Lunenburg county hosts a vibrant array of artists who are attracted by the unique charm, powerful landscapes and rugged shorelines of the area. So it’s no wonder that there is such a strong number of galleries all over the county. Thanks to a dream from Bonnie Misner and Kim Banks, there will be one more opening this month.
Both originally from the Annapolis Valley, Bonnie (who goes by “Bono”) is a recently-retired 35-year Laboratory Technologist in various hospitals including Kentville, Bridewater and Liverpool, while Kim spent many years running a Bed and Breakfast and Farmer’s Market in his five-generation family farm outside of Berwick. Wanting to be closer to the ocean, they eventually settled in East Berlin, a small community outside of Liverpool, NS. It was here that they began to let their artistic creativity flow, and Wavewood was born, which further led them to move to a house in Rose Bay, with a building on the property perfectly suited for their gallery. Inspired by Bono’s daughter, Lynn Misner (who owns Power House Art in Lunenburg), Bono started painting. She mostly works in oils, creating rich landscapes with a special interest in lighthouses and abandoned places. Kim, after years of working with his hands at the farm, has taken to creating impressive sculptures with found pieces of driftwood and rootwood. The uniquely shaped driftwood, washed upon the shores all around Nova Scotia, is transformed into incredible sculpture and furniture such as lamps, tables, benches, mirrors, and anything else Kim’s imagination will allow him to create. The gallery will also feature the work of several other artists, including Lynn Misner, Stephen Ernst, Beverlee Banks Beaudet, Claude Gendron (Quebec) Bruce Henderson (Cape Breton )and Maxine Marshall (Digby). The gallery will include many diversification of fine art including, realism, expressionism, abstract, sculpture and many more.
It will be open during the Summer from Thursdays to Sundays, 11:00am - 5:00pm.
Ukaliq Wilderness offers private guides, tours and treks throughout Nova Scotia as well as outdoor education and training. Our unique approach to training caters to persons of all ages, outdoor enthusiasts both experienced or not. For those wishing to get out and experience Nova Scotias’ unique wilderness at its best, with one of our experienced guides - Let us know, we will put together a cost effective experience unique to your requirements, anywhere, anytime.
Welcome to 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 ingredients around the world.
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.
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 Gallery And Gift Shop.
Hours of operation: 11 am to 4 pm daily – May thru October.
Spring/Summer/Fall Fun at the MARC
Do you like to bird watch, hike, mountain bike, fly kites, or sit in a quiet spot to read? Check out the Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex (MARC) in Dayspring! Facilities include: three ball fields, fire pit, 6 km of trails, ponds, beautiful views of the LaHave River, disc golf and plenty of open green spaces!
Bring your bike and try out our BMX Park and Mountain Bike Trails. Helmets are required.
All of these outdoor areas are open to the public free of charge every day, with the exception of the ball fields.
Winter Fun at the MARC
Do you like to skate, ski, snowshoe or toboggan? Check out the Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex (MARC) in Dayspring this winter!
Pond available for recreational skating. Lit until 11:00 pm when ice conditions are good. The pond is available on a drop in basis. Fire pit available for use.
6 km of trails await you for hiking, snowshoeing or skiing. Levels of difficulty range from beginner to advance. Maps are available on site and at www.modl.ca No Winter maintenance.
3 hills of varying slope await your toboggan or sled.
All of these outdoor areas are open to the public free of charge every day!
Parties at the MARC
The MARC is a great place for a birthday party or other celebrations and events! Lots of indoor and outdoor space for games, dancing and theme ideas. For information or to book a room, call Chasidy Veinotte-Dorey at 541-1343.
For group activities or if you need indoor space, please call 541-1343, for rental information or to book a space.
Located just off Hwy 3 in Dayspring, this is a 5km. looping trail system with interpretive stations, picnic tables, benches and outdoor washroom facilities. Trails are level, smooth and wide with plenty of parking available at the park entrance. Beautiful views of the LaHave River are an attractive feature of this trail system. Use of these trails is limited to hikers, bicycles and skiers.
You can see hundreds of lady slippers and other wild flowers along the 5 km of walking trails. The trails are all level, smooth, and accessible to walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. The inner parking area is open from early spring to late fall, but visitors are welcome all year long.
