Everything you need to know about Nova Scotia's South Shore


103 Reasons to Leave the 103

101. Ross Farm Museum: If you want to find the heart of the community of New Ross, you need look no further than the Ross Farm Museum.

The museum is located on some 60 acres of the original 800-acre grant given to Captain William Ross, who was dispatched by the Earl of Dalhousie in 1816, along with 172 disbanded soldiers, to establish a settlement.

Five generations of the Ross family lived and worked on the farm between 1816 and 1970, when the New Ross District Museum Society purchased the property.

In addition to offering a glimpse of what rural life was like over a century ago, every member of the family is sure to enjoy the special theme days, which include sleigh or wagon ride events and historical teas. The museum’s on-site collection of artifacts numbers more than 3,000 total pieces.

From May 1 through October 31, the museum is open every day of the week and, during the off-season, it is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

102. If you’re looking for an especially environmentally friendly way to tour about the Town of Lunenburg, you might want to consider doing a walking tour of the heritage-filled community.

Local historian Eric Croft offers Lunenburg Walking Tours — leisurely, fact-filled strolls exploring the well-known and lesser-known aspects of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.

103. The 43rd annual Bert Corkum Memorial 5-mile Road Race will be held on August 18 in Lunenburg.

The race is hosted each year by the Bluenose Striders Running Club, a local organization for dedicated runners from Lunenburg and Queens counties, in honour of Mr. Corkum, who, in his youth, ran the Boston Marathon on a handful of occasions.

Mr. Corkum remained very active in Lunenburg-area athletics for many years, and his efforts included time spent working for the Town of Lunenburg at the arena.

This year’s race is slated to begin at 9 a.m. at Lunenburg High School.

It is run on a single-loop course and features two hills and the serene sights of Lunenburg’s beautiful architecture and seaside breezes.

103 Reasons to Leave the 103
  1. On the cover...
  2. Fun at the South Shore Exhibition
  3. If you’ll recall...
  4. Art galleries
  5. Lighthouse Route scenery
  6. The annual Chester Heritage Society’s...
  7. Canada Day celebrations
  8. Mahone Bay celebrates Scarecrow Festival
  9. If you’re looking...
  10. Community bands
  11. Were you ever picked on?
  12. There are beaches...
  13. Our local libraries
  14. The farm market...
  15. Something for the shopper...
  16. Marinas
  17. The Greenfield Dragway...
  18. An island adventure...
  19. Lunenburg’s unique fish signs
  20. Surf city
  21. A place to lay your head...
  22. The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation...
  23. The LaHave cable ferry...
  24. On the way to the Classic Boat Festival
  25. Mahone Bay’s famed three churches
  26. Monthly breakfasts
  27. The Chester and Area Family Resource Centre...
  28. Serene walking trails
  29. Cycling offers an excellent opportunity...
  30. The public washroom...
  31. Antiques galore
  32. There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep...
  33. Shop ’til you drop
  34. The New Ross Christmas Tree...
  35. Rissers Beach Provincial Park
  36. Fishing for the big one
  37. The South Shore Exhibition grounds...
  38. The New Ross Community Fair...
  39. Glorious green space
  40. sightseeing underwater...
  41. Birdwatching
  42. Mahone Bay Flea Market...
  43. The Ovens Natural Park...
  44. Greenfield’s planked salmon supper
  45. Paint Mahone Bay...
  46. The LaHave Islands Marine Museum
  47. A summer swim
  48. Fort Point Museum
  49. Indian Falls: hidden beauty
  50. Miller Point Peace Park in Dayspring
  51. Need a quick pick-me-up?
  52. Delicious community suppers
  53. Card Lake Park
  54. Lunenburg’s International Dory Races
  55. Oak Island
  56. Old Lunenburg — UNESCO World Heritage Site
  57. Mahone Bay Settlers Museum
  58. Bluenose II
  59. Great Lunenburg Schooner Race
  60. Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
  61. If you’re in the mood for some horsing around...
  62. Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum
  63. Lunenburg Academy
  64. St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg
  65. Best opportunities for paddlers...
  66. Parkdale-Maplewood Community Museum
  67. Let’s have some wine!
  68. Lunenburg Festival of Crafts
  69. DesBrisay Museum
  70. Paint Sea on Site in Lunenburg
  71. Chester Playhouse
  72. If sailing is your passion...
  73. The Founders' Monument
  74. Knaut-Rhuland House
  75. Luxurious beaches
  76. Lake Mush-a-Mush
  77. Dances featuring the absolute best...
  78. Starlight Theatre
  79. The former HMCS Fraser
  80. Gus Vickers Memorial Field
  81. Make Sail for Lunenburg
  82. Queens County SeaFest
  83. Lordly House Museum
  84. Graves Island Provincial Park
  85. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  86. Mackerel Snappers Picnic
  87. Flower Show and Tea
  88. Shipyards Landing
  89. Riverport Rumrunners Sea Festival
  90. The Herring Choker’s Picnic
  91. World Tuna Flat Races
  92. Love of a fine automobile...
  93. Hubbards Barn Association
  94. Wile Carding Mill
  95. Farms, nurseries and greenhouses...
  96. Excellent golfing
  97. Bayswater Family Fun Day
  98. On the water during Chester Race Week
  99. Veterans’ Memorial Park, Bridgewater
  100. Lunenburg Summer Opera Festival
  101. Ross Farm Museum
  102. Walking tour of Lunenburg...
  103. Bert Corkum Memorial 5-mile Road Race
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