Bridgewater

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Visit the largest town in Lunenburg County’s South Shore region and discover some fascinating history and beautiful countryside and waterways.

Bridgewater is a coastal town on the LaHave River surrounded by woods and countryside. Sail across waterways, explore the scenic area on foot or by bike and learn about its early origins.

Learn about the area’s heritage with a visit to DesBrisay Museum located at the southern end of town. An assortment of sculptures brings Bridgewater’s agricultural roots to life along with exhibitions of paintings and fabric work by local artists. Among the museum’s highlights is a collection of rare old photos of the town and its inhabitants.

A short stroll northwest will lead you to Wile Carding Mill Museum, where you can experience more of the town’s history. See a 19th-century waterwheel in operation and watch a demonstration of carding, a process that helps prepare wool for spinning.

With its riverside location, outdoor lovers have a lot of choices of things to do at Bridgewater. Go kayaking, fishing and sailing on the LaHave River. Stroll, play sports and relax in the town's wooded parks, which total approximately 100 acres (40 hectares) of land. During the summer, hike and cycle along the 5-mile (8-kilometer) Centennial Trail, which passes through woods, meadows and by the river. During the winter, cross-country ski along the same route.

If you are here toward the end of July, put the South Shore Exhibition on the schedule. Known locally as the Big-Ex, this is a huge agricultural fair with lots of animals, amusement rides and live music. One of the highlights is the International Ox Pull, a race featuring teams from across the world.

Bridgewater is just over a 1-hour drive southwest of Halifax and 12 miles (19 kilometers) west of Lunenburg. In between museum trips and outdoor adventures, stop in one of the cafés and restaurants for a local delicacy known as Lunenburg pudding, a type of pork and beef sausage.

Bridgewater Hotel
Bridgewater Hotel
2.5 out of 5
35 High St., Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1V8
The price is $73 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bridgewater. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Bridgewater Memorial Arena and Kinsmen ...
2.9/5 (89 reviews)
"The breakfast at the restaurant was delicious. The rooms were clean, service was great."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Days Inn & Conference Center by Wyndham Bridgewater
Days Inn & Conference Center by Wyndham Bridgewater
2.5 out of 5
50 North Street, Hwy 103 and North Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V2V6
The price is $125 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bridgewater. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
3.6/5 Good! (752 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
2.5 out of 5
49 North St, Bridgewater, NS, B4V2V7
The price is $93 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this hotel in Bridgewater. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions Bridgewater ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (148 reviews)
"Great place to stop"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2022

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The Eagle's Landing  on Minamkeak Lake
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Stay at this apartment in Hebbs Cross. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions Fancy ...
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Entire house, Bridgewater. 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1.5 baths
Entire house, Bridgewater. 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1.5 baths
Bridgewater, NS
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Bridgewater. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Bridgewater & Lunenburg Visitor ...
5/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Feels like home
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Blystiener lake domes
Blystiener lake domes
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Stay at this cottage in Pine Grove. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Osprey Ridge Golf Course and Bridgewater Mall are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Beautiful
"Was amazing spot very clean inside highly recommended"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

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