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Sweetwood Farm

Sweetwood Farm

Region: Lunenburg Region

Nurturing traditions, naturally.

Heritage farm and micro scale goat cheese dairy. Self catering chalet, goat yoga, public and private cheesemaking classes

Sweetwood Farm is a small farm nestled near scenic Mahone Bay on the south shore of Nova Scotia. The farmstead dates back hundreds of years. We are in our 1st year as stewards on the land and are working hard to embrace the best of traditions in raising quality dairy goats, heritage breed pigs and a small selection of heritage chickens. All animals have access to pasture and many are rotational grazed. We provide cheese making classes and are working towards operating our very own artisan cheese dairy on site. We also offer on-site vintage and heritage themed farm-stays, including in an authentic yurt, in an off-grid woods cabin, and in the future in a real gypsy wagon.

Civic Address: 637 Hirtle Road Maitland NS

Phone (902) 634-0904
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Aspen Grove Farm- Locally Produced Wool

Aspen Grove Farm- Locally Produced Wool

Location: Lunenburg Region
We are a small farm that has been breeding two heritage longwool sheep breeds - Lincoln and Romney - registered breeding stock and crosses - for 15 years. Our Farm Shop is one of few sources of 100% Nova Scotia wool. In addition to beautiful handspun yarn, we sell our own machine-processed yarn and blankets, woollen knitwear, products for hand spinners and needle workers – batts, rovings and locks - and other locally sourced farm and sheep-related goods. Civic Address: 756 Tompkin Rd New…
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Bachmans Beach

Bachmans Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Bachmans Beach is a quiet, all sand beach, great for digging, swimming and sun tanning. The beach is about 300 meters long with sand dunes covered in grass and only about 20 meters from the parking area. Easy to launch a canoe or kayak. The tide washes lots of rocks and treasures on the shore. Sit back, relax and watch the many sail boats sailing by.
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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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BernArt be aMAZEd

BernArt be aMAZEd

Location: Lunenburg Region
BernArt .... be aMAZEd is Canada's first art maze and outdoor gallery with lots of sculptures, mosaics and murals throughout. A surprise around every corner created by artists from around the world. Civic Address: 1136 Highway 325
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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. We are in the heart of beautiful Blue Rocks - a coastal town located just down the road from Lunenburg. The studio and gallery itself is a landmark property that we invite you to come and visit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We hope to capture some of the wonder through our artwork and gifts. Our gallery features our own fine art photography,…
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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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Chocolate River Yarns & Fibres

Chocolate River Yarns & Fibres

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on the beautiful LaHave River, in Nova Scotia, we are Canada’s largest retailer of Henry’s Attic undyed yarns and spinning fibres. Now, with a focus on Canadian product, we’re continuing to build our inventory of fabulous hand dyed yarns, felting fibres & supplies, exotic wood & pottery buttons, shawl pins and much more. Civic Address: 6466 Highway 332 Upper LaHave
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Church Lake Access Site

Church Lake Access Site

Location: Lunenburg Region
The Church Lake Public Access site includes a parking lot for 3 - 6 vehicles, a dock and boat put-in for canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats. The lake is too shallow for big boats. The dock is wheelchair accessible.  Address: 311 Newburne Road, Newburne. 25 minutes from Blockhouse.
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Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Location: Lunenburg Region
Visit us in the beautiful country and enjoy our displays and items which change weekly, with new items arriving several times a week. It’s a fun place to hang out with your girlfriends over a coffee and a piece of our famous cheesecake. Check our website for hours of operation. Civic Address: 3360 Barss Corner Road Parkdale NS
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Elmwood Winery

Elmwood Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
A small winery tucked away in Pine Grove, Lunenburg County. They do not use pesticides or herbicides in the growing of their grapes. They produce red, white and rosé wines. Only open by appointment. Civic Address: 105 Craig Chandler Drive Pine Grove NS
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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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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. 
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Bayport Pub

