District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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The River Pub

The River Pub

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Is the sun out? Then it’s a perfect day to relax on the licensed patio of the River Pub, directly on the LaHave River. All the pub classics are on the menu, as well as a bar well-stocked with domestic and international beers. Take out is available if you’d like to take your lunch with you!

Phone 902-543-1100
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach

Locals know this beach is a stunner. Cherry Hill’s appeal is largely elemental: It offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine grey sand, exposed water and endless sky. Wonderful Beach for Surfers or a nice place to walk on the rocks and enjoy an afternoon. This beach is located off the 331 highway in the community of Cherry Hill. Easy to find off highway 103 turn down Exit 16 or follow the 331 highway from the beautiful town of Bridgewater (King Street south)
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Ukaliq Wilderness

Ukaliq Wilderness

Location: Lunenburg Region
Ukaliq Wilderness offers private guides, tours and treks throughout Nova Scotia as well as outdoor education and training. Our unique approach to training caters to persons of all ages, outdoor enthusiasts both experienced or not. For those wishing to get out and experience Nova Scotias’ unique wilderness at its best, with one of our experienced guides - Let us know, we will put together a cost effective experience unique to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. Ready to take on the wild?
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Nature’s Point of View

Nature’s Point of View

Location: Lunenburg Region
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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South Shore Annapolis Trail

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This 122 km trail travels between the Goose Chase Road in New Germany to the Town of Bridgetown in the Annapolis Valley and Caledonia in the Region of Queens. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Parking is available at various access points along the trail. The trail is groomed in the winter by the Crossburn Snowmobile Club.
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
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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EIEIO Farm

EIEIO Farm

Location: Blockhouse & Area
E.I.E.I.O Farm is a family run farm, with a wide variety of products. Our three daughters help run it, by each one concentrating on different aspects. The greenhouses are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm starting on Mother’s day weekend until the first weekend in July. The farm also sells government inspected beef and pork along with compost for your gardens.
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Village Glassworks

Village Glassworks

On site at Village Glassworks we design and craft stained glass panels, lamps, mirrors and many suncatcher patterns. We also feature other Canadian Maritime made gifts including pottery, pewter, candles and cards.
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Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler’s Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, roosters, seagulls, small & large bears, figures, and paintings wit hred and black checkered frames. Turn east on to Hirtle Rd, off Hwy 103 at Exit 16. Sixth house on the left #117. Open Daily. Call anytime. Everyone is welcomed!!
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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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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
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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James Middleton - Portraits by Commission

James Middleton - Portraits by Commission

A commissioned portrait is a timeless heirloom. It can capture the fleeting innocence of youth, celebrate the depth of a special relationship or acknowledge a person, whether in a family context or in business. - Family - Business - Anniversary - Weddings James is an elected member of The Portrait Society of Canada (Top Finalist, 2014 National Competition “The Miracle of the Portrait”), The Portrait Society of America, The Canadian Society of Artists and Oil Painters of America. His work…
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Village Nursery

Village Nursery

Village Nursery has been a destination point along the beautiful LaHave River for 36 years We are situated just off Rte 331s in Pleasantville, watch for the bright yellow signs with our Dazee logo We open to the public in April from 8:00-5:00 with extended hours during May & June We carry a full range of potted & bedding plants with gorgeous hanging baskets & ready to go patio containers Village Nursery is the “GO TO” Nursery for all your spring & summer gardening needs Stop…
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Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Crabapple Creek Crafts & Gifts

Visit us in the beautiful country and enjoy our displays and items which change weekly, with new items arriving several times a week…. It’s a fun place to hang out with your girlfriends over a coffee and a piece of our famous cheesecake. Hour are FRIDAY’S 10-5 Saturday’s 10-5 until the end of September.
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Jan March Antiques

Jan March Antiques

4863 Hwy 331 Crescent Beach Open: May Holiday Weekend to Labour Day Thursday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Chance/Appt. Specialties: NS hooked mats, NS furniture and smalls, pre-Victorian porcelain and smalls
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Petite Riviere Vineyard

