See & Do

Beach lover? Shopper? Hiker? Biker? History Buff? Foodie? Adventurer? In serious need of rest and relaxation? We got you! In fact, you’ll find something for absolutely everyone to see and do here on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

Whether you’ve come with the family or arrived for a solo sojourn, a romantic holiday or a getaway with your gang you’ll discover all kinds of delightful ways to fill your days and celebrate the nights.

And that goes for all four seasons here on the South Shore – from our sensational springs, to our spectacular summers, our fabulous falls and wonderful winters – every day is different and brings with it something new to experience. Each village and town – around every turn – a special spot to explore – a one-of-kind kind of memory to make awaits you. Just have a look below at all we’ve got on the go and we’ll see you when you get here.

Antiques & Collectibles

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Peacocks Vintage

Retro Clothing From All Eras Retro ~ Rock ~ Boho ~ Indie ~ Classic Chic From ...
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Cameron's Fine Art & Antiques

Cameron Fine Art Gallery , a member of the Canadian Association of Personal ...
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Joy of Antiques

Features pine country furniture, gifts, art, persian carpets and unusual ...
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Brindle Boston Antiques & Giftware

The Brindle Boston Antiques & Giftware hopes to provide its customers and ...
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LaHave Landing Antiques

Antique furniture, maritime articles, architecture, accessories, textiles, and ...
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Veronica's Antiques & Variety

A treasure on the South Shore! Take Hwy 103 to exit 28 and follow the signs to ...
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Teena's Tiques

Discover antique, vintage and collectible items. Open by chance or appointment.
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Artisans & Galleries

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Cameron's Fine Art & Antiques

Cameron Fine Art Gallery , a member of the Canadian Association of Personal ...
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Chez Glass Lass

The wholesale and manufacturing division of Kiln Art is located in the village ...
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Amos Pewter

Amos Pewter is one of the most highly visited craft shops in Nova Scotia and is ...
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Lunenburg Art Gallery

The Lunenburg Art Gallery’s mandate is to present fine art to the beautiful ...
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The Brindle Boston

Curated vintage items and giftware. This shop carries a little bit of everything ...
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Reviving Design

Handcrafted reclaimed home décor items and quality linens and textiles can be ...
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Scotian Ironworks

Specializing in Custom Ironwork ~ Allow Scott who is an artist blacksmith ...
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Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Wavewood Designs has been developed through the hard work of Bono Misner and ...
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Chester Art Centre

Throughout the year we offer classes and workshops taught by working ...
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Quartet Gallery

The Quartet Gallery is a place where local artists offer varieties of affordable ...
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HW Woolworks Studio

​The WoolWorks Studio allows artist Heidi Wulfraat the exciting opportunity ...
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The Whirlygig Factory

Located at 6833 Hwy 3 along the lighthouse route between Chester & Mahone ...
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Clifton Sears Sculptures

Carvings, Sculptures, and paintings of Nova Scotia by the sea, the fishing ...
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River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking original designs for sale and rug hooking supplies and ...
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Mariner Crafts

Purveyors of fine Maritime crafts since 1986. A lovely artisan shop offering ...
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Heart to Hand Studio

Open weekends only, this gallery features handcrafted silver and copper jewelry ...
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Sea Witch Collectables

Sea Witch Collectables studio shop features original ocean inspired art by ...
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Station 20 Craft Shoppe and Museum

Built circa 1905, the Chester Train Station a community landmark, located off ...
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The Glass Bakery

Quality handcrafted glass gifts with personalities, offering you a moment of ...
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Maritime Painted Saltbox

This unique destination gallery is located in a barn by the river and features ...
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Sattler Stained Glass Studio

Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of ...
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Going Coastal Fine Art & Furnishing

We are a local family-owned and operated custom furniture store & art ...
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Balsamea House Shop

A quaint little shop selling local and natural, gently used clothing ...
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Cranston Gallery

art galleries Cranston Gallery offers a unique collection of work by multiple ...
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Village Glassworks

With over 30 years experience in the Stained-glass business, this is the place ...
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Van Fancy Oars and Paddles

They make oars, paddles for canoes and kayaks, boat hooks, mast, boom, yards, ...
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TJ's Country Crafts

Browse through hand-crafted locally made crafts, nautical decor, jewelry, sea ...
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Gail Patriarche Gallery

The Gail Patriarche Gallery overlooks the beautiful Lunenburg harbour and is ...
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Aspotogan Arts and Crafts

The Aspotogan Arts & Crafts are a non-profit volunteer group formed in the ...
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Birdsall - Worthington Pottery

