburne Road, Newburne, NS). Situated on a drumlin approximately 25 minutes inland from Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and Bridgewater, the winery is located at Hackmatack Farm (1980), a commercial highbush blueberry farm. Take a pleasant drive into the country and…
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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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