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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Region: Lunenburg Region

A 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” that connects the Towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Also a short 1 km section from the end of the Back Harbour Trail in Lunenburg to Garden Lots.

Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.

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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

Hidden Gem
Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Trip Advisor
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Gaff Point

Gaff Point

Location: Lunenburg Region
Unique, unspoiled coastline awaits! Gaff Point consists of 124 acres of marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. This rugged footpath is pedestrian use only. Both sides of the point have steep cliffs; there are tidal pools where topography becomes gentler; and sand and gravel beaches along the shoreline. Trip Advisor
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Hirtle’s Beach

Hirtle’s Beach

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. Civic Address: 318 Hirtle Beach Road Kingsburg NS
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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 parking…
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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. As they say “We love to be outdoors”. Our services offer you opportunities to enjoy your outdoor experience. Play in the woodland & inland waters of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Civic Address: 37 Bruhm Lane Cornwall NS
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Location: Lunenburg Region
Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Civic Address: 492 Harold Whynot Road Pine Grove
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Location: Lunenburg Region
A seasonal privately owned 190-acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. Admission Charged. Some of the highlights of the park are the unique sea caves, coastal walk, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum, kayaking, nightly entertainment by the fire, the annual Chapin Music Festival and some fantastic camping! Come for the day, or stay for a while and rent a cabin or bring your camper/tent. You won’t want to leave. Facebook Trip Advisor Civic Address: 326 Ovens Road, Feltzen…
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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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Bull Run Trail

Bull Run Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
A 27km trail connecting the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater and to the Region of Queens. This trail features a covered bridge in the community of Hebbville along with various restaurants and services along the route. Parking is available at access points along the trail. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Facebook
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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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Indian Falls

Indian Falls

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. The shutterbug in you will find the drive worth making, as Indian Falls is both picturesque and unique. Between May and October the park is open from 8:00 a.m until dusk. Civic Address: 1585 Newburne Road, Newburne, NS, B0R 1A0 Facebook Trip Advisor
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LaHave River Trail

LaHave River Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Trailhead Civic Address: 140 Wentzell Road, Wentzell Lake Portion Runs: Bridgewater to Cookville/Wentzells Lake ​Length: Cookville Park to LaHave River Trail/Centennial Line 2.6 km Gun Club to parking lot at Wentzells Lake 2.4 km Parking lot at Wentzell Lake to Salmon Run Road 1.7 km Duration: see above Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Facebook Trip Advisor
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Lunenburg County Winery

Lunenburg County Winery

Location: Lunenburg Region
This three generation family farm operates a winery and commercial blueberry farm on a drumlin surrounded by lakes & forests, near the North Branch of the LaHave River. Wine making has been an integral part of their family life and enjoyment for as long as anyone remembers. The winery is located at Hackmatack Farm, a commercial highbush blueberry farm. Come take a pleasant drive into the country and visit, to taste wine, to pick berries, picnic, or tour the winery and N.S. craft store. Open…
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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Location: Lunenburg Region
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 the 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, they show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished. Civic Address: 3005 Barss Corner Road Maplewood NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Sam’s Woodland Tours

Sam’s Woodland Tours

Location: Lunenburg Region
Join tour guide Sam Wentzell of Sam’s Woodland Tours for informative guided nature walks and historical walking tours. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of plants, trees and wildlife here in Nova Scotia. Sam’s Woodland Tours takes place in and around Bridgewater Nova Scotia. The woodland tours are offered on a private woodlot in Upper Branch. The rail trail tours take place on the Centennial Trail in Bridgewater and connects to the LaHave River Trail in…
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South Shore Annapolis Trail

South Shore Annapolis Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
Runs: New Germany to Annapolis Valley ​Length: 122 km to Middleton, Annapolis Valley; two sections in MODL: Goose Chase Road, New Germany to Lunenburg County Line 17 km (one way) See Note Caledonia Junction to Queens County Line 17 km (one way) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes Lunenburg County section (one way) Rules: shared-use trail, expect to see OHV’s, skiers, bikes, snowshoers, walkers, dogs on leash, horses. Parking is available at various access points along the trail. NOTE: The trail is…
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Zwicker Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Open by appointment only. Civic Address: 13273 Highway 3 Upper Lahave NS Facebook
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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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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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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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Old Black Forest Restaurant

Old Black Forest Restaurant

Location: Lunenburg Region
Welcome to The NEW Old Black Forest! Indoor dining, patio dining, and takeout are all available, as well as a beautiful picnic area for the sunny summer days! So come one and all and enjoy your favourites, like Schnitzel, Maultaschen and Käsespätzle. We thank you for your support and can’t wait to see you down the road at the Old Black Forest! Authentic German Food since 1998. Civic Address: 10117 Highway 3 Martins Brook NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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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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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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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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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Location: Lunenburg Region
Little Lake Campground is a lakeside campground offering pull-through & full-serviced RV sites, tenting sites and trailer rental located very close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg. Bring your own equipment to enjoy the lake - canoeing, kayaking or fishing. Other facilities include a swimming pool, playground, showers, laundry and convenience store. Enjoy planned activities and entertainment in the games room. Civic Address: 11677 Highway Centre NS Facebook Trip Advisor
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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
A peaceful seaside destination in a woodland setting; just one minute from historic Lunenburg. You’ll hear the waves lapping at the shoreline from your choice of accommodation - a cozy cottage, housekeeping unit, or comfortable motel room. In the morning have coffee on the beach or in our pond-site sitting area while the sea gulls and red-winged blackbird greet the day. Families will love the Atlantic View’s ample green space and beach where children can run and play in the waves. Small pets…
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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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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Location: Lunenburg Region
Cape Cod cottages with all the conveniences of home… The ocean at your doorstep, the scent of roses, unique details, thoughtful touches describe the decor…each cottage has a glass front wood stove and all are equipped for housekeeping (well equipped kitchens), all linens, wireless internet, CTV, DVD, gas BBQ on your screened deck ... enjoy hydra massage whirlpool baths…..just bring the groceries. Civic Address: 3299 Highway 332 Riverport NS Facebook Instagram Trip Advisor
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Tancook Island Adventure

Tancook Island Adventure

Download this Itinerary A ferry ride away from the frantic pace of your city life awaits the rustic and gentle charm of Tancook Island. $7 buys you bicycle an 8 km trip across the water from Chester for 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”, Tancook Island is only 3 miles long and 1.5 miles at the widest point. With only 125 year-round residents, it’s true island life, Nova Scotia-style. Choose…
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Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Family Fun in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary Start the perfect family day on the right track with a visit to Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum, located on Highway #3, just outside the Town of Lunenburg. The whole family will relive the exciting hubbub of life on the South Shore railway in its heyday of the 1950s. Experience the command of the stationmaster at his post and the thrill of the traveler as they enjoyed their unique view of the countryside from the comfort of a passenger car. Plus the true-to-life…
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A Day in LaHave

A Day in LaHave

Download this Itinerary Venturing down Highway #3 from Bridgewater will reward you with a scenic drive along the winding LaHave River. Your destination: the LaHave Ferry on Highway 332. As one of the last remaining cable ferries in Nova Scotia, this unique 5 minute journey gives you a perfect 360° view of life on the river. Turning left as you drive off the ferry, a stop at LaHave Bakery is a must. Housed in a Victorian-era sea-trading centre in the 17th century French settlement of LaHave, the…
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Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Beaches and more in Lunenburg Region

Download this Itinerary If the beaches in Nova Scotia had a VIP list, Hirtle’s Beach would be near the top. With three kilometres of white sand perfect for strolling, fresh sea air to clear your mind, rolling surf that sounds like nature’s symphony and breathtaking views that rejuvenate the spirit, Hirtle’s Beach is much-loved by locals and visitors alike. For the true enthusiast, take the unforgettable hike to the protected wilderness park, Gaff Point. Offering stunning views, the Gaff…
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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 berry farm, so be sure take home some of that fresh Nova…
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Perfect Petite Riviere

Perfect Petite Riviere

Download this Itinerary Your adventure starts by taking Highway 103 past Bridgewater and turning down Italy Cross Road. Save your trip to Petite Riviere Vineyard for later in the day and start off with a visit to the Maritime Painted Saltbox. Meet local artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais, browsing through their gallery of handmade furniture, contemporary fine art and whimsical folk art. Don’t miss “The Coop”, where you’re sure to find a quirky treasure to take home with you. The beauty…
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