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Nova Scotia's South Shore: Where history, culture, and national parks await you around every curve of its roads.
Outdoor activities, Festivals & events, Heritage Museums
Port Joli - Wood's Harbour, Bridgewater - Liverpool, and St. Margaret's Bay - Lunenburg
Casual Dining, Beer & Wine, Bistros & Cafés
The South Shore is full of outdoor activities, year-round festivals, and dozens of museums
Sable River is a nature lover’s cottage getaway! Bird sanctuaries, hiking trails, beaches, and a coastal national park - all near your private hot tub. You can hike at Hirtle's Beach; surf at Bridgewater, Lunenburg, or Shelburne; paddle the waterways at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside; birdwatch at Port Hebert, Port Joli Bird Sanctuary, Sable River Bird Sanctuary, as well as bike, sail, hike, and fish throughout the region.
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From the Shelburne County Lobster Festival to the Nova Scotia Marathon, Whirligig and Weathervane Festival to Privateer Days, the annual Hank Snow Tribute, Queens County Fair, Father Christmas Festival, and Chester Race Week, there are so many festivals to visit in every season!
The South Shore is full of museums, including H. Barrington Woolen Mill Museum, the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, Locke Family Streetscape, DesBrisay Museum, The Astor Theatre, Lordly House Museum, the Mahone Bay Museum, and so many more!
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Plan your visit to Sable River with excursions to many locations within an hour's drive
Fine dining, casual dining, pubs, cafes, farmer's markets, canteens - the food is magic nearby
Our favourite places to eat year round at White Point and Quarterdeck. You can also try the Grand Banker Bar & Grill for a Lunenburger: a hamburger topped with lobster and a bacon-wrapped scallop; the Salt Shaker Deli for award-winning seafood chowder; and the Shore Club is known for its “World Famous” lobster suppers.
Visit one of the craft breweries on the South Shore to sample their latest creations. Try out Hell Bay Brewing Co. in Liverpool, Boxing Rock Brewing Co. in Shelburne, FirkinStein Brewing in Bridgewater, Shipwright Brewing Company in Lunenburg, or the King Street Beer Company in Bridgewater
Head to these casual, sweet cafés and bistros across the South Shore for snacks and coffee: The Biscuit Eater, the Fancy Pants Cafe, the Old Black Forest, The Savvy Sailor, the Kiwi Cafe, and more.