Things to Do . . .


Gaff Point Hiking Trail (Riverport)

Unique, unspoiled promontory of 124 acres separates the LaHave estuary and Hartling Bay. Both sides of the point have steep cliffs; there are tidal pools where topography becomes gentler; and sand and gravel beaches along the shoreline.

Fort Point Lighthouse (Liverpool)

At the end of Main Street in Liverpool, you can explore the site where a Privateers' fort defended the town and shipping routes in the 1700's.

Music at the Three Churches (Mahone Bay)

Enjoy a wide repertoire of classical music performed by celebrated musicians on Friday evenings throughout July, August and September.

Rissers Beach (Petite Riviere)

Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial park offers every kind of recreational opportunity available at the seaside.

Ross Farm Museum (New Ross)

Come to Ross Farm Museum to explore 60 acres of rolling farmland and discover what life was like on a Nova Scotia family farm more than 100 years ago.

Oak Island (Chester)

Pirate Booty, Marie Antoinette's jewels, gold coins buried by Spanish sailors or the Templar Knights' last hiding place for the Holy Grail – all  theories of what lies deep beneath the underground of Oak Island.

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (Lunenburg)

You can tour a former fishing schooner and a steel-side trawler, explore three floors of hands-on exhibits and learn about the families who made their livelihoods fishing the North Atlantic.

Wile Carding Mill (Bridgewater)

Wile Carding Mill is the only survivor of an early industrial park that included seven small workplaces. See the very machine that revolutionized carding in the area and imagine the clatter as it prepared wool for bedding and spinning.

Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site (Lunenburg)

Dozens of historic buildings and homes dating back to 1760 have been beautifully maintained. Stroll the narrow streets and visit one of the shops along the waterfront.

Kejimkujik National Park (North Queens)

A world of natural and cultural wonders await you. Discover historic canoe routes, experience Mi'kmaq petroglyphs, and swim in the warm waters of Kejimkujik Lake.

Amos Pewter (Mahone Bay)

Inspired by nature, Amos Pewter brings an age-old tradition to life. Watch casters and spinners at work on designs that reflect the natural and man-made beauty of Mahone Bay.

Woodlands Garden Park (Bridgewater)

Better known as "The Duck Pond," this park provides an afternoon of outdoor fun. With short trails for hiking, a nearby playground and lots of ducks to feed, it's a great place to take the kids!

River Hills Golf and Country Club (Clyde River)

Our 18 hole Course will take you along the beautiful Clyde River, through wooded hills with many spectacular views. Our new five holes (across the road) are beautifully landscaped with ponds and lined with magnificent rock walls. This is truly a course that can be enjoyed by golfers of all ages.

Sandy Point Lighthouse (Shelburne)

This attractive lighthouse, which originally was built on a pier, now sits on a crib at the east side of the entrance to Shelburne Harbour. At low tide the tapered wooden tower is accessible across a sand bar. There is a sandy beach, swimming, birding, and a community hall where snacks may be available. Many festivals and activities take place here in summer, especially lobster dinners.

Black Loyalist Museum (Shelburne)

One of Canada's best kept secrets, the largest free Black settlement in the 1780's where people voted with their feet for freedom. This unique historical site is nestled in beautiful Birchtown Bay on the western shores of Shelburne Harbour, the third largest natural harbour in the world. Come and enjoy a guided tour, search for your ancestral roots and learn about these courageous Nova Scotians.

Shelburne Museum Complex (Shelburne)

Shelburne's harbourfront Heritage District retains the look and feel of a bustling 18th century port. Stroll down Dock Street to enter this world through 3 fascinating museums. learn the time-honoured craft of dory building at the Dory Shop, just as they have since the 1870's. The Shelburne County Museum features one of the oldest fire pumper in North America and exhibits on shipbuilding and the Shelburne Loyalist. And at the Ross-Thomson House and Store on Charlotte Lane, you can see the tobacco, molasses and dry goods that were sold to the townsfolks in exchange for cod and pine timber.

