Things to Do
Whether you prefer to explore Nova Scotia’s seafaring heritage, photograph a colourful lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll across a long sandy beach or attend one of dozens of music, arts and cultural festivals, you will never be at a loss for something exciting to do. To get an idea of what you will find on your Nova Scotia vacation, visit www.novascotia.com. You will truly be amazed at all that Nova Scotia has to offer.
Bicycle, Kayak, Canoe and Row Boat Rentals, Activities and Tours
Playgrounds, Provincial/National Parks
Seacap Playground | 57 Howe St, Lockeport, NS
Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Adjunct | 902-682-2772 | Website
The Islands, Provincial Park 183 Islands Park Rd, Shelburne | Website
Port L’Hebert Provincial Park | 11183 Highway 103, Port L’Hebert
Sable River Provincial Park | 140 W Sable Rd, Lockeport
Hikes & Trails
Shelburne Rail & Bike Trail
Sable River Foot Bridge Walking Trail | 1784 East Sable River Road, Sable River
Tom Tigney Trail | 4.5km lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sable River
Ginger Hill (right on our property!) – Beautiful trails overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and both beaches (Crescent & Buchanan)
Tip of West Head Rd – Nature Conservancy Canada | Great place to see sunsets, Gull Rock Lighthouse & Wildlife | Website
Lockeport Walking Trail | 4-kilometre walk; boardwalk, sand dunes, two old CNR trestle bridges, salt marsh; views of traditional Cape Island fishing boats, birds.
Lockeport Rood’s Head Park | 16 Chetwynd Ln, Lockeport
Shelburne Historic Complex – The historic complex is an association of four local museums located within steps of one another. Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0, Canada 902-875 3141
- Shelburne County Museum
- J.C Williams Dory Shop
- Ross Thomson House & Store
The Little School Museum, Locke Street Lockeport, NS
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, 119 Birchtown Rd, Shelburne, NS. Tour bookings: 902-875-1293
Bring your birding books, guide and binoculars and start scanning the shorelines, wetlands, woodlands and meadows for the host of birds that inhabit our region. Some 450 bird species are residents or visitors to our region each year, and there’s always the chance of encountering a real rarity like a pelican or an endangered species like a Piping Plover. Along the South Shore you’ll want to explore Cape Sable Island, connected to the mainland by a causeway, and visit two important bird areas on the island at Daniels Head and The Hawk. Other great birding sites in the South Shore region are found at Port Joli, Western Head, Port Clyde, Jordan Falls and of course at Kejimkujik National Park Seaside.