Located at 165 Edgewater Street, the MAHONE BAY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE provides information on what to see and what to do in the Mahone Bay Area. Outside the centre are also maps of the area including Peggy's Cove. There is also a plaque telling about the history of Mahone Bay.
Centre opens at 10:00 a.m.
Not the number one museum in the world, but for a small place like Mahone Bay definitely a pro! The settlers museum tells you more about the immigrants to this particular area of Nova Scotia. Many people with a German background came here in the 19th century and funnily enough I found a large map in the museum that showed that half of my hometown must have emigrated to Mahone Bay and around at that time! Apart from history-explaining maps and charts you can also see several items to be found in a typical 19th century Nova Scotian household.
Perhaps the most famous landmarks of Mahone Bay are three historical churches next to each other. They are in a riw along Edgewater Street facing the waterfront, and they belong to the Anglican, Lutheran and United denominations.
The waterfront area of Mahone Bay is peaceful and scenic, especially on a beautiful sunny day. Very nice for talking a leisurely stroll and enjoy the atmosphere.
This festival occurs during the weekend prior to the first Monday in August and it features workshops in boatbuilding and daily races of small crafts.
The Main Street of Mahone Bay is a lovely place to walk around as it is scattered with colourful shops selling antiques, quilts, chocolates, pottery etc.
Surrounding the town of Mahone Bay are about 100 islands which give the town a very scenic atmosphere especially on a clear and calm day.
The Three churches are the main attraction to take pictures from. Best is to go up the hill at the North side if you have time enough.