After our jaunt to Newfoundland we headed south to Lunenburg – about 1 hour south of Halifax. An easy drive to this lovely fishing village. We decided on this stop thanks to an article in the Tiffin owners magazine.
I was skeptical that about this place – I enjoy either big cities or more natural settings. Boy, I was wrong. Lunenburg is rich with heritage and lovely, lovely scenery.
The Bluenose – a tribute to the area’s shipbuilding past & winner of the International Fishermen’s Trophy due to record-setting catches.
these charming placards adorn most houses in town, providing a small bit of history for the
Saint John’s Anglican Church, rebuilt after a fire, is majestic with great wood features and stained glass. Originally built in 1753, the church has been rebuilt after a devastating fire in 2001. The organ was replaced with one from Quebec. The church is the second oldest in Canada!
The town was founded by three Brits: Sutherland, Jessen & Creigton – and one of the first British attempts to settle Protestants in Nova Scotia The Native American Wabanaki Confederacy – the Confederacy attacked the Brits numerous (9) times attempting to get their land back. With no success.
A bend in the road provides a glimpse of another quaint harbor – with fishing shacks.
A local town memorial to people – fishermen – lost at sea throughout the years.
The UNESCO designation is in place to ensure protection for much of Lunenburg’s unique architecture and civic design – being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in Canada.
The historic core of the town is also a National Historic Site of Canada.
In addition to the lovely surroundings, another appealing aspect of this stop was the availability of a Board of Trade owned RV lot. Close to town and providing many opportunities to walk to this quant little town. It was not a great RV resort by anyone’s definition, but with full hooks ups and that short walk, we loved it.
The people have their own distinct dialect – known as Lunenburg English – influenced by New England English & German. Charming.
We would Delete:
Nothing – loved the whole place!
We would Repeat:
Eating at the any of small fish restaurants overlooking the harbor as well as Fleur de Sel.
Kayaking anywhere in the area
We would add:
Bringing back MORE scallops from Adams & Knickle and fresh lobster – same price as Maine!