Things to Do in and Around Chester, Nova Scotia (Pt 2)

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May 11, 2021

More Things to Do in and Around Chester, Nova Scotia

Chester is a truly special place, featuring some of the most gorgeous views you’ll ever see and more than enough to do all year round. The area is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, building a reputation as Canada’s answer to Bar Harbor.

Chester is situated perfectly on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, putting you within driving distance to other beautiful communities like Lunenberg, Mahone Bay, Hubbards and the rest of the Aspotogan Peninsula. Aside from Chester’s annual attractions like the world famous Chester Race Week, plenty of opportunities for kayaking, surfing, hiking and other outdoor recreational activities, there’s so much about the area to fall in love with.

Stunning beaches for relaxation and recreation

Chester is home to some of Nova Scotia’s most stunning beaches, giving you and your loved ones the perfect destination for an afternoon of fun and relaxation in the sun. The beaches around Chester are perfect for BBQs, swimming, diving, hiking, boating and other recreational activities, meaning you’ll never be stuck for something to do during the summer months.

From the scenic water-sand beach at Bayswater Beach Provincial Park and the “living beach” dotted with cliffs; rolling surf and incredible views at Hirtle’s Beach in Lunenburg, to the famous diving spots at Fox Point Beach in Hubbards, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of fresh sea air and unbeatable sights and sounds all season long.

Explore the historic port town of Lunenburg

Filled to the brim with Canadian history, the port town of Lunenburg is one of the South Shore’s hottest destinations for a good reason. The community was founded by British Foreign Protestants back in 1753, acting as a critical coastal trade and offshore fishing site for many years during the 1800’s.

The community was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its status as a surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement, has been almost untouched from its appearance and layout during the community’s boom years in the late 1800’s.

Old Town Lunenburg in particular is one of the area’s most unique attractions, with impeccably well-preserved period-style design that makes it a “living museum”. Lunenburg features plenty of great shopping opportunities and highly acclaimed restaurants, making it perfect for day trips from Chester, especially for anybody interested in Canadian maritime history.

Perfect your game on beautiful golf courses

There’s nothing quite like a day spent perfecting your golf game, especially on courses as beautiful as those found in and around Chester. Choose from a number of great courses, including the Chester Golf Club, surrounded by views of the Atlantic Ocean and featuring routing opportunities for golfers of all levels, the 1,000+ acre Sherwood Golf & Country Club, acclaimed for being a highly technical course and its ability to perfectly balance golf and nature, or the Aspotogan Ridge Golf Course, which seamlessly showcases the region’s rolling woods and plains, inland lakes, meadows, granite outcroppings and more. Also nearby is the Bluenose Golf Club, a perfect option for those looking for a casual, but challenging, game with plenty of unforgettable views.

Get away to Mahone Bay for an afternoon

Featuring a beautiful harbour dotted by sailboats and a picturesque town with plenty of historic Victorian-era scenery, Mahone Bay is one of the region’s favourite destinations. Just a 20 minute drive away from Chester, you’ll be able to enjoy the history, tranquility and natural beauty of Mahone Bay, where you can take a walk along the waterfront, enjoy many unique shops and galleries which show off the area’s famous art community, gourmet food, and wine, learn about the Bay’s captivating history of shipbuilding and pirating, enjoy sparsely populated beaches and trails or sail to some of the more than 300 islands on Mahone Bay. No matter what you choose to do, you can guarantee that your time in Mahone Bay will be memorable.

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