District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Shoreline in Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia.
The waterfall at Indian Falls Park in Newburne, Nova Scotia. The LaHave Bakery in LaHave, Nova Scotia. The LaHave River Ferry. A section of the LaHave River trail. Cows and farmland in Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia. Rose Bay General Store & Bistro in Rose Bay, Nova Scotia. Hirtle's Beach in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. Gaff Point trail in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. Kayaking with Cape LaHave Adventures.

Come to Your Senses

Smell the crisp coastal air and fragrant forest trails within Lunenburg Region. Touch the hand-crafted creations of local artists and learn about their inspirations and motivations. See wildlife in its natural habitat, such as our white-tailed deer and grey seals. Taste food fresh from the land and the sea while enjoying coastal and rural atmospheres. Hear the crash of the curling waves and the laughter of locals and tourists on the shore. Welcome to the Lunenburg Region!


  • Things to Do
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  • Places to Stay
  • Day Trips
Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially protected so the water stays relatively calm. With more well-known beaches close by, this beach is much quieter with fewer visitors.
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Cookville Provincial Park

Cookville Provincial Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cookville Provincial Park is a small community-operated day-use picnic park located in the South Shore region. This small roadside park has picnic tables and access to the LaHave River for canoeing, kayaking and sport fishing. Explore the area’s wildlife, including bird watching. Facebook Trip Advisor
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Homegrown Skateboards

Homegrown Skateboards

Location: Lunenburg Region
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! Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Instagram
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
This well known local beach is a favorite of many residents and visitors. It also acts as the “gateway” to the Gaff Point Trail system managed by the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The District of Lunenburg maintains the parking area and washrooms at Hirtle’s Beach during the summer months. The beach itself is managed by the Province of Nova Scotia under the Beaches Act. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the…
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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Village Nursery has been a visual presence in Pleasantville & throughout the province since 1978 & continues to do so with pride, not only in the quality of our product ( or so the shoppers say) but mostly in the quality of our staff & those that choose to shop here. There is no competition here at The Village Nursery because we are doing what we do best, growing for your pleasure..We will continue…as a locally family owned business to grow our very best to serve you because at the…
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Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand

Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand

Location: Blue Rocks & Area
Blue Hog Gallery Food Stand is located in one of the most spectacular settings. An area well known to artists who want to capture the essence of Nova Scotia. Located in the heart of beautiful Blue Rocks - a coastal town located just down the road from Lunenburg (UNESCA World Heritage Site). Civic Address: 1241 Blue Rocks Road Blue Rocks NS
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27 South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

27 South- Best Western Plus Bridgewater

Location: Lunenburg Region
27 South is a stylish lounge offering casual dining, perfect for business lunches, early morning buffet or late night cocktails and wine. Located in the Best Western Plus Bridgewater, 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 as well as booths along the sidewall and a private patio for outdoor dining (weather permitting). Civic Address: 527 Highway 10,…
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Charlie’s Burger & Pizza

Charlie’s Burger & Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Known for making great tasting food at competitive prices, at Charlie’s, the guiding principle is putting customers first and always serving the highest quality food, generous portions, great service in a friendly environment and reasonable prices. Menu includes pizza, chicken & chips, fish & chips, poutine, salads, sandwiches and subs. Hours of Operation: Sunday 10am-10pm Monday 10am-10pm Tuesday 10am-10pm Wednesday 10am-10pm Thursday 10am-11pm Friday 10am-12am Saturday 10am-12am…
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Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Swiss Chalet/Harvey’s

Location: Lunenburg Region
Since their doors first opened in 1954, families have been coming back to Swiss Chalet generation after generation. And that’s certainly not stopping now. They’ve got exciting new dishes, and all the favourites you know and love are just as delicious as ever. Harvey’s has been home to the great Canadian burger since 1950. Well-known for using 100% Canadian ingredients - beef, chicken, potatoes and bacon and supporting our farming industry. These restaurants, conveniently located in the…
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Broad Cove Cafe

