Settled in the mid 1750’s by Germans and Swiss, its citizens still retain one of the most interesting accents in North America. Now a bustling fishing port, Lunenburg was once considered to be the busiest shipbuilding town in the world, and was the birthplace of the world-famous racing schooner Bluenose. The town’s distinctive architecture and extraordinary scenic beauty is a colorful reminder of our maritime heritage. A visit to Acadian Maple should be a highlight with it's intro into maple production and shop for some of the sweet products.
Take time to explore its simple coastal beauty, folk art, shops or just stop and talk with the local residents of this famous waterfront town. For those that wish, your guide will offer a short interpretive walk highlighting its significant seafaring history. Your return to Halifax offers a drive through scenic Mahone Bay, famous for its picturesque scene of three waterfront churches, and coastal charm. Then it's off to Acadian Maple where you will have time to be introduced to the maple industry, sample the sweet products and even purchase something if you wish to remind you of your day spent along the south shore of Nova Scotia.
Note: Main venues are wheelchair accessible; however smaller shops are not. The Drive to Lunenburg is approximately 75 minutes by highway. Tour may operate in different order than described.