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The Castle Rock Club

“If happiness is the goal – and it should be,
then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson


Have you heard about the Muncipality of Chester's newest gem?

It's called Castle Rock and we cordially invite you to experience it.  You can hike it, bike it or ride your ATV to the heights of East River, and once there the panoramic views across Mahone Bay are simply breathtaking.

There are  3 different routes - easiest, moderate and most difficult - so that hikers of all levels can every level can confidently say "I've got this."

You can download the Castle Rock map by clicking here.

We'd love to see how you make out so PLEASE tag us in your social media pics. 

Our hope is to fill this page with hundreds and hundreds of folks who can proudly declair "I did it! I climbed Castle Rock!"

Just hashtag us with a #CastleRockClub and we'll get you in the mix.

Hey and cheers to Liam Hamm of Martin's River - our first official member!

SHANE NAUSS - Sackville, Nova Scotia

Canaan, Nova Scotia native Shane Nauss always looks to make the most of every moment duiring his weekends off.  That includes heading down the South Shore from Sackville to explore all there is to see and do here in the Muncipality of Chester.

Shane's view from the top of Castle Rock in fall is stunning - but check his social media streams and you'll see he's always tagging us with his truly cool outdoor adventures no matter the season. From kayaking in the summer, to snowmobiling in the winter, and hiking all year round.  Thanks for including us in all the fun Mr.Nauss and welcome to the #CastleRockClub!

TERRI LYNN KEARSY - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Always a fan of great adventure - TV Producer and Host Terri Lynn Kearsy was quick to climb Castle Rock this summer.

Naturally Terri Lynn took some friends along to enjoy the spectacular view...and they loved it!

In fact she snapped this sweet pic of pals Jennifer Robbins and Rayna Smith-Camp - jumping for joy at the end of their hike. 

Thanks for sharing the shots Terri Lynn and way to go ladies - welcome to the #CastleRockClub!!!

KAREN SNAIR - Chester Basin, Nova Scotia

So great to get these shots from Karen Snair who shares  "we have been hiking Castle Rock twice yearly for the past three years."

Karen's daughter Avery and and son Rowan are constant companions.

But every now and again a little solitude goes a long way!

Thanks for sharing the shots Snair Family and welcome to the #CastleRockClub!!!

ERIN LOWE - Mill Cove, Nova Scotia

If you're saying to yourself..."this lady looks super familiar" - that's because this lady - our very own Erin Lowe - was featured in the South Shore promtional video on top of Castle Rock sporting this very cool toque.  Yes - in the video it did look a little like a helmet - but this picture is to proof that indeed - it was a toque. 

Thanks to Ms.Lowe for sharing the shot - so great to include you in the #CastleRockClub.


You had to know this guy was a lock for membership!  As the Director of Recreation and Parks for the Municipality Chad Haughn knows a great adventure when he sees one!

And in the Haughn household adventure is a family affair!  Chad, his wife Amie and their daughter Zoe are always up for a great hike and the backdrop can't be beat!

They know the challenge of the climb and the really rewarding rest at the top... and did we mention the view?!

Here's to all the Haughns on all of your many hikes - and cheers to the lot of ya on joining the #CastleRockClub!!!

MARTIN E. BELL - Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (Bridgewater)

We're always so happy when the neighbours drop by - and how cool is this?!

That my friends is Mr.Martin E.Bell the Deputy Mayor of the Muncipality of District of Lunenburg perched proudly atop Castle Rock

It was lovely to receive his picture along with a note that read...

You're very welcome Mr.B and consider yourself officially added. Please pop back around anytime sir and welcome to the #CastleRockClub Mr.Bell!!!

Cheryl Bell - Conquerall Bank, NS

So wonderful to add this spirited climber to the club.  Grateful to Cheryl Bell for sending in this shot with a note that read...

"We did not let a little rain discourage our challenge of climbing Castle Rock. What a nice property to protect. Thank you Municipality of Chester."


You're very welcome Cheryl and weclome to the #CastleRockClub!!!








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