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Around the Area
Did you ever dream of spending your holiday in an area steeped richly in both history and natural beauty? Well now you can! From Lunenburg to Halifax, there's plenty to see and do.
Lunenburg - In Lunenburg, a Unesco World Heritage Site, you'll find beautiful Victorian historic homes, walking tours, horse and buggy rides, the Fisherman's Museum, antique and craft shops, excellent dining and lively pubs. Lunenburg is the home of the famous Bluenose schooner and also hosts the annual Folk and Craft Festivals.
Mahone Bay - Mahone Bay is a cozy little town with unique shops and homes. There are wonderful restaurants, a lively Pub and great festivals, such as the Wooden Boat Festival to enjoy. Mahone Bay is a must see when visiting Nova Scotia's beautiful South Shore.
Blue Rocks - Just outside Lunenburg is the fishing village of Blue Rocks. It shares many similarities with famous Peggy's Cove. Absolutely beautiful!
Chester - A popular summer retreat for many Europeans and Americans, Chester offers lots and lots of sailing, live theatre, pubs, restaurants, and fantastic golf.
Bridgewater - Located on the beautiful Lahave River, the town of Bridgewater is considered the shopping hub of the South Shore.
Halifax - The Great Historic City of Halifax is steeped in culture. Tours, museums, restaurants and shopping is just a hint of the long list of exciting activities.
The South Shore has a bounty of outdoor things to do!
Beaches - Visit some of the area's many majestic beaches. Swim, stroll and relax! To name a few, Hirtle's Beach, Bachman's Beach and Westhaver's Beach are quite popular.
Hiking - For the hiker, there's no shortage of places to explore.
Kayaking - Take a kayaking adventure in Lunenburg or Mahone Bay. Kayak rentals are available or bring your own.
Sailing and Boating - Nova Scotia's South Shore is one of the best areas for sailing and boating in North America. There are many charter and rental companies offering a wide variety of packages from whale watching to dinner cruises to deep-sea fishing.
Cycling - Rent a bike in nearby Lunenburg or Mahone Bay and take to the paths of the Trans Canada Trail. These trails were once the old CN Railroad Line, they extend for miles throughout Nova Scotia and Canada.
Golfing - There are beautiful ocean view golf courses in Chester and Lunenburg. Be sure to check out the new Osprey Ridge Golf Course and the Old Town Golf Course in Bridgewater.
For the Kids
There's plenty for the kids to enjoy as well. Visit the sandy beaches for swimming and exploring, stop at the nearby pools in Lunenburg and Mahone Bay to cool off, rent a canoe or kayak or try fishing off Prince's Inlet Retreat's dock. In such a safe community, the Retreat is perfect for the kids to play freely.
Interested in antiques? Shops are located in all the towns and many communities throughout the South Shore. Looking for fine crafts and art? In Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and nearby communities you can find a vast array of fine work, including paintings, photography, and artisan crafts.
Nightlife & Fine Dining
Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Chester & Halifax offer a generous variety of dining experiences and lively pubs. Be sure to take in some local entertainment located throughout the many venues found in our towns, villages and cities.