Tancook Museum

Tancook Museum

Region: Tancook Island

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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Tancook Island

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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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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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

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

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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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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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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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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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Second Peninsula Provincial Park

This large scenic picnic park on the ocean has tables scattered under a stand of spruce and fir and can easily accommodate group picnics. Access to cobble beach. Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Hwy 103..
Civic address: 781 Second Peninsula Road, Second Peninsula.

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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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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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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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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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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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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

The Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof serves authentic German cuisine and excellent desserts.  Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg on Route 3.  Closed Monday.

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Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Marina

Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Marina

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. 

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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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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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Princes Inlet Retreat

Princes Inlet Retreat

When visiting Nova Scotia’s historic Lighthouse Route, on the shores of Prince’s Inlet you will discover a beautiful seaside holiday retreat perfectly situated between Historic Lunenburg & Beautiful Mahone Bay. This picture postcard seaside getaway offers a tranquil setting of terraced hillsides, meadows and a periwinkle rocky shoreline with breath-taking vistas of
Prince’s Inlet.

Prince’s Inlet Retreat is the ideal destination location when visiting Nova Scotia’s scenic south shore… and at your cottage you can lounge around and enjoy a whirlpool bath, the warmth of the fireplace and take life easy.

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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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Rose cape House

Rose cape House

Relax on our expansive deck enjoying sunrise and sunset. Have your camera or sketch pad ready to capture the ever changing views of the islands and water of Rose Bay. Soak in the whirlpool bath before retiring to the comfort of one of three charming bedrooms.

A five minute drive will take you to two of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Nova Scotia (Hirtles Beach and Sanddollar Beach). On a rainy day visit the quaint towns of Mahone Bay (20 min.) and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (10 min.). Both provide excellent restaurants, antique and craft stores, museums and artists’ studios. If the excitement of the city attracts you, Halifax is just 90 min. away.

Available all year, The Rose Cape House offers you a home away from your own home, whatever the season, where you can unwind and experience this exquisite part of the world.

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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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