Activities for the Family in Nova Scotia’s South Shore

Places to Visit

Nova Scotia’s South Shore has many interesting places to visit. Hubbards is centrally located, ideal to easily plan all-day mainland trips that you may want to take. Please explore some of these wonderful websites to plan your vacation getaway.

Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park

This national park is designated a Dark Sky Viewing destination because the park is secluded and isolated from large city light intrusion. Plan a night of star gazing and be blown away by the views of the universe above us.

Wines of Nova Scotia

Wines of Nova Scotia

Find out about our exceptional award-winning wines from Nova Scotia (we have the terroir to prove it!).

Antique Nova Scotia

Antiques Nova Scotia

Looking for a special gift that’s unique and historic? Hubbards was founded in 1760 making our small village one of the oldest in North America and we still got great treasures to discover along our shore.

 

 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Webcams

Want to get a real sense of the weather, beauty and activity in Nova Scotia, check out the live streaming webcams that are placed all over the province to keep you in the graces of our beautiful ocean shores. We’re not an island but we have thousands of miles of accessible coastline for your next adventure.


Sightseeing on Nova Scotia’s South Shore

Imagine spending your holiday in an area rich with both history and natural beauty.


These are a few of the highlights:

  • Hubbards: Summer Festivals July 3rd and August 7th with Ceilidh-Highland dancing and Celtic songs on the wharf beside Rosewood. Fireworks light up the cove!
  • Peggy’s Cove: A famous fishing village and lighthouse where you can watch the sunset as you enjoy succulent lobster
  • Lunenburg: A Unesco World Heritage site filled with historic homes, the Fisherman’s Museum, antiques, shops and home of the famous Bluenose schooner
  • Chester: a summer retreat for many Americans. This lovely town features live theatre, a sailing haven and historic homes
  • Mahone Bay: The Wooden Boat Festival and unique shops and homes make Mahone Bay a favorite place to visit
  • Halifax: steeped in history with the Halifax Citadel, museums (including Titanic exhibits), historic properties and the Public Gardens (Victorian)

Outdoor Activities

There are so many things to do on Nova Scotia’s South Shore!

  • Beaches and ocean walks: Hubbards beach is minutes away and features a lovely white sand beach. There are several other beaches in the area where you can swim, walk and relax.
  • Cycling: Quiet coastal roads and the Rails to Trails cycling path extends for miles through the country. Bikes can be rented nearby.
  • Golfing: Beautiful seaside golf courses at Chester and Lunenburg.
  • Hiking: Excellent hiking by the coast or inland.
  • Kayaking: Nova Scotia is renowned for kayaking with sheltered bays and wildlife.
  • Guided Tours: Freewheeling Adventures, located in Hubbards, can take you on a guided or self-guided biking, hiking or kayaking tour.
  • Whale watching
  • Photography
  • Birding

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Activities for the Kids

  • Sandy beaches for swimming and building sandcastles
  • Swimming pool
  • Fishing

Shopping

  • Antiques: Shops are located in towns and all around the South Shore
  • Fine crafts: Artisan crafted items in wood, pottery, glass, etc.
  • Fine art: Watercolor, oils, photographs
  • Folk art: Lunenburg, Mahone Bay
  • Hubbards Barn Farmers’ Market

Nightlife and Fine Dining

  • Fine dining: Hubbards, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Chester and Halifax
  • Casino, buskers, International Tatoo, Bluenose tours (Halifax)
  • Folk Festival (Lunenburg)
  • Pubs: Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Chester, Halifax
  • Lobster dinner and dancing: Shore Club
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