Broad Cove Cafe

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
We are a small and quaint café on Lighthouse Route #331. We use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, including produce in our dishes & salads. Our ingredients are fresh and the dishes are made from scratch. We want to serve the best quality food experience at a reasonable cost to you. You can sit inside or relax under a tree outside for as long as you like. We serve Quiches: Lorraine and Spinach Feta all day long. Come and savor the “Out of the Oven” bakes: Ginger…
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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Location: Lunenburg Region
The New-Found Guest House is located approximately 45 minutes from Halifax - Nova Scotia’s capital, 5 minutes from scenic Mahone Bay and 10 minutes from historic Lunenburg - home of the Bluenose. This completely renovated loft suite is a fully-equipped, self-contained unit. It has two double beds, a writing desk, a sofa, a rocker recliner and satellite television in the loft area. On the main level, there is a separate four-piece bathroom, a bright sitting area with a sofa and several chairs…
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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 and decks to enjoy. Civic Address: 678 Oakland Road Mahone Bay NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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Ovens Cottages and Campground

Ovens Cottages and Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
The unique geology and dramatic beauty of the Ovens Park has drawn a diverse group of people to this lovely destination year after year. People seem to find their own resonance and releases here at the home of Nova Scotia’s oldest legend (Indian Cave), here among the 150 year-old scars and implements of the 1861 gold rush, where the sea still echoes of vague references to rum-running (not so rare in this area) and Captain Kidd, and where the Cunard family laid claim to most our beach and then…
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Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Lunenburg Oceanview Chalets

Location: Lunenburg Region
We offer six log chalets, three are one bedroom and three are two bedrooms (one being Wheelchair Accessible). These units have full housekeeping, full kitchen, 4-pc bath, air jet tubs, queen beds, double foldout sofas, TV,VCR, DVD, High Speed Internet. Relax in front of a cozy wood fireplace. Located at the edge of the beautiful maritime town Lunenburg, just a few minutes walk from downtown, it makes your stay easy access to the many shops, galleries, museums and restaurants Lunenburg. Come and…
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Location: Lunenburg Region
This Bridgewater, Nova Scotia hotel offers a personal touch. With modern, pet-friendly, non-smoking accommodations and just minutes from Bridgewater’s town centre 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. This Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, businesses and shopping. Each beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST…
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Big Tancook Island Adventure

Big Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary The rustic and gentle charm of Big Tancook Island is only a passenger ferry ride away from the mainland. The 8 km (1 hour) trip across the water from Chester is free and provides a step back in time and a step closer to nature. Shaped like a fish hook and named after the Mi’kmaq word for “facing the open sea”, Big Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 150 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style.…
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Antiques, Artisans, and Appetites in Blockhouse

Antiques, Artisans, and Appetites in Blockhouse

Welcome to Blockhouse, Nova Scotia! Here you will find two vintage and antique stores, a trading store, two cafe’s, and Canada’s first art maze! Whether you like to shop, explore, eat… or do all three, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia is the place to be! Coming from either direction on Highway 103, take exit 11, turning towards Blockhouse, and follow the road until you reach the four-way stop. Just slightly before the four-way stop, make a left turn into a small parking lot and visit Blockhouse…
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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Start your day by journeying down to Petite Riviere Vineyards, a historic winery best known for its red wines and for being one of the oldest grape growing territories in North America, dating back to the 1630s. Enjoy a tour and a tasting on the building’s terrace, overlooking the hills of lavender and grapes. Continue into the village of Petite Riviere and stop at the Maritime Painted Saltbox, a vividly colourful art gallery displaying the works of Tom Alway and Peter Blais. Meet the artists…
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Rural Gems in New Germany

Rural Gems in New Germany

New Germany and the surrounding area is filled with rural gems! Take a tour of the local winery and u-pick, visit the falls, check out the museum, and do so much more! Start your day trip in Newburne visiting Lunenburg County Winery (813 Walburne Road, Newburne, NS). Situated on a drumlin approximately 25 minutes inland from Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and Bridgewater, the winery is located at Hackmatack Farm (1980), a commercial highbush blueberry farm. Take a pleasant drive into the country and…
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The Great Lunenburg Region Scavenger Hunt

The Great Lunenburg Region Scavenger Hunt

Can you find all 9 locations? Give it a go to reveal the secret code, once you do, you’ll win an MODL Swag bag! How it works: 1. Get your Scavenger Hunt sheet either; from MODL tourism staff at one of our visitor information pop-ups (check out the home page to see where we will be), or you can download the sheets and print them yourself (Scavenger Hunt Sheets) 2. Review the Scavenger Hunt sheet and see if you know the locations photographed. If you need a little help, try using explormodl.com,…
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