Surrounding Areas

Nova Scotia's South Shore: where history, culture, and national parks await you around every curve of its roads.

3 mins
Gas Station
20 mins
Restaurants
20/30 mins
Supermarket
18 mins
Tim Hortons
20 mins
Pharmacy
25 mins
Hospital

Major Attractions

Port Joli – Wood’s Harbour
10-Minute Drive

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Outdoor
Activities

1. Birding
2. Crescent Beach, Lockeport
3. Shelburne Harbour Boat Tours
4. Paddling Waterways

Festivals &
Events

1. Shelburne County Lobster Festival
2. Shelburne Founders’ Days
3. Nova Scotia Marathon
4. Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song
5. Whirligig and Weathervane Festival

Photo
Opportunities

1. Baccaro Point Lighthouse
2. Sand Hills Provincial Park
3. Wood’s Harbour
4. Historic Shelburne Waterfront
5. Swinging Bridge, Sable River

Local
Picks

1. Lost at Sea Quilt
2. The Osprey Arts Centre
3. Seal Island Light Museum
4. Shag Harbour UFO Centre
5. The Hawk

Heritage
Museums

1. H Barrington Woolen Mill Museum
2. Black Loyalist Heritage Centre
3. Shelburne County Archive and Genealogy Society
4. Locke Family Streetscape
5. The Seaside Heritage Centre

Major Attractions

Bridgewater – Liverpool
20-Minute Drive

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Outdoor
Activities

1. Kayaking and Biking
2. Fishing
3. Hiking at Hirtle’s Beach and Gaff Poin
4. The Ovens Natural Park
5. Surfing

Festivals &
Events

1. Privateer Days
2. Annual South Shore in Motion
3. Annual Hank Snow Tribute
4. Queens County Fair
5. International Ukulele Ceilidh

Photo
Opportunities

1. Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
2. Old Growth Hemlock Forest
3. Petite Rivière
4. Port Medway Lighthouse

Local
Picks

1. Cameron’s Brook Provincial Park
2. Indian Falls
3. Privateers Farmers’ Market
4. South Shore Exhibition
5. Fort Point Lighthouse

Heritage
Museums

1. The Astor Theatre
2. DesBrisay Museum
3. North Queens Heritage House Museum
4. Queens County Museum and Perkins House
5. Wile Carding Mill Museum

Major Attractions

St. Margaret’s Bay – Lunenburg
1-Hour Drive

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Outdoor
Activities

1. Biking the Tancook
2. Islands Bouldering on Dover Island
3. Hiking
4. Kayaking
5. Sailing

Festivals &
Events

1. Boxwood Festival and Workshops
2. Folk Harbour Festival
3. Chester Race Week
4. Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair
5. Father Christmas Festival

Photo
Opportunities

1. Blue Rocks Chester Sailboats and Islands
2. Lunenburg Heritage
3. Architecture and Waterfront
4. Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
5. Three Churches, Mahone Bay

Local
Picks

1. Hubbards Farmers’ Market
2. Ironworks Distillery
3. New Ross Christmas Festival
4. Fo’c’sle Tavern, Nova Scotia’s Oldest Rural Pub
5. The Shore Club

Heritage
Museums

1. Hooked Rug Museum of North America and Fibre Art Market
2. Lordly House Museum
3. Chester Playhouse
4. Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
5. Mahone Bay Museum

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