Celebrating our 40th year in business, NSCAD graduates, Pam Birdsall and Tim ...
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Jim Smith ~ Fine Studio Pottery

This studio/showroom is housed in a charming, carefully restored circa 1860 ...
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James Middleton Artisan Studio

A commissioned portrait is a timeless heirloom. It can capture the fleeting ...
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Henriette's Fibre Art Studio and Gallery

Hand hooked and wet felted pieces for your home, and crochet pieces mounted on ...
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Bradford Naugler's Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, ...
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Have a Yarn

Have a Yarn - "fine yarn, friendly help"We have a vast collection of yarns, ...
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Local Artisans Gift Shop

Offering a large variety of locally made gifts from pottery to jewelry, you are ...
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The Wool Room

The Farm Shop's main product is fleece from their flock. The current years' ...
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Folkworks Studio Gallery - Robert Danielis

Local folk art studio. By appointment only. 
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary's Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned ...
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Blue Shutters Art Gallery & Antiques

Local Artists and Multiple Antique Dealers in one shop mean a great variety of ...
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The Point General

Eat, Shop, and Stay in Blue Rocks. Offering all the best local food and craft. ...
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Amicus Gallery

Amicus Gallery has a collection of Fine Art & Fine Craft. The work in the ...
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Tides Turning

Don creates breathtaking sculptures which instantly become the focal point in ...
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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

The studio and two showrooms are located in a 150 year old boat house that sits ...
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Blue Hog Gallery and Food Truck

Blue Hog Gallery is located in one of the most spectacular settings, an area ...
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Laurie Swim Art Gallery of the Atlantic

The Laurie Swim Art Gallery of the Atlantic is located at the entrance to the ...
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Comfort and Joy Artisan Nova Scotia

Comfort and Joy Artisan Nova Scotia is located in the heart of downtown ...
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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old general store building ...
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The Goose Nest

A unique antique and collectibles shop. Open seasonally. 
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Nova Terra Cotta Pottery

Nova Terra Cotta Pottery is solely owned and operated by Joan Bruneau, a ...
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Peer Gallery

The Peer Gallery is a contemporary cooperative art gallery established in 2001, ...
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Square Peg Gallery

Merydie Fjarlie is a Canadian artist working in the specialized medium of Metal ...
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Zwicker Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. in Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia was founded in the 1980s ...
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Lahave Craft Co-op

Using leather, metal, gemstones, clay, glass, paper, wood, stone, paint, fabric ...
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Homegrown Skateboards

Come out to Lahave to enjoy an indoor skate bowl. Skateboards and clothes are ...
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Beaches

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Welkum Park

Welkum Park is owned and operated by the Municipality of the District of ...
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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially ...
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Stoney Island Beach

One of the more secluded beaches on Cape Sable Island. When you walk along the ...
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Spindler Beach

Also called Feltzen South Beach to some, this quiet blue sand beach is a great ...
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Roseway-Round Bay Beach

Situated south and west of Shelburne Harbour, the twin beaches of Round Bay are ...
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Hunts Point Beach

For anyone seeking a small, quiet beach, Hunts Point might be the answer. Park ...
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North East Point Beach

Located across the Causeway from the center of Barrington Passage. This beach is ...
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Westhaver Beach

Only 6 minutes away from the Town of Mahone Bay, Westhavers is the closest ...
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Daniel's Head Beach

Walk for miles on this white sandy beach. Like all our beaches, a great backdrop ...
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Crescent Beach

Lockeport Crescent Beach This is considered the main beach in the Lockeport ...
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Johnson's Pond

A small parking lot and access path are located on the Port l’Hebert end of ...
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Summerville Beach Provincial Park

This beach has a one kilometer stretch of soft white sand, and it's backed by ...
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Mason's Beach

One of Nova Scotia's excellent beaches just outside the UNESCO Town of ...
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Beach Meadows Beach

Follow Route 3 through Brooklyn, and there will be signs to a beautiful white ...
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Fox Point Beach

  Fox Point Beach is situated in the little fishing network of Fox Harbor ...
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine ...
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Kingsburg Beach

A long sheltered beach known for nice calm waves and warm waters.
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Eagle Head Beach

About 10 minutes east of Liverpool, Eagle Head Beach is a popular choice for dog ...
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Bayswater Beach Provincial Park

A white-sand beach and a picnic area. Beach is supervised (July-August/STC). ...
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Hirtle's Beach

A nature enthusiast’s paradise! Categorized as a living beach because the ...
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The Hawk Beach

