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You're Closer Than You Think

Municipality of Chester

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember

and remember more than I have seen.” 

Benjamin Disraeli

We sure are happy you’ll be hanging your hat in the Municipality of Chester – with so many beautiful spots to stay and so many things to see and experience - you’re sure to enjoy every minute.

And talk about convenient – the Municipality of Chester is conveniently located along Nova Scotia’s spectacular South Shore - so doing a little day trippin’ has never been easier. The beautiful Blue Nose Coast offers a truly scenic spin along the lighthouse route, while four conveniently located exits to the major rout – Highway 103 - will get you there faster if time is of the essence.

While you’re here we highly recommend a few of the following...

Visit Peggy’s Cove

The most photographed spot in Canada, reputedly named after the only survivor of schooner that sank there in 1800. Th iconic white and red lighthouse sits atop massive granite boulders and proudly marks the entrance to the sheltered fishing village. For more on this site click here.

 

Take a Ride on the Bluenose II

Nova Scotia’s world famous sailing ambassador the Bluenose II is a replica of the original schooner dipeicted on the Canadian dime. Regularly docked at the waterfront in Lunenburg – you can experience the iconic ship yourself with a two hour cruise when she’s in port. For more information on tours and the Bluenose II 2020 Sailing Schedule click here.

 

Visit the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Enjoy the view of the Birchtown Bay when you climb up the Shaw Turret, which commemorates all Black Loyalist communities. Visit the Lindsay Gallery for a multimedia presentation of the Black Loyalist journey from Africa to the United States, then Nova Scotia and back to Africa. Explore the virtual copy of Carlton’s “Book of Negroes” and search for your ancestors. Before you leave, create a virtual quilt square about your experience. For more on the centre click here.

 

Take in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

The heart of our region and the centre of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site abounds with untamed natural beauty, wildlife and rich Mi’kmaw history. Just outside Liverpool you’ll also discover Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Adjunct with sand dunes and secluded beaches. For more details click here.

 

Explore the Ovens Natural Park

The unique geology and dramatic beauty of the Ovens Park has drawn a diverse group of people to this lovely destination year after year. People seem to find their own resonance and releases here at the home of Nova Scotia's oldest legend (Indian Cave), here among the 150 year-old scars and implements of the 1861 gold rush, where the sea still echoes of vague references to rum-running (not so rare in this area) and Captain Kidd, and where the Cunard family laid claim to most our beach and then eventually removed it. For more on the park click here.

 

Be entertained at the Hank Snow Home Town Museum

Dedicated in loving memory to celebrating the Nova Scotia born, multi-platinum, mega award winning Country Music Legend. Elected to eight different Halls of Fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame of the United States of America (1979), The Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of fame and the Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame – Hank Snow’s impact on the genre is second to none. Explore the large collection of memorabilia and enjoy a variety of musical tribute performances. For more details on the centre and event schedule click here.

 

 

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