Mahone Bay Travel Guide

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Mahone Bay Things to Do

  • Mahone Bay Settlers Museum

    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...

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  • MAHONE BAY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

    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.

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  • Stroll along the waterfront area

    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.

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  • Mahone Bay Wooden Boat Festival

    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.

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  • Main Street

    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.

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  • The three churches

    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.

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Mahone Bay Hotels

  • Bayview Pines Country Inn

    678, Oakland Road, Indian Point, Mahone Bay, B0J 2E0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

    9466 #3 Highway, RR1, Mahone Bay, B0J 2E0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Mahone Bay Restaurants

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    Kedy's Inlet is one of the best smaller restaurants. They serve some of the best Nova Scotia seafood and other traditional Canadian meals.The homemade desserts are fantastic; those are also available for takeaway.If the weather permits you can dine on the terrace.Open Daily:Lunch: 11:30AM - 5PMDinner: 5PM - 8PM

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  • A great place with nice food.

    We dined at The Inlet Cafe Restaurant on our first evening in Mahone Bay and returned the following night. The Inlet is situated just out of Mahone Bay if you head east it's just past the 3 churches, which you can't miss. There are nice views from the outside terrace. The menu was pretty varied with something for all tastes. Service was efficient...

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  • Great for a beer and a bite to eat.

    The Mug & Anchor is in an ideal location that fronts onto the main street and has a terrace at the rear that looks over the harbour. we popped in a couple of times for a beer and lunch time snacks. The place gets pretty busy and tables are sometimes hard to come by. Be there early for a table on the terrace if the weather is good !! The food is...

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  • Good food, well priced

    Used to be called the Exit 13 Grill, before that, the Coffee Corral. Just good diner food - no real ambience, but the homemade desserts - I never miss one of those. My husband always gets the grilled chicken on garlic bread, and I vary. Nothing special about the food, but it is well priced, and filling - have the Apple Crumble (with ice cream!) or...

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  • Great squares

    I hadn't had lunch so needed something to get me going. I had a wonderful lemon square. It was quite reasonable. They had lots of yummmy looking tarts, squares, cookies, pies and cakes, as well as a deli where they made sandwiches, soup, and salads. (Yes, I know, should've had one of them but wasn't THAT hungry.) Lemon Square - sort of a cream...

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  • Shatford's By The Sea

    If you are having a day trip around Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg area, then you can consider having lunch at Shatford's By the Sea. This seafood restaurant is located at 731, Highway 329, Fox Point and serves many delicious seafood dishes, especially the lobsters. The good thing about this restaurant is the the food is cheap as compared...

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Mahone Bay Transportation

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    by victorwkf Written May 14, 2006

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    If you want a customised tour to visit famous places outside Halifax (such as Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay etc) which is operational all year around, I would recommend the Tall Tale Tours. They have customised tours from 1 to 6 people to famous places around Halifax and you can contact Mr Robert Young at tel: (902)8309179 or email talltaletours@ns.sympatico.ca

    Robert is very friendly and I enjoyed the trip very much. The car used is also very spacious and comfortable (see photograph).

    Robert & me
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Mahone Bay Shopping

  • Gifts & Books

    Simple Thing is a small book- and gift shop just North of town, where there is a parking spot at the water to see the three churches.Most gifts are madeby Maritime artisans. Simple Things is the home of "Sheepie" shirts and cards. There is a wide range of adult & children's books,games & stationery.

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  • An Aladin's cave

    The Eclectic Garage is rammed full of all sorts and worth a look round if you are looking for something out of the ordinary. There are some antiques but it's more odds and ends.

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  • Don't let your wife look in here !!!

    My Wife loves The Northern Sun and always finds something that she would like to buy. I try to keep her away but without success. They have a wide selection of interesting items for sale and seem to be reasonably priced. The shop is on the main route through town by the water just down from the 3 churches.You have been warned chaps.

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Mahone Bay Off The Beaten Path

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 25, 2003

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    Mahone Bay's houses are painted in the most wondeful colours. Here's the pink one (relatives of Edwinadolly?).

    Pink house
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Mahone Bay Favorites

  • ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Built at its current site at 89 Edgewater Street in 1869 ST/ JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH was renovated in 1903, with the addition of side wings and stained glass windows in the chancel. Shops' carpenters built the ornate woodwork ceiling to resemble the inside of a hull of a ship. The church is a wood frame structure built in simple Gothic...

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  • ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH

    Situated at 65 Edgewater Street. Built between 1885-1887 ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH is built in the High Victorian Gothic Revival Style and painted in a striking scheme of yellow ochre, brown and red. It is part of the "Three Churches" iconic image of Mahone Bay Harbour.In its commanding position at the head of Mahone Bay harbour on the main road...

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  • TRINITY UNITED CHURCH

    Built circa 1861-1862. Situated at 101 Edgewater Street, TRINITY UNITED CHURCH is one of the "Three Churches" iconic image of Mahone Bay Harbour. It features a blend of Gothic and Classical Revival architectural styles.Trinity United is valued by the community as a place of on-going worship since 1863. Also Trinity United is one of the venues for...

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