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. Petite Riviere Vineyards 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!

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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: Mahone Bay to Martins River ​Length: 10km (one way) Duration: 2 hours (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. 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. Facebook
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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located in Garden Lots, Sawpit Park is a waterfront area that allows water access to Lunenburg’s Back Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. The park has a boat launch, picnic and parking areas, benches, a privy and a wharf that you can walk out on. The wharf at Sawpit is for “day-use” and short term berthing. For any overnight use, the owner(s) of a vessel must apply to the Municipality for a permit allowing the vessel to be left at Sawpit Wharf for up to 48 hours.
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Blue Hog Gallery

Blue Hog Gallery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Blue Hog Gallery is located in one of the most spectacular settings, an area well known to artists who want to capture the essence of Nova Scotia. They’re located in the heart of beautiful Blue Rocks - a coastal town located just down the road from Lunenburg. Blue Hog Gallery is one of the first properties you come across when entering the community. The studio and gallery itself is a landmark property, and visitors are invited to come and visit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The gallery…
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Lunenburg Kayak Rentals & Tours

Lunenburg Kayak Rentals & Tours

WELCOME TO LUNENBURG KAYAK RENTALS! OUR MISSION We are an eco-tourism company owned and operated by Michael Bastarache. Explorer, artist, poet, musician, storyteller and proud Nova Scotian, Michael had worked in the boat building and lobster fishing industries before establishing Lunenburg Kayak Rentals in 2023. The company was born from a desire to provide locals and visitors alike with a safe, enjoyable and memorable sightseeing experience that has a positive impact on our community. Our goal…
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Oxners Beach

Oxners Beach

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to Oxner’s Beach, a private 63 acre beach and marsh owned by the surrounding landowners. You are encouraged to use the beach and marsh for personal recreation only – swimming, bird watching, nature walks. Do not walk or park vehicles on dunes or grasses as they provide nesting for birds and prevent the sand from shifting. No commercial enterprises allowed. Removal of materials of any kind from this area is prohibited. No vehicles over ½ ton allowed past this point. Please respect…
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Ploughman’s Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch

Location: Lunenburg Region
Pastries, espresso, organic sourdough bread, picnic lunches, fine groceries and fresh handmade ice cream. Located in beautiful West Dublin, Nova Scotia. Civic Address: 4645 Highway 331 West Dublin Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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Osprey’s Nest Public House

Osprey’s Nest Public House

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Tucked away in the gem of Nova Scotia’s Southern Shore - Petite Riviere! The Osprey’s Nest offers a true community pub atmosphere with a menu for every taste and a drink for every need! Steps away from Risser’s Beach and it’s seasonal campgrounds! Civic Address: 39 John Rieser Drive, HWY 331,Petite Rivière, NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza

Location: Lunenburg Region
Boston Pizza is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada serving more than 100 unique and delicious menu items such as gourmet pizzas and pastas, juicy burgers and their famous BP wings. The Bridgewater location is a local, family-owned restaurant offering a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts. Gather round to catch a sports game or enjoy dinner with your family. Civic Address: 485 Highway 10 Cookville NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Sizzle Sticks Restaurant

Sizzle Sticks Restaurant

Location: New Germany & Area
Come join us at our Family owned and operated restaurant. We have made sure to have something for everyone.  Milkshakes, fish & chips, Burgers & fries.
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Cake by the Maples

Cake by the Maples

Location: New Germany & Area
Cake by the Maples is a little cake and goodie shop based out of an eye catching coral-coloured cabinet that you’ll find along the side of the highway in New Germany, Nova Scotia. Inside the insulated cabinet you will find cake, squares and cookies, all individually priced. It is an honesty box system. Drop your money in the little box on the door or conveniently send an email money transfer! 😀 You never know what you’ll find in the cake box! *Important Note: we are NOT nut free! Items…
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Shobac Cottages

Shobac Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
The four Shobac Cottages, designed by internationally celebrated architect Brian MacKay-Lyons and newly renovated, are overlooking Hirtle’s Beach, Gaff Point and a stunning architecturescape. Each of the four cottages offers an open second level loft with a queen bed and a bedroom with two twin beds on the main floor. Two additional overflow sleeping places exist on the living room raised plinth. Each unit has one bathroom with shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, cook-top,…
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Board & Batten

Board & Batten

Location: Riverport & Area
Explore Nova Scotia’s South Shore in our premium cottages or glamping domes as your home base. A long-time favourite vacation spot for both locals and tourists, this area offers the quintessential Maritime experience. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, or friends/family gathering, Board & Batten at Rose Bay has something for you.
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Solterre Concept House

Solterre Concept House

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located on a saltwater inlet on Second Peninsula near UNESCO’s own Lunenburg, the Concept House is a contemporary, award-winning off-grid sustainable retreat, designed by Solterre Design. A network of local craftsmen built this off-grid 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in 2012 that sets a new standard for self-sufficiency and provides a comfortable, open concept and eclectic space to host your vacation and family and friends. Or, the favorite aspect of the house? To simply gaze across the gently…
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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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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Take a relaxing retreat into nature at the LaHave River Campground! Our 15 acre riverside campground is located on the stunning South Shore, with short scenic drives to Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, Halifax, Annapolis Valley and more. With a rental trailer and tiny cabins, unserviced and serviced campsites, and seasonal spots, we have something for everyone. Our family-friendly atmosphere and strong sense of community set us apart. Guests can enjoy the grounds and join in on events for all ages;…
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Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Outdoor Activites in Lunenburg Region

Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to BernArt Maze, located on Highway 325. This art maze is the first of its kind in all of Canada! Explore the cement sculptures that have been designed and made by over one hundred international artists, and see everything on your way to the finish. This is art that the kids can see, touch, and interact with, all outdoors! See the spider sculpture that towers the entrance and find the handprints and footprints of those who contributed…
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Country Fun in New Germany

Country Fun in New Germany

Begin your day along Highway 324 north, take a tour of Lunenburg County Winery. Sample and savour their award-winning fruit wines made using traditional aging methods and the best locally grown fruit. The winery is located on a berry farm, so be sure take home some of that fresh Nova Scotia taste by u-picking blueberries or raspberries when they are in season. The next stop a bit farther north on Highway 324. Indian Falls is a 25 foot rushing waterfall and historic indigenous salmon fishing…
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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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Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks and Beaches

Blue Rocks is a hidden gem of the region, located just minutes out of Lunenburg. Often advertised as “Peggy’s Cove without the lighthouse”, Blue Rocks is a must-see when visiting Lunenburg area. A traditional fishing community with unique natural features, Blue Rocks is a favorite among amateur and professional artists and artisans of all types. During high tide the Old Fish House appears to be floating amidst the Atlantic Ocean and the contrast of the “blue” rocks and yellow and red…
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A Day in Historic LaHave

A Day in Historic LaHave

Download an Itinerary Make your way to the LaHave River Cable Ferry. The cable ferry service across this river has been active since the 1800s, connecting East LaHave on the Lunenburg side of the LaHave River to the LaHave and Petite Riviere region. The ferry is free to all members of the public, and is accessible to cars, trucks, RVs, bikes, walkers, and more. Upon crossing the Ferry from the Northern Side to the Southern side, stop at the LaHave Bakery for a delicious brunch. This bakery has…
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