In the spring you will be able to see hundreds of lady slippers and other wild flowers. In the fall, the changing of the colors are absolutely beautiful. This park has a long history of being an old local settlement, which is indicated by the remains of stone foundations throughout the site.
The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m to dusk.
Special events are held in the park throughout the year and are open to the public. Watch our Recreation Guides for information or call 902-541-1343.
Dogs are welcomed, as long as they are on a leash to be respectful of other park users, and don’t forget to pick up after your furry friend!
Please note: All sites are unsupervised and there is no winter maintenance.
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
LaHave Natural Farms is Home to the Haskap Berry - haskapa was born out of the word “Haskap” Meaning “Little present on the end of the branch” and is the Haskap brand that is going to put Nova Scotia at the forefront of the Haskap industry in Canada.
Our philosophy is to select the highest quality Haskap plants and berries for our own and individual orchards around the world that meet our exacting high standards of quality.
Visit our new gift shop location at 605-607 Main Street Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia or call us at the store 902-624-8039
A commissioned portrait is a timeless heirloom. It can capture the fleeting innocence of youth, celebrate the depth of a special relationship or acknowledge a person, whether in a family context or in business.
• Family • Business • Anniversary • Weddings
James is an elected member of The Portrait Society of Canada (Top Finalist, 2014 National Competition “The Miracle of the Portrait”), The Portrait Society of America, The Canadian Society of Artists and Oil Painters of America. His work also includes landscape, figure and still life. The studio/gallery is located on the Lighthouse Route near the LaHave Bakery and the Fort Point Museum.
We also offer workshops. Why not escape and go outside for some plein air painting on the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia. Our workshops offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. We also offer indoor studio workshops/classes in painting or drawing.
A nature enthusiast’s paradise. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean. Hirtle’s Beach is ever changing. Here you will find more than three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views. Located in Kingsburg 35 minutes from the beautiful town of Bridgewater off route 332 towards Riverport.
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.
The site is located at 311 Newburne Road, Newburne. 25 minutes from Blockhouse north on the Cornwall rd. The Church Lake Public Access site includes a parking lot for 3- 6 vehicles, a dock and boat put-in for canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats. The lake is too shallow for big boats. The dock is wheelchair accessible. Research has shown that spending time outdoors helps to decrease stress, increase creativity, lower blood pressure and overall helps us to relax. The Municipality offers a number of outdoor opportunities for residents and visitors alike and are excited to be providing another outdoor opportunity at Church Lake.
“Nature is our ultimate utopia: It refreshes us, inspires us, even heals us.”
For more information on the Church Lake Public Access site, please call the District of Lunenburg Recreation Department at 902-541-1343 or visit our website at www.modl.ca.
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.
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.
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.
This 14 km trail runs between the Towns of Mahone Bay and Bridgewater and connects with the Dynamite Trail to the East and the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater to the West. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.
Advent Art is the art of Paul Kelley, a Nova Scotian artist who has lived on the South Shore for most of his life. His figurative artwork is a celebration of the female form and commanding presence in our world; and Paul’s landscape / seascape art extols the beauty that surrounds us along our Nova Scotian coast.
Advent Art is not a “store front” gallery, but interested patrons are welcome to contact Paul directly to make appropriate arrangements.
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Rise Again Cottage, at 175 Second Peninsula Road, Lunenburg, with only a quiet road between you and an ocean cove, is a real Maritime home with brightly coloured, cheerful rooms, linens, furniture and accessories. The cottage is well supplied with an open fireplace, 39-inch flat screen HD TV, DVD/CD player, ShawDirect satellite, high-speed internet, telephone, and a library of DVDs, CDs, and books, plenty of towels, down duvets, extra pillows, hand-made quilts and blankets, an espresso/ cappuccino machine, and comfortable furniture, some of it crafted locally.
The cottage accommodates 6 people in three bedrooms.
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.
Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast is one of Mahone Bay’s premier heritage homes. Restored to the original wood floors and trim.
Fisherman’s Daughter boasts four tastefully decorated rooms, all with private en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and flat screen TVs.
Our home is a non-smoking environment. Free WiFi, and a complimentary beverage and snack bar.
Guests enjoy a continental breakfast, consisting of fresh fruit, baking.
We are a couple, with the profound understanding, that travel is as much about where you are going, as it is about the people you meet when you get there.
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.