Bayport Pub

Location: Lunenburg Region
This cozy, rural pub restaurant is dedicated to bringing delicious food and a friendly smile to the table every time. They are pleased to offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options alongside the pub favorites you know and love. They have a kids’ menu and are family friendly. Their draft beer taps and cold beer fridge feature well known brands, as well as local offerings from small craft brewers in the area. Stop by the Bayport pub and have a great meal, share some laughs and experience…
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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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Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand

Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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Boulangerie La Vendeenne

Boulangerie La Vendeenne

Location: Lunenburg Region
Our mission is to offer our customers French authentic organic breads and viennoiseries using traditional artisanal baking methods. Our commitment to delivering fresh certified organic breads is matched with our desire to support the environment from beginning to end, offering healthy food, using high quality ingredients, following organic standards and procedures and supporting local farmers. Civic Address: 500 Highway 325 Blockhouse NS
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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Only the freshest ingredients go into our Pizza, Pasta and Oven Baked Subs. Serving up the following: Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs Pizza Spaghetti Lasagna “Delly” Cakes Cookies Sticky Buns Civic Address: 3099 Highway 325 Wileville NS
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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
Enjoy family dining in our magnificent oceanfront setting, featuring locally sourced produce, ever-changing specials, and some of the tastiest classic dishes on the South Shore. One of the things that you can count on when you visit the Ovens is the quality of the food we serve from our kitchen. Our fish and chips are super and our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are the talk of the county. We also feature homestyle specials every day. Our bread is specially baked for us at the Lahave Bakery. We…
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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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The Pizza Cut

The Pizza Cut

Location: Lunenburg Region
​Formally known as “Mikes Pizza and Donair”. Same great food. Same great taste. Same great service. Home to the $5.00 Lunch Specials! Civic Address: 11261 Highway 3 Centre NS
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Twenty Seven South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

Twenty Seven South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

Location: Lunenburg Region
Twenty Seven South is a stylish lounge offering casual dining; perfect for business lunches, early morning buffet or late night cocktails and wine. Twenty Seven South proudly serves an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine with some new twists on old classics. Civic Address: 527 Highway 10 Cookville NS (inside the Best Western Plus)
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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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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to our charming seaside Inn with lovely views over Mahone Bay. Kayak or sail among the islands, hike the trails, cycle the quiet roads, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. A peaceful place with comfortable, spacious rooms all with ocean views and decks to enjoy. Civic Address: 678 Oakland Road Mahone Bay NS
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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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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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Lily Front Motel & Cottages

Lily Front Motel & Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Featuring free WiFi and a hot tub, Lily Front Motel & Cottages offers pet-friendly accommodations in Lunenburg. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a TV. Certain rooms feature a sitting area where you can relax. Certain rooms include views of the sea or garden. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower. Civic Address: 693 Masons Beach Road First South NS
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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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Rayport Campground

Rayport Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
At Rayport Campground, the Eisnor family has been dedicated to providing their customers with friendly service since 1973 and value your business. We proudly made it our mission since day one to provide a relaxing, family camping experience for all of our customers. We’ve had a lot of fun over the years and have met many wonderful people, building our reputation on friendship with our customers. RayPort Campground is a family campground situated on the southwest bank of Martin’s River,…
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River Ridge Lodge

River Ridge Lodge

Location: Lunenburg Region
Relax and Renew at River Ridge Lodge – a Bed and Breakfast in a newly renovated riverside historic farmhouse on 10 pastoral acres, located on Martin’s River, 6 kilometres from the town of Mahone Bay in Lunenburg County. We offer well-appointed and comfortable accommodations, with modern amenities and calming views of the pastures and river. A great spot to feel serenity wash over you and simply relax, or get acquainted with the outdoors: immerse yourself in the amazing offshore playground…
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Solterre Concept House

Solterre Concept House

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on a saltwater inlet on Second Peninsula near UNESCO’s own Lunenburg, the Concept House is a contemporary, award-winning off-grid sustainable retreat, designed by Solterre Design. A network of local craftsmen built this off-grid 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in 2012 that sets a new standard for self-sufficiency and provides a comfortable, open concept and eclectic space to host your vacation and family and friends. Or, the favorite aspect of the house? To simply gaze across the gently…
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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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