Lunenburg Motorhome Holiday
Originally an Acadian village called Mirligueche, the original settlement in modern day Lunenburg was eventually destroyed by Governor Edward Cornwallis in 1749. Three years later another settlement took root here, this one started by Foreign Protestants--mainly Germans, French, and Swiss settlers and Lunenburg was born. Filled with a rich history of raids and insurrections, as well as being a main sea port and ship building hub (it is said that the village has been filled with "wooden ships and iron men"), today Lunenburg's main industry is tourism. It is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful architecture and a gorgeous panoramic view of the sea along with small shops, charming inns and great restaurants.
While in Lunenburg why not...
Take a drive - Blue Rocks to Stronehurst, one of the most beautiful drives in this area runs along the coast just outside Lunenburg. Or drive from Lunenburg to Bayport through many picturesque fishing communities. You will eventually reach East LaHave and the LaHave River where you can choose to take the local ferry to continue your discoveries of the area.
Visit a museum - Check out the Bluenose and various other exhibits at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
Take a stroll - Through the beautiful and historically significant Old Town.
Enjoy a festival - The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival on August 1st, the Boxwood Music Festival (July 25-31), Lunenburg Waterfront Seafood Festival (September 10-11) or the Lunenburg Festival of Crafts (July 9-11) and many more.
Hit the beach - Some of the best in the area include Westhaver's, Hirtle's or Bachman's.
Participate in outdoor activities - Lunenburg offers everything from hiking and golfing to kayaking and biking.
Explore nearby communities - From Oak Island (known as the "Money Pit") and Peggy's Cove to the town of Mahone Bay and Bridgewater (only 20 minutes from Lunenburg it has malls, a movie theatre and two museums).
If you're looking for an authentic Nova Scotia experience then head to the beautiful and historically rich village of Lunenburg. Enjoy the sights and take your time uncovering the unique elements of this coastal community. Don't forget to check RV Rental Halifax for great deals on a Canadian motorhome rental, which will not only help you explore the area between Halifax and Lunenberg, but the coast around this picturesque town.
Photos courtesy of NovaScotia.com