District of Lunenburg - Nova Scotia - Canada
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Blue Rocks

Blue Rocks

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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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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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Bay to Bay Trail

Bay to Bay Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
This 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” connects the Towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and links with both the Adventure Trail and the Dynamite Trail. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
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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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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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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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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The Fisheries Museum is the ultimate waterfront experience in our UNESCO World Heritage Town. While at the Museum, you will experience life in a fishing community and explore up-close, life at sea. Learn about Rum Running, whales and August Gales. Have a yarn with old salts, get to know the lobsters and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Explore our magnificent aquarium and wharf-side…
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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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Terra Beata Farms

Terra Beata Farms

Location: Blue Rocks & Area
Welcome to Terra Beata, a Maritime cranberry farm nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Founded in 1998 by David and Evelyn Ernst, Terra Beata cranberry farm serves a range of customers, from families who visit the U-pick and Bog Store for cranberries and farm-made cranberry gourmet preserves, to businesses looking for top-quality frozen cranberries and cranberry products. You’ll find our cranberry products in stores throughout Eastern Canada and our frozen berries…
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Dynamite Trail

Dynamite Trail

Location: Lunenburg Region
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. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.
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Ovens Natural Park

Ovens Natural Park

Hidden Gem
A privately owned 190 acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. Some of the highlights of the park season are the annual Chapin Music Festival, the unique sea caves, tours, petty zoo, gold panning on Cunard’s beach, the miner’s museum and nightly entertainment by the fire. Great place for the kids to explore and a playground with lots of equipment. Take a dip in the pool or in the ocean at Cunard Beach. Admission charged. Stay for a while and rent a cabin or bring your camper/tent. The kids…
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Sawpit Wharf

Sawpit Wharf

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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Sea Myst Gallery and Gift Shop

Sea Myst Gallery and Gift Shop

This shop is conveniently located in an old fishing shanty overlooking Northwest cove where the ferry docks. Sea Myst is a charming gift and gallery shop filled with Maritime art, jewelry and unique island treasures for the kids. Come and explore the magic of mermaids, sea dragons and say Hi to the shop’s pet pig “Ruby”. Sea Myst isn’t just a shop it is an experience! This shop is owned and operated by Angela Connolly, for more information on the store visit us on Facebook, at Sea Myst…
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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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Tancook Island

Tancook Island

A unique community located approximately 6 miles off Chester, Nova Scotia — where vibrant artistry, a pristine natural environment, and a history rooted deeply in strong fishing traditions intertwine. Leave your cares on the mainland and take a relaxing hour long ferry ride to visit us across beautiful Mahone Bay — or feel welcome to sail into our protected cove and stay awhile. Come breathe in the sea salt air. Enjoy hiking, biking, or beach combing for sea glass and shells. Take a walk to…
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Tancook Museum

Tancook Museum

Location: Tancook Island
The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island with old tools and items from the Island.
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Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Lunenburg county hosts a vibrant array of artists who are attracted by the unique charm, powerful landscapes and rugged shorelines of the area. So it’s no wonder that there is such a strong number of galleries all over the county. Thanks to a dream from Bonnie Misner and Kim Banks, there will be one more opening this month. Both originally from the Annapolis Valley, Bonnie (who goes by “Bono”) is a recently-retired 35-year Laboratory Technologist in various hospitals including Kentville,…
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Ol’ Miner Diner

Ol’ Miner Diner

Restaurant at the Ovens Natural Park. See the Menu on the website
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27 South Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

27 South Restaurant, Lounge & Catering

Location: Lunenburg Region
27 South Restaurant is a stylish lounge offering casual dining, perfect for business lunches or late night cocktails and wine. 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 along with booths along the side wall. There is also a private patio for your next outdoor dining experience. Catering your next special event or convention is another side to this South…
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Ricardo’s Pizza and Donair

Ricardo’s Pizza and Donair

The best pizza and donairs in Mahone Bay, located right on Main Street.
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Big Red’s Family Restaurant

Big Red’s Family Restaurant

Big Red’s Family Restaurant is a family restaurant specializing in pizzas, subs, and donairs.
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Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Dockside Lobster and Seafood Restaurant

Enjoy lobster and seafood while savoring one of the best views of the Lunenburg harbour.
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Mug and Anchor Pub

Mug and Anchor Pub

The deck on the waterfront is the most popular spot in town.  A wide variety of beers on tap, pub fare, and check the website for evening entertainment as well.
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The Knot Pub

The Knot Pub

The Knot Pub is always a popular choice with its sea-side shanty-esque charm.  This a great place to relax, enjoy the home-made food and maybe a pint too!
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The Old Fish Factory

The Old Fish Factory

Located directly on the Lunenburg waterfront in the unique site of a former fish processing plant, The Old Fish Factory offers something for everyone in their dining room, bar, and wharf side patio.  The menu ranges from a variety of seafood dishes to steaks and vegetarian options too.  Check their website for the schedule of live Maritime music as well.
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Grand Banker Bar and Grill

Grand Banker Bar and Grill

The Grand Banker Bar and Grill offers great meals and snacks on an extensive menu, a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, and a great view of the Lunenburg Harbour.  The Grand Banker is also attached to the Brigantine Inn.
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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

The Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof serves authentic German cuisine and excellent desserts. Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg on Route 3. Closed Monday Open evenings 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Salt Shaker Deli

Salt Shaker Deli

The Salt Shaker Deli is a friendly, cozy family diner.  Innovative pizzas are their specialty. Seafood and other delicious entrees. 
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Sweet Indulgence Cafe