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Hidden Gem
Location: Petite Riviere & Area
French colonists planted the first vine in this area in the early 1600’s. In 1994, Petite Riviere Vinyards revived the tradition. Wines from Canada’s oldest winegrowing region are now available at the winery, and at select retaurants in the area. PETITE RIVIERE VINEYARDS uses only grapes from the LaHave River Valley. Our poor rocky soil and long, mild growing season provide an ideal terroir for quality wines. The wines bear the name of this unique region, “Côtes de LaHave”.
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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…
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Shoreline Gallery

Shoreline Gallery

Located in the South Shore Regional Hospital’s main corridor. Seventy-five local artists, photographers and woodcarvers display one hundred reasonably-priced original works, changed monthly. The gallery is a fundraising project of the SSRH Auxillary. Never Closes. 90 Glen Allen Drive, Bridgewater. Sales handled by the SSRH Director of Volunteers.
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Rissers Beach

Rissers Beach

Location: Petite Riviere & Area
Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside. Some of the features of the park include a kilometre long white sand beach and a boardwalk along an inland marsh. Directions to Risser’s Beach are scenic. From the Town of Bridgewater follow King Street South which is Route 331 for 25 minutes. You will be following the beautiful LaHave River the whole…
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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Located inland from the Lighthouse Trail on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, this museum has a wealth of local heritage to share with you. Take a walk through our Museum and Heritage gardens to see how the ancestors of our communities lived. From the Country Store to the Library to the Cobbler’s Shop, we show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished.
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Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Henriette’s Fibre Art Studio/Gallery

Hand hooked and wet felted pieces for your home crochet pieces mounted on driftwood
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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This trail will re-create a trail link between the Town of Bridgewater and the South Shore Annapolis Valley Trail in New Germany. Currently, there is 3 km under construction along Wentzell Lake. Parking is available at the Southwest end of the trail. When completed, access will include hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.
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Advent Art Inc

Advent Art Inc

Advent Art is the art of Paul Kelley, a Nova Scotian artist who has lived on the South Shore for most of his life. His figurative artwork is a celebration of the female form and commanding presence in our world; and Paul’s landscape / seascape art extols the beauty that surrounds us along our Nova Scotian coast. Advent Art is not a “store front” gallery, but interested patrons are welcome to contact Paul directly to make appropriate arrangements.
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
Gaff Point is a 7 kilometre looped trail which begins at Hirtles Beach located just outside of Lunenburg on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. In 2002, the 124 acre property was designated as a protected coastline and wilderness area with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. A local organization now maintains and monitors the trail to ensure its environment remains preserved. The trail is certainly off the beaten path but offers up some great scenery with a mixture of beach, estuary, forest and rugged…
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Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio Ltd.

Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of stained glass with over 40 years of experience. With traditional and contemporary designs there are limitless possibilities to express your personal style for your home. We provide professional consultation services for churches and other heritage buildings for their restoration and new window design needs.
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Mariner Crafts

Mariner Crafts

Sagged Bubble Glass, Silver Jewelry, Leatherworks, Pewter & Pottery.
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Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.
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Cape LaHave Adventures

Cape LaHave Adventures

Guided sea-kayak adventures and yoga in the renowned LaHave Islands Archipelago on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Paddle among the islands and experience pristine beaches, coastal wildlife, and signature Maritime fishing settlements. Multi-day, Full-day, and half-day tours. Located on Dublin Shore off of the Lighthouse Route (Hwy 331) between the LaHave Bakery and Crescent Beach at 90 Bells Cove Road, Dublin Shore, NS. Cell Phone (902) 298-2628
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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

Westcote Bell Pottery was established in 1983 in a small rural village south of London, England. Co-founders Vaughan Smith and Jacqueline M. Cohen are a husband and wife team. After 27 years exhibiting at shows in the United States and running a gallery in upstate New York, they decided to move to LaHave where Jackie has relatives. The studio and two showrooms are located in a 150 year old boat house that sits on the LaHave estuary. The building sits above the water on large pilings, creating a…
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Square Peg Gallery

