Things to do in Lunenburg

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Things to Do in Lunenburg


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  • Greg C
    Halifax, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience, I suggest the Lunenburg departure to capture the historical perspective of the vessel and scenery.
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • Ken D
    Ottawa, Canada128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We learned a lot in our tour and Greg gave us lots of samples too. The Distillery is in an old forge and is a character filled space. There are plenty of liquor options as well as other merchandise. Even without a tour, it's a good place to browse and perhaps enjoy a sample or two. Easy walking distance to the waterfront and other shops.
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • Ole Bat
    Biloxi, MS5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got there an hour before closing so did not get to see all of this 3 story museum. We did get to go on the boat that is part of this and see how they use to fish, staying out weeks at a time on a schooner. Very informative, but go with plenty of time to walk around.
    Written November 14, 2023
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  • KK78
    Bay Shore, NY797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a cute town to walk around. I loved the colorful houses! Take a walk along the harbor too, nice to do after sitting in the car.
    Written October 24, 2023
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  • jclark569
    Fredericton, Canada20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The walking tour of Lunenburg included this beautiful church and the extraordinary history that it has. Well worth a stop.
    Written July 15, 2023
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  • wlehman
    Rock Hill, SC84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The blue caste to the rocks on the shoreline are apparent only with sunny weather, but, anytime, the journey, by bicycle, is highly recommended. Mahone bay route is amazing, scenery and the postcard fishing villages, barns, and the “three churches”. Traffic can be a challenge, but drivers are considerate and helpful, rather than sometimes predatory in the USA.
    Written August 26, 2023
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  • Tricia Z
    Campbell River, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Justin was a wonderful tour guide. He had a wealth of knowledge and a passion for history. This museum was worth our time because of him.
    Written July 3, 2023
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  • Brian T
    London, UK8,053 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oh My! Even if you are not a quilter, or have no general interest in the craft of quilting (such as I), you cannot help but be totally captivated by the beautiful works of art (and that’s essentially what Laurie Swim’s quilts are) which are on display in this enchanting little gallery. Laurie Swim, now in her 70s, is a Nova Scotian artist / quilter who has taken the craft of quilting to a much higher level - a spectacular art form rather than a colourful throw for your bed.

    I found myself peering closely at amazing stitchings, beautiful threads and fabrics and textiles, gorgeous colour combinations, and the intricate use of tiny shells and crystals and the like, which adds another wonderful dimension to her works of art.

    I’d heard about the artist via her incredible ’Hope and Survival’ memorial quilt which she created for the commemoration of the 1917 explosion which ripped Halifax apart 100 years ago, as we were exploring sites relating to this event in Halifax.

    This gallery is certainly worth a visit, to see a collection of Laurie’s works at close range. There’s quite a number of her quilts on display. The assistant at the gallery was helpful, explaining Laurie’s work and giving information about her techniques and how she goes about creating her masterpieces (because that is what they are).

    The gallery is free to visit; there’s a nice collection of cards and books for purchase there.

    It’s located at 138 Lincoln Street in Lunenburg, towards the western end of the town. It’s a must for quilters and art lovers alike! For those with mobility impairments, note that there are some stairs up to the gallery entrance.
    Written August 30, 2019
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  • Jasper
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So this review is horrendously late. My girlfriend and I visited this fantastic place (or rather stumbled upon it) during a trip to Canada for a friend's wedding that we extended into a holiday to Nova Scotia. It was a warm September in 2018 (not 2019 but TA will not let me input earlier) and we were out biking the back roads heading back to our B&B when I cam across a sign indicating this railway museum. Now I love my trains and the girlfriend was willing to tolerate a detour. I expected to have fun as I love watching model trains and I was NOT disappointed but the happier occurrence was my girlfriend's taking to the passion, whimsy and knowledge of the owner of this fine passion project of an establishment. They chatted happily away about running a small museum while I gazed at tiny trains passing through meticulously created historical local landscapes. A true joy and I'm sorry it took me so long to say so BUT I've only recently started a TA profile.
    Written April 28, 2020
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  • pat p
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walking beach. Was quite busy early in the morning but was still a very nice place. Would definitely go back in the summer time.
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • Susan H
    Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was open farm day today across Nova Scotia so we took a trip to Heckman’s Island just outside of Lunenburg to see Terra Beata Cranberry Farm. While the shop is open year round, there is only one day of the year where you can tour the processing facility. About a dozen people joined the owner for an extended tour of the farm and facility where we learned all about cranberries - everything from planting, growing, and harvesting to processing the berries. It was fascinating and inspiring to meet someone who had a vision and worked hard to achieve it. We sampled blueberry ginger lemonade, homemade granola bars and cranberry shortbread which were all Amazing with a capital A. Terra Beata Farm very generously supplied the recipes too which I plan to make tomorrow. The farm offers a cranberry u-pick just in time for Thanksgiving which I will definitely be going to. We loved our tour and wish this enterprise all the success it deserves.
    Written September 16, 2018
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  • Cathy H
    Montreal, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped in for Fish and Chips on Wednesday Aug 4 th . Best Fish n Chips I've ever had . Was welcomed by the owners who also own the Art Gallery , such talent . They also make there own ice cream , was too full from the amazing fish n Chips . Nice picnic tables with umbrellas for shade and dog friendly . Friendly folks who shared lots of knowledge of things to do and see in the area . The Crosby Greenhouse in Liverpool/Brooklyn NS they told us about was amazing . Looks like nothing from the front but behind is sculptures all through the forest , never seen anything like it . Thanks so much for the suggestion and it was free . Thank you again for the great meal and conversation. Stay well and much success in the future. Cheers !
    Written August 5, 2021
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