District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Sam’s Woodland Tours

Sam’s Woodland Tours

Region: Lunenburg Region

Join tour guide Sam Wentzell of Sam’s Woodland Tours for informative guided nature walks and historical walking tours. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of plants, trees and wildlife here in Nova Scotia.

Sam’s Woodland Tours takes place in and around Bridgewater Nova Scotia. The woodland tours are offered on a private woodlot in Upper Branch. The rail trail tours take place on the Centennial Trail in Bridgewater and connects to the LaHave River Trail in Cookville. These historical walking tours in Bridgewater focus on the railway in the area as well as the role the lumber industry played in the development of the Town of Bridgewater and Lunenburg County.

Civic Address: Upper Branch Road

Phone 902-523-5444
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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Lunenburg Length: 10 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, bikes, skiers, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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.
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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Bridgewater to Queens County ​Length: 23 km (one way) Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail. 
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. A 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. Directions: Turn left at the firehall. Beach access isn't marked.  
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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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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. This 10 km trail runs between the Chester Connection Trail to the East and the Bay to Bay and Adventure Trails in the Town of Mahone Bay. 
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the outskirts of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area. Civic Address: 11188 Highway 3 Centre NS
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
A nature enthusiast’s paradise. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean. Hirtle’s Beach is ever changing. Here you will find more than three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views. Located in Kingsburg, 35 minutes from the beautiful Town of Bridgewater off route 332 towards Riverport. Civic Address: 318 Hirtle Beach Road Kingsburg NS
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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Newburne ​Length: 120 m (one way) Duration: 15 minutes (one way) Rules: No motorized use or bicycles. Dogs on leash. To commemorate the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s 125th anniversary in 2004, Indian Falls was designated as a Municipal Park. The park offers a picnic area, on-site privies, walking trails, rock beach and look off points.
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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Trailhead Civic Address: 140 Wentzell Road, Wentzell Lake Portion Runs: Bridgewater to Cookville/Wentzells Lake ​Length: Cookville Park to LaHave River Trail/Centennial Line 2.6 km Gun Club to parking lot at Wentzells Lake 2.4 km Parking lot at Wentzell Lake to Salmon Run Road 1.7 km Duration: see above Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses.
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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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Indian Garden Farm

Indian Garden Farm

Location: Lunenburg Region
Indian Garden Farms was so named by its founders after the discovery of tools that were believed to be used by First Nations peoples prior to European settlement. The Hebb Family welcomes you to Indian Garden Farms! Fruit, vegetables, bedding plants and more are available in season right on the farm in Hebbville, NS. Civic Address: 15401 Highway 3 Hebbville NS
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Location: Lunenburg Region
Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Civic Address: 492 Harold Whynot Road Pine Grove
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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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Jan Hull- The Stoniest

Jan Hull- The Stoniest

Unique gifts and souvenirs not only made in Nova Scotia, most are made from Nova Scotia. Civic Address: 76 Meadowview Crescent Newburne NS
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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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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Village Nursery has been a visual presence in Pleasantville & throughout the province since 1978 & continues to do so with pride, not only in the quality of our product ( or so the shoppers say) but mostly in the quality of our staff & those that choose to shop here. There is no competition here at The Village Nursery because we are doing what we do best, growing for your pleasure..We will continue…as a locally family owned business to grow our very best to serve you because at the…
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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
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Location: Lunenburg Region
Authentic German Food since 1998. Civic Address: 10117 Highway 3 Martins Brook NS
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2 Papa’s Restaurant

2 Papa’s Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Drop in to 2 Papa’s Restaurant in New Germany for a slice of pizza for the road or a sit down dinner. Pizza, Donairs, Pasta, Salads. Home to the “World Famous Doughboys” Open year round (closed on Mondays) Civic Address: 5257 Highway 10 New Germany NS
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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Civic Address: 16339 Highway 103 Italy Cross NS
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our rotisserie chicken is made fresh on premise every day; it’s slow roasted to perfection and needless to say, it never sees the inside of a freezer. Our fries are hand-cut right here in our kitchen from fresh Canadian potatoes. Our famous dipping sauce is simmered on premise daily so you can always be sure it’ll taste as good as you remembered. And our grilled to order ribs are marinated in-house to make them fall-off-the-bone tender. Truth is, at Swiss Chalet you’ll always know your…
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. The restaurant was established in 1953. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Civic Address: 1671 Highway 10 West Northfield NS 
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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 and play in the waves. Small pets…
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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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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activities. Check out our website for more information and amenities. Civic Address: 11677 Highway Centre NS
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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 Lunenburg, it makes your stay easy access to the many shop, galleries, museums and restaurants in Lunenburg. Come and stroll through the ages of Grand Architecture that gave Lunenburg…
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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 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. This Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, businesses and shopping. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, the BEST…
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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lahave River Campground is centrally located in the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, near Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Bridgewater. A short drive to the scenic Annapolis Valley as well. Luc & Angela (along with the friendly campers), invite you to come camp with us in Newburne this summer! We offer you fun camping at our secluded 16 acre riverside campground. Located in Newburne on the north branch of the Lahave River, we lie at the foot of a hill 250m (700 ft.) away from the highway, so…
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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 settlement of LaHave, the…
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Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary If the beaches in Nova Scotia had a VIP list, Hirtle’s Beach would be near the top. With three kilometres of white sand perfect for strolling, fresh sea air to clear your mind, rolling surf that sounds like nature’s symphony and breathtaking views that rejuvenate the spirit, Hirtle’s Beach is much-loved by locals and visitors alike. For the true enthusiast, take the unforgettable hike to the protected wilderness park, Gaff Point. Offering stunning views, the Gaff…
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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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…
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Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, located on Highway #3, just outside the Town of Lunenburg. The whole family will relive the exciting hubbub of life on the South Shore railway in its heyday of the 1950s. Experience the command of the stationmaster at his post and the thrill of the traveler as they enjoyed their unique view of the countryside from the comfort of a passenger car. Plus the true-to-life…
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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Download this Itinerary Your adventure starts by taking Highway 103 past Bridgewater and turning down Italy Cross Road. Save your trip to Petite Riviere Vineyard for later in the day and start off with a visit to the Maritime Painted Saltbox. Meet local artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais, browsing through their gallery of handmade furniture, contemporary fine art and whimsical folk art. Don’t miss “The Coop”, where you’re sure to find a quirky treasure to take home with you. The beauty…
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Tancook Island Adventure

Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary A ferry ride away from the frantic pace of your city life awaits the rustic and gentle charm of Tancook Island. $7 buys you bicycle an 8 km trip across the water from Chester for 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”, Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 125 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style. Choose…
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