Places to Visit
Nova Scotia’s South Shore destination has many interesting places to visit. What’s nice about Hubbards is our location is central to all day trips that you might want to plan for the mainland. Please explore some of these wonderful websites to plan you vacation getaway:
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.
Visit the Wines of Nova Scotia website and find out about our exceptional award wining wines come from Nova Scotia, and we have the Terroir to prove it!
Looking for a special gift that’s unique and historic? Hubbards was founded in 1760 so our small village is one of the oldest in North America and we’ve still got great treasures for discovery along our shore. Visit Antiques Nova Scotia to plan your route on the pathway to treasures.
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 & August 7th with a 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, 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 & unique shops and homes, makes Mahone Bay a favorite place to visit
- Halifax - steeped in history with the Halifax Citadel, museums including Titanic exhibits, Historic Properties, the Public Gardens (Victorian)
There are so many things to do on Nova Scotia’s South Shore!
- Beaches & 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. See www.freewheeling.ca
- Whalewatching, Photography, Birding
Activities For the Kids
- Sandy beaches for swimming & building sandcastles
- Swimming pool at Rosewood
- 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
Nightlife & Fine Dining
- Fine Dining - Hubbards, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Chester & Halifax
- Casino, Buskers, International Tatoo, Bluenose Tours - Halifax
- Folk Festival - Lunenburg
- Pubs - Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Chester, Halifax