Rum Runners Trail
Lunenburg to Halifax, Dufferin Street, Lunenburg, South Shore
- Pick up picnic supplies at D & Jo’s Country Market in Timberlea, then head to the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail, which offers over 30km of looping wilderness trails.
- The Train Station Bike and Bean in Upper Tantallon is a heritage train station that has been cleverly converted into a café, bike repair and cycling supplies shop.
- Cool off with a swim or relax on the white sand at Cleveland Beach Provincial Park in Black Point, which also has vault toilets and picnic tables.
- Shore Club in Hubbards is Nova Scotia’s last great dance hall and known for their lobster dinners.
- Hubbards Barn & Community Park hosts a Saturday morning Farmers’ Market, which is the perfect place to meet local farmers and artisans, while picking up picnic ingredients.
- Enjoy panoramic views of Mahone Bay with a hike to Castle Rock, located on the trail in East River.
- Grave’s Island Provincial Park in East Chester is great for a picnic and includes a campground, washroom facilities, and waterview walking trails.
- Pedal or stroll through Chester’s downtown to discover studios, galleries and restaurants, such as The Kiwi Café and Rope Loft.
- The oceanview Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre in Western Shore offers restaurants, pools, spa, and activities, such as boat tours and kayak rentals.
- Try your hand at finishing a pewter keepsake, while learning how Amos Pewter in Mahone Bay handcrafts their jewellery and giftware.
- Relax with a pint of Dynamite Trail Ale at Saltbox Brewery in Mahone Bay.
- Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a bustling town with a vibrant culinary scene, many shops, artisans, and grand heritage inns and B&Bs. Tour by foot with Lunenburg Walking Tours or by horse-drawn carriage with Trot in Time Buggy Rides.
- Set sail aboard our sailing ambassador, Bluenose II or explore the many islands and hidden coves of Blue Rocks by kayak with Pleasant Paddling.
Trail length: 119.00 km