The Lighthouse Route along highway 3, from Yarmouth to Halifax, in Nova Scotia is filled with incredible views and beautiful towns.The fishing villages that are scattered along the drive are charming and picturesque, and there are twenty different lighthouses to be explored along the coast. This drive is a must for anyone interested in beautiful scenery and a leisurely drive.
Summerville is the hub for a variety of tourist attractions not far away, which keeps travellers from around the world coming back year after year.
The old fishing town of Lunenburg is the birthplace of the famous racing vessel the Bluenose and current home of the Bluenose II. There are lots of fun activities and things to see in Lunenburg such as: the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, the Fishermen's Memorial and Tribute, the Castle on the Hill, Ovens National Park, whale watching, art galleries, some wonderful seafood restaurants, and a whole lot more.
The town of Liverpool provides some wonderfull art galleries, the Sherman Hines Museum of Photography, the Hank Snow Country Music Centre, the Liverpool Golf & Country Club, the Liverpool Tennis Club, Perkins House Museum, Rossignol Cultural Centre, Queens County Museum, Fort Point Lighthouse Park, and much more.
Shelburne County "The Heart of the South Shore" is a beautiful area with a wide variety of things to do and see. The Lighthouse Route takes you through an unbelievably beautiful landscape of coastal historic charm that has captured the hearts and minds of travelers for generations. In June, the county Lobster Festival gets under way. July is full of events featuring the annual Founders' Days Celebration and the 2008 Loyalist Landing Celebration happening all year long, Whirligig Festival, plus Canada Day celebrations in Clarks Harbour and Lockeport, regattas and sail races, Lockeport Sea Derby, the waterfront Parade of Lights, community breakfasts and suppers, plus live music & theatre at the Osprey Arts Centre all year long. There is a whole lot more to do there as well.
The fishing village of Hunts Point provides a great place to visit for bird watching, beautiful beaches such as Hunts Point Beach, not far is Carters Beach and Summerville Beach considered by many the most picturesque beach in Nova Scotia. One may enjoy sitting at the local wharf to watch the fishermen return with the daily catch. There is so much more to do and see, and truely is a delight for photographers.
Kejimkujik National Park is the only inland national park of Canada in the Maritimes, features abundant lakes and rivers ideal for canoeing. The lush woodlands and gently rolling landscapes are home to a variety of wildlife. Visitors will find historic canoe routes, portages and many beautiful hiking trails in the park.
Seaside Adjunct of Kejimkujik National Park - Enjoy a hike, observe the seals basking on the rocks or have a picnic at Kejimkujiks Seaside Adjunct. This 22 square km day-use National Park is a unique example of unspoiled Atlantic coastline.
Thomas Raddall Park Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore, Thomas Radddall Provincial Park is a nature lovers' haven. The park is just across the harbour from Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct National Park, and there are four migratory seabird sanctuaries nearby.