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.
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.
Located in Garden Lots, Sawpit Park is a waterfront area that allows water access to Lunenburg’s Back Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.
The park has a boat launch, picnic and parking areas, benches, a privy and a wharf that you can walk out on.
The wharf at Sawpit is for “day-use” and short term berthing. For any overnight use, the owner(s) of a vessel must apply to the Municipality for a permit allowing the vessel to be left at Sawpit Wharf for up to 48 hours.
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, petty zoo, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum and nightly entertainment by the fire. Great place for the kids to explore and a playground with lots of equipment. Take a dip in the pool or in the ocean at Cunard Beach. Admission charged. Stay for a while and rent a cabin or bring your camper/tent. The kids won’t want to leave.
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.
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 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.
Unique, unspoiled promontory of 124 acres separates the LaHave estuary and Hartling Bay. It consists of marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. Both sides of the point have steep cliffs; there are tidal pools where topography becomes gentler; and sand and gravel beaches along the shoreline.
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.
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.
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.
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.