Square Peg Gallery

Merydie Fjarlie is a Canadian artist working in the specialized medium of Metal Threads. Provocative and dramatic, her symbolic messages in this unique embroidery form have developed both from her desire to stay grounded in her everyday life and a passion to soar among a myriad of themes and issues that pique her interest and evoke corresponding and introspective responses in her audiences. Merydie applies a confident technical hand to create a remarkable art form from this beautiful ancient…
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Something Fishy Studio

Something Fishy Studio

Mission Save our planet Leave it better than we found it To create unique art that makes people happy To share our love of the sea
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Home of the 2009 N.S. Men’s Amateur and The Royale Canadian Senior Women’s Championship
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Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Hidden Gem
Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland this beach streches out from the shore to Georges Island and provides a popular beach destination for tourists throughout the summer. Directions to Crescent Beach are very Scenic. Follow King Street south out of the Beautiful town of Bridgewater. This street is also Route 331, part of the Lighthouse Route. About 20 minutes from the town is Crescent Beach. You will be following the lovely LaHave River to the ocean and seeing lots of artisans and the…
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Zwicker  Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. in Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia was founded in the 1980’s and is, since early 2003, a family owned company run by René and Esther Haltner. Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. is producing and marketing quality made outdoor furniture in solid Pine and Western Red Cedar wood. It is the home of the original Zwicker Adirondack chair, designed by Richard Zwicker.
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Riverbank General Store and Cafe

Riverbank General Store and Cafe

In the heart of Mill Village on the banks of the Medway River at the end of 331, this quaint old-fashion Store is much more than you’d think. Leaning towards local green products with Free Range Meats and other items in the general merchandise category, it caters to the discerning in taste. Our Cafe is one that surpasses expectation with food and atmosphere. It’s one heck of a good place to eat while watching the river drift by. Afterwards, visit our gift shop and pick up gifts created by…
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Adventure Trail

Adventure Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This 14 km trail runs between the Towns of Mahone Bay and Bridgewater and connects with the Dynamite Trail to the East and the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater to the West. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Dockside Woodcraft and Mary’s Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned from wood and Mary’s realistic paintings are displayed in a new boathouse on the shore of Bell Island. Follow the fish sign at 21 Tumblin Road Bell Island near the LaHave Island Marine Museum.
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Wile Carding Mill

Wile Carding Mill

Take the opportunity to experience industry as it was in 1860 at historic Wile Carding Mill Museum, a Part of The Nova Museum.  Enjoy a personal tour, learn how the machinery operated, the importance of wool and the life of the early women workers.  Experience hands-on activities, and watch the giant water wheel turn, weather permitting.  Bring the family and enjoy a picnic lunch in our peaceful park like setting.  Don’t forget your camera.  Our waterfall is an…
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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…
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Day use park with fresh water swimming, kayaking, canoeing. Small beach for having a picnic or relaxing on a beautiful day. Lots of parking, near many shops and restaurants in Bridgewater.
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River House Rug Hooking

River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking and supplies located in Petite Riviere on the river. Jane Steele also teaches classes. She Invites professional rug hookers to demonstrate at her shop. Look for her events on this Festivals and Events page.
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Elmwood Winery

Elmwood Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
Elmwood Winery is a one hectare small farm winery, growing mainly hybrid grapes, located in Pine Grove. The vines are grown without use of herbicides or toxic sprays. The grapes are all hand harvested and the wine is made in small batches. We only use grapes that are grown in our vineyard or from nearby growers in Lunenburg County. L’Acadie blanc is our main white wine. The reds are either Leon Millot, Baco noir or a blend with Lucy Kuhlmann from Burns Hill vineyard in Upper LaHave. We are…
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THE STONEIST

THE STONEIST

Engravings, bas-reliefs & small carvings: Unique gifts and souvenirs not only made in Nova Scotia, most are made from Nova Scotia. some items available in the Gift Case at the Lunenburg Art Gallery Items are available for sale on the website http://thestoneist.com/ or call for an appointment.
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Indian Garden Farm