The Hawk Beach is located on the most southerly tip of Nova Scotia. Walk this ...
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Rissers Beach

Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing ...
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Mushamush Beach Park

Mushamush Beach Park is a municipal treasure! Located on Mushamush Lake in ...
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Green Bay Beach

Green Bay Beach is divided into small sections by boulders, the cove keeps the ...
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Crescent Beach

Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches out from the ...
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Graves Island Beach

Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is ...
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Mill Cove Beach

Tucked into a protected cove between Fox Point and Northwest Cove - Mill Cove ...
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Freda's Beach

Freda's beach is a great spot for an afternoon with the family. The children ...
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Oxners Beach

Welcome to Oxner’s Beach, a private 63 acre beach and marsh owned by the ...
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Sandy Point Lighthouse Beach

This lighthouse is close to the mouth of Shelburne Harbour. This is one of ...
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Louis Head Beach

Popular all year round with walkers and runners, it’s long been a place where ...
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Meisner's Beach

East River is the western starting point for the Aspotogan Pennisula. Directly ...
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Crow Neck Beach

Crows Neck, located in Baccaro, is another beach for bird watching, beach ...
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Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park

Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park features a 2.5KM white sand beach. At low tide ...
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Golf Courses

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River Hills Golf & Country Club

a must play - scenic, welcoming, fun. Play along the majestic Clyde River on the ...
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Sherwood Golf & Country Club

Sherwood Golf & Country Club, Nova Scotia’s best kept secret. Sherwood is ...
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course. Home of the 2009 N.S. ...
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Chester Golf Club

Chester Golf Club offers visitors the magic of a classic golf course in a ...
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Bluenose Golf Club

The Bluenose Golf Club is a public 9-hole par 35 which offers fun and pleasant ...
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Lighthouses

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Cape Sable Lighthouse

Built in 1861, the Cape Sable Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Nova ...
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Carter's Island Lighthouse

Built in 1872 by James A. Hayden at a cost of $460, the original Carter Island ...
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Fort Point Lighthouse

The Fort Point Lighthouse is Nova Scotia's third oldest surviving lighthouse. ...
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Bon Portage Lighthouse

The Bon Portage Island lighthouse was established in 1874. For 110 years, 16 ...
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Sandy Point Lighthouse

The Sandy Point Lighthouse is one of Shelburne’s most popular ...
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Baccaro Point Lighthouse

Perched at the edge of the ocean, this lighthouse is an important seabird ...
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Sandy Point Lighthouse

The Sandy Point Lighthouse is located close to the mouth of Shelburne Harbour. ...
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Medway Head Lighthouse

The "pepper-pot" tower visitors see today on Long Cove Road is the fourth ...
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Gull Rock Lighthouse

In 1762, two families left Massachusetts to establish a new colony closer to the ...
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Port Medway Lighthouse

The Port Medway Lighthouse is in the community of Port Medway, about 22 ...
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Museums & Heritage

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Queens County Museum

The Queens County Museum is in Liverpool, a quick drive or walk from the ...
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Hank Snow Town Museum

Hank Snow was a country music artist who was born in Brooklyn, Queens County in ...
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Old French Cemetery

The Old French Cemetery in Lunenburg Nova Scotia is located close to the ...
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Mahone Bay Museum

The Mahone Bay Museum is a small community museum currently open by appointment ...
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Old Meeting House Museum

For two centuries people have gathered at the Old Meeting House for township ...
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Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society

The Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society is your resource for ...
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Chapel Hill Museum

Open June 15 - September 5 By chance or appointment at other times throughout ...
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Seal Island Light Museum

A unique experience awaits visitors to the scenic community of Barrington on ...
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Lordly House Museum

The Lordly House Museum was built circa 1806, by Capt. McCurdy. Evergreen Hall, ...
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North Queens Heritage House

The North Queens Heritage House museum is an old farmhouse. Milton Foster ...
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Ross Farm Museum

Established in 1969, The Ross Farm Museum is located on highway #12 in New Ross, ...
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Tancook Museum

The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features articles on the Island ...
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UNESCO World Heritage Monument

UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...
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Queens Museum of Justice

A Greek Revival Temple Style building, the Queens Museum of Justice was built in ...
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Shag Harbour UFO Museum

Open June 15 - September 30 10AM - 5PM (or by appointment)   The Shag Harbour ...
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Little School Museum

The first schoolhouse in Lockeport, built in 1845. Stop in and enjoy our ...
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Parkdale Maplewood Museum

Located inland from the Lighthouse Trail on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, this ...
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Fort Point Museum

The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636. Before beginning your ...
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LaHave Islands Marine Museum

