Things to do

Most of your Lunenburg Region vacation will be easy: beautiful scenery that’s easy on the eyes, friendly folk along the way that are easy to talk with, and a pace of life that’s relaxing and easy-going. With so many activities and hidden gems, the only hard part may be deciding what to do first. You’ll have some choices to make. Choose from an array of attractions to suit almost every interest. Choose from many of the regions Festivals & Events. Choose from a range of Beaches, Outdoor activities, Artisans, and Restaurants – you’ll keep as busy as you like. If you enjoy outdoor adventure, Lunenburg Region was made for you. Our world-class trail system is just the start – canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, camping, beaches – the list goes on and on.

 

Church Lake Access Site

Church Lake Access Site

The site is located at 311 Newburne Road, Newburne.  25 minutes from Blockhouse north on the Cornwall rd.  The Church Lake Public Access site includes a parking lot for 3- 6 vehicles, a dock and boat put-in for canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats. The lake is too shallow for big boats.  The dock is wheelchair accessible.  Research has shown that spending time outdoors helps to decrease stress, increase creativity, lower blood pressure and overall helps us to relax. The Municipality offers a number of outdoor opportunities for residents and visitors alike and are excited to be providing another outdoor opportunity at Church Lake.
  “Nature is our ultimate utopia: It refreshes us, inspires us, even heals us.” 
  For more information on the Church Lake Public Access site, please call the District of Lunenburg Recreation Department at 902-541-1343 or visit our website at www.modl.ca.

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DesBrisay Museum

DesBrisay Museum

While visiting the south shore, you will want to include a visit to DesBrisay Museum. Learn about Bridgewater’s growth as a lumber town, and the terrible fire of 1899 that nearly destroyed it.  Explore the First Nations Gallery with its famous porcupine quill cradle, and learn more about Mi’kmaq culture.  Appreciate folk art from Lunenburg County artisans; and discover some of the oddities collected by Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay in the late 1800’s.  The research centre is a valuable resource for genealogists and historians, and the gift shop carries a good selection of books on the local area. Kids are encouraged to be ‘history detectives’ as they tour the museum and enjoy kid friendly activities throughout the museum. Situated in Woodland Gardens Park, with walking trails, a duck pond and picnic area, there is plenty of free parking, and the museum is certified Senior Friendly.  We are looking forward to your visit! 

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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Beach in Broad Cove off the 331 highway near many artisans

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Ovens Natural Park

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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Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Lunenburg county hosts a vibrant array of artists who are attracted by the unique charm, powerful landscapes and rugged shorelines of the area. So it’s no wonder that there is such a strong number of galleries all over the county. Thanks to a dream from Bonnie Misner and Kim Banks, there will be one more opening this month.

Both originally from the Annapolis Valley, Bonnie (who goes by “Bono”) is a recently-retired 35-year Laboratory Technologist in various hospitals including Kentville, Bridewater and Liverpool, while Kim spent many years running a Bed and Breakfast and Farmer’s Market in his five-generation family farm outside of Berwick. Wanting to be closer to the ocean, they eventually settled in East Berlin, a small community outside of Liverpool, NS. It was here that they began to let their artistic creativity flow, and Wavewood was born, which further led them to move to a house in Rose Bay, with a building on the property perfectly suited for their gallery. Inspired by Bono’s daughter, Lynn Misner (who owns Power House Art in Lunenburg), Bono started painting. She mostly works in oils, creating rich landscapes with a special interest in lighthouses and abandoned places. Kim, after years of working with his hands at the farm, has taken to creating impressive sculptures with found pieces of driftwood and rootwood. The uniquely shaped driftwood, washed upon the shores all around Nova Scotia, is transformed into incredible sculpture and furniture such as lamps, tables, benches, mirrors, and anything else Kim’s imagination will allow him to create. The gallery will also feature the work of several other artists, including Lynn Misner, Stephen Ernst, Beverlee Banks Beaudet, Claude Gendron (Quebec) Bruce Henderson (Cape Breton )and Maxine Marshall (Digby).  The gallery will include many diversification of fine art including, realism, expressionism, abstract, sculpture and many more.

It will be open during the Summer from Thursdays to Sundays, 11:00am - 5:00pm.

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