PADDLING - Sea Kayak tours and rentals. Rentals can be delivered to the Rise Again Cottage. www.pleasantpaddling.com 902 541-9233
FESTIVALS & FAIRS - Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in August is the best known (www.folkharbour.com) as well as the Lunenburg Folk Art Festival, Lunenburg Wooden Boat Festival, Mahone Bay Pirate Days and Scarecrow Festival, and the famous Lunenburg Farmer's Market on Thursday mornings. There are many more up and down the South Shore -- Go to www.novascotia.com and search for South Shore region under Things to See and Do, Festivals and Events.
NEARBY Rise Again Cottage is on Second Peninsula Road between Lunenburg and Mahone Bay, just a few minutes’ drive or a pleasant bike ride. Bachman's Beach and the Provincial Park are on the peninsula. The community of Blue Rocks is 15 minutes away, and 20 minutes away are Hirtles Beach and the 6.5 km hiking trail to Gaff Point. Go a little further to Sand Dollar Beach, (best at low tide), The Ovens, Rose Bay and Kingsburg, and the Riverport ferry which takes you the famous bakery and more fabulous beaches -- Crescent, Rissers, and more on the route to Liverpool and Yarmouth. And wherever you drive or bike, there are loops and side roads leading to out-of-the -way look-offs, shopping and dining, hiking and playing. We will be happy to give you suggestions, and maps. Visit the tourist offices in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg for brochures. and maps.
BLUENOSE II This wonderful schooner has been completely rebuilt according to the plans for the original Bluenose -- a racing and trading boat with a long and exciting history, and a sad history towards the end of her life. It is scheduled to be launched in the spring of 2012 and is expected to spend most of her time in home waters. http://schoonerbluenose2.ca/
SHOPPING & DINING, GOLF, KAYAKING, HIKING, SAILING, MUSEUMS and more Go to www.novascotia.com and enter South Shore under Things To See and Do, Search by Region.