District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Kayaking in Lunenburg Region
Children on Beach Walking on Driftwood Blue Rocks by sky Craft Beer Festival Sunset Dinner Cape LaHave Adventures Yoga on Paddleboards Cape LaHave Adventures Biking at sunset Sledge Hockey at LCLC Pleasant Paddling Biking Biking in Blue Rocks Beach at Fort Point Point General Outside Biking on the South Shore Blueberries at Lunenburg County Winery Indian Falls in the Fall

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Smell the crisp sea air and fragrant forest trail within Lunenburg Region. Touch the handcrafted imaginations of local artists. See wildlife in their natural habitat. Taste food fresh from the land and the sea. Hear the crash of waves and laughter on the shore.

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Arthur Young Trail

Arthur Young Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Through a partnership with the Best Western Cookville, the Arthur Young Trail was officially opened in 2012. Arthur Young served 42 consecutive years as Councillor for the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. The name was chosen by a student at Newcombville Elementary to recognize Councillor Young’s last year of service prior to retirement. There is ample parking at the trailhead, adjacent to the Best Western on Trunk 10 at civic number 523. At first, the trail follows a ridge high above…
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Bob & The Boys Farm Market

Bob & The Boys Farm Market

Location: Lunenburg Region
Garden fresh produce, local vegetables and fruit in season, ice cream cones, dairy products, jams & jellies, hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, fertilizer, growing medium, seed potatoes, dragonfly pins, fudge, vegetable transplants, fresh bakery products, crafts, mats, yarn, lawn ornaments and more! Civic Address: 16554 Highway 103 Hebbs Cross NS Facebook
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636. Before beginning your walk on beautiful Fort Point, imagine that today’s date is May 8, 1604. Look southwest across Dublin Bay toward the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the islands you may see the good ship Le Don de Dieu as it drops anchor for the first time in the New World. Samuel de Champlain, the man who would change Europe’s understanding of this vast continent, stands on the foredeck sketching the first of his famous maps. Do you see…
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Bridgewater Farmers’ Market - June to mid October

Bridgewater Farmers’ Market - June to mid October

Every Saturday morning 9:00 am to 1 pm, rain or shine, from the beginning of June to the end of October. We set up in the Town Centre Parking Lot, on King Street between Empire and Dominion, in Bridgewater, NS. We are a community-based Farmers’ Market venue for local producers to sell directly to their customers. The market is organized and operated by a registered non-profit society, The Bridgewater Farmers’ Market Association. Products: Vegetables, fruits, berries, artisan french breads,…
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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Location: New Germany & Area
This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation. Located in Penny’s Cove and providing easy access to New Germany Lake and the LaHave River.
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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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Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Ol’ Miner Diner- Seasonal

Location: Lunenburg Region
This seasonal fully-licensed Cafe, located in Ovens Natural Park, is open to serve Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and offers family dining in a magnificent oceanfront setting. The menu features locally sourced produce and some of the tastiest dishes on the South Shore. Specialties include renowned Fish and Chips, Chowders and daily specials. Reservations for evening dining are highly recommended as during the season you can also catch live music seven days a week! Take-out window for ice-cream…
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Chicory Blue General Store

Chicory Blue General Store

Location: Blockhouse & Area
The century-old General Store that served Blockhouse and community for decades has been revived with an entirely new vision while paying homage to its venerable past. Inside you will find an unsurpassed array of local organic products and produce, spices and pantry items from around the world, locally grown seeds, fresh store-baked breads and pastries, espresso coffee and delicious meals. There’s plenty of room on Chicory Blue’s front verandah to sit with a coffee in an Adirondack chair and…
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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Location: Lunenburg Region
A family restaurant established in 1953 specializing in sensational seafood, homemade pies and unique burgers such as the Forklift Burger and the Step Ladder! Specializing in award winning chowder, sensational seafood, the best fish and chips on the south shore, best homemade pies and more. All ingredients are fresh caught or made. No frozen products and all made from scratch. Catering and private parties, party trays, on and off site. Located on Trunk 10, approximately 10 minutes from Exit 12…
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LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Choose from a wide selection of freshly-made breads, rolls, cakes and cookies, made only with traditional ingredients from the authentic turn-of-the-century shop. Soups, sandwiches and pastries in the restaurant should satisfy any visitor. A destination in itself, the historic LaHave Bakery is close to the LaHave cable ferry. The building dates back to 1896 and was once the LaHave Outfitting Company. Civic Address: 3421 Highway 331 LaHave NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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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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Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Open from May 1st through October 31st. The Lighthouse is the ideal Nova Scotia vacation destination, just 5 minutes from Bridgewater yet close to sandy beaches, stunning lighthouses, museums, shops and the charming and historic towns and villages along Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route (Route 331). We feature a variety of accommodation choices ranging from classic retro-style motel rooms (with or without kitchenettes), to Boathouse Studios and Riverfront Cottage. The Lighthouse is a three acre…
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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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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
We open for the season on May 15th! We are located at 388 Oakhill Road in beautiful Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. 60 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 45ft. Features Include: Seasonal & Non-Seasonal sites Coin shower and laundry facilities 145 Wooded & Open sites Pull Through sites Pay Phone Internet Flush Toilets Canteen Ice Recreation Opportunities Include: Horse Shoe Pits Swimming Pool Games Room Hiking Trails Playground Located 8 miles from Lunenburg and 1 mile from…
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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Lahave River Campground is centrally located in the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, near Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Bridgewater. A short drive to the scenic Annapolis Valley as well. Luc & Angela (along with the friendly campers), invite you to come camp with us in Newburne this summer! We offer you fun camping at our secluded 16 acre 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, so…
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A Day in Rose Bay

A Day in Rose Bay

Today’s exploration begins at the Ovens Natural Park, a park that preserves the old sea caves dating back to the 1861 Gold Rush. Spend your morning kayaking along the shoreline and caves with a guide, trying your luck at panning gold on their rocky beach, and hiking the trail to see the dramatic cliffside of the caves from above. To find the Ovens Natural Park, follow the Highway 332 out of Lunenburg toward Riverport for approximately 12km until you encounter the Feltzen South Rd, turn down…
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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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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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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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