Kayaking the Blue Rocks – Nova Scotia’s Best Kayak Ride!


During our visit to Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, we had to get in a kayak ride and soak in the beautiful color and scenery.  blue rocks 10

We drove to the Blue Rocks area – spoke to Kyle from Pleasant Paddling Kayak and got a professional recommendation!

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this could take a while…

  Kyle showed us maps and explained highlights of the “Blue Rocks” area & where to paddle.  He noted that Blue Rocks was the best paddle experiences in Nova Scotia.  Once he said that we were “Sold!”

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Blue Rocks General Store  

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Pleasant Paddling HQ

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Just another charming fishing shack….

Once we knew that, we were a lock to paddle the area.

We are always amazed by the generosity of kayak people – with their local insights, information and time.

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The Blue Rocks launch point, an easy walk with the kayaks to the ramp, was beautiful on its own.  Just this view might convince you to explore.

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Blue Rocks is a mecca for artists and photographers including Joseph Purcell, William deGarth, Jack L. Gray, Wallace R. MacKaskill among others, beginning in the 1940s.  


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Many of DeGarth’s works are on display in his former Peggy’s Cove Home in Nova Scotia.  

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Blue Rocks offers a kayak ride with something for everyone.  Like old buildings?  Check.

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Like wildlife or signs of the natives on the Rocks?  Got that.

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Blue Rocks has a rich fishing heritage.  Since fishing was a family business with Fathers, sons, cousins, nephews manning (literally) the nets, a single storm could wipe out the entire male side of an extended family.  This happened with a severe storm in 1927 when Blue Rocks nearly lost its entire male population.

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The main family on the “Rocks” is the Tanner family – with some members of the Greek family and, of course, Knickle of the Adams & Knickle of the scallop fame.  
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Blue Rocks offered amazing scenery at every turn, edged by bright blue skies.  

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Clean, clear water escorts you on your paddle trip….

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Blue Rocks even offered engineering feats for you to admire.  

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The footbridge leading to Heckman’s Island – an island with only foot or boat transport.  Rock Supported.

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Our final views on our Blue Rocks paddle.  One of the most spectacular kayak rides we have had.  Ever.

I hope you get the opportunity to experience Blue Rocks and Lunenburg someday soon.


6 thoughts on “Kayaking the Blue Rocks – Nova Scotia’s Best Kayak Ride!

  1. When were you there, we have a summer home just behind The Point General. I can honestly say we never tire of the view!

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