Chester Race Week

Date August 16 2017

Region Chester
Category | Kid Friendly | Food and Music | Outdoor Activity

August , visit the largest keelboat regatta in Canada! Presented by the Chester Yacht Club for over 100 years, this event is fun for the whole family. Watch the races, listen to local musicians and enjoy the beautiful town of Chester.

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Nearby attractions

Indian Falls

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

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

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Tancook Island

Big Tancook and Little Tancook are 2 islands located 6 miles off the southern coast of Nova Scotia in Mahone Bay.  These two islands are accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester. Take your bicycles and a packed lunch to explore the island for the day.  A ferry schedule can be found on the Tancook Island Tourism site. 

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Tancook Museum

The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island with old tools and items from the Island.

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Dynamite Trail

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. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.

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EIEIO Farm

E.I.E.I.O Farm is a family run farm, with a wide variety of products. Our three daughters help run it, by each one concentrating on different aspects. The greenhouses are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm starting on Mother’s day weekend until the first weekend in July. The farm also sells government inspected beef and pork along with compost for your gardens.

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Sawpit Wharf

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

This large scenic picnic park on the ocean has tables scattered under a stand of spruce and fir and can easily accommodate group picnics. Access to cobble beach. Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Hwy 103..
Civic address: 781 Second Peninsula Road, Second Peninsula.

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La Vista Dining Room, Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island

La Vista Dining Room, Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island

Choose to dine in the elegant dining room, on the panoramic ocean view patio, or in the fireside lounge. Chef Conrad creates delicious gourmet cuisine for you to enjoy.

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Mug and Anchor Pub

Mug and Anchor Pub

The deck on the waterfront is the most popular spot in town.  A wide variety of beers on tap, pub fare, and check the website for evening entertainment as well.

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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

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.

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Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Looking for comfortable-yet-affordable accommodation on Nova Scotia’s Bluenose Coast/Lighthouse Route, near Mahone Bay and Lunenburg on Nova Scotia’s South Shore? Look no further! Come and stay at our small backpackers hostel located on the main road between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, only one hour from Halifax. Clean, comfortable beds for only $25 per night—and that includes taxes and breakfast. Second & subsequent nights are only $20pp/pn.

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Mahone Bay Bed and Breakfast

Mahone Bay Bed and Breakfast

Comfort, luxury, and individually appointed, uniquely designed rooms are the features of the Mahone Bay Bed and Breakfast.

Comfortable beds, TVs with DVD players, and telephones are expected standard, the décor and lovingly selected decorations are what sets us apart, right down to wine glasses and cork screw in every room.
Downstairs our elegant living room is waiting for you to make yourself comfortable or, weather permitting, you can chose to relax on three sides of the house, the private patio or on two sides of the veranda watching the world go by.

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Rayport Campground

Rayport Campground

RayPort Campground is a family campground situated on the southwest bank of Martin’s River, adjacent to highway 103 (take exit 9 or 10 to highway 3). Entrance is from highway 3.

60 serviced sites (electric & water, 30 amp max)
10 unserviced sites 50 cable TV hook ups (free)
Dump station Clean washrooms Flush toilets
Free hot showers Coin laundry Pay phones available
Ice Firewood Camp store Games room
Swimming pool ( free to campers) Trout fishing in river

10% discount to senior citizens, just show your senior citizen card
Weekly rates (seventh day free)
Group and seasonal rates upon request

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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Looking for a private, country setting 5 minutes from Mahone Bay? This completely renovated loft suite is a fully equipped self-contained unit consisting of two double beds in the loft, a separate bathroom, a bright sitting area and kitchenette on the main level.

Located only 45 minutues from Halifax, The New-Found Guest House offers spacious grounds, a safe play area for children and quiet areas for walking or bike riding.

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Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Marina

Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Marina

Stay seaside different year round!!
An Oceanfront paradise only 45 minutes from Halifax on Nova Scotia’s Beautiful South Shore.  Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island offers the total freedom to make your seaside getaway whatever you want.  From a spa escape to a romantic getaway, a family vacation adventure to a corporate retreat, our resort is the ideal setting for whatever experience you desire.  We have something for everyone.  Our guest rooms have oceanviews and garden views, We have oceanfront chalets.  Our hotel is full of activities such as a spa, pool, fitness centre, full service restaurant, lounge with fire place and entertainment.  We have outdoor activities that include tennis courts, basketball court, bike and kayak rentals, walking trails, mini golf, outdoor pool, and fire pits to enjoy under the stars.  Our hotel also has banquet and meeting facilities for the most beautiful wedding or the corporate Christmas party. 

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