Cape LaHave Adventures

Cape LaHave Adventures

Region: Coves & Inlets

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

Phone 902-693-2023
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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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Broad Cove Beach

Beach in Broad Cove off the 331 highway near many artisans

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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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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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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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Fort Point LaHave Museum

The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636.

Before beginning your walk on beautiful Fort Point, imagine that today’s date is May 8, 1604. Look southwest across Dublin Bay toward the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the islands you may see the good ship Le Don de Dieu as it drops anchor for the first time in the New World. Samuel de Champlain, the man who would change Europe’s understanding of this vast continent, stands on the foredeck sketching the first of his famous maps. Do you see him waving to you?

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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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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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Indian Garden Farm

U-Pick Options*

-Strawberries
-Raspberries
-High Bush Blueberries (limited amounts)


*In season (varies depending on berry)

Come enjoy the experience of picking your own farm fresh berries right off the vine!

Indian Garden Farms U-picks take place while berries are in season and offer our customers the chance to get right into the action of harvesting their own fresh produce. 

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LaHave Island Marine Museum

Welcome to the LaHave Islands Marine Museum Website.
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia, Canada. Through this website, you can learn about the LaHave Islands and the surrounding area. You can also see photographs of some of the artifacts we have on display at the museum.

In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives.

Today, the fishing industry has died down and most of the homes on the islands are used as cottages by summer vacationers. 
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum seeks to preserve the memories and artifacts of the past and put them on display for all to see and remember. We are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm in the summer from June 1st to September 1. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The museum can also be opened outside of these times by appointment.

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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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Petite Riviere Vineyard

French colonists planted the first vine in this area in the early 1600’s. In 1994, Petite Riviere Vinyards revived the tradition. Wines from Canada’s oldest winegrowing region are now available at the winery, and at select retaurants in the area. 
 
PETITE RIVIERE VINEYARDS uses only grapes from the LaHave River Valley. Our poor rocky soil and long, mild growing season provide an ideal terroir for quality wines. The wines bear the name of this unique region, “Côtes de LaHave”. 

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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course
18 Hole Championship Golf Course
Home of the 2009 N.S. Men’s Amateur and The Royale Canadian Senior Women’s Championship

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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox Heritage Reproduction Furniture and Fine Art Gallery .

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Petite Riviere & Area Map and Special Events Brochure
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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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Bull Run Trail

This 24 km trail connects to the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater and to the Region of Queens.  This trail features a covered bridge in the community of Hebbville along with various restaurants and services along the route.  Parking is available at access points along the trail.  Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. 

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CWatercolour Studio

Original watercolours and matted reproductions by Dennis Curran, specializing in Nova Scotia coastal scenes.
Custom framing in rustic wood.
By appointment only, please - (902) 523-3974, Cash or Cheque

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Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Hand hooked and wet felted pieces for your home crochet pieces mounted on driftwood

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Kas Stone Photographic Art

Photographic fine art inspired by our maritime heritage with its wild coastal scenery and changeable weather. Available as numbered-edition prints, individually created using 100% archival materials. Showcased in a charming seaside studio in Dublin Shore overlooking the scenic LaHave coast. Visit the gallery and meet award-winning photographer Kas Stone. You can watch an AV show, join a photo workshop, or just drop by for a chat and a cup of tea.

Season/Hours

May to October: open most days 10-5, some evenings; hours vary around workshops.
Off-Season:  by appointment or chance.

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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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Nature Point of View

Nature’s Point of View was set up to offer the unique ‘Nova Scotia experience’ through year round professionally guided wilderness and adventure tourism activities.

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Rissers Beach

Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside.

Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and Interpretation Centre and boardwalk along an inland marsh.

Directions to Risser’s Beach are scenic.  From the Town of Bridgewater follow King Street South which is Route 331 for 25 minutes.  You will be following the beautiful LaHave River the whole way.  There are many artisans and the LaHave Bakery to stop and visit.  Enjoy!