Sweet Indulgence Cafe

Kate’s Sweet Indulgence Cafe is a popular breakfast and lunch spot offering tempting, home-made, tasty treats. Organic Coffee, catering available, wedding/ all occasion cakes available to special order.  
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The River Pub

The River Pub

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!
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Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

Atlantic View Motel and Cottages

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, play in the waves ands…
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Bayview Pines Country Inn

Bayview Pines Country Inn

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.
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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.
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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

“Where guests are like family, & family is always welcome.” This Bridgewater, Nova Scotia hotel offers a personal touch. With modern, pet-friendly, non-smoking accommodations and just minutes from Bridgewater’s town center 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. Newly constructed in August 2010, this Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to…
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Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast

Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast

Fisherman’s Daughter Bed and Breakfast is one of Mahone Bay’s premier heritage homes. Restored to the original wood floors and trim. Fisherman’s Daughter boasts four tastefully decorated rooms, all with private en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Our home is a non-smoking environment. Free WiFi, and a complimentary beverage and snack bar. Guests enjoy a continental breakfast, consisting of fresh fruit, baking. We are a couple, with the profound understanding, that…
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Lighthouse Motel

Lighthouse Motel

Join us for an amazing carefree vacation in South West Nova Scotia. Our spacious motel rooms and waterfront rentals are only minutes from the legendary white sand beaches; quaint fishing villages; world class restaurants and artisans, and historic towns that dot Nova Scotia’s picturesque Lighthouse Route. Open from May through October, our established motel is a brief 10 minute drive from the town of Bridgewater, the hub of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Here on the banks of the beautiful…
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Rum Runner Inn

Rum Runner Inn

The Rum Runner Inn has 13 rooms, with telephone, cable TV, mini fridge, and air conditioning.  Enjoy views of Lunenburg’s Harbour front from the building where the sails for the origional Bluenose were manufactured.  The Rum Runner Restaurant is located on-site.  An entirely smoke free environment.
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Bridgewater Comfort Inn

Bridgewater Comfort Inn

Conveniently located in the heart of Bridgewater, the Main Street of the South Shore, and near the local industrial parks and hospital, guests of the Bridgewater Comfort Inn have easy access to all major destinations in the area including the Bridgewater Mall, Eastside Plaza, Bridgewater Curling Club, Wile Carding Mill Museum, DesBrisay Museum and Exhibition Centre and the South Shore Exhibition, better known as the Big Ex. Our modern amenities and friendly staff are the perfect combination for…
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Kaulbach House

Kaulbach House

Tastefully restored, the Kaulbach House Historic Inn is a Registered Heritage Property(c1880) featuring fine antiques acquired through the years. Each of the six beautifully appointed guest rooms has colour TV and en-suite shower room, cozy robes, and facilities for making your own hot drinks.  A hot or cold breakfast is served daily, accompanied by locally roasted coffee.  There is a comfortable parlour where guests can relax, listen to music, or socialize while enjoying warmth from…
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Mahone Bay Bed and Breakfast

Mahone Bay Bed and Breakfast

Comfort, luxury, and individually appointed, uniquely designed rooms are the features of the Mahone Bay Bed and Breakfast. Comfortable beds, TVs with DVD players, and telephones are expected standard, the décor and lovingly selected decorations are what sets us apart, right down to wine glasses and cork screw in every room. Downstairs our elegant living room is waiting for you to make yourself comfortable or, weather permitting, you can chose to relax on three sides of the house, the private…
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Pelham House Bed and Breakfast

Pelham House Bed and Breakfast

Pelham House Bed and Breakfast has 4 guestrooms with private bath.  Refreshments and refridgerator are available, and locally sourced/organic food are used where possible.  Guests enjoy wireless internet access and sitting room equipped with TV, DVD, and books on Lunenburg.  Please note, pets are present at this establishment.
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Rayport Campground

Rayport Campground

RayPort Campground is a family campground situated on the southwest bank of Martin’s River, adjacent to highway 103 (take exit 9 or 10 to highway 3). Entrance is from highway 3. 60 serviced sites (electric & water, 30 amp max) 10 unserviced sites 50 cable TV hook ups (free) Dump station Clean washrooms Flush toilets Free hot showers Coin laundry Pay phones available Ice Firewood Camp store Games room Swimming pool ( free to campers) Trout fishing in river 10% discount to senior…
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Rise Again Cottage

Rise Again Cottage

CANADA SELECT 3 1/2 STAR RATING!  Licensed by NOVA SCOTIA TOURISM! Rise Again Cottage, at 175 Second Peninsula Road, Lunenburg, with only a quiet road between you and an ocean cove, is a real Maritime home with brightly coloured, cheerful rooms, linens, furniture and accessories.  The cottage is well supplied with an open fireplace, 39-inch flat screen HD TV, DVD/CD player, ShawDirect satellite, high-speed internet, telephone, and a library of DVDs, CDs, and books, plenty of towels,…
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Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

Salty Rose Oceanfront Cottages

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
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Wellshire Bed and Breakfast

Wellshire Bed and Breakfast

The Wellshire Bed and Breakfast was built circa 1893 and is a fine example of Second Empire Gothic style architecture. Both guest rooms are equipped with Wireless Internet, TV/DVD, Telephone, Hair Dryers, Oreck air purifiers and compact fridges. Reservations are highly recommended.
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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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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 and your 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…
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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 and smile-inducing treasure to take home with…
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A Day for the Kids in Lunenburg Region

A Day for the Kids 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 1950’s. 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. But it’s the…
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