The beauty of Nova Scotia’s southern shores not only has the scenery, but Lunenburg is a wonderful little town situated along this magnificent coast along Mahone Bay. Selected as a “United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site”, it is a historic community that supports excellent architectural and cultural examples that made this site special. This was a very unique Mi’kmaq village that was settled until the mid 1700’s when General Cornwallis’ troops destroyed the town.
There are many interesting things to see and do in Lunenburg for visitors of all ages, including:
1. One of the most interesting museums in the area is the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic that has an excellent assortment of activities for everyone. Visitors can learn how to spin yarn, hook rugs, launch a boat, and even listen to captivating stories and lore of the sea from the old fishing captains.
2. The Aquarium, located at the Fisheries Museum, and is home to various fresh water and salt water tanks.
3. Another great venue is the Ice House Theatre, where a variety of films are shown with stories about the fisheries and wildlife in the area.
4. For those wanting more touch of history, the St. John’s Anglican Church has a history of 250 years, and architecturally is a magnificent structure.
5. Also along the waterfront, travelers can go fishing, boating, canoeing, or sailing and enjoy the incredible scenery in the area.
Lunenburg is a delightful place with plenty of activities for a great vacation.