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River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking and supplies located in Petite Riviere on the river. Jane Steele also teaches classes.  She Invites professional rug hookers to demonstrate at her shop.  Look for her events on this Festivals and Events page.

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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of stained glass with over 40 years of experience.
With traditional and contemporary designs there are limitless possibilities to express your personal style for your home.
We provide professional consultation services for churches and other heritage buildings for their restoration and new window design needs.

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Square Peg Gallery

Merydie Fjarlie is a Canadian artist working in the specialized medium of Metal Threads. Provocative and dramatic, her symbolic messages in this unique embroidery form have developed both from her desire to stay grounded in her everyday life and a passion to soar among a myriad of themes and issues that pique her interest and evoke corresponding and introspective responses in her audiences. Merydie applies a confident technical hand to create a remarkable art form from this beautiful ancient craft.

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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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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 in LaHave

A Day in LaHave

Venturing down Highway #3 from Bridgewater will reward you with a scenic drive along the winding LaHave River.  Your destination: the LaHave Ferry on Highway 332.  As one of the last remaining cable ferries in Canada, this unique 5 minute journey gives you a perfect 360° view of life on the river.

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27 South Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

27 South Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

27 South Restaurant is a stylish lounge offering casual dining, perfect for business lunches or late night cocktails and wine. 27 South proudly serves an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine with some new twists on old classics. The main dining area seats 28 with more seating available at the bar along with booths along the side wall. There is also a private patio for your next outdoor dining experience. Catering your next special event or convention is another side to this South Shore restaurant. See you soon!

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Best Coast Coffee Gallery

Best Coast Coffee Gallery

Coffee Shop and Art Gallery

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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals.  We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross.  From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.

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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Lunch, Dinner & Evening Entertainment

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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

From our authentic turn-of-the century shop, choose from a wide variety of breads, rolls, cakes and cookies, made only with traditional ingredients.

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Rum Runner Restaurant

Rum Runner Restaurant

At the Rum Runner Restaurant, the foundation of our food begins with the best ingredients.  Partnering with local food growers, our chef Rob Bruce offers a menu true to the “Farm-to-Fork” philosophy of freshness, seasonality, and local availability.  Menu items do change frequently to incorporate the best from the field, farm, forest and waters.

From the fish and seafood caught only miles from the restaurant, to local, sustainably farmed produce, we invite you to come along on this culinary journey through the Maritimes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tastee Freeze

Tastee Freeze

Take-Out
Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

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Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Enjoy lobster and seafood while savoring one of the best views of the Lunenburg harbour.

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Grand Banker Bar and Grill

Grand Banker Bar and Grill

The Grand Banker Bar and Grill offers great meals and snacks on an extensive menu, a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, and a great view of the Lunenburg Harbour.  The Grand Banker is also attached to the Brigantine Inn.

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Macleod’s Canteen

Macleod’s Canteen

MacLeod’s Canteen, seating 35, known for homemade chowders, soups, sandwiches, local fish, clams, etc

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Pizza Delight

Pizza Delight

Pizza Delight is the place for pizzas, oven-baked pasta, donairs, panzerottis, and fresh salads too.  Dine in or take out.

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Pizza Town

Pizza Town

Classic, gourmet, and build-your-own pizzas. 

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The River Pub

The River Pub

Is the sun out?  Then it’s a perfect day to relax on the licensed patio of the River Pub, directly on the LaHave River.  All the pub classics are on the menu, as well as a bar well-stocked with domestic and international beers.  Take out is available if you’d like to take your fish and chips with you.

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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

A peaceful seaside destination in a woodland setting; just one minute from historic Lunenburg.

You’ll hear the waves lapping at the shoreline from your choice of accommodation - a cozy cottage, housekeeping unit, or comfortable motel room. In the morning have coffee on the beach or in our pond-site sitting area while the sea gulls and red-winged blackbird greet the day.
Families will love the Atlantic View’s ample green space and beach where children can run, play in the waves ands swim. Small pets are welcome.

