District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Tancook Museum

Tancook Museum

Region: Tancook Island

The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles found on the Island.

Civic Address: 151 Southeast Cove Road Big Tancook Island NS

Phone (902) 277-2529
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Tancook Island

Tancook Island

Tancook Island is a unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia. Here, vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment and a history deeply rooted in fishing traditions intertwine. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a relaxing hour-long ferry ride to visit us across beautiful Mahone Bay — or feel welcome to sail into our protected cove and stay awhile. Enjoy hiking, biking, or beach combing for sea glass and shells.Take a walk to our museum where you will…
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Hirtle’s Beach ​Length: 7 km (round trip) Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (round trip) Rules: Foot traffic only, no motorized use or bicycles, stay on the marked trail, steep cliffs and sensitive ground. Dogs must be on leash. No camping, fires or hunting. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged coastline complete with some unique geology and a variety of wildlife. 
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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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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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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
The winery is located at Hackmatack Farm, a commercial highbush blueberry farm. Come take a pleasant drive into the country and visit us to taste wine, to pick berries, picnic, or tour the winery and N.S. craft store. High Bush Blueberry U-Pick Mid August to Beginning of October Everyday 9:00am - 6:00pm Civic Address: 813 Walburne Road Newburne NS
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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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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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Sea Myst Gallery and Gift Shop

Sea Myst Gallery and Gift Shop

This shop is conveniently located in an old fishing shanty overlooking Northwest cove where the ferry docks. Sea Myst is a charming gift and gallery shop filled with Maritime art, jewelry and unique island treasures for the kids. Come and explore the magic of mermaids, sea dragons and say Hi to the shop’s pet pig “Ruby”. Sea Myst isn’t just a shop it is an experience! This shop is owned and operated by Angela Connolly, for more information on the store visit us on Facebook, at Sea Myst…
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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.
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Terra Beata Farms

Terra Beata Farms

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 used as…
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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building on the island. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants also created by Hillary. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a charming and peaceful place to stop…
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Carolyn’s Restaurant (Tancook Island)- Seasonal

Carolyn’s Restaurant (Tancook Island)- Seasonal

Location: Tancook Island
Carolyn’s is an Eat-In or Take-Out restaurant, specializing in fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood chowder, home made pie, ice cream, hot and cold drinks and much more. Bus tours and large groups should call ahead and ask her to prepare a delicious chowder luncheon, just for you and your friends…made with only the freshest seafood available. Civic Address: 656 Tancook Island Road Tancook Island 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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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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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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Rose Cape House

Rose Cape House

Location: Lunenburg Region
Relax on our 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). Available all year, The Rose Cape House offers you a home away from your own home, whatever the season, where…
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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Location: Lunenburg Region
The New-Found Guest House is located approximately 45 minutes from Halifax - Nova Scotia’s capital, 5 minutes from scenic Mahone Bay and 10 minutes from historic Lunenburg - home of the Bluenose. This completely renovated loft suite is a fully-equipped, self-contained unit. It has two double beds, a writing desk, a sofa, a rocker recliner and satellite television in the loft area. On the main level, there is a separate four-piece bathroom, a bright sitting area with a sofa and several chairs…
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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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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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