The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on ...
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Western Counties Military Museum

Located in Barrington, on Nova Scotia's South Shore, the Western Counties ...
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Blacksmith Shop Museum

On the bank of the Mersey River in Milton, the Blacksmith Shop Museum is open ...
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Cape Sable Historical Society

The Cape Sable Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of local ...
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Lunenburg Fishermen's Memorial & Tribute

Lunenburg Fishermen's Memorial & Tribute is a tribute to commemorate and ...
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Chester Train Station

The Chester Train Station was built around 1905 and is located just off North ...
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Knaut-Rhuland House Museum

The Knaut-Rhuland House Museum is a late 18th century residence located in ...
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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides a perfect experience on the ...
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Rossignol Cultural Centre

Featuring 6 museums and 5 galleries: wildlife museums, which displays 52 mounted ...
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Black Loyalist Heritage Museum

The Black Loyalist Heritage Site, located in Birchtown on Nova Scotia’s South ...
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Ross-Thompson House & Store

Nova Scotia's only 18th-century store Travel back in time to discover 1780s Nova ...
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Dory Shop Museum

Step into this authentic harbour-side dory factory to discover the historic ...
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Woolen Mill Museum

The Barrington Woolen Mill was a thriving producer of woolens in the late 19th ...
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Shelburne's Museums By the Sea

Get to know the heart and soul of Shelburne Town and surrounding County through ...
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Maple Cottage

The Maple Cottage built in 1870 became the first Municipal office in 1879. Today ...
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Samuel Wood Museum

Wood's Harbour was settled 10 years after Barrington when in 1772 Rev. Samuel ...
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The Ovens Museum

This beautiful piece of land first gained an international reputation during the ...
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Founders Memorials

A Monument was dedicated on Blockhouse Hill In 1988, to those founding settlers ...
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Shelburne Barrel Factory

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Lunenburg Academy

Lunenburg Academy is Lunenburg’s most prized architectural masterpiece, it is ...
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Archelaus Smith Museum

Open June - September Monday - Saturday - 10:30-4:30 Sunday - 1:30 - 4:30 ...
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Lightfoot Tower Zoe Valle Memorial Library

The Lightfoot Tower was constructed circa 1904, by American attorney Alfred Ross ...
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Parks

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Wiles Lake Park

A nice little day park perfect for swimming or picnicking.
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Veteran's Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River ...
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Lordly Park Playground

Beautiful park located in the heart of Chester Nova Scotia, perfect for picnics, ...
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Indian Falls

To commemorate the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s 125th ...
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Sandhills Beach Provincial Park

Sandhills Provincial Park features a 2.5KM white sand beach. At low tide there ...
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Molega Lake Park

A small day park at Molega Lake. 
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Sawpit Wharf

Located in Garden Lots, Sawpit Park is a waterfront area that allows water ...
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Great Oak Park

Great Oak Park is the perfect spot to get some shade among the tall trees and ...
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Lunenburg Dog Park

Everyone is free to bring their dog to the Lunenburg Community Dog Park, dogs ...
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Ten Mile Lake Picnic Park

Ten Mile Lake Picnic Park is in the community of Middlefield on Highway 8, about ...
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Petite Riviere Community Park

A quaint stopping point for travelers in Petite Riviere. Nearby is the Risser's ...
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Welkum Park

Welkum Park is a day-use park located on Welshtown Lake. The park features a ...
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Miller Point Peace Park

Located just off Hwy 3 in Dayspring, this is a 5km. looping trail system with ...
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Pine Grove Outdoor Play Park

This community park features a full sized hockey rink, splash pad, swing sets, ...
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United Communities Marine Park

A day-use seaside park overlooking Vogler’s Cove, with a launch area for ...
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Ovens Natural Park

A seasonal privately owned 190-acre pristine reserve of coastal forestry. ...
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Mushamush Beach Park

Mushamush Beach Park is a municipal treasure! Located on Mushamush Lake in ...
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Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park is the perfect place to go for a day of fun. ...
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Pine Grove Park

A community park in Milton, Pine Grove is 54 acres and has a total of 1.6 ...
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Seacaps Memorial Park

This large green space occupies an entire block, only meters from the town's ...
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The Secret Park

The Secret Park is the perfect place to relax with a book and enjoy the view and ...
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Islands Provincial Park

The Islands Provincial Park has long been a popular stopover on the South Shore. ...
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Fort Point Lighthouse Park

Fort Point Lighthouse Park is a spectacular picnic location beside one of Nova ...
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River Ridge Common

