Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Region: Coves & Inlets

Looking for comfortable-yet-affordable accommodation on Nova Scotia’s Bluenose Coast/Lighthouse Route, near Mahone Bay and Lunenburg on Nova Scotia’s South Shore? Look no further! Come and stay at our small backpackers hostel located on the main road between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, only one hour from Halifax. Clean, comfortable beds for only $25 per night—and that includes taxes and breakfast. Second & subsequent nights are only $20pp/pn.

Phone (902) 531-5494
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Zwicker Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. in Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia was founded in the 1980’s and is, since early 2003, a family owned company run by René and Esther Haltner.

Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. is producing and marketing quality made outdoor furniture in solid Pine and Western Red Cedar wood.

It is the home of the original Zwicker Adirondack chair, designed by Richard Zwicker.

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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

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. 

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Ukaliq Wilderness

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.

Ready to take on the wild?

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THE STONEIST

Engravings, bas-reliefs & small carvings:
Unique gifts and souvenirs not only made in Nova Scotia, most are made from Nova Scotia.
some items available in the Gift Case at the Lunenburg Art Gallery

Items are available for sale on the website http://thestoneist.com/ or call for an appointment.

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Terra Beata Farms

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.

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South Shore Annapolis Trail

This 122 km trail travels between the Goose Chase Road in New Germany to the Town of Bridgetown in the Annapolis Valley and Caledonia in the Region of Queens.  Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.  Parking is available at various access points along the trail.  The trail is groomed in the winter by the Crossburn Snowmobile Club.

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Sawpit Wharf

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.

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Sam’s Woodland Tours

Join tour guide Sam Wentzell of Sam’s Woodland Tours for informative guided nature walks and historical walking tours.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of plants, trees and wildlife here in Nova Scotia.

Sam’s Woodland Tours takes place in and around Bridgewater Nova Scotia.  The woodland tours are offered on a private woodlot in Upper Branch.  The rail trail tours take place on the Centennial Trail in Bridgewater and connects to the LaHave River Trail in Cookville, which runs alongside the scenic LaHave River.  These historical walking tours in Bridgewater focus on the railway in the area as well as the role the lumber industry played in the development of the Town of Bridgewater and Lunenburg County.

For more information please visit www.samswoodlandtours.com To book a tour contact Sam by phone: 902-523-5444 or email:
samwoodlandtours@gmail.com

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Riverbank General Store and Cafe

In the heart of Mill Village on the banks of the Medway River at the end of 331, this quaint old-fashion Store is much more than you’d think.  Leaning towards local green products with Free Range Meats and other items in the general merchandise category, it caters to the discerning in taste. Our Cafe is one that surpasses expectation with food and atmosphere. It’s one heck of a good place to eat while watching the river drift by.  Afterwards, visit our gift shop and pick up gifts created by local artisans, as well as things from around the world.

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Ovens Natural Park

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.

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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

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.

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Masons Beach

One of Nova Scotia excellent Beaches just outside the UNESCO Town of Lunenburg.

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Indian Falls

To commemorate the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s 125th anniversary in 2004, Indian Falls was designated as a Municipal Park. The park offers a picnic area, on-site privies, walking trails, rock beach and look off points.

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Homegrown Skateboards

Come out to Lahave to enjoy an indoor skate bowl.  Skateboards and clothes are sold here.  Located above the Lahave Bakery just a short drive from Bridgewater on Highway 331 along the beautiful LaHave River!

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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.

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Gaff Point

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.

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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The Fisheries Museum is the ultimate waterfront experience in our UNESCO World Heritage Town. While at the Museum, you will experience life in a fishing community and explore up-close, life at sea. Learn about Rum Running, whales and August Gales. Have a yarn with old salts, get to know the lobsters and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Explore our magnificent aquarium and wharf-side vessels. Take a boat ride or make your way to the Ice House Theatre where films are shown throughout the day. Visit the Salt Store Gift Shop or dine at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! The entire family will surely enjoy their fun visit with us!

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Dynamite Trail

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.

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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.

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Crescent Beach

Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland this beach streches out from the shore to Georges Island and provides a popular beach destination for tourists throughout the summer.

Directions to Crescent Beach are very Scenic.  Follow King Street south out of the Beautiful town of Bridgewater. This street is also Route 331, part of the Lighthouse Route.  About 20 minutes from the town is Crescent Beach.  You will be following the lovely LaHave River to the ocean and seeing lots of artisans and the LaHave Bakery where you can stop for lunch or a coffee and a snack.   

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Cape LaHave Adventures

Guided sea-kayak adventures and yoga in the renowned LaHave Islands Archipelago on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Paddle among the islands and experience pristine beaches, coastal wildlife, and signature Maritime fishing settlements. Multi-day, Full-day, and half-day tours. Located on Dublin Shore off of the Lighthouse Route (Hwy 331) between the LaHave Bakery and Crescent Beach at 90 Bells Cove Road, Dublin Shore, NS.

Cell Phone (902) 298-2628

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Blue Hog Gallery

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.

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Bay to Bay Trail

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.

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Adventure 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.

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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Your adventure starts by taking Highway 103 past Bridgewater and turning down Italy Cross Road.

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A Day for the Kids in Lunenburg Region

A Day for the Kids in Lunenburg Region

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.

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