Shelburne Harbour Tours (Shelburne)

Every harbour tour takes place aboard the luxurious MV Brown Eyed Girl, a 44-foot Marine Trader trawler for an unforgettable tour of beautiful Shelburne Harbour and the Historic Waterfront. You'll also see lighthouses, birds, seals, harbour porpoises and, who knows...maybe even a whale! Rain or shine, your tour will be onboard MV Brown Eyed Girl, beginning at Shelburne Harbour Marina and following course for a trip you and your family will never forget.

Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club and Marina (Shelburne)

Situated at the head of one of the best natural harbours in the world, the seacoast town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, is home to the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club. Established in 1903, the club proudly occupies facilities at the edge of the Historic Waterfront District, as part of the Muir-Cox Shipyard Museum Complex.

Osprey Arts Centre (Shelburne)

The Osprey Arts Centre houses the Osprey Theatre and the Coastline Gallery. Open year round, the Osprey exhibits visual art and presents popular and classical music, live theatre and dance, summer arts camps for kids and book launches.

Crescent Beach Centre (Lockeport)

The Crescent Beach is also home to a world class interpretative centre. Its displays include a history of the town, First nation's fishing techniques, and a collection of marine oddities, such as swordfish eyes, and shark jaws. There is a rich selection of artifacts on hand, and the collection is extremely family friendly, there are also a number of interactive exhibits for children and adults! In addition to the interpretive centre, the Crescent Beach Centre is also home to a fully equipped visitor information centre, including brochures, travel councilors, and public access computers. The grounds of the building boast showers, changing rooms, and a canteen that serve visitors to the beach, along with a large garden of indigenous flowers. To round off the complete experience, there is a gift shop that specializes in natural and environmentally responsible gifts.

The Islands Provincial Park

Just across the harbour from the historic town of Shelburne, The Islands Provincial Park offers a restful stop on your trip around the South Shore. Bounded by Shelburne Harbour, it offers visitors a maritime camping experience. The Islands offers a 70-site campground, water outlets, two picnic areas, an unsupervised beach, boat launch, and trailer dump station.


There are four trails maintained by the Municipality of Shelburne Recreation & Parks Department. Three of the four trails are along sections of the abandoned railway bed. These level terrain trails are active transportation connections in the communities of Sable River, Jordan Falls, and between the Islands Provincial Park and the Town of Shelburne for locals and visitors alike.

Lockeport's Boardwalk and Walking Trail (Lockeport)

A wonderful boardwalk and walking trail that provides a safe and wheelchair accessible tour of our beautiful little Town. You can leave your car parked at the Crescent Beach Centre if you like, pick up the boardwalk just across the street, make your way into Town, visit all the sites, continue across the walking trail (former CN Rail), experience the vantage point that we get to enjoy daily by following the Brighton Road and find yourself right back to the Crescent Beach Centre again. Lighthouse Route - The Lighthouse Route follows Nova Scotia's South Shore, where the past is a part of everyday life. You'll find it along quiet country roads, where ox teams still haul lumber, and in coastal villages where fishermen still row wooden dories out to sea.

Shelburne County Beaches (Lockeport, Shelburne)

In Eastern Shelburne County a beautiful beach is never far away. Visit one of our beautiful white sand beaches including Louis Head Beach, Crescent Beach and Roseway Beach

Lockeport's Little School Museum (Lockeport)

A visit to Lockeport would not be complete without stopping by the Little School Museum which houses artifacts from days gone by. Stop by and have a chat with our staff.

Shelburne's Historic Waterfront (Shelburne)

Explore the beautiful town of Shelburne. Take a stroll along Dock Street, home to many museums and historic homes. Shop in the downtown stores and dine in some of the finest restaurants around. Take in our unique waterfront view, which has been showcased in a number of films and television series. Shelburne is home to the third largest natural harbour in the world and a Loyalist settlement.

Lockeport's Locke Family Historic Streetscape (Lockeport)

Lockeport is home to Nova Scotia's first Provincially Registered Streetscape. It includes five historic homes which are situated at the lower end of South Street and overlooking Lockeport Harbour. The architecture of the homes includes Colonial, Georgian and Victorian.


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