Owned by the District of Lunenburg since 2011, River Ridge Common is a 115 acre ...
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Graham's Park and Splash Pad

Graham's Park is a community play ground, splash pad, and skate park in the ...
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Camerons Brook Picnic Park

Camerons Brook Picnic Park is off Highway 8 in South Brookfield. It's the ...
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Kejimkujik National Park & National Historic Site

This is the only Parks Canada site that is designated a national park and ...
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Charles E. Church Park

The Park! is a recreational complex facility and includes four-sheet curling ...
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LaHave Sunset Park

​This is a beautiful day park alongside the banks of the LaHave River in the ...
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Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct may take your breath away. Either follow the 5.2 ...
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Cobb Park

Cobb Park is a wonderful place to play. There's a swing set, a play structure ...
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Church Lake Access Site

The site is located only 25 minutes from Exit 11 of Highway #103, heading north ...
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Graves Island Provincial Park

Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is ...
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Fancy Lake Provincial Park

Day use park with fresh water swimming, kayaking, canoeing. Small beach for ...
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Jordan Youth Park

Jordan Youth Park is small park and playground that includes climbing bars, a ...
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Second Peninsula Provincial Park

Second Peninsula Provincial Park is a large scenic picnic park on the ocean in ...
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The MARC

This multipurpose Municipal facility is a community resource providing outdoor ...
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Tours & Activities

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Pleasant Paddling Sea Kayaking Tours and Rentals

Pleasant Paddling Sea Kayaking Tours and Rentals offers daily kayak tours around ...
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Studio 138

It’s always fun and relaxing at Studio 138, whether it’s stopping in for a ...
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Class Afloat, West Island College International

Class Afloat – West Island College International was founded in 1984 and is an ...
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Cape LaHave Adventures

Guided sea-kayak adventures and yoga in the renowned LaHave Islands Archipelago ...
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East Coast Paddle Company

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the perfect addition to your next special event, ...
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Swansburg Lanes

5-pin Bowling located in the center of town. No matter your skill level (or lack ...
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BernArt Art Maze

Canada’s first art maze! There’s nearly a kilometre of paths to explore with ...
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Indian Falls

To commemorate the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg’s 125th ...
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Sam's Woodland Tours

Join tour guide Sam Wentzell of Sam’s Woodland Tours for informative guided ...
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Sail and See

Experience your own private daysail on Mahone Bay with Captain Antoon and First ...
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Kayak Shack

The ONLY way to see Chester and area is from the water. We know the history of ...
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Candlebox Kayaking

Candlebox Kayaking specializes in Paddle Canada certified whitewater kayak ...
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Welshtown Wagon Rides

We are offering wagon/sleigh rides. Minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 15 ...
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Shelburne Sailing Academy

  The achievements of the Shelburne Sailing Academy and the advancement of ...
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Summer Day Camps - Shelburne

Shelburne Municipal Recreation & Parks Departments offers a variety of Day ...
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Rhumb Line Bicycle Rentals

Rhumb Line Bicycle Rentals & Handcrafted Goods is a great way to see ...
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Kangoo Club South Shore

Fun, Unique, Age-Friendly, Rehabilitation, and more. Come JUMP, SMILE, LAUGH, ...
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Inner Harbour Rentals

Visitors can rent kayaks and explore the beautiful Shelburne Harbour at their ...
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The Chester Skate Park

The Chester Skate Park, between Tim Hortons and the Irving, located at  at 3883 ...
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Pleasant Paddling

At Pleasant Paddling they believe that Blue Rocks has some of the best coastline ...
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Sail Lunenburg Star Charters LTD

Sail Lunenburg Star Charters LTD offers a wide variety of truly authentic ...
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Mersey Skatepark

The Mersey Skatepark is state of the art and free for visitors to use. Anyone ...
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Tillicum Adventure Tours

Board the fishing schooner Tillicum in the sheltered waters of the LaHave River. ...
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Salty Dog Tours

Come with us on an adventure as we explore by boat the mysteries of Oak Island ...
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Trot in Time Buggy Rides

Trot in Time Buggy Rides started in 1996 and was named from a grade three ...
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Borrow My Board SUP Rentals

SUP Board Rentals Perfect for an afternoon or add excitement to your cottage ...
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Wild Axe Lumberjack AXEperience

Be a lumberjack for a day with World Champion lumberjack, Darren Hudson! ...
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Bluenose II

The schooner Bluenose II is a Canadian icon and Goodwill Ambassador for the ...
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Soundbeings

Enjoy being bathed in sound and frequencies, as you get up close with stunning ...
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