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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building at 151 Southeast Cove Road, Big Tancook Island, NS. Proprietor Hillary Dionne is a full-time island resident and self-taught nature photographer. At Wishing Stones you will find many interesting photos of Tancook Island and vicinity, as well as a small selection of beach glass treasures such as earrings and pendants also created by Hillary. Located approximately one mile from the ferry’s berth, Wishing Stones is a charming and peaceful place to stop as you explore beautiful Tancook Island.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carolyn’s Restaurant and Crafts

Carolyn’s Restaurant and Crafts

Carolyn’s is an Eat-In or Take-Out restaurant, specializing in fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood chowder, home made pie, ice cream, hot and cold drinks and much more. Dine in overlooking the picturesque Mahone Bay, or take out Carolyn’s fresh, top quality home-cooking.  Bus tours and large groups should call ahead and ask her to prepare a delicious chowder luncheon, just for you and your friends…made with only the freshest seafood available.
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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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La Vista Dining Room, Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

La Vista Dining Room, Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

Choose to dine in the elegant dining room, on the panoramic ocean view patio, or in the fireside lounge. Chef Conrad creates delicious gourmet cuisine for you to enjoy.
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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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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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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Looking for a private, country setting 5 minutes from Mahone Bay? This completely renovated loft suite is a fully equipped self-contained unit consisting of two double beds in the loft, a separate bathroom, a bright sitting area and kitchenette on the main level. Located only 45 minutues from Halifax, The New-Found Guest House offers spacious grounds, a safe play area for children and quiet areas for walking or bike riding.
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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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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

We offer you fun camping at our secluded 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. No road noise! There are lots of outdoor games and two great spots in the river for swimming. Campers gather at the Shelter for picking and singing, games, parties and, on occasion, suppers. This is our service building that houses the office and camp store, washrooms, and laundry. We invite you to come camp…
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Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

Stay seaside different year round!! An Oceanfront paradise only 45 minutes from Halifax on Nova Scotia’s Beautiful South Shore. At Hotel & Marina Oak Island offers the total freedom to make your seaside getaway whatever you want. From a spa escape to a romantic getaway, a family vacation adventure to a corporate retreat, our resort is the ideal setting for whatever experience you desire. We have something for everyone. Our guest rooms have ocean views, garden views, and oceanfront chalets.…
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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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Rose cape House

Rose cape House

Relax on our expansive deck enjoying sunrise and sunset. Have your camera or sketch pad ready to capture the ever changing views of the islands and water of Rose Bay. Soak in the whirlpool bath before retiring to the comfort of one of three charming bedrooms. A five minute drive will take you to two of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Nova Scotia (Hirtles Beach and Sanddollar Beach). On a rainy day visit the quaint towns of Mahone Bay (20 min.) and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (10…
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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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