Westcote Bell Pottery was established in 1983 in a small rural village south of London, England. Co-founders Vaughan Smith and Jacqueline M. Cohen are a husband and wife team. After 27 years exhibiting at shows in the United States and running a gallery in upstate New York, they decided to move to LaHave where Jackie has relatives. The studio and two showrooms are located in a 150 year old boat house that sits on the LaHave estuary. The building sits above the water on large pilings, creating a boat like feeling as you hear the waves crashing under the building. Beautifully situated, looking across the bay to Riverport, the studio welcomes visitors with daily demonstrations in various pottery techniques. The artwork and pottery displayed is all made on the premises and original pieces are available for purchase in all price ranges. Featuring whimsical landscapes and animal imagery, functional dinnerware, wash basins and tile, water colours, prints, books and note cards. Both are award winning artists with over 35 years experience. After visiting the pottery, why not enjoy lunch at the LaHave bakery before you take the LaHave cable ferry across the bay.
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.
A privately owned 190 acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. Some of the highlights of the park season are the annual Chapin Music Festival, the unique sea caves, tours, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum and nightly entertainment by the fire.
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
Original oil paintings, drawings and archival souvenir prints by Nova Scotia artist James Middleton.
James is an elected member of The Canadian Society of Artists, The Portrait Society of Canada and Oil Painters of America. His work includes maritime landscapes, portraits, figures and still lifes.
We are located on the Lighthouse Route in the beautiful village of LaHave, within walking distance of the historic Fort Point Lighthouse Museum (site of the first capital of New France), the LaHave Bakery, the LaHave Cable Ferry and Westcote Bell Pottery – all worth a visit.
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.
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.
Windhorse Farm is a sustainably managed forest and working farm on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, with a wood-product business, and a retreat and program center with state of the art group facilities, off-the-grid cabins, and a restored 19th century farmhouse. To the West of the farm are almost 200-acres of old-growth Acadian forest and 20 km of trails, whose care is entrusted to our non-profit Windhorse Education Foundation. On the East side, by the shore of Wentzell Lake on the LaHave River, is our a 4-acre organic permaculture garden. Windhorse Farm is also home to a small community of humans, who share the land with a non-human community of immeasurable size.
There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, families, and schools to soak in the beauty and magic of Windhorse, whether it’s a day-visit with a guided tour of the forest, a weekend rental of Juniper Lodge for a group program, a family or even multi-family getaway at Sunshine House, or a solo or couples retreat in one of our cabins. We have beautiful tenting sites available too. Or, pop by the farm store to purchase fresh produce, freshly laid eggs, or a new cutting board from the woodshop.
Accommodations: Juniper Lodge: Sleeps 17, with 3 separate apartments (each with their own bathrooms and kitchens), dorm style loft and communal kitchen, dining room, living room, and studio space.
Sunshine House: Sleeps 11, or 18 with the adjoined Carriage House, this restored 19th century farm house boasts picturesque views of Wentzell Lake
Powerhouse: Sleeps 6, this lovely little house sits on the shore of Wentzell Lake and has a welcoming, open communal space.
Off-the-grid Cabins: Tamarack (sleeps 8), Happy Jack (sleeps 4),Will’s Cabin (sleeps 3) and Sweetwater Hut (sleeps 1) are nestled in 200 acres of old growth Acadian Forest. Solo retreats, couples’ getaways, and family adventures all land comfortably in these quaint and cozy spaces.
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 full formal breakfast, consisting of fresh fruit, baking and a scrumptious hot entree.
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.
Conveniently located in the heart of Bridgewater, the Main Street of the South Shore, and near the local industrial parks and hospital, guests of the Bridgewater Comfort Inn have easy access to all major destinations in the area including the Bridgewater Mall, Eastside Plaza, Bridgewater Curling Club, Wile Carding Mill Museum, DesBrisay Museum and Exhibition Centre and the South Shore Exhibition, better known as the Big Ex. Our modern amenities and friendly staff are the perfect combination for a vacation along the beautiful Lighthouse Route of Nova Scotia’s south shore.
“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
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.