Indian Garden Farm

U-Pick Options* -Strawberries -Raspberries -High Bush Blueberries (limited amounts) *In season (varies depending on berry) Come enjoy the experience of picking your own farm fresh berries right off the vine! Indian Garden Farms U-picks take place while berries are in season and offer our customers the chance to get right into the action of harvesting their own fresh produce.
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LaHave Island Marine Museum

LaHave Island Marine Museum

Welcome to the LaHave Islands Marine Museum Website. The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia, Canada. Through this website, you can learn about the LaHave Islands and the surrounding area. You can also see photographs of some of the artifacts we have on display at the museum. In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater,…
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

Hidden Gem
A small village about a six minute drive from the Town of Lunenburg. The little community of Blue Rocks is advertised as “Lunenburg’s answer to Peggy’s Cove”. Still a working fishing village with blue slate rocks on the edge of the ocean making it an artisan and photographers muse. The fish shack sitting in the water is the most photographed building in the county.
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CWatercolour Studio

CWatercolour Studio

Original watercolours and matted reproductions by Dennis Curran, specializing in Nova Scotia coastal scenes. Custom framing in rustic wood. By appointment only, please - (902) 523-3974, Cash or Cheque
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The Maritime Painted Saltbox

The Maritime Painted Saltbox

Hidden Gem
The Maritime Painted Saltbox Heritage Reproduction Furniture and Fine Art Gallery . You might also be interested in the 2019 Art at the Maritime Painted Saltbox Fine Art Gallery Click to download (PDF)
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Homegrown Skateboards

Homegrown Skateboards

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!
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Kas Stone Photographic Art

Kas Stone Photographic Art

Photographic fine art inspired by our maritime heritage with its wild coastal scenery and changeable weather. Available as numbered-edition prints, individually created using 100% archival materials. Showcased in a charming seaside studio in Dublin Shore overlooking the scenic LaHave coast. Visit the gallery and meet award-winning photographer Kas Stone. You can watch an AV show, join a photo workshop, or just drop by for a chat and a cup of tea. Season/Hours May to October: open most days 10-5,…
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Fort Point LaHave Museum

Fort Point LaHave Museum

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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Blue Hog Gallery

Blue Hog Gallery

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. We are 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 town. The studio and gallery itself is a landmark property that we invite you to come and visit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We hope to capture some of the…
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
A nature enthusiast’s paradise. Categorized as a living beach because the beach moves and shifts at the whim of the ocean. Hirtle’s Beach is ever changing. Here you will find more than three kilometers of white sand, rolling surf, fresh sea air, drumlin cliffs and breathtaking views. Located in Kingsburg, 35 minutes from the beautiful Town of Bridgewater off route 332 towards Riverport.
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Gord’s Birdhouses

Gord’s Birdhouses

Ornate, hand-made birdhouses, planters & feeders, birdhouse can have animal faces like a cow, horses, etc
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Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Halifax and Southwest Railway Museum

Hidden Gem
Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroading heritage of the area.
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Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex

Location: Dayspring & Area
Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Fun at the MARC! Do you like to bird watch, hike, mountain bike, fly kites, or sit in a quiet spot to read? Check out the Municipal Activity and Recreation Complex (MARC) in Dayspring!  Facilities include: three ball fields, fire pit, 6 km of trails, ponds, beautiful views of the LaHave River, disc golf and plenty of open green spaces! Bring your bike and try out our BMX Park and Mountain Bike Trails. Helmets are required. All of these outdoor areas are open to the…
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Miller Point Peace Park

Miller Point Peace Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
Located just off Hwy 3 in Dayspring, this is a 5km looping trail system with interpretive stations, picnic tables, benches and outdoor washroom facilities.  Trails are level, smooth and wide with plenty of parking available at the park entrance. Beautiful views of the LaHave River are an attractive feature of this trail system. Use of these trails is limited to hikers, bicycles and skiers.The trails are all level, smooth, and accessible to walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. The inner…
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Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Exploring in Lunenburg Region

Never start an adventure without your map and listings of the various artisans and local attractions! Stop at the local Visitor Information Centre just off Exit 11 in Blockhouse to get ready for a day of exploring. 30 minutes 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 blueberry farm so you can take home some of that…
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