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 1950’s. 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. But it’s the true-to-life handmade model train display that will have your kids clamoring to be conductors when they grow-up.
Just a short drive away on Route 332, the Ovens Natural Park is so jammed packed with real family fun it could be nicknamed Nature’s Amusement Park. Explore the spectacular and mysterious sea caves, breathe in the air, sky and ocean on a cliff-side trail walk or catch a little gold fever by panning on historic Cunard’s Beach. When all the fresh air activity makes your family hungry, head over to the Ol’Miner Diner to fill up on their homemade delights and local favorites. Once everyone’s batteries are recharged, take a romp through the playground, a visit to the petting farm or a splash in the swimming pool.
If it’s a low tide on the way home, don’t miss a visit to nearby Sand Dollar Beach. As you stroll on the sand and breath in the salt air, the kids can run on a treasure hunt for sand dollars that can be later made into jewelry, decorating or just cherishing a memory of a wonderful day in the Lunenburg Region.