Things to Do in and Around Chester, Nova Scotia (Pt 1)

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May 5, 2021

Some Things to Do in and Around Chester, Nova Scotia

There’s a reason why people from all around the world come to Chester, Nova Scotia. From the jaw-dropping ocean views and a nearly endless amount of outdoor activities to its convenient location and a genuine Bar Harbor-like feel, Chester has everything going for it. The community is quiet year-round yet still offers restaurants, bars, and other amenities you can enjoy over and over again. For those looking to trade the hustle and bustle of the big city for an idyllic and peaceful oceanside getaway, Chester is a dream come true.

The annual Chester Race Week

Chester is perfectly situated to offer an endless amount of opportunities for those looking to lead an active lifestyle, with the area’s most celebrated event being the annual Chester Race Week, Canada’s largest keelboat regatta. People from around the world travel to Chester each year during the third week of August to take part in and witness the Chester Race Week, with clubs from around the Maritimes and New England taking part.

Yacht racing has been a staple of the Chester area for more than 150 years, with professional sailors proclaiming it as one of the best racing venues in the world. A number of fun on-shore activities are also held for spectators over the course of the week, making it the perfect annual event for everybody.

Kayaking, surfing, hiking, and unbeatable sights

In addition to its celebrated yacht races, Chester has popular kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding communities, as well as a sizable coldwater surfing scene which sees surfers from as far as Australia and Hawaii travelling to enjoy winter surfing. For those looking for a peaceful fishing experience, Chester also offers plenty of opportunities for deepwater ocean fishing.

On shore, the area is notable for its hiking, with trails all around offering unbeatable ocean views, giving you the perfect vistas to discover the area and soak in the beautiful ocean waves, spectacular sunsets, and even catch a glimpse or two of whales and porpoises. Chester is also widely celebrated for its beautiful 18-hole golf course, tennis scene, and other outdoor lifestyle opportunities.

The incredible scenery has been highlighted on big and small screens alike, including the Stephen King adaptation Dolores Claiborne (starring Kathy Bates, Christopher Plummer and Jennifer Jason Leigh), Hallmark’s Candles on Bay Street and Christmas with Holly, German film Harry’s Insel (Harry’s Island), TV’s sci-fi series Haven, and will soon be the location of season 4 of the USA Network’s The Sinner starring Bill Pullman, which Canadians can enjoy on Netflix.

Everything you could ever need to live a quiet, active lifestyle

Despite its relatively rural location, Chester has access to reliable broadband and fiber optic internet connections, making it more than possible to work from home and continue enjoying access to all your   streaming platforms. During the summer season, the community enjoys a healthy bar and restaurant scene, with enough variety to ensure that you’ll always be able to enjoy a fun night out. Chester is also home to sprawling farmers markets, antique shops, and other quaint local businesses.

One of the most attractive things about the area is that Chester is situated close to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport just an hour away, where quick flights to areas like London and San Francisco are readily available. Also an hour away is the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, giving you a spot to get away to for shopping trips, entertainment, fine dining, and more.

For anybody looking to get away from the city and settle down in a place where they can truly appreciate nature and become part of the community, Chester is the perfect option. OceanPoint Estates offers gorgeous waterfront properties for sale on the scenic Aspotogan Peninsula, working with you to create the home of your dreams. To view photos of the jaw-dropping oceanfront lots available through OceanPoint Estates.