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Barrett’s Bed & Breakfast on Lunenburg Bay

Barrett’s Bed & Breakfast on Lunenburg Bay

A charming oceanfront Captain’s House located just outside of Lunenburg.

Minutes from; the Ovens, Sanddollar Beach & Hirtle’s Beach

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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

“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

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Great Ridge Chalets

Great Ridge Chalets

Three excellent quality 2 bedroom chalets with spectacular view from large decks overlooking beautiful Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. All chalets have full kitchen, electric fireplace, barbeque, cable TV and wireless internet service.

There are 40 acres of land with walking trails that connect to “Rails to Trails” for terrific hiking and biking as well as a trout stream and salt water access.

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Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

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.

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Lighthouse Motel

Lighthouse Motel

Join us for an amazing carefree vacation in South West Nova Scotia. Our spacious motel rooms and waterfront rentals are only minutes from the legendary white sand beaches; quaint fishing villages; world class restaurants and artisans, and historic towns that dot Nova Scotia’s picturesque Lighthouse Route.

Open from May through October, our established motel is a brief 10 minute drive from the town of Bridgewater, the hub of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Here on the banks of the beautiful LaHave River, visitors can relax and absorb all the splendor, solitude and excitement the region has to offer.

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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

We offer you fun camping at our secluded riverside campground. Located in Newburne on the north branch of the LaHave River, we lie at the foot of a hill 250m (700 ft.) away from the highway. No road noise!
There are lots of outdoor games and two great spots in the river for swimming. Campers gather at the Shelter for picking and singing, games, parties and, on occasion, suppers.
This is our service building that houses the office and camp store, washrooms, and laundry.
We invite you to come camp with us in Newburne this summer anytime from May 15th to October 15th
Looking forward to meeting you.

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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Dear Campers!
We would love to see you and the family come to Little Lake Campground for one of your summer camping trips!

Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activites. We have dances with Local talent, bands and a DJ every second weekend. We dance and sing from 8:30 pm until 12:00 am. We also have magic shows, fireworks and many special theme weekends like Christmas in July, Halloween, Pot luck meals, yummy Breakfast meals etc. A men’s Talent show (now thats a must to see) Don’t miss out on the good times, for young and old.

Little Lake has an outdoor swimming pool with a shallow end and a deep end. We have a canteen where bundles of wood for your own campfire   can also be purchased; lots of candy and kool aid slushies. and also other small grocery items.We have a Landry room as well   as toilets & showers. We have a playground for kids, where Basketball and Badminton can also be played. We have a games room with a pool table and a Jubebox.

Little Lake is a Tenting,and RV park we will take any shape and size of a tralier!  Hope to see you at our campground.

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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

60 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 45ft, full hookups, 20/30-amp service, WiFi, Restrooms with hot showers, laundromat, picnic tables, fire pits, public telephones, game room with pool table, canteen, ice, wood, mail service, swimming pool, playground, tenting sites, horseshoe pit, basketball area, mini-golf, theme weekends, and hiking trails. Located eight miles from Lunenburg and one mile from Bridgewater.

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Rayport Campground

Rayport Campground

RayPort Campground is a family campground situated on the southwest bank of Martin’s River, adjacent to highway 103 (take exit 9 or 10 to highway 3). Entrance is from highway 3.

60 serviced sites (electric & water, 30 amp max)
10 unserviced sites 50 cable TV hook ups (free)
Dump station Clean washrooms Flush toilets
Free hot showers Coin laundry Pay phones available
Ice Firewood Camp store Games room
Swimming pool ( free to campers) Trout fishing in river

10% discount to senior citizens, just show your senior citizen card
Weekly rates (seventh day free)
Group and seasonal rates upon request

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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

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.

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Bridgewater Comfort Inn

Bridgewater Comfort Inn

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.

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