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 blueberry farm so you can take home some of that fresh Nova Scotia taste by u-picking blueberries or raspberries when they are in season.
Next stop a bit farther north on Highway 324 is Indian Falls, a 25 foot rushing waterfall and historic aboriginal salmon fishing grounds. Hike the 1.5 kilometre trail to witness the power of the falls, swim at the bottom of the falls, relax in the picnic area or stroll along the rocky beach, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the natural world.
To learn more about the local community, visit nearby Parkdale/Maplewood Museum for interesting displays on historic rural life as well as the traditions of the area’s original peoples, the Mi’kmaq. Be sure to wander through their beautiful heritage gardens before you leave.
Heading west on the Barss Corner Road takes you through picturesque farmlands where you might catch a glimpse of some of the area’s unique white cows, called Charloais. This road also offers a fragrant view of why the region is known as the Balsam Fir Christmas Tree Capital of the World.
After a day of adventuring, 2PAPA`s Pizza and Doniars in New Germany has your supper waiting for you. Before leaving New Germany, visit Village Glassworks for Nova Scotia designed and crafted stained-glass panels, lamps, and mirrors as well as other locally made treasures that are sure to make perfect momentoes of a beautiful day in Lunenburg Region.