Tancook Island

Tancook Island

Region: Coves & Inlets

Big Tancook and Little Tancook are 2 islands located 6 miles off the southern coast of Nova Scotia in Mahone Bay.  These two islands are accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester. Take your bicycles and a packed lunch to explore the island for the day.  A ferry schedule can be found on the Tancook Island Tourism site. 

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Nearby attractions

Tancook Museum

The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island with old tools and items from the Island.

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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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LaHave Natural Farms

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

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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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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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Sea Myst Gallery and Gift Shop

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.

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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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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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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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Tancook Island Adventure

Tancook Island Adventure

A ferry ride away from the frantic pace of your city life awaits the rustic and gentle charm of Tancook Island.

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Carolyn’s Restaurant and Crafts

Carolyn’s Restaurant and Crafts

Carolyn’s is an eat-in or take-out restaurant, specializing in fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood chowder, home made pie, ice cream, hot and cold drinks and much more.

Dine in overlooking the picturesque Mahone Bay, or take out Carolyn’s fresh, top quality home-cooking.  Bus tours and large groups should call ahead and ask her to prepare a delicious chowder luncheon, just for you and your friends…made with only the freshest seafood available.

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La Vista Dining Room, Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island

La Vista Dining Room, Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island

Choose to dine in the elegant dining room, on the panoramic ocean view patio, or in the fireside lounge. Chef Conrad creates delicious gourmet cuisine for you to enjoy.

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Mug and Anchor Pub

Mug and Anchor Pub

The deck on the waterfront is the most popular spot in town.  A wide variety of beers on tap, pub fare, and check the website for evening entertainment as well.

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Ricardo’s Pizza and Donair

Ricardo’s Pizza and Donair

The best pizza and donairs in Mahone Bay, located right on Main Street.

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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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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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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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Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast

Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast

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 continental breakfast, consisting of fresh fruit, baking.
 
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. 

This is our philosophy! Bruce and Lisa Chiasson

902-624-0660 House
519-803-2345 Cell

 

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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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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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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Looking for a private, country setting 5 minutes from Mahone Bay? This completely renovated loft suite is a fully equipped self-contained unit consisting of two double beds in the loft, a separate bathroom, a bright sitting area and kitchenette on the main level.

Located only 45 minutues from Halifax, The New-Found Guest House offers spacious grounds, a safe play area for children and quiet areas for walking or bike riding.

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