Spirited Away in Lunenburg: the Nova Scotia Craft Spirits Festival

Date October 20 2017

Region Town of Lunenburg
Category | Wine, Beer, Spirits Event

Join us in Lunenburg this coming October for a festive weekend in celebration of ten Nova Scotia’s distillers and their wares, with six talented Mixologists creating sublime cocktails, workshops on spirits and how to use them in fabulous drinks, dining delights and much more!
Admission: Pass for Festival events available through website. http:/www.nsspiritsfestival.com Download the Festival Program on the website. Tickets for individual events will be available after Sept. 25th

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Nearby attractions

Bay to Bay Trail

This 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” connects the Towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and links with both the Adventure Trail and the Dynamite Trail.  Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.  Parking is available at access points along the trail.

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Blue Hog Gallery

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.

Blue Hog Gallery is one of the first properties you come across when entering the town. 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, pencil, charcoal and original watercolours. Handmade jewellery and other hand made gifts - all made in Nova Scotia. We also have a small supply of art materials for the travelling artist.

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Blue Rocks

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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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The Fisheries Museum is the ultimate waterfront experience in our UNESCO World Heritage Town. While at the Museum, you will experience life in a fishing community and explore up-close, life at sea. Learn about Rum Running, whales and August Gales. Have a yarn with old salts, get to know the lobsters and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Explore our magnificent aquarium and wharf-side vessels. Take a boat ride or make your way to the Ice House Theatre where films are shown throughout the day. Visit the Salt Store Gift Shop or dine at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! The entire family will surely enjoy their fun visit with us!

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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.

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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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Petite Riviere Vineyard

French colonists planted the first vine in this area in the early 1600’s. In 1994, Petite Riviere Vinyards revived the tradition. Wines from Canada’s oldest winegrowing region are now available at the winery, and at select retaurants in the area. 
 
PETITE RIVIERE VINEYARDS uses only grapes from the LaHave River Valley. Our poor rocky soil and long, mild growing season provide an ideal terroir for quality wines. The wines bear the name of this unique region, “Côtes de LaHave”. 

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Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Enjoy lobster and seafood while savoring one of the best views of the Lunenburg harbour.

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Fleur de Sel Restaurant

Fleur de Sel Restaurant

The Fleur de Sel Restaurant offers innovative French cuisine highlighting local ingredients served in an elegant setting.

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Grand Banker Bar and Grill

Grand Banker Bar and Grill

The Grand Banker Bar and Grill offers great meals and snacks on an extensive menu, a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, and a great view of the Lunenburg Harbour.  The Grand Banker is also attached to the Brigantine Inn.

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Magnolia’s Grill

Magnolia’s Grill

Magnolia’s Grill is a cozy, funky spot featuring yummy dishes prepared by hand and changed daily on the chalkboard menu.  Has been featured on the Food Network.  Seafood, seafood, seafood….

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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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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

The Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof serves authentic German cuisine and excellent desserts.  Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg on Route 3.  Closed Monday.

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The Knot Pub

The Knot Pub

The Knot Pub is always a popular choice with its sea-side shanty-esque charm.  This is the place to relax and enjoy the home-made food and maybe a pint to boot.

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The River Pub

The River Pub

Is the sun out?  Then it’s a perfect day to relax on the licensed patio of the River Pub, directly on the LaHave River.  All the pub classics are on the menu, as well as a bar well-stocked with domestic and international beers.  Take out is available if you’d like to take your fish and chips with you.

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Salt Shaker Deli

Salt Shaker Deli

The Salt Shaker Deli is a friendly, cozy family diner.  Innovative pizzas are their specialty. Seafood and other delicious entrees. 

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The Old Fish Factory

The Old Fish Factory

Located directly on the Lunenburg waterfront in the unique site of a former fish processing plant, The Old Fish Factory offers something for everyone in their dining room, bar, and wharf side patio.  The menu ranges from a variety of seafood dishes to steaks and vegetarian options too.  Check their website for the schedule of live Maritime music as well.

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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

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, play in the waves ands swim. Small pets are welcome.

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Barrett’s Bed & Breakfast on Lunenburg Bay

Barrett’s Bed & Breakfast on Lunenburg Bay

A charming oceanfront Captain’s House located just outside of Lunenburg.

Minutes from; the Ovens, Sanddollar Beach & Hirtle’s Beach

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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

“Where guests are like family, & family is always welcome.”

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. Newly constructed in August 2010, this Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, businesses and shopping. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre has it all!

Each beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre features modern decor, lush linens, refrigerator, in-room movies and high-speed Internet. During your stay you will also receive free parking and a freshly made hot buffet breakfast to ensure a great start to each day. Half of the guest rooms at this Bridgewater hotel offer beautiful views of the forested LaHave River Valley. Other hotel amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool with corkscrew waterslide, hot tub and exercise facility. This Bridgewater hotel also comes fully equipped with a 24-hour business center, meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 300 people and an on-site restaurant where guests will enjoy a variety of delicious dishes.

Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre are a short drive from beautiful sand beaches, spectacular ocean vistas, historic towns and an endless variety of galleries and shops. Guests looking for a little more excitement can climb aboard a lobster boat, surf or kayak Nova Scotia’s rugged shoreline and sail the Bluenose II when she is in port.

The hospitable staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre offers a superior guest experience in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

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Kaulbach House

Kaulbach House

Tastefully restored, the Kaulbach House Historic Inn is a Registered Heritage Property(c1880) featuring fine antiques acquired through the years. Each of the six beautifully appointed guest rooms has colour TV and en-suite shower room, cozy robes, and facilities for making your own hot drinks.  A hot or cold breakfast is served daily, accompanied by locally roasted coffee.  There is a comfortable parlour where guests can relax, listen to music, or socialize while enjoying warmth from the original fireplace.

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Lily Front Motel & Cottages

Lily Front Motel & Cottages

The Lily Front Motel & Cottages, only four minutes away from the historic Town of Lunenburg, is situated on its own private peninsula. We offer our guests a choice of two spacious cottage units, four motel units, or escape to the “Romantic Suite”. All units contain fridge, CBTV, clock radio,  microwave, toaster, and coffee maker, kitchen and cooking utensils. Pets are welcome (deposit may apply). Weekly & monthly rates available. Enjoy your stay!

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Pelham House Bed and Breakfast

Pelham House Bed and Breakfast

Pelham House Bed and Breakfast has 4 guestrooms with private bath.  Refreshments and refridgerator are available, and locally sourced/organic food are used where possible.  Guests enjoy wireless internet access and sitting room equipped with TV, DVD, and books on Lunenburg.  Please note, pets are present at this establishment.

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