Second Paradise

Second Paradise

Region: Coves & Inlets

Welcome to The Second Paradise Retreat

Kayaking out to greet the seals… watching the deer from your own front porch… hiking through fields, woods, and along the shore… sitting in an Adirondack chair, gazing up at the star-filled night sky.
Whether it’s activity or inactivity you seek, you need look no further for your Nova Scotia vacation rental. Second Paradise retreat has it all. Spread out over 27 ocean-side acres on a pastoral peninsula just outside historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Second Paradise Retreat is the perfect location for a romantic getaway, a group gathering, or a family vacation

And for those who want the best in Nova Scotia eco-tourism, Second Paradise is the natural choice, with its Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating of four out of five leaves.

Phone 902-634-4099
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Nearby attractions

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island, NS. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants also created by Hillary. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a charming and peaceful place to stop as you explore beautiful Tancook Island.

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Village Nursery

Village Nursery has been a destination point along the beautiful LaHave River for 36 years
We are situated just off Rte 331s in Pleasantville, watch for the bright yellow signs with our Dazee logo

We open to the public in April from 8:00-5:00 with extended hours during May & June
We carry a full range of potted & bedding plants with gorgeous hanging baskets & ready to go patio containers

Village Nursery is the “GO TO” Nursery for all your spring & summer gardening needs

Stop into Village Nursery & pick up one of our VIP FREE club member cards

Hey EVERYONE !! We now have a “VIP CLUB”
To enter simply text
NURSERY to 75309 using your cell phone

 

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Tillicum Adventure Tours

Join us as our guests on the fishing schooner Tillicum in the sheltered waters of the LaHave River.  Listen to tales and adventures while visiting this historic area.  Try your hand at hoisting sails or tillering.  Sing a shanty or two.  Immerse yourself in nature.  Make friends and memories!  Bring your family or friends or sail alone, Tillicum is always ready to create an adventure.  Perfect for celebrations, day events, and fun times!
Afternoon picnic and sail from 1pm to 5pm with refreshments and light snacks provided.
Sunset photo trips from 6-9:00pm with refreshments and appies are available – please call.
Book your birthday, BBQ, anniversary, and special celebrations.  Options Galore!

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The Maplewood Farm

Maple Syrup & Christmas Tree Products Western Region & Provincial Woodlot Owners of the Year 1996 & 2009

Enjoy a walk through the Balsam fir tree lot while purchasing your syrup.  Take your camera as you could see wildlife along the way.  Hawks and eagles and deer are known in tree lots.

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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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Something Fishy Studio

Mission
Save our planet
Leave it better than we found it
To create unique art that makes people happy
To share our love of the sea

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Pleasant Paddling

At Pleasant Paddling we believe that Blue Rocks has some of the best coastline in the world. Our goal is to show you that the way to explore Nova Scotia’s amazing shoreline is by sea kayak. This destination is calm and protected from the wind making it an excellent choice for a relaxing day on the water. We offer kayak rentals to give you a chance to explore on your own or you can reserve a spot on one of our three daily tours:
Paddle to the Seals (9am-1pm) -  (2pm-5pm) - Sunset Paddle (6pm-8pm)- $50/person The 3 and 4 hour tours allows for a stop on a beach where a snack is provided, and an opportunity to stretch your legs and explore the areas secluded islands. All skill levels are encouraged - from people who have never seen a kayak to experienced paddlers.
We are located minutes from Lunenburg at 245 The Point in Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia. Reservations are required. Online booking available at www.pleasantpaddling.com/book-now or give us a call 902 541 9233 Come see why Blue Rocks is a must-see while in the area.

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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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Miller Point Peace Park

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.

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Masons Beach

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

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Lunenburg County Winery

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

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Joy of Antiques

Features pine country furniture, gifts, art, persian carpets and unusual furnishings.

Open Spring to Fall Sat & Sun only 12 - 5.  In season, Sat and Sun 12 - 5.  Also by chance or app’t.

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Hirtle’s Beach

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.

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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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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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Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Visit us in the beautiful country and enjoy our displays and items which change weekly, with new items arriving several times a week….
It’s a fun place to hang out with your girlfriends over a coffee and a piece of our famous cheesecake.
Hour are FRIDAY’S 10-5
          Saturday’s 10-5 until the end of September.

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Cherry Hill Beach

Locals know this beach is a stunner.
Cherry Hill’s appeal is largely elemental: It offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky.
Wonderful Beach for Surfers or a nice place to walk on the rocks and enjoy an afternoon.
This beach is located off the 331 highway in the community of Cherry Hill.  Easy to find off highway 103 turn down Exit 16 or follow the 331 highway from the beautiful town of Bridgewater (King Street south)

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Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, roosters, seagulls, small & large bears, figures, and paintings wit hred and black checkered frames. Turn east on to Hirtle Rd, off Hwy 103 at Exit 16. Sixth house on the left #117. Open Daily. Call anytime. Everyone is welcomed!!

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Blue Rocks

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.

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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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Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

If the beaches in Nova Scotia had a VIP list, Hirtle’s Beach would be near the